(N.B. If you have difficulties or questions in reading regarding why roses are counted as they are, it might be worth taking a read of FAQs here)
Here we explore extant communities, confraternities, movements and apostolates and look at how your commitment to them could translate into roses for your monthly bouquet. As with the perennial aspect, these grafted roses from other movements aren’t designed so much for discussion at weekly group meetings as to be a way to incorporate commitments and responsibilities you have already undertaken into your monthly gift to Our Lady within the Golden Rose apostolate. This apostolate doesn’t exist to compete with any other, but rather to work with and use all things so that anyone involved with Golden Rose, on whatever level, may more intentionally give of themselves to Jesus and Mary. That being the case, it makes sense that everything that builds up the Church should be of relevance to a spiritual bouquet – and not just that which you find on our site.
N.B. If you are disappointed because you are involved in a movement not listed here, or you are involved in one listed and feel it is misrepresented by what is below, please contact us and make suggestions, we would love to chat!
Praying the prayers of the Auxilium Christianorum daily = 1 Prayer Rose per month*. The Rosaries included in these daily prayers do not need to be exclusive to Auxilium Christianorum, but may also count towards perennial roses and contribute towards prayer commitments for other movements, e.g. those listed below.
Dominican Rosary Confraternity
If one is a member of the Dominican Rosary Confraternity, the first three Rosaries (15 mysteries) of every week is a complete Prayer Rose, as this fulfils the commitment made to the confraternity. If one prays additional rosaries in the week, the requirement thereafter is four Rosaries (20 mysteries) to count as a Rose – as per the regular perennial stipulation.
Every set of 15 chaplets, as proposed on the site per priest prayed for, may be offered as a Prayer Rose.
Legion of Mary
Each weekly performance of a 2+ hour assigned and reported Legion duty = 1 Evangelisation Rose. If only 1-2 hours’ work is given by the praesidium, this rose may still be counted on the condition that the legionary (politely but consistently, and as often as work falls short of 2 hours) ask the president for a more substantial duty. In this case, the legionary must employ all reasonable efforts, in prayer, word and action, to boost the fervour of the praesidium.
Each weekly attendance at the Legion meeting = 1 Formation Rose, on the condition that the handbook is studied for not less than half an hour between meetings (that amounts to 5 minutes a day, not counting the day of the meeting!).
Daily recitation of the Tessera or Catena (as membership requires) = 1 Prayer Rose per month for both praying and active members*. No specific additional Prayer Roses for Praetorian/Adjutorian levels, but thanks to the perennial aspect, their regular commitment already involves many roses that can be gathered to give to Our Lady!
Those who wear the Miraculous Medal and have been formally received into the Militia Immaculata (regular or traditional observance) in undertaking a Marian Consecration, may contribute an extra Prayer Rose per month by daily remembering* to say the following prayer at the end of each of 5 decades of the Rosary:
“O Mary conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to Thee, and for all those who do not have recourse to Thee – especially for the freemasons and for those who are commended to Thy care.“ (St. Maximilian Kolbe)
The Rosary itself may also count towards other prayer commitments/roses – it doesn’t have to be an ‘extra’ one. If this prayer is forgotten during the time of Rosary, or perhaps impossible on a given day (due to praying the Rosary with a group or simply not reciting it that day) this short chaplet may be used instead. You can recite the prayer as it is written above or as it is in the link (in St. Maximilian’s version freemasons were named).
Pioneer Total Abstinence Association
One who for the duration of the month keeps the pledge (temporary or lifelong) and recites twice each day the heroic offering* cultivates an extra prayer rose per month.
Every attendance at a weekly Youth 2000 prayer group, online or in person = 1 Prayer Rose.
IF you are a vetted volunteer with Youth 2000, or in the process of becoming one, you can contribute an Evangelisation Rose for every 2 hours you spend inviting people to retreats and prayer groups (this could be a rose per month if you just went around the town with flyers for half an hour before your prayer group each week). In addition, you can contribute an Evangelisation Rose for every 3 hours in active service at retreats or prayer groups. This doesn’t mean the free time you spend there whilst being listed as a volunteer, but the time you spend ‘on duty’. E.g. the time spent actively on a security shift, leading a share group, finding under 18s, cleaning toilets… The hour of the prayer group only counts towards Evangelisation if you are leading the group or music – but the social time afterwards can count for everyone who attends with the intention of making sure all, especially newbies, feel welcome and included.
*This rose requires a 90% ‘remembering the commitment rate’ for the month in question. That is to say that no more than 3 days are missed in the month!