50 Rosary Quotes

50 Powerful Rosary Quotes [Catholic Saints, Sisters, and Priests]

The prayer of the Rosary is widely praised, preached and practiced throughout the Church. These 50 quotes about the Rosary from holy men and women throughout the history of the Church illustrate and speak to the power of this prayer. As you read the quotes, let them inspire you and broaden your perspective about the power and beauty of the Rosary.

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50 Rosary Quotes


“The Rosary is my favorite prayer.”

St. Pope John Paul II


“How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening!”

St. John Paul II


“The Rosary is a prayer both so humble and simple and a theologically rich in Biblical content. I beg you to pray it.” 

St. John Paul II


“The rosary is the scourge of the devil.”

Pope Adrian VI


"When people love and recite the Rosary they find it makes them better." 

Saint Anthony Mary Claret


“By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are unfolded.”

Pope Paul VI


"The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary."

Saint Francis de Sales


"If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son's path."

Saint Josemaria Escriva


"Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins!"

Saint Josemaria Escriva


“The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva


"You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God."

Saint Josemaria Escriva


“For a Christian, vocal prayer must spring from the heart, so that while the Rosary is said, the mind can enter into contemplation of each one of the mysteries.”

Saint Josemaria Escriva


“Whoever spreads the Rosary is Saved” 

Blessed Bartolo Longo


“Commend your children to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. When parents pray the Rosary, at the end of each decade they should hold the Rosary aloft and say to her, 'with these beads bind my children to your Immaculate Heart', she will attend to their souls.” 

St. Louise de Marillac


"The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying." 

Pope Leo XIII



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“The Family that prays together, stays together.”

Father Patrick Peyton


“If families give Our Lady fifteen minutes a day by reciting the Rosary, I assure them that their homes will become, by God’s grace, peaceful places.”

Father Patrick Peyton


“Countless families the world over invite Mary into their homes through the family Rosary. She comes. They sense her presence. They solve their problems because where Mary is present, there is Christ, her Divine Son” 

Father Patrick Peyton


"Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother." 

Saint Padre Pio


“The Rosary is the Weapon.”

Saint Padre Pio


“Go to the Madonna. Love her! Always say the Rosary. Say it well. Say it as often as you can! Be souls of prayer. Never tire of praying, it is what is essential. Prayer shakes the Heart of God, it obtains necessary graces!” 

Saint Padre Pio


“The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world.”

Pope John XXIII


“If you recite the Family Rosary, all united, you shall taste peace.”

Pope John XXIII


“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.” 

Lucia dos Santos


"If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation."

Blessed Alan de la Roche


“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.”

Blessed Alan de la Roche


“Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." 

Pope Pius XI


“The fathers and mothers of families particularly must give an example to their children, especially when, at sunset, they gather after the day’s work, within the domestic walls, and recite the Holy Rosary on bended knees before the image of the Virgin.” 

Pope Pius XI


“If our age in its pride laughs at and rejects Our Lady’s Rosary, a countless legion of the most saintly men of every age and of every condition have not only held it most dear and have most piously recited it but have also used it at all times as a most powerful weapon to overcome the devil, to preserve the purity of their lives, to acquire virtue more zealously, in a word, to promote peace among men.”

Pope Pius XI



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“If you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary." 

Pope Saint Pius X


“There is no surer means of calling down God's blessings upon the family than the daily recitation of the Rosary.”

Pope Pius XII


“We put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils which afflict our times.”

Pope Pius XII


“The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.” 

Pope John XXIII


“May the Rosary never fall from your hands.”

Saint Pope John XXIII


"You must know that when you 'hail' Mary, she immediately greets you! Don't think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many — on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!" 

Saint Bernardine of Siena


“Every word of the Rosary is a prayer to God.”

Father Frank Duff


“The Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.”

Saint Louis De Monfort


"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory. Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if— and mark well what I say— if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins." 

Saint Louis De Montfort


“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.” 

Saint Louis de Montfort


“In order to pray well, it is not enough to give expression to our petitions by means of that most excellent of all prayers, the Rosary, but we must also pray with real concentration for God listens more to the voice of the heart than that of the mouth.” 

Saint Louis De Monfort


“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.”

Saint Louis de Montfort


“The rosary should be said with faith–for our Blessed Lord said, “Believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you.”

Saint Louis De Monfort


“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 white roses and sixteen red roses upon the head of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty.”

Saint Louis De Montfort


“Finally, when people say the Rosary together it is far more formidable to the devil than one said privately, because in this public prayer it is an army that is attacking him. He can often overcome the prayer of an individual, but if this prayer is joined to that of other Christians, the devil has much more trouble in getting the best of it.” 

Saint Louis De Monfort



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"The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow of this world, and open on the substance of the next. The power of the rosary is beyond description." 

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen


“In the Rosary, we not only say prayers, we think them.” 

Venerable Fulton Sheen


“If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and of His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen


“No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary”

Bishop Hugh Doyle


“The Rosary is the Bible on a String”

Father Ronan Murphy


"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world." 

Pope Pius IX


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