Rosary Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old rosary quotes, rosary sayings, and rosary proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


If you wish to convert anyone to the fullness of the knowledge of Our Lord and of His Mystical Body, then teach him the Rosary. One of two things will happen. Either he will stop saying the Rosary — or he will get the gift of faith.     

Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen

Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.     

St. Louis De Montfort

No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary     

Bishop Hugh Doyle

Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.     

Pope Bl.Pius IX

To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate the face of Christ with Mary.     

Pope John Paul II

I thought that I had no time for faith nor time to pray, then I saw an armless man saying his Rosary with his feet.     

John Locke

The Rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more satisfying than the education of other men.     

Fulton J. Sheen

In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand. Pray the Rosary every day. Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary. She will take care of you.     

Padre Pio

The rosary should be said with faith–for our Blessed Lord said, 'Believe that you shall receive; and they shall come unto you'.     

St. Louis De Montfort

If there were one million families praying the Rosary every day, the entire world would be saved.     

Pope St. Pius X

When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.     

Louis de Montfort

Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been so favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary     

Pope Pius XI

If you say the Holy Rosary every day, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son's path.     

Josemaria Escriva

How guilt refined the methods of self-torture, threading the beads of detail into an eternal loop, a rosary to be fingered for a lifetime.     

Ian McEwan

This is a prayer, inchoate and unfinished, for you, my love, my loss, my lesion, a rosary of words to count out time's illusions, all the minutes, hours, days the calendar compounds as if the past existed somewhere like an inheritance still waiting to be claimed.     

Dana Gioia

One night I looked down and my rosary beads were glowing. And I realized that I did not want to see the blessed Virgin - I was terrified.     

Susan Sarandon

Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.     

Saint Louis de Montfort

The Rosary is a school for learning true Christian perfection.     

Pope Saint John XXIII

It has always been remarked that those who wear the outward look of reprobation, like impious heretics and proud worldlings, hate or despise the Hail Mary or the Rosary. Heretics still learn and say the Our Father, but not the Hail Mary, nor the Rosary. That is their horror. They would rather wear a serpent than a rosary.     

St. Louis De Montfort

If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.     

Blessed Alan de la Roche

The past is always with us, in the form of our photographs, which we feel as we might a rosary, wearing them smooth with the fingering of our eyes.     

A.D.Coleman

Religion is only in the service of the people; it is not in the rosary and the prayer-carpet.     

Saadi