The Secret of the Rosary - Ninth Rose

Ninth Rose - Enemies

IT IS VERY WICKED indeed and unfair to other souls to
hinder the progress of the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary.
Almighty God has severely punished many of those who
have been so benighted as to scorn the Confraternity and
who have sought to destroy it.
Even though God has set His seal of approval on the Holy
Rosary by many miracles, and in spite of the Papal Bulls that
have been written approving it, there are only too many
people who are against the Holy Rosary today. These
freethinkers and those who scorn religion either condemn
the Rosary or try to turn others away from it.
It is easy to see that they have absorbed the poison of Hell
and that they are inspired by the devil----for nobody can
condemn devotion to the Holy Rosary without condemning
all that is most holy in the Catholic Faith, such as the Lord's
Prayer, the Angelic Salutation and the mysteries of the life,
death and glory of Jesus Christ and of His Holy Mother.
These freethinkers who cannot bear others to say the Rosary
often fall into a really heretical state of mind without even
realizing it and some to hate the Rosary and its holy
To have a loathing for confraternities is to fall away from
God and true piety, for Our Lord Himself has told us that
He is always in the midst of those who are gathered together
in His name. No good Catholic should forget the many great
indulgences which Holy Mother Church has granted to
Confraternities. Finally, to dissuade others from joining the
Rosary Confraternity is to be an enemy of souls because the
Rosary is a sure means of curing oneself of sin and of
embracing a Christian life.
Saint Bonaventure said (in his Psalter) that whoever
neglected Our Lady would perish in his sins and would be
damned: "He who neglects her will die in his sins." If such is
the penalty for neglecting her, what must be the punishment
in store for those who actually turn others away from their

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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