WHY SHOULD WE PRAY THE ROSARY?
1. We should pray the Rosary for many reasons. The first reason you may consider is the first class miracles associated with the Rosary throughout the centuries. The Rosary has repeatedly proven its great power to overcome every problem, small and large, personal, national and international. For example, the Rosary has been associated with several apparitions of the Virgin Mary, such as the Miracle at Fatima in 1917, witnessed by some 70,000 people. The Rosary is also associated with the winning of several popular battles throughout history as well as having saved a Church near where an atomic bomb was dropped in Japan during WWII. The miracles associated with the Rosary throughout history are too numerous and too significant to ignore.
2. Another reason why so many people have turned to the Rosary throughout history is due to the fact that many of the holiest people in history have relied on the Rosary continuously for help and protection throughout their lives, and they have consistently recommended it openly to everyone during their lifetimes.
Examples of most of the popular advocates of the Rosary are countless Saints.
The daily recitation of the Rosary was the practice of St. Dominic, St. Louis King of France, St. Vincent de Paul, St. Charles Borromeo, St. Francis de Sales, St. Francis Xavier, St. John Vianney, St. Anthony Mary Claret, St. Louis de Montfort, and others. An example of how these Saints felt about the Rosary is reflected in this quote from St. Louis de Montfort: "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."
In addition, at least 50 Popes throughout history have openly advocated the Rosary.
"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
"The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." Pope Pius XI
"Among all the devotions approved by the Church, none has been so favored by so many miracles as the Rosary devotion." Pope Pius IX 3.
It is also piously believed that 15 promises are granted to those who recite the Rosary faithfully (as given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan by the Blessed Virgin Mary some 700 years ago).