O blessed rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death; yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompeii, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven.

Amen.— Pope John Paul II, October 16, 2002, using the prayer of “Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary,” written by Blessed Bartolo Longo

To read the Apostolic Letter on the Rosary by Pope John Paul II in its entirety, please visit the link below.Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae