Is it a sin?

Is it considered a sin not to pray the rosary in the Catholic faith?

No.

No. It just happens to be a very popular devotion.

The rosary is a personal devotion, not required.

St Ignatius of Loyola wrote:
“It would be wrong to force someone else to pray a certain way. We are all different. We all pray differently and different prayers suit different individuals better.”

The main thing that matters is that you do try to pray each day for a few minutes if you can, and it’s not a sin to not pray,

But St Padre said:
“Those who pray often are safe,
Those who pray sometimes are in danger,
Those who do not pray at all, are lost.”

Prayer keeps you close to God, gives the gift of Faith, opens you to the Holy Spirit and give life to a person’s conscience.

There are many ways to have devotion to our Blessed Mother.

Our Lord Jesus Christ gave her to us at the foot of the Cross. She intercedes for us.

I was taught it is a sin not to pray, though specific prayers like the Rosary are not required.

No, it’s a private devotion.

Nope. You can be a Catholic in good standing with the Church every day of your life and never pray one single Hail Mary or rosary (but why would you want to?)

WHY the daily rosary?

Our Lady has 117 titles. She selected this title at Fatima:
“I am the Lady of the Rosary”.

St. Francis de Sales said the greatest method of praying
IS - Pray the Rosary.

St. Thomas Aquinas preached 40 straight days in Rome,
Italy on just the Hail Mary.

St. John Vianney, patron of priests, was seldom seen without a rosary in his hand.

“The rosary is the scourge of the devil” - Pope Adrian VI.

“The rosary is a treasure of graces” - Pope Paul V.

Padre Pio the stigmatic priest said: “The rosary is THE WEAPON”

Pope Leo XIII wrote 9 encyclicals on the rosary.

Pope John XXIII spoke 38 times about our Lady and the Rosary. He prayed 15 decades daily.

St. Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort wrote:
“The rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the
Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who so loves His Mother.”

The Fifteen Promises of Mary
to Christians Who Recite the Rosary

  1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.

  2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.

  3. The rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

  4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw 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.

  5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life

  6. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

  7. Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

  8. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.

  9. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.

  10. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.

  11. All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

  12. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for

  13. intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

  14. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.

  15. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination.

(Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan) Imprimatur:
+PATRICK J. HAYES. D.D… Archbishop of New York
brizek.com/prayer/pieta.htm

Amen! Glad you wrote that Techno2000!

No.

Thanks, but i think i mess up the numbering :o

Correction :

The Fifteen Promises of Mary
to Christians Who Recite the Rosary

  1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.

  2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.

  3. The rosary shall be a powerful armour against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

  4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw 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.

  5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.

6.Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life

  1. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8.Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plentitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

  1. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.

  2. The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.

  3. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.

12 All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

  1. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for
    intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

  2. All who recite the rosary are my sons, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.

  3. Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination.

I say one decade a night of the Mysteries. I must say though, the rosary is not my favorite prayer. I rather talk to Jesus & ask & thank Him in my own words.

In the first volume of Jesus of Nazareth (as I recall) Pope Benedict XVI says that we have a right and duty to pray for our needs and intentions.

This thought is from a non-Catholic author, but notice that in the Lord’s prayer, the first three things we say are like pledges, promises, or praises of God the Father?

Only after we say

HALLOWED BE THY NAME

THY KINGDOM COME

THY WILL BE DONE…

do we have the confidence to say

GIVE US…

and,

it is a common introduction to the Preface prayer at Mass that the priest prays

“Lord it is right that we should always and everywhere give you thanks and praise”

In another non-Catholic book on Christian prayer, the author suggested that if we don’t pray in any other way, we ought to pray “THANK YOU LORD”

The last section of the Catechism of the Catholic Church is about Prayer – 60 pages of teaching on prayer. Maybe you can find some inspiration to pray in that.

That depends on WHY you’re not praying it.

I see people at Mass saying the rosary on their beads during the readings. Sometimes, even during the priest’s homily.
To me it looks like there is no thought to what they are saying…just get it done!

I live in that same state, and I haven’t seen rosarys being prayed during any part of the Mass in all the Catholic parishes I have attended in my area.

I have seen the rosary prayed with fervor before weekday Masses, and in other parishes the rosary is prayed after the Mass for those who wish to pray it together with other parishioners.

At my parish it is prayed after the 8:30 A.M. weekday Mass. It is done reverently.

DISCLAIMER: The views and opinions expressed in these forums do not necessarily reflect those of Catholic Answers. For official apologetics resources please visit www.catholic.com.