Today, many view the rosary as monotonous, but I have experienced it as renewal for an indifferent heart and a guide for a fruitful life.
In my younger days, I was indifferent towards the sacred mysteries. Every time my family would gather for the rosary, I would feel hungry or sleepy or sometimes both. My mother almost always gave in. During my college days, I kept hearing more about Mama Mary and the rosary. I once tried reciting the entire rosary and it felt pretty good. But I knew if I had to do this every day, it would get monotonous. Continue reading
“You must know that when you ‘hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many. On the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!”
~ St. Bernadine of Sienna
What do you think she would converse about? Just like a mother who is never tired speaking about her child, his likes and dislikes, his achievements and all those little details that only she knows about, Mary is eager to reveal her dear son Jesus to us. Continue reading
The Holy Rosary is an enormous source of grace and spiritual protection and is one of the most powerful prayers of the Catholic Church. Sister Lucia dos Santos, one of the children to whom our Lady appeared at Fatima, once said,
“There is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families … that cannot be solved by the rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
After the holy sacrifice of the mass, the holy rosary is the prayer most pleasing to our Lady. Continue reading
Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces are given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.
~ St Padre Pio
We live in dark times. As St. John Paul the Great rightly predicted in 1979, the cultural climate of the world today is anti-catholic; the morals, values, traditions and beliefs that were held as truth for centuries together are now being viewed as backward, rigid and even hateful. Continue reading