"The Scapular is a practice of piety which by its very simplicity is suited to everyone, and has spread widely among the faithful of Christ to their spiritual profit." - Pope Pius XII
“If it is impossible to separate what God has united, it is also certain that you cannot find Jesus except with Mary and through Mary.” - St. Pius X
"Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war."
Our Lady of Fatima, May 13, 1917
8 quotes by various Popes explaining the power and necessity of the Rosary in the Catholic life.
"The universal Church of the faithful is one outside of which none is saved."
Pope Innocent III, ex cathedra, Fourth Lateran Council (1215 AD)
"The bishop gives the person he confirms a slight blow on the cheek to remind him that he must be ready to suffer everything, even death, for the sake of Christ."
"Put on the spiritual armour, and thou hast become a soldier. Strip thyself of worldly cares, for the season is one of wrestling."
"For dust thou art, and into dust thou shalt return."
"She is all beautiful, all near to God. For she, surpassing the cherubim. Exalted beyond the seraphim, is placed near to God."
John of Damascene, Homily on the Nativity, 9
“To them Mary is an almost infinite treasury, an inexhaustible abyss of these gifts, to such an extent that she was never subject to the curse and was, together with her Son, the only partaker of perpetual benediction.” Ineffabilis Deus, Pope Pius IX
The focal point of a Catholic home should be the family altar. This would be a place in which the family can gather to offer their prayers to God and ask the Saints to pray for them.