Modern Popes on the Rosary
In addition to the ten encyclicals Pope Leo XIII wrote on the Rosary, six twentieth-century popes have issued documents specifically on the Rosary, plus two major texts on devotion to Mary in general. All are in our library, and listed below.
- Benedict XV, Fausto Appetente Die (On St. Dominic) (encyclical, 1921)
- Pius XI, Ingravescentibus Malis (On The Rosary) (encyclical, 1937)
- Pius XII, Ingruentium Malorum (On Reciting the Rosary) (encyclical, 1951)
- Pope St. John XXIII, Grata Recordatio (On The Rosary) (encyclical, 1959)
- Pope St. Paul VI, Christi Matri (On Prayers To Mary For Peace) (encyclical, 1966)
- Pope St. Paul VI, Marialis Cultus (On Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary) (apostolic exhortation, 1974)
- Pope St. John Paul II, Redemptoris Mater (Mother Of The Redeemer) (encyclical, 1987)
- Pope St. John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae (On the Most Holy Rosary) (apostolic letter, 2002)
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