07/19/2022 – Our Father for Final Perseverence
It is a pious practice of many people, to pray the first Our Father of the Rosary for Final Perseverance, that is the grace to die in the state of Grace.
There is an important connection between the rosary and this Grace which the Blessed Virgin emphasised when she promised St Dominic that:
“The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.”
St Louis De Montfort explains:
“If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins “you shall receive a never-fading crown of glory.” Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul, if – and mark well what I say – if you say the Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.’ (Secret of the Rosary)