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Information on the Indulgences attached to Recitation of the Holy Rosary according to the "Enchiridion on Indulgences (1968)"
Then, apart from the considerations that occupy chief thoughts during its recitation and supply the colouring to the words we say, there are words themselves, than which we can scarce conceive any more pleasing to God. The "Our Father," given by our Lord Himself to His disciples when they asked Him to teach them to pray. The "Hail Mary," said in the first place by an archangel, that archangel having been sent on a special mission by God, and therefore delivering the message with which he had been charged by the Almighty, and to whose words we add those of St Elizabeth, uttered when the Lord had just worked a miracle of grace within her. If, in the Rosary, we did nothing else but say fifty, as we do: "Blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus," we could understand it filling the heart of Mary with exultation and gratitude. For if there are few sorrows greater than hearing those we love reviled and maligned - and in her case there could have been none greater,for Him whom she loved with her whole being was her God - so she can have no higher joy than listening to His praises. Willingly, then, does she hearken to the last part of the "Hail Mary," when the first has been said with reverence, and many are the graces she will obtain for us, now and at the hour of our death, if we are constant and faithful in the use of the devotion. The "Gloria," with which each decade ends, is a reminder that the chief duty of a creature towards Creator is praise; and if we have pondered well the mystery we have been contemplating, we shall not be at loss for motives to excite ourselves to the spirit of praise in the highest degree.
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us!