The Holy Rosary is a simple, profound prayer, suitable for individuals and communities, for people of every category and cultural background. It is both a Marian and a Christological prayer, because it is punctuated by meditation on Christ's life. Mary leads us to Jesus.
Repeating familiar prayers that are dear to us like the Our Father, the Hail Mary and the Glory be, the soul is recollected in contemplation of the mysteries of salvation, and through Our Lady's intercession, presents its own needs and those of all humanity to God, imploring strength from the Lord for more consistent and generous Gospel commitment. Daily recitation of the Rosary in the family was once widespread. How worthwhile would such a practice be today. Mary's Rosary removes the seeds of family break-up; it is the sure bond of communion and peace.
The Blesseds, whom I have just had the joy of raising to the honors of the altar, were sincerely devoted to the Blessed Virgin, and were always able to seek comfort and support by reciting the Rosary in all the circumstances of their lives. . . I invite you to recite it with devotion, remembering that the martyrs who have been beatified today turned to this prayer with great fervor at the most difficult moments. May their filial trust in Our Lady be for all of us a model of love for our Queen and Mother.