The Secret of the Rosary
Saint Louis de Montfort
MONTFORT PUBLICATIONS, New York
Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur, 1954
ROSE: CARDINAL PIERRE
BLESSED ALAN says that a certain
Pierre, whose titular Church was that of St. Mary-beyond-the-Tiber, was
a great friend of Saint Dominic's and had learned from him a deep
devotion to the Most Holy Rosary. This resulted in his loving it so
much that he never ceased singing its praises and encouraging everyone
he met to embrace it.
Eventually he was sent as Legate to the Holy Land to
the Christians who
were fighting the Saracens. So successfully did he convince the
Christian army of the power of the Rosary that they started saying it
one and all to storm Heaven for help in a battle in which they knew
they would be pitifully out-numbered. This resulted in victory for
them, and three thousand Christians triumphed over an enemy of one
As we have seen, the devils have an overwhelming fear of the Rosary.
Saint Bernard says that the Angelic Salutation puts them to flight and
makes all Hell tremble.
Blessed Alan says that he has seen several people delivered from
Satan's bondage after taking up the Holy Rosary, even though they had
previously sold themselves to him in body and soul by renouncing their
Baptismal Vows and their allegiance to Our Lord Jesus Christ.
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