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In the words of Pope Pius IX "Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world."

There is a long-standing tradition in the Catholic church, that is of Saint Dominic and his vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary, which inspired the Rosary we know and use today. Due to his fervent preaching, the practice of praying the rosary would be the foundation and the heart of the Dominican Order which Saint Dominic founded.
The Dominican Order was officially approved by Pope Honorius III in 1216 A.D, and in 1569 A.D Pope Pius V, a member of the Dominican Order, officially established the devotion to the rosary in the Catholic Church in his edict titled "Consueverunt Romani Pontifices".