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."

October Prayer Requests, News, and Updates

Posted by Jacob

Greetings, Brothers and Sisters in Christ!

I hope this post finds you well.  Thank you to all of you who continue to submit prayer requests-- as you can see from the list below, the number of requests continues to increase on a daily basis!  During October, so many prayer requests came in, we actually experienced difficulties with the request form (too many requests at one time)!  Many apologies to any of you who attempted to submit requests, but were unsuccessful due to technical issues!

Special thanks to those of you who have recently made donations to the Rosary-construction cause.  While I haven't posted about this in a while, rest assured that we are still constructing Holy Rosaries to provide both to international missions and American military personnel on active duty.  Your donations allow us to continue this important work!  Thanks and God Bless you.  (Of course, given the economic climate, if you are unable to offer a donation, please keep this mission in your prayers!)

Lastly, I apologize for my absence over the past month.  Personally, it has been a difficult month-- I found myself unemployed after 10 years with the same company.  I am pleased to say that through the grace of God, I have secured steady work, but it was an anxiety-filled month.  I appreciate your continued support and prayers!

God bless you all,

Please join me in praying for those intentions submitted by during the month of October.  Together, we raise our voices in prayer:

"And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints." (Ephesians 6:18)

 "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with 
thanksgiving, present your requests to God." (Philippians 4:6)

Healing from cancer (D, USA-TX);  Healing for a homeless son, end to addiction (A, USA-TN);  Blessings upon a family, Successful employment, Success in studies (F, India);  Blessings and healing, to walk again (M, Ireland);  To find a loving partner, safe travels (B, United Kingdom); Financial security (J, Oman); Blessings and continued service (I, USA-CA); Healing for an ill neighbor (R, India);  For the oratory of Saint Pacifus (M, USA); Courage and discernment to follow spiritual path, peace for family (T, United Kingdom);  Healing of a friend who suffered a stroke (A, Belize); Blessings and reconciliation for a relationship (C, USA-NY); Healing of a husband (P, USA-MD); Financial security, occupational success (F, Malaysia);  Healing of a brother with cancer, family unity (M, USA-PA); Freedom from addictions, Conversion of a family (R, USA-NC); Success in studies and occupation (J, USA-NC);  Successful employment, grace to be a good father (L, Zimbabwe); Healing of a father, reconciliation of a relationship (M, USA-AZ);  Ability and grace to conceive for daughter (C, USA-MI); Occupational success, improved finances (P, India); Health upon family, safety for the Philippines, reconciliation of relationship (L, Philippines); Successful employment (A, United Arab Emirates);  Healing of a son with heart disease, successful travel and immigration (N, United Kingdom); Successful international study (E, Ghana);  Healing of a daughter’s eyes and vision (P, USA-TN); True conversion and strengthening of faith (M, Malaysia);  Successful driving test (A, Japan);  Healing, financial security, occupational success, protection (M, India); Successful employment and continued hope (F, Philippines);  Financial security, healing of a daughter with mental health issues (L, USA-MN);  Success in studies (M, Germany); Successful studies, guidance in finding a partner (M, Philippines); Financial assistance, healing of a relationship with a husband (M, Argentina);  Healing of a mother with cancer (N, USA-NM);  Conversion of a friend (M, Italy);  Healing of mental illness (R, Canada);  Healing of cancer, strength and hope (R, USA-IL);  Freedom from addiction for a son, academic success (S, India); Closer relationship with the Lord, healing of a relationship (I, USA); Blessings upon a marriage (S, Malaysia); Healing of leg sores (M, USA-CO); Blessings upon a relationship (A, Canada); Healing, freedom from anxiety and fear (Anonymous, United Kingdom); Successful business transactions (N, Nigeria);  Healing of a grandmother and granddaughter (L, Philippines); Financial security, passing of examinations, good health (F, Philippines); Restoration of family relationships, repose of departed souls, protection, health (H, Philippines); Blessings upon a struggling relationship, successful employment (E, Philippines); Financial success for a new business venture (F, Canada); Physical healing, financial security, reconciliation of a family, safe travels (T, Philippines); Successful resolution to a legal matter, peace in a family (F, India); Financial security, protection and strength (G, USA-CA);  Health for twin sons (G, USA-NY); Blessings upon a daughter, safe travels and successful employment, discernment in finding a Godly relationship (L, Philippines); Healing of a mother, brother, and uncle, successful employment (V, India); Successful employment for husband, academic guidance for son, end to work difficulties (B, USA-CA); Perseverance (E, USA-NY); Guidance in sons’ lives, end to addiction, good health (L, USA-NJ); Blessings upon a family, completion of a home, freedom from fear and anxiety (T, India);  Healing of a grandson with cancer (M, USA-CA);  Conversion, healing of mental health issues, end to addiction, discernment in relationships and vocation (A, USA-VT); Healing of cancer (M, USA-NY);  For a son’s employment and health, financial security, health (M, United Arab Emirates);  Financial security, health and safety, courage to follow God’s will (E, USA-NM);  Companionship (M, Greece); Blessings upon a new family (M, Malaysia);  For guidance in preparation of a retreat, blessings upon a family, discernment (K, USA-OH);  Healing of cancer (H, Philippines);  Healing of a stroke (J, USA-CT);  Financial security, successful employment (A, USA-FL); Financial blessings, peaceful living situation (L, USA-NY);  Protection and conversion, guidance in relationships, financial freedom (K, Algeria);  Successful conception, health, and hope (L, Spain);  Resolution of a legal situation, financial security (M, India);  Healing of a marriage (J, USA-MA); End to bad habits (P, USA-PA);  Resolution of misunderstandings, healing of phobia, companionship and peace (L, USA-CA); Financial security (J, USA-HI); Healing of a couple mourning their child, financial security (B, USA-OH);  Blessings upon a relationship (P, India);  Blessings and healing, financial security (M, India);  Occupational success, healing of relationships (V, India);  Blessings upon sister and family (T, India); Successful employment (J, Philippines);  Healing, strength, and peace (F, South Africa); Healing (B, United Arab Emirates); Successful delivery of child, employment for husband, end to financial woes (W, United Arab Emirates); Successful employment, financial security (S, India);  Academic success for daughter (M, Singapore); Blessings upon a marriage of 18 years (S, Malaysia); Conversion, hope and healing, personal intentions, repose of souls (A, Philippines); Healing of relationship with son (J, India); Successful employment for son, academic success for daughter (R, USA-PA); Healing of a husband, safety of family, blessings upon relationship (S, India); True conversion and love for God (R, USA-NB);  Healing, financial security (D, USA-CA); Healing and peace for a daughter with autism (S, Australia); Health and healing, repose of the departed, those struggling with addiction (N, Ireland);  Health, healing, financial security (M, USA-TX); Improved communication in relationships, blessings upon marriage (F, Mauritius); Blessings upon a daughter (N, Philippines); Academic success (L, India); Financial security, health and healing (C, Philippines); Academic success, freedom from anxiety (M, USA-AZ); Health and healing (W, Singapore).

"Hear my prayer, O God; listen to the words of my mouth." (Psalm 54:2)
"If you believe, you will receive whatever you ask for in prayer." (Matthew 21:22)