Consueverunt Romani Pontifices
The Pope made it clear that there are two essential elements of the Rosary: vocal prayer and mental prayer.
And so Dominic looked to that simple way of praying and beseeching God, accessible to all and wholly pious, which is called the Rosary, or Psalter of the Blessed Virgin Mary, in which the same most Blessed Virgin is venerated by the angelic greeting repeated one hundred and fifty times, that is, according to the number of the Davidic Psalter, and by the Lord's Prayer with each decade. Interposed with these prayers are certain meditations showing forth the entire life of Our Lord Jesus Christ, thus completing the method of prayer devised by the Fathers of the Holy Roman Church.
In this papal bull Pius V also confirmed the indults and indulgences which his predecessors had granted to those who pray the Rosary.
- "Teachings of the Popes and Councils on the Blessed Virgin Mary", University of Dayton
- "The Rosary Predated St. Dominic", Zenit, October 17, 2002
- McNicholas, John T., "The Rosary", The Ecclesiastical Review, Vol. VII, No. 4, October 1917
- Consueverunt Romani Pontifices summary in English, EWTN
- Vatican website: Consueverunt Romani Pontifices November 2000
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