Sr Lucia The decadence in the world is due to the absence of a spirit of prayer. It was in anticipation of this disorientation that the Virgin recommended, with such insistence, the recitation of the Rosary. The Rosary is, after the holy liturgy of the Eucharist, the most appropriate prayer for conserving the soul’s faith. We cannot we must not stop the sons of darkness to be wiser than the sons of light…. The Rosary is the most effective weapon for our defense on the battlefield.