The Secret of the Rosary
Publisher: TAN Books
Publication Date: 1993-08-01
This is quite simply the greatest book on the Rosary written by the greatest Marian saint, St. Louis de Montfort. It is as comprehensive as a book can get on the Rosary, covering every aspect you could imagine:
- Its marvelous effects.
- Proper dispositions.
- Indulgences gained.
- How to say it well.
- The benefits of being a member in the Confraternity of the Rosary.
- Stories of saints and miracles involving the Rosary
St. Louis says that even the most hardened sinners can free themselves of sinful habits, if they say the Rosary daily. This book will incite an absolute fervor in you to grow your prayer life, to say the Rosary more, and to say it better, which is why over 5 million copies of the book have been sold. There can be no greater feat in this life than to become a saint, and the way to do that is to have a strong devotion to Our Lady and her Rosary. If you want a book on the Rosary, it is essential that you start right here with this classic!
Saint Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort (31 January 1673 - 28 April 1716) was a French Roman Catholic priest and Confessor. He was known in his time as a preacher and was made a missionary apostolic by Pope Clement XI. As well as preaching, Montfort found time to write a number of books which went on to become classic Catholic titles and influenced several popes. Montfort is known for his particular devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and the practice of praying the Rosary. Montfort is considered as one of the early writers in the field of Mariology. His most notable works regarding Marian devotions are contained in The Secret of Mary and the True Devotion to Mary. The Roman Catholic Church, under the pontificate of Pope Pius XII canonized Montfort on July 20, 1947.
Arrived as expected. Excellent book a treasure.
I bought one for myself and for two of my sons. Please Lord make sure they read it!
I will never stop recommending this jewel.
I loved reading of conversions, the casting off of demons, gave me hope!
The reminder to rest in the mysteries to wrap myself in them, I heard before but this time it’s taking root.
I’m still reading and will continue to read this book often.
Give to all .
Literally the best book written on the Rosary, it teaches you why and how to pray the Rosary to best please our Lord and Lady. I've personally bought 80 copies of the book in total.
Highly recommend this book. Very insightful and helpful on praying the rosary
This little tome of the Rosary is full of historical facts to educate, true stories to inspire, and devotions to lift your heart to God. I have had a copy for years, but I'm buying another one for my son.
Very insightful and helped me realize I was praying the rosary round and while it takes time and practice I’m doing a much better job of praying the rosary properly now
Gave this to my mom who is not a big reader, and she could not put it down. Very valuable resource for deepening the meaning of the rosary for those already devoted to it.
Reading this book requires patience and humility. Approach it with both, and the writing of St. Louis will deliver you into a state of wonder and abandonment to the generosity of our Lord.
This book has deepened my devotion to the Rosary and inspired me to pray it more frequently and reverently. Awesome cover art as well.
For beginners - like me - in the work of developing intimacy with the Divine, I consider this book secondary in importance only to St. Francis de Sales's Introduction to the Devout Life. However, I recommend reading this book first.
If, like me, you are worried about consuming modern Modernist theology, you don't have to worry about that with de Montfort.
If Marian devotion is not yet a vital part of your devotional life, I recommend reading his True Devotion to Mary before The Secret of the Rosary.