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."

365 Rosaries now listed on Saint Blogs Parish Directory

Posted by Jacob

I'm happy to say that 'a year of prayer: 365 Rosaries' is now listed on the Saint Blogs Parish directory.  Saint Blogs Parish is an online global Catholic Community.

From the Saint Blogs parish "About" tab: 

"St. Blog's is not an actual Roman Catholic Parish and there is no Saint Blog - most of you will know this instinctively but the question is asked so we'll take care of that right up front.

So if it isn't a real Parish then what is it? Well, we're a loosely knit group of Catholics who maintain personal "blogs" (short for "web logs")(Thus we are called "bloggers"). Most of us chronicle our daily lives mixing in commentary on the world around us as it affects us and is affected by our Catholic Faith. Some are professional Catholics - Clergy, religious, apologists, writers, journalists, teachers etc., but mostly we're just ordinary Catholics in the ordinary world."

I have added the Saint Blogs Parish link to the Links section on the left-hand sidebar.  If you would like to check out their blog directory, you may do so by clicking here: http://stblogsparish.com/sbpd/.

Thanks for reading!  Keep those comments and prayers coming.  Together we can change the world!


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