Laetitiae sanctae

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Laetitiae sanctae is an encyclical on devotion to the rosary by Pope Leo XIII, known as the "Rosary Pope". It was issued on September 8, 1893 in Saint Peter's Basilica in Rome.[1]

In Laetitiae sanctae, Leo XIII wrote that he was "convinced that the rosary, if devoutly used, is of benefit not only to the individual but society at large".[2]

See also[edit]


  • Vatican website: Laetitiae sanctae [1]


  1. ^ The Catholic Almanac's Guide to the Church by Matthew Bunson 2001 ISBN 0-87973-914-2 page 108
  2. ^ The Catholic Answer Book of Mary by Peter M. J. Stravinskas 2000 ISBN 0-87973-347-0 page 135