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Blessed Virgin Mary
Our Lady of the Rosary
Battle of Lepanto
Rosary & Scapular

Prayers & Promises
The Mysteries
Rosary based prayers
Rosary of the Holy Wounds
Three Hail Marys
Fatima Prayer
Fifteen rosary promises
Power of the Rosary

Secret of the Rosary
God Alone
Ingruentium Malorum
Marialis Cultus
Rosarium Virginis Mariae
The Power of the Rosary

People & Societies
Saint Dominic
Bl. Alanus de Rupe
Pope St. Pius V
St. Louis de Montfort
Rosary Pope (Leo XIII)
Confraternity of the Rosary
Our Lady's Rosary Makers

Marialis Cultus is the title of a Mariological Apostolic Letter by Pope Paul VI issued on February 2nd 1974.[1]

The letter is subtitled, For the Right Ordering and Development of Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. The document does not focus on specific themes in Mariology, but clarifies the way the Roman Catholic Church celebrates liturgies that commemorate Mary and about Marian devotion. The preparation of the document reportedly took 4 years.[2]

The Apostolic Letter has three part:

  • Part 1 discusses the history of Marian devotions and their rationale.
  • Part 2 focuses on what should/will take place in Marian devotions in the future.
  • Part 3 refers to the Angelus and the Rosary. It encourages the Angelus prayer, and devotes 14 separate articles to the Rosary.

The conclusion to the document emphasizes the theological and pastoral value of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

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