“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”~Blessed Pope Pius IX
Today we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary!
Many Christians, even non-Catholic’s have some vague idea of what a Rosary is. The short, quick, and concise definition of one, incase you were wondering is: a meditative prayer done on Christ’s life, asking his Blessed Mother to help us to see her Son and become closer to him. It consists of praying 53 Hail Mary‘s, 6 Our Father’s, 1 Apostle’s Creed, 1 Hail Holy Queen, 5 Glory Be’s, 5 Fatima Prayers, and a closing prayer.
The rosary is an intercessory prayer, so when we pray it we offer it up for something or someone, asking our Blessed Mother to intercede on our behalf before God.
I ask that you pray a rosary today, in fact, every day of your life! Offer it up for your friends, family, vocations! And, since the men here at Bishop Bruté are starting Midterms this week, I ask that you would please consider offering one up for all of us!
If you want to go a heaven, pray the rosary! Pray it each day and ask for our Blessed Lady’s protection. She will not leave her children alone in their need. Ask her to draw you closer to her son and she will do it. Christ gave to her, who will crush Satan’s head, the gift of disposing his grace to his children. Ask for it! She’s waiting to give it to you!
Let us pray.
O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that by meditating on these mysteries of the most holy rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen.
Pray one for me! I will pray one for you!
For more information on the history of the Rosary, please visit here.
Watch/listen the following hymn to Our Lady of the Holy Rosary!