In the life and witness of St. Padre Pio, we have an almost infallible proof that the Rosary is the sure, safe and easy way to sanctity, an unfailing way for us all to arrive at it quickly and irreversibly. If we wish to become Saints, we should develop the habit of praying many Rosaries every day. What do you all think?Link
Padre Pio used to carry permanently a Rosary in his hands and would pray it many times a day.
To father Onorato Marcucci, grabbing the Rosary that he had put few seconds on the nightstand: "With this, one wins the battles."
Father Marcellino testified that he had to help Padre Pio wash his hands one at a time
"because he didn't want to leave the rosary beads, and passed the Rosary from one hand to the other."
To Lucia Merlinda: "After the Glory, say: Jesus, I love you, and I repent for offending You."
About the repetitiveness of the Rosary: "Pay attention to the mysteries. They change at every decade."
To Enedina Mori: "When you get tired reciting the Rosary, rest a bit, and then restart again."
February 6, 1954 9:00 PM, to father Carmelo: "I still have 2 rosaries to pray today. I said only 34 so far. Then I will go to bed."
Answering to father Michelangelo: "Today I said 32 or 33 rosaries. Maybe 1 or 2 more."
Answering to father Mariano: "About 30. Maybe some more, but not less."
'How do you do it? "What is the night for?"
Answering a question: "Some days I say 40 Rosaries, some other days 50."
How do I do it? "How do you manage not so say any?"
To Lucia Pennelli one morning around 7:00 AM after Mass: "How many rosaries did you say so far today?" 'Two". "I already said seven."
To Lucietta Pennelli, one day at about noon: "Today I have already said 16 complete Rosaries."
Padre Pio goes on with his rosary while observing something.
"Pray the rosary frequently. It costs so little, and it's worth so much!"
"We can't live without the Rosary."
"Say the rosary, and pray it every day."
"The Rosary is the weapon of defense and salvation."
"The Rosary is the weapon given us by Mary to use against the tricks of the infernal enemy."
'Mary has recommended the Rosary at Lourdes and Fatima because of it's exceptional value for us and our times."
"The rosary is the prayer of the Madonna, the one that triumphs on everything and everybody."
"Always recite the rosary and recite it as often as possible."
"Mary is present in every mystery of the rosary."
"Satan always tries to destroy the rosary, but he will never succeed."
"Mary has taught us the rosary just as Jesus taught us the Our Father".
"I always pray for the sick. Every day I say a holy Rosary for them."