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You will never regret any Hail Mary you have prayed with love…

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In “The Secret of the Rosary,” St. Louis De Montfort  wrote about a young friar whom he had learned about through the chronicles of Saint Francis. The friar prayed the Rosary every day before dinner. One day, he hadn’t yet prayed it when the bell rang for dinner, so he received permission from the monastery Superior to go to his cell to pray it before eating.“After he had been gone a long time the Superior sent another Friar to fetch him, and he found him in his room bathed in a heavenly light facing Our Lady who had two angels with her,” wrote St. Louis De Montfort. “Beautiful roses kept issuing from his mouth at each Hail Mary; the angels took them one by one, placing them on Our Lady’s head, and she smilingly accepted them. Finally two other friars who had been sent to find out what happened to the first two saw the same lovely scene, and Our Lady did not go away until the whole Rosary had been said.”

St. Louis De Montfort also explains  “The word Rosary means ‘Crown of Roses,’ that is to say that every time people say the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of one hundred and fifty-three red roses and sixteen white roses upon the heads of Jesus and Mary… Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.”

 

 

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