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PAPAL
DOCUMENTS

Over the years, many Popes have written on the meaning and importance of the Rosary. While these can be quite heavy to read, you may like to access them via the links below.

Often, it is helpful to read a reliable summary/reflection rather than the original document.

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ROSARIUM
VIRGINIS MARIAE

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 "Rosary of the Virigin Mary"

 2002 Apostolic Letter 

St. John Paul II

GRATA
RECORDATIO

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 "Pleasant Recollection"

1959 Encyclical
On the Rosary: Prayer for the Church, Missions,  International and Social Problems.

Pope John XXIII

INGRUENTIUM MALORUM

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"Approaching Evils"

1951 Encyclical
 On Reciting the Rosary

Pope Pius XII

SUPREMI
APOSTOLATUS OFFICIO

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'The Supreme Apostolic Office'

1883 Encyclical 

On Devotion of the Rosary

Pope Leo XIII

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