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-Making Project

Posted by Jacob

Just a little more than a week into this blog, I have started receiving monetary donations from readers!  Thank you to all who have chosen to donate-- whether it be monetary or in prayer!  I humbly ask all readers to pray for the success of this year, especially for the impact of the Rosaries that I am making.

I am currently beginning to make Rosaries to send to The Family Rosary (Holy Cross Family Rosaries).   This is an organization that collects Rosaries and distributes them around the world to needy children, families and missionaries who have requested them. They also send Rosaries to American military personnel deployed overseas.

Thank for your continued support and prayers during the Rosary construction process.  I will keep you updated on my progress!  If you are interested in assisting in this process, please let me know-- send me a message using the Contact tab at the top of the page!


  1. This_Cross_I_Embrace said...

    God Bless you for your selflessness... I am so touched and humbled that you will be offering your rosary intentions on my behalf- a woman you don't even know. Your comment brought me to tears (in a good way)!

    I look forward to reading more of your story... you seem like such an enlightened soul :) Mary is so pleased by your prayers, I'm sure of it.

  2. Jacob said...

    Thanks for taking the time to comment-- I appreciate it. I will keep you in my prayers, and ask that you do the same for me. God bless you!

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