I often see people advocating others to pray the rosary every day. It’s usually presented as if praying the rosary is a universal call for Catholics. I look in the Catechism, and it presents the rosary as a method of Marian devotion amongst many. It’s certainly a great devotional prayer.
I’m not sure it’s something for me daily, though. I pray it maybe once a week, but I tend to express my Marian devotion in other ways. I’m no stranger to St. Louis de Montfort, and maybe I’m just weird, but I can’t seem to make that connection with praying the rosary. Trust me, it’s been something I’ve tried for years. It really only “works” for me as a regular thing if it’s in a group.
Frankly, it winds up feeling like a guilt trip when I hear that. I’d rather go to Mass daily or have daily Eucharistic adoration than pray a rosary every day. (Sigh for incompatible schedules…) I’d rather read St. Louis de Montfort or St. Maximilian Kolbe or the bible than pray a rosary every day.
So, what level, really, is the obligation for “praying the rosary every day”?