Why pray the Rosary every day for a year?


Each time the Blessed Virgin has appeared-- whether it be to Saint Bernadette Soubirous at Lourdes; to Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco at Fatima; or to Mariette Beco at Banneux-- she has asserted the importance, saving grace, and power of praying the Holy Rosary on a daily basis. Based upon her words, the Rosary is penance and conversion for sinners, a pathway to peace, an end to war, and a powerful act of faith in Jesus Christ. Pope Paul VI presented the Rosary as a powerful means to reach Christ "not merely with Mary but indeed, insofar as this is possible to us, in the same way as Mary, who is certainly the one who thought about Him more than anyone else has ever done."

To show us how this is done, perhaps no one has been more eloquent than the great Cardinal Newman, who wrote: "The great power of the Rosary consists in the fact that it translates the Creed into Prayer. Of course, the Creed is already in a certain sense a prayer and a great act of homage towards God, but the Rosary brings us to meditate again on the great truth of His life and death, and brings this truth close to our hearts. Even Christians, although they know God, usually fear rather than love Him. The strength of the Rosary lies in the particular manner in which it considers these mysteries, since all our thinking about Christ is intertwined with the thought of His Mother, in the relations between Mother and Son; the Holy Family is presented to us, the home in which God lived His infinite love."


As Mary said at Fatima, "Jesus wants to use you to make Me known and loved. He wishes to establish the devotion to My Immaculate Heart throughout the world. I promise salvation to whoever embraces it; these souls will be dear to God, like flowers put by Me to adorn his throne."


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Posted by Jacob


Welcome and Happy New Year!

Beginning tomorrow, January 1, 2010, I will being a year-long project of prayer. Over the next year, I plan to pray the Rosary each day-- for the intentions of friends, family, strangers... It will be my privilege to serve those who send me prayer requests by humbly lifting their intentions, through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin, to Christ.

So, if you are reading this, and you have a prayer request, please feel free to send it along by clicking on the "Contact" tab at the top of this page. And once you've done that, please pass this blog along to friends and family. It is my sincere hope that this simple act of prayer reaches far, and inspires others to do the same.

Thanks for visiting. Please come back. God bless you.

1 comments:

  1. Jacob said...

    I have been having some trouble with the "comments" function, and am working to correct it.

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