Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary
The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is an association whose members say the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious) once every week. The Confraternity was founded by St. Dominic early in the 13th century after Our Lady herself gave him the Rosary and inspired him to found the Confraternity in her honor. It was revived by Blessed Alan de la Roche in the 15th century. The first and foremost of many associations officially approved by the Church, the Rosary Confraternity has traditionally been the most widespread and richly endowed with indulgences and privileges.
All can, of course, pray the Rosary and will not fail to find it most excellent in itself and most fruitful in its blessings, but by entering the Confraternity which bears its name, they can reap these additional advantages:
For hundreds of years until the Second Vatican Council, the Rosary Confraternity literally embraced the world. But today, unknown to the average Catholic, it needs to be revived yet again, particularly since in the last century Our Lady of Fatima called upon all to pray the Rosary "always". Without this sword of the spirit, the world is perishing in its sins. The Rosary Confraternity must today become a Rosary Army!
INDULGENCES AND THE ROSARY
An indulgence (forgiveness) is a remission by the Church herself of the temporal (not everlasting) punishment due to sins committed after Baptism whose guilt has been itself forgiven, whether inside or outside the confessional.
Indulgences are either plenary or partial. A plenary indulgence remits all the temporal punishment; a partial indulgence remits only part of one's debt. Should one die immediately after gaining a plenary indulgence, the soul would go directly to heaven. So it can easily be seen why indulgences should eagerly be gained by the faithful whenever possible.
Of all the devotions in the Church, the one upon which the Church has showered her greatest blessings is the Rosary. One Pope after another has opened the treasury of the superabundant merits of Christ, the Blessed Virgin, and the Saints to grant indulgences generously to those who say the Rosary and are members of the Confraternity.
HOW TO BECOME A MEMBER OF THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY
ROSARY CONFRATERNITY ENROLLMENT
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We will then submit your name to the central Rosary Confraternity registry and you will be mailed a confirmation.
Please give your full name to be registered, as John
Smith, not as Mr. Smith, nor J. Smith; Ellen Smith,
not Miss Smith, nor Mrs. E. Smith.