The Rosary and Conversion

Find out what St. Louis de Montfort had to say about the Rosary and conversion, by scrolling past this beautiful portrait of the Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary.

 Of unknown origin, this portrait of the
 Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary,
 was discovered at the time of the 1918
 armistice (which ended World War I) by
 a Bernardine Nun, in the cellar of a
 boarding school.

 Jesus Himself revealed to Franciscan
 Tertiary Berthe Petit (who had been
 schooled there): "It is hearts that must
 be changed...Recourse to My Mother
 under this title
 (Sorrowful and Immaculate
 Heart of Mary) I wish for her universally,
  [and] is the last help I shall give before
 the end of time"
. (July 2, 1940).

 "Prayer before this picture has brought
 signal graces." (The Secret of the Rosary,

In his above-mentioned book, St. Louis de Montfort (1673-1716) addresses the power of the Rosary and conversion, asserting:

"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins "you shall receive a never fading crown of glory". (1 Peter 5:4) Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practise black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if - and mark well what I say - if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins." (The Secret of the Rosary, p.12)