To the Queen of the Holy Rosary, Daughter of the Father, Mother of the Son, and Spouse of the Holy Ghost, the Church asks us to offer a triple chaplet, or three crowns of roses which she calls the rosary.
Make us, Lord, we beseech Thee, to prepare ourselves as is meet, for the offering up to Thee of this sacrifice: and in the mysteries of the most holy Rosary, so devoutly to go over the life, passion, and glory of Thine only-begotten Son, as to be made worthy of His promise. — Secret of the Feast
The Imitation of Christ
Where thy treasure is, there also is thy heart. If I love heaven, I love to think on heavenly things.
You remember our Lord taught the Apostles how to pray to our Father. Our Lady taught St. Dominic how to pray the Rosary and asked him to exhort the whole Church to practice this devotion. Need any more be said as to how very much our Lady must love to hear you praying the Rosary? You understand, of course, that the wealth of indulgences attached to the recital of the Rosary can be obtained only on fulfillment of the conditions: state of grace and for the Dominican Indulgences, meditation on the mysteries during the recitation.
Can you manage to recite the Rosary today? It takes fifteen minutes or less. Can you manage that much tomorrow? Do you think you could say it every day? Perhaps you might establish so intimate a relation with our Lady that you would feel uncomfortable on any day you slighted her. Say the Rosary each day for one week and see if you can stop it after that time.
Remember it has never been known that anyone who fled to thy protection was left unaided. — St. Bernard