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St. Thomas Aquinas, in Summa Theologia II-II q. 83 a. 12 ("Whether prayer should be vocal?") c., writes: Prayer is twofold, common and individual. Common prayer is that which is offered to God by the ministers of the Church representing the body of the faithful: wherefore such like prayer should come to the knowledge of the whole people for whom it is ...


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Two simple answers to your question, but first a reference to recent papal encouragement to pray the Rosary: If the Pope insists on the recitation and meditation of the Rosary, it is because he knows the Church and mankind are facing great dangers, like the threat of a world war and the attacks against the family, that can only be stopped “through ...


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I am a Catholic, born and raised. I lived in a home where we need to recite the Rosary every day except when we attend Mass on that day. If our work/school schedules are too tight we make it every Saturday. I would say from experience that no, merely reading it is not enough. I have to recite it regularly to remember it, at least for three months. How ...



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