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Wednesday, September 13, 2006
The Value of the Rosary by Fr. Gabriel Amorth

The Hail Mary - The Value of the Rosary

Father Gabriel Amorth, chief exorcist of the Vatican writes:

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: "Every Hail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end." The secret that makes this prayer so effective is that the Rosary is both prayer and meditation. It is addressed to the Father, to the Blessed Virgin, and to the Holy Trinity, and is a meditation centered on Christ.
I write in addition to the above: Please enunciate each word of the Rosary clearly and distinctly. Do not trample on the heels' of the words of anyone with your words. Do not speak over the leader, if you are following, or the responders if you are leading the Rosary. Remember that they also are having a conversation with Mary Our Mother and it is not polite to speak when someone else is speaking.

In the case of the public Rosary there are only two people speaking, the Leader and the Responders. Each are speaking to their Mother and listening carefully to her response within their hearts as they meditate on the scene before them in their consideration of the mystery being spoken of and interpreted and translated into their lives. Spread this powerful prayer of exorcism, The Rosary which contains the Our Father, the Perfect Prayer, prayed five times in the recitation of each set of the Rosary's Mysteries, backed up by the powerful prayers of Our Mother who prays with us as we pray 53 Hail Marys. The Eternal Father described to a group of us, through a Visionary Friend of mine, what happens when we pray the Rosary, saying, "When you pray Holy Mary Mother of God, pray for us sinners now....., the Blessed Mother comes instantly to your side to pray with you. And she does not come alone. She brings angels with her. And not just one or two for she is the Queen of Angels, so choirs of angels come with her. And she and Jesus are joined at the heart and cannot be separated so shebrings Jesus with her. And Jesus cannot be separated from the Trinity so He brings the Father and the Holy Spirit with Him.

And where the Holy Trinity is all of creation is and you are surrounded by such beauty and light as you cannot imagine in this life. Your Mother comes as Our Lady of Grace with her hands out-stretched. Rays of light emit from her hands piercing your body, healing you and filling you with graces.
This is your inheritance which was poured out from the heart of Jesus on the Cross, when the centurion pierced His Heart with the spear, into the only pure vessel ready to receive such graces at that time,Your Mother.

Now as you pray the Rosary, or even just recite one Hail Mary, you receive your portion of these graces."He also said at this time, "Anyone who goes to Mary and prays the Rosary cannot be touched by Satan." Is it any wonder that anyone who prays the Rosary from the heart is so blessed and protected and powerful in their prayers for others?"


del_button September 14, 2006 at 2:01 PM
Cathym said...

How funny - just this morning a woman at church said she felt like she was having a 'conversation' with Mary every time she said the Rosary. I had never heard that, but I liked it. Lo and behold - I come home to read the same thing in your post! I have printed your post out to give to her tomorrow. Also, thanks for the photo source link!!

del_button June 6, 2008 at 7:04 AM
Leticia said...

What an amazing description of the power of the rosary! I won't be missing my daily dialogue with Our Lady anytime soon.
I'll be linking to this.

del_button November 5, 2009 at 1:25 AM
cris said...

One day a colleague of mine heard the devil say during an exorcism: "EveryHail Mary is like a blow on my head. If Christians knew how powerful the Rosary was, it would be my end."

i was just wondering... if the devil is the father of lies, then why would he give out his weakness?

del_button November 8, 2009 at 10:15 AM
Matthew said...

First, remember that private revelation such as the one you mention does not have to be believed by the Faithful.

And secondly, even though satan does reveal his weakness, he seems to also know that few will act upon it. Even by telling us of the best plan of attack against him, he knows that few people will make enough time in their days to pray the Rosary.

del_button November 27, 2009 at 10:08 PM
Anonymous said...

How can I contact Fr. Gabriel Amorth?

del_button November 28, 2010 at 7:40 PM
cErtifeiD azTig18 said...

what a good description of the rosary.. it helps me in realizing the real value of it..!!

del_button June 15, 2011 at 4:52 AM
deepa said...

The Lord truly works in amazing ways! I was looking for prayers for the cause of pro life, when I came across this post. I completely agree that the Rosary is indeed very powerful. For while reciting the Rosary, we are actually repeating the Word of God. Let us always thank God for the gift of Mother Mary to us, when we thank Him for His Son, Jesus!

del_button October 9, 2011 at 12:29 AM
Anonymous said...

THis is quite informative and thank you , thank you , thank you for sharing...My imagination can now think of all the angels, our Lord and the Trinity with me when I pray the Rosary or even one Hail Mary...Oh boy, my mind is too limited to comprehend the grandeur of this mystery, this awesome privilege for just saying the Holy Rosary. This article deepens my faith and encourages me to focus more in saying my Hail Marys. I've shared this with my FB friends already...

del_button June 19, 2012 at 8:28 PM
Caecilia said...

Even though, the devil is the father of lies, it can however no longer deny the glory of God (including through all of His Saints and Angels) nor deny who God is for they have seen God and hold hatred against anything of Him... Many times, the devil would tell things out of their desperation or cries of hatred for they are "suffering" from the lack of God - the very being that they are made for.

Having said that, I would like to recall the bible Matt 8:28-29:
"...two demoniacs met Him, coming out of the tombs, so fierce that no one could pass that way.
And behold, they cried out, "What have you to do with us, O Son of God? Have you come here to torment us before the time?"

Does it mean that he was lying that Jesus was the Son of God?

del_button February 16, 2013 at 9:41 PM
Anonymous said...

I believe that these graces are readily available to all who pray the Rosary. However, I also believe that, first, one must trust unconditionally in Mary's intercession. And, second, trust in Jesus as she does...unconditionally.

del_button October 28, 2015 at 2:17 PM
Anonymous said...

I thank God for bringing me to this page. We pray the rosary as a family every night. I can share this to my 6 children who sometimes keeps moving when we pray. We can all now imagine the presence of God, the Holy Trinity and Mama Mary with the angels and saints. How amazing!

del_button May 29, 2016 at 3:30 AM
Unknown said...

Beautiful description and moving to know how much we are loved and protected! ❤

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