Rosary Confraternity at the Cape


    In 1867 Father Luc Desilets, the pastor at Cap-de-la-Madeleine from 1864 until his death in 1888, had an astonishing experience.  Upon investigating a noise he had heard in the church, he found a small pig chewing on a rosary.  This was for him a shocking experience. He was saddened by the fact that people were no longer praying the rosary.  He remembered the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary that had been established in the parish in 1694.  He then consecrated himself to the Blessed Mother and vowed to spread enrolment in the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary wherever his voice could be heard.  Soon more and more parishioners started coming to church; eventually the church was too small and a larger church was required. By 1954 the Old Shrine, now considered the most important Marian Shrine in North America by the CCCB, welcomed One Million pilgrims to celebrate the 100th Anniversary of the proclamation of the Dogma of the Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

    It all began with "One Vow" by one man. A vow that echoes to this day and calls us to help build the "Bridge of Rosaries" in our time ...

    As Pope Leo XIII said in his apostolic constitution on the Confraternity, "whenever a person fulfills his obligation of reciting the Rosary according to the rule of the Confraternity, he includes in his intentions all its members, and they in turn render him the same service many times over." (Ubi Primum (1898), n1)

    1897 Encyclical on the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary by Pope Leo XIII

    Pope Leo XIII - The Rosary Pope Quotes - Click "HERE"

    St. Louis de Montfort was ordained a priest in June 1700. He had a great desire to go on foreign missions. In fact he showed great interest in the new French colony of Canada! His spiritual director advised against it. In November 1700 he joined the Third Order of the Dominicans and asked permission not only to preach the rosary, but also to form rosary confraternities.

    St. John Vianney once said, “If anyone has the happiness of being in the Confraternity of the Rosary, he has in all corners of the world brothers and sisters who pray for him.”

    1985 Letter from the Master of the Dominican Order on the Confraternity.

    List & Requirements - Plenary Indulgences

    Enrol in the Confraternity "HERE" or Enrolment plus GIFT "HERE"

    Inscrivez-vous à la Confrérie du Saint Rosaire (GRATUIT)


    Bridge of Rosaries

    fr. Christopher Eggleton, OP
    Socius for USA - Promoter of the Rosary
    Curia Generalizia Frati Domenicani - Convento S. Sabina (Aventino)
    Piazza Pietro d'Illiria, 1 - 00153 Roma (Italia)

    Enrol in the Confraternity "HERE" or Enrolment plus GIFT "HERE"

    Inscrivez-vous à la Confraternité "ICI"
    Inscríbete en la Cofradía "AQUÍ"