This page is designed to give you refreshers that you can read, watch or listen to between praying each set of 20 decades – that is between each ‘Rosary Rose’! The idea of refreshers for perennial roses is simply to reinforce and reinvigorate our devotional practices, so we don’t grow complacent.
These are PDFs that you can download to save, print or read on your e-reader:
St Louis Marie de Montfort, Secret of the Rosary
Each little chapter (appropriately they are entitled ‘roses’, but we will call them chapters to avoid confusion!) is a refresher. They should generally take about 1-5 minutes to read.
Encyclicals and other Papal documents are divided into multiple refreshers according to their numbered paragraphs. Where these are very short, it may help devotion to read 2-4 of them on a given day (so that the readings are about as long as those from The Secret of the Rosary), but this is left to individual discretion – technically any one paragraph does suffice.
Pope St. John Paul II:
Rosarium Virginis Mariae (Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary)
Videos – Rosary talks and Testimonies