31 January 2008

Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary

One of the greatest spiritual weapons we have is to pray the Holy Rosary. If you pray the Rosary each day I encourage you to join the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary and join your prayers with all past, present and future members of the Confraternity. Read more about it below and the minimal obligations. Follow their link to join or for more information.

A World-Wide Movement of Prayer Entrusted to the DOMINICAN ORDERby the HOLY SEE More than 500 Years Ago.
The Rosary Confraternity is a spiritual association (of the Catholic Church), the members of which strive to pray the entire Rosary during the course of each week. They form a union of countless hundreds of thousands of the faithful throughout the world who, along with their own intentions, include the intentions and needs of all its members, while they in turn pray for them.
Since the Holy Father has recently added the five luminous mysteries, we encourage members of the Confraternity to include that extra weekly Rosary. However, we have as yet received no official statement regarding this matter. Those who recite only the fifteen traditional mysteries will continue to share in the benefits of the Confraternity until some official source declares the contrary.
As Pope Leo XIII said in his encyclical on the Confraternity, "whenever a person fulfills his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over."
Each member includes deceased fellow members as well; and thus he knows that in turn he will be included in the prayers of hundreds of thousands both now and hereafter. This led the Cure of Ars to say: "If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him." The deceased cannot be enrolled in the Confraternity.
Read the obligations, benefits, indulgences, and Fifteen Promises of the Blessed Virgin to Christians who faithfully pray the Rosary. There is also a Rosary Confraternity Prayer.
Those who pray the Rosary regularly would do well to be enrolled in the Confraternity to gain extra spiritual benefits for each Rosary they pray. or write to The Rosary Center, PO Box 3617, Portland, OR 97208, USA.

1 comment:

Laura The Crazy Mama said...

How lovely that you posted this today! I was just thinking about doing this with my children (and the hubs, if he so desires). I don't need to read any of the bennies, indulgences, etc. because I KNOW that if we pray together every day, our day goes so much smoothly and the children treat each other so much better! Thanks for all the info, though. I like your new name and header, too!


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