Anybody else here a member of this association?
Yes. Me too. The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary is a good “deal”.
[quote=] THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY’S OBLIGATIONS, BENEFITS, INDULGENCES and PROMISES
Each member strives to pray fifteen mysteries of the Rosary each week (this does not bind under sin), and must have his/her name inscribed in the register of the Confraternity. There are no meetings, no dues.
Since the Holy Father has recently added the five luminous mysteries, it would seem that members of the Confraternity should strive to include that extra weekly Rosary. However, we have as yet received no official statement regarding this matter. Those who recite only the fifteen traditional mysteries will continue to share in the benefits of the Confraternity until some official source declares the contrary.
THE ROSARY CONFRATERNITY’S BENEFITS
The special protection of the mother of God.
A share in the prayer of countless thousands of members the world over, and this even after death.
A share in the prayers, Masses and apostolic works of the entire Dominican Order.
The intercession of the entire heavenly court.
Various plenary and partial indulgences.
Six times a year the Rosary Center publication THE ROSARY, LIGHT AND LIFE is sent to those members who wish it. Its purpose is to provide sound doctrine and spiritual guidance for readers everywhere.
INDULGENCES IN GENERAL
An indulgence is the cancellation of temporal punishment due for sin, when the sin’s guilt has already been pardoned.
An indulgence is partial if it frees the Christian partially from the temporal punishment due for his sins, plenary if it frees him wholly.
Both partial and plenary indulgences can always be applied to the dead, but only by way of suffrage.
Since the Apostolic Constitution of Pope Paul VI on Indulgences, a partial indulgence is no longer expressed in reference to time, i.e. days or years.
A plenary indulgence can be gained only once a day, except by those on the threshold of death.
To gain a plenary indulgence the person must perform the indulgenced act, and satisfy these conditions: Sacramental Confession, Holy Communion, prayer for the Pope’s intention, and freedom from all attachment to sin, even venial sin. If this detachment is not present, or if any of the above conditions are not fulfilled, the indulgence is partial.
For members of the Rosary Confraternity, a plenary indulgence, under the usual conditions, is granted:
on the day of enrollment. (When application is made, a certificate of membership is sent, indicating the day of the enrollment.)
on the following feast days: Christmas, Easter, Annunciation, Purification, Assumption, Our Lady of the Rosary, and Immaculate Conception.
**For those who pray the Rosary, a plenary indulgence is granted under the usual conditions, when the Rosary is prayed in Church, or in a Public Oratory, in a family (family Rosary), **Religious Community, or Pious Association. Otherwise a partial indulgence is granted.
FIFTEEN PROMISES OF THE BLESSED VIRGIN
TO CHRISTIANS WHO FAITHFULLY PRAY THE ROSARY
To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.
Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.
The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.
The rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.
Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.
I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.
True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.
What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.
I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.
Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.
All those plenary indulgenes! If you pray a mere three decades a week, you need to get enrolled right away. Don’t miss out! And if you don’t pray at least three decades of the Rosary a week, now’s a good time to start.
If you are a guy like me and like challenges, see how long you can go without ever missing a daily Rosary. I’ve made it about 10 years so far. Without this “challenge” I probably wouldn’t have gone more than a month.
You can join and commit to a Rosary a day, not a big deal, but if you miss a day here and there, it’s not under the pain of sin.
I am now! Thanks for the link.
My family and I are… Didn’t St. Louis DeMontfort (or was it Bl. Alan De larouche) recommend enrolling in the archconfraternity?
It was St Louis
Just got my certificate of membership last week. As of Feb 11th, I’m in.
I am. I pray the Rosary daily, with few exceptions, including the Luminous mysteries on Thursdays some of your “Traddies” may (or may not) be upset to hear!
We are all united in our membership in the Confraternity.
The way you are using the term “traddies” is in violation of forum rules.
I apologize if you were offended, but I meant it playfully, not maliciously. In fairness, this particular forum seems to be wrought with a little bit of a “relaxation” of said rules, as people on here aren’t exactly charitable to one another 100% of the time. However, I realize that there is an attempt to change that lately, and I apologize if it’s perceived I am contributing to the problem.
I sent in the little card to join a few weeks ago but haven’t received a certificate of enrollment yet…
I was wondering for people who are already enrolled, I’ve read that you should try to attend Mass and receive the sacraments on the date of your enrollment. When they send you a certificate, does it list a future date when you will officially be enrolled or do they just enroll you and send you something with the date they did it later on? It would be challenging to attend Mass on the day I’m enrolled if I get the thing in the mail tomorrow and it tells me I was enrolled 2 weeks ago.
I received my Certificate of Membership on the 9th, and it was dated the 11th. It took about 5 weeks or so from the time I enrolled.
No apology needed. Charity isn’t one of my strengths, but I’m working on it
my husband and i are
I’m a Confraternity member, as well.
I enrolled last year and never received anything. It would be nice to have a certificate.