Will You Pray The Rosary?





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by Rebekka A. Sexton

Although there are many different kinds of rosaries, there is one in particular that I wish to discuss. The one that was familiar to me as a Catholic, the one that I prayed thousands of times. It's the same rosary that "St." Dominic alledgedly introduced to Roman Catholicism in 1214

“…who had received it from the Blessed Virgin as a powerful means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners” (The Secret of The Rosary, St. Louis De Montfort, 18).

I guess the power of the rosary to “convert” the Albigensians failed miserably, since Pope Innocent III had to send out the crusaders to massacre 20,000 men, women and children. To think, all that bloodshed just to stop the Albigensians from calling the Roman Catholic church the Whore of Babylon, the pope the anti-christ, and denying Peter ever went to Rome, etc. There was one knight who was commanded by a papal legate to expel the Albigensians from their land. He said:

“How can we do it?…We have been brought up with these people, we have kindred among them, and we see them living righteously” (Age of Faith, Durant, 774).

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