The Secret of the Rosary - Fortieth Rose

Fortieth Rose - Admirable Effects

Father Thomas, the chronicles of Saint Dominic and other
writers who have seen these things with their own eyes
speak of the marvelous conversions that are brought about
by the Holy Rosary. Great sinners----both men and women---
-have been converted after twenty, thirty or even forty years
of sin and unspeakable vice, because they persevered in
saying the Holy Rosary. And these have been people who,
beforehand, had been deaf to all pleading! I shall not tell you
about those wonderful conversions here because I do not
want to make this book too long. And I am not even going to
refer to those which I have seen with my very own eyes:
there are several reasons why I would rather not talk about
Dear reader, I promise you that if you practise this devotion
and help to spread it you will learn more from the Rosary
than from any spiritual book. And what is more, you will
have the happiness of being rewarded by Our Lady in
accordance with the promises that she made to Saint
Dominic, to Blessed Alan de la Roche and to all those who
practise and encourage this devotion which is so dear to her.
For the Holy Rosary teaches people about the virtues of
Jesus and Mary, and leads them to mental prayer and to
imitate Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. It teaches them to
approach the Sacraments often, to genuinely strive after
Christian virtues and to do all kinds of good works, as well
as interesting them in the many wonderful indulgences
which can be gained through the Rosary.
People are often quite unaware of how rich the Rosary is in
indulgences. This is because many priests, when preaching
on the Rosary, hardly ever mention indulgences and give
rather a flowery and popular sermon which excites
admiration but scarcely teaches anything.
Be that as it may I shall say no more than to assure you, in
the words of Blessed Alan de la Roche, that the Holy Rosary
is the root and the storehouse of countless blessings. For
through the Holy Rosary:
1. Sinners are forgiven;
2. Souls that thirst are refreshed;
3. Those who are fettered have their bonds broken;
4. Those who weep find happiness;
S. Those who are tempted find peace;
6. The poor find help;
7. Religious are reformed;
8. Those who are ignorant are instructed;
9. The living learn to overcome pride;
10. The dead (the Holy Souls) have their pains eased by
One day Our Lady said to Blessed Alan:
"I want people who have a devotion to my Rosary to have
my Son's grace and blessing during their lifetime and at their
death, and after their death I want them to be freed from all
slavery so that they will be like kings wearing crowns and
with sceptres in their hands and enjoying eternal glory."
Amen. So be it.
1. This is an example of Saint Louis' humility! It is more than
probable that he himself Had extraordinary favors and most
likely witnessed miracles----but these he seems reluctant to

The Canada54 National Novena includes a daily reading from the Secret of the Rosary.

There are exactly 54 readings. 
  • A white rose for priests;
  • A red rose for sinners;
  • A mystical rose tree for devout souls;
  • A rosebud for little children;
  • Plus 50 roses representing each Hail Mary recited during 5 decades of the Rosary  - Le Secret du Rosaire - ICI

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