Saved by the Rosary

St. Louis de Montfort claims that the Rosary will save me from hell.  Whew!  I'm safe.  I pray a daily rosary because its part of the Rule of Lay Dominicans.  And since de Montfort says forcing oneself to obey when you don't want to is an act of love, it's worth more.  

   Think--a parent toting around their little hockey player across the state to a practice in the wee hours of the                morning.
               That's love!

Here's the saint's quote.  (You have to get use to the way he writes.)

   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" (1Peter 5:4). Even if you are on the brink of 
   damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as      sorcerers do, who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if--and mark well what I
   say--if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day, until death, for the purpose of knowing the
   truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.

Ooops, he did say devoutly pray.  Even so, I picture Our Lady lassoing her children, from the gates of hell, with her rosary.  


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