The Secret of the Rosary - Sixth Rose

Sixth Rose - Mary's Psalter

EVER SINCE Saint Dominic established the devotion to the
Holy Rosary up until the time when Blessed Alan de la
Roche re-established it in 1460, it has always been called the
Psalter of Jesus and Mary. This is because it has the same
number of Angelic Salutations as there are Psalms in the
Book of the Psalms of David. [Emphasis added.] Since
simple and uneducated people are not able to say the Psalms
of David the Rosary is held to be just as fruitful for them as
David's Psalter is for others.
But the Rosary can be considered to be even more valuable
than the latter for three reasons:
1. Firstly, because the Angelic Psalter bears a nobler fruit,
that of the Word Incarnate, whereas David's Psalter only
prophesies His coming;
2. Secondly, just as the real thing is more important than its
prefiguration and as the body is more than its shadow, in the
same way the Psalter of Our Lady is greater than David's
Psalter which did no more than prefigure it;
3. And thirdly, because Our Lady's Psalter (or the Rosary
made up of the Our Father and Hail Mary) is the direct work
of the Most Blessed Trinity and was not made through a
human instrument.
Our Lady's Psalter or Rosary is divided up into three parts
of five decades each, for the following special reasons:
1. To honor the three Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity;
2. To honor the life, death and glory of Jesus Christ;
3. To imitate the Church Triumphant, to help the members
of the Church Militant and to lessen the pains of the Church
4. to imitate the three groups into which the Psalms are
(a) the first being for the purgative life,
(b) the second for the illuminative life,
(c) and the third for the unitive life;
5. And finally, to give us graces in abundance during our
lifetime, peace at death, and glory in eternity.

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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