Monday, October 11, 2010

Our Lady of the Rosary

From the first John Paul:
"They say it is a childish prayer, superstitious, not good enough for adult Christians. Or, it is an automatic prayer, a mere monotonous and boring repetition of the Hail Mary. Or again : it is not for our day, today we can do better: read the Bible for example which compared to the rosary is like good flour compared to bran !
When we speak of "adult Christians" in prayer, at times we exaggerate. Personally when I speak tête-à-tête with God or with the Blessed Virgin Mary, more than an adult I prefer to think of myself as a child.
The mitre, skullcap and ring disappear; I give a holiday to the adult and the bishop and also to heavy burdens, sober and pondered, and let myself go with the spontaneous tenderness of a child in front of his papá or mamma. To be – at least for half an hour – before God as I truly am with my wretchedness and also with the best of myself: to feel rising from the depths of my being the child of other days who wants to talk and chat with the Lord and love him and who sometimes feels the need to cry that he may be granted mercy, all this helps me to pray."  - Pope John Paul I
Thanks to Idle Speculations, one of the better Catholic blogs online.
Art:  Our Lady of the Rosary, by Miguel Cabrera


  1. Anonymous2:27 PM


  2. Sr. Lucia of Fatima stated that any problem can be sorted out by the prayer of the Rosary; which only points out how very powerful and necessary it is for us.
    What a wonderful gift our Lady has given us!

  3. Terry

    Many thanks for the link and the very kind comments

    Best wishes


  4. Anonymous9:16 PM

    The Blessed Virgin Mary promised to Saint Dominic and to all who follow that "Whatever you ask in the Rosary will be granted." She left for all Christians Fifteen Promises to those who recite the Holy Rosary.
    Imparted to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan

    Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.

    I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.

    The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

    The Rosary will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire for eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

    The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.

    Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

    Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

    Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenititude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

    I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.

    The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven.

    You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.

    All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

    I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

    All who recite the Rosary are my sons and daughters, and brothers and sisters of my only Son Jesus Christ.

    Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

    I remember when you told me that Our Lady would show me everything through the rosary. How right you were...I will come to understand something I didn't, later, after praying the rosary. Interesting, huh?


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