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."

Prayer Requests: June and (early) July

Posted by Jacob

This summer has been incredibly busy with travel, and as such, it has been difficult to keep up with posting prayer requests.  While I read them all as they arrived in my inbox, I haven't had the time to list them until now.  Please join me in praying for these more than 100 requests that arrived during the month of June and early July.

Prayer Requests: June and early July

During this month, please join me in lifting the following intentions  submitted through this blog, to Our Lord and Savior, through the intercession of Our Blessed Mother:

Healing of a brother-in-law (E, Canada); For a granddaughter experiencing mental health challenges (A, Canada); Healing of a father and father-in-law (R, Philippines); Peace and continued productivity (P, India); Success for a recently employed son (S, USA-NE); Health and success for children (E, Oman); Successful training and employment (R, Liechtenstein); Healing and protection for a family (K, USA-MD); Grace and conception (J, Nigeria); Successful employment (S, USA-TX); Healing and protection (J, USA-NY);  Confidence, joy, trust, peace, and healing in the Lord (A, USA-MA); Successful employment (A, India); Healing, end to addiction, successful studies, occupational success (M, Australia); Successful employment (R, India); Health and healing, successful studies and employment, financial security (B, Nigeria); Health and healing (T, USA-NY); True conversion (J, United Arab Emirates); Improved family relationships, successful studies for children (A, Philippines); Healing and good health (T, USA); Successful employment (K, USA-MI); True conversion, end of suffering and addiction, healing and health, repose of souls (J, USA-NY); Successful sponsorship for travels (J, Philippines); Healing, health, prosperity, luck (D, Canada); Health, healing, end to suffering (C, USA-MO); Reconciliation of relationship, conception (B, Canada); Successful employment (B, Australia); Successful employment (P, Australia); Financial security (D, India); Safety, security, success, peace, hope, love for a family (M, United Kingdom); Reconciliation of relationship (K, India); Protection, safety, health, and prosperity (H, Philippines); Financial security (P, Sri Lanka); Healing of a chronically ill son, financial security (K, USA-NY); Successful employment for husband, peace and protection for family (B, USA-IL); Occupational success for son (S, India); Blessings upon children and family (B, USA-NY); Successful employment, blessed relationships, healing of depression (Z, Canada); Healing and deliverance (K, USA-FL); Relationship blessed by God (B, India); Occupational success and continued employment (C, USA-FL); Marriage blessed by the Lord (I, Australia); Successful employment for a daughter (M, USA-SC); Employment for a husband (N, Philippines); Healing and success in occupational endeavors (L, Canada); For the repose of the departed, for peace in the world (D, USA-HI); Health for a family (S, India); Healing and peace (O, Nigeria); Successful employment for husband (S, USA-FL); Healing, grace, education, and guidance (L, USA-CT); Successful employment for friend abroad, safety, protection (A, India); Protection and safe return of a husband (J, USA-CA); For guidance during faith journey and conversion (K, USA-MI); End to an abusive relationship (D, USA); Successful employment (G, USA-CA); Blessings, prosperity, health, security (S, Indonesia); Healing and comfort (I, USA-CA); Blessings upon a family, healing and good health (M, Philippines); True conversion (R, India); Blessings upon a pregnant daughter (R&C, USA-NC); Protection and guidance for son (L, USA-IL); Recovery of lost articles, occupational success (R, India).


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