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."


Rosary Construction Sneak Peak

Posted by Jacob

A quick peak at the first Rosary construction supply shipment received this year...



As you can see, the Rosaries that I am making are black, white, blue, and red.  The mission Rosaries have silver Crucifixes and centerpieces, where the miliary Rosaries have black plastic Crucifixes and centerpieces.  All will be tied with sturdy black or white cord.  The finished Rosaries will be sent overseas to missionaries and American soldiers.




If you would like to contribute, please continue to offer your prayers for the success of this Rosary-making effort.  If you feel called to contribute monetarily, you may do so by visiting the "Donate" button on the left-hand sidebar.  Thank you in advance for your support, and God bless each of you!

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