St. John Vianney once said, “If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him.”
The Rosary Confraternity is a spiritual association, the members of which pray the entire rosary during the course of a week. They form a union of the faithful in heaven and one earth who, along with their own intentions, include the intentions and needs of all its members. As Pope Leo XIII said in his apostolic constitution on the Confraternity, “whenever a person fulfills his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over” (Ubi Primum, #1).
The Rosary Center, located in Portland, is the headquarters of the Rosary Confraternity in the Western United States. In addition to providing more details about the Confraternity, enrollment, it’s benefits and requirements, the Rosary Center also has a number of resources available for those who want to spread devotion to our Lord, the Blessed Virgin Mary, and all the saints.
Dominican friars have been one of the largest influences on my faith, particularly while participating in their campus ministry at the University of Washington. Spending such a formative time with priests who not only openly and clearly preach the truth, but are also relatable models of how to live the Catholic faith, has taught me how to be an authentic Catholic young adult and show the beauty of God’s love to others.