Spiritual Combat

When we say we do not have time or that we cannot focus when trying to pray the Rosary, we have already surrendered to Satan.

When we first begin to pray the Rosary, the devil will attack us in every possible way using our own weaknesses and even the weakness of others to attack us. However, if we persist over time his attacks will weaken because we are with Our Lady. Never give up praying the Rosary whether you are feeling spiritually good or feeling spiritually dry. Expect the highs and lows in our prayer life, but if we remain faithful in praying the Rosary, in the end, we will triumph with Our Lady.


"The fight against the passions will last a lifetime, and he who lays down his arms will be slain." - Dom Lorenzo Scupoli

"The Rosary is a fortress against evil. It is a sign to Satan that you belong to Our Lady." - St Dominic

"Anyone who goes to Mary and prays the Rosary cannot be touched by Satan." - Fr. Gabriel Amorth, Chief Exorcist of the Vatican.

"If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that in spite of the gravity of your sins, you will receive a never fading crown of glory." - St. Louis de Montfort

"Satan always tries to destroy this PRAYER, but he will never succeed. It is the prayer of HER who triumphs over everything and everyone." St. Padre Pio

"The Rosary is the scourge of the devil." - Pope Adrian VI

"Jesus permits the spiritual combat as a purification, not a punishment." - St. Padre Pio

"The devil is afraid of us when we pray and make sacrifices. He also is afraid when we are humble and good. He is especially afraid when we love Jesus very much. He runs away when we make the Sign of the Cross." - St. Anthony of the Desert

"If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you." - St. John Vianney

Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon ~ Fr Ripperger