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Holy Rosary, first published in 1934, contains a series of short commentaries on the 15 mysteries of the rosary (joyful, sorrowful and glorious). It tries to help the reader enter more deeply into these scenes from the life of our Lord and his Blessed Mother. There is also a brief commentary on the Litany of the Blessed Virgin at the end.

St. Josemaria wrote this book at one sitting in 1931, in his thanksgiving after Mass. It leads the reader along the path of a trusting dialogue with our Lady, who brings us to the Blessed Trinity.

"The beginning of the way, at the end of which you will find yourself completely carried away with love for Jesus, is a trusting love for Mary," the author tells us in the preface.

Holy Rosary is currently published in 25 languages. It has sold over 700,000 copies.

(from author's note) "Today as in other times, the rosary must be a powerful weapon, to enable us to win in our interior struggle, and to help all souls. Exalt holy Mary with your tongue: God asks you for reparation, and for praise from your lips. May you always want to know how to spread peace and happiness throughout the world, through this beautiful devotion to our Lady, and through your watchful love."