• Dear Ministers of the Most High, you my fellow priests who preach the truth of God and who teach the gospel to all nations, let me give you this little book as a white rose that I would like you to keep. The truths contained in it are set forth in a very simple and straightforward manner as you wi[...]
  • Poor men and women who are sinners, I, a greater sinner than you, wish to give to you this rose—a crimson one, because the Precious Blood of Our Lord has fallen upon it. Please God that it will bring true fragrance into your lives—but above all may it save you from the danger that you are in. Ev[...]
  • Good and devout souls, who walk in the light of the Holy Ghost: I do not think that you will mind my giving you this little mystical rose tree which comes straight from heaven and which is to be planted in the garden of your soul. It cannot possibly harm the sweet smelling flowers of your contemplat[...]
  • Blanche of Castille, Queen of France, was deeply grieved because twelve years after her marriage she was still childless. When Saint Dominic went to see you he advised her to say her Rosary every day to ask God for the grace of motherhood, and she faithfully carried out his advice. In 1213 she gave [...]
  •   All things, even the holiest, are subject to change, especially when they are dependant on men’s free will. It is hardly to be wondered at, then, that the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary only retained its first fervour for one century after it was instituted by Saint Dominic. After this, [...]
  • Admirable effects Blessed Alan de la Roche, Father Jean Dumont, Father Thomas, the chronicles of Saint Dominic and other writers who have seen theses things with their own eyes speak of the marvellous conversions that are brought about by the Holy Rosary. Great sinners—both men and women—have bee[...]
  • by Fr. Francis Xavier Weninger, 1876 "I was as a rose-plant."--Eccl. xxiv, 18. In various passages of the Old and New Testaments we find prayer compared to a sweet odor rising before the throne of God. And referring to the faithful spouse of the Holy Ghost, Sacred Scripture calls her a r[...]
  • by Rev. Leonard Goffine, 1896 The feast was fixed for the first Sunday in October by Pope Clement XI., in perpetual commemoration of a celebrated double victory gained by the Christians at Lepanto, in 1571, under Pope St. Pius V., and at Belgrade, under Pope Clement XI., through the interce[...]