Our Lady of the Rosary
The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary
October 7, 2013
“Through Mary to Jesus” is a favorite way to describe how Mary continues to be at work in the world.
We ask Mary’s intercession for a deeper knowledge, trust and faith in Jesus.
Praying the Rosary is a way to learn about the life of Christ with and through the eyes of Mary his mother.
The rosary invites us to pray with Scripture passages that tell us the story of Jesus’ life, death and resurrection.
Over and Over again as we pray the rosary, we come to understand more fully the depth and breadth of God’s love for us.
"It is as if every year Our Lady invites us to rediscover the beauty of this prayer, so simple and profound...a contemplative and Christocentric prayer, inseparable from the meditation of Sacred Scripture...[it is] the prayer of the Christian who advances in the pilgrimage of faith, in the following of Jesus, preceded by Mary."~ Pope Benedict XVI
Prayer to Our Lady of the Rosary
O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the Holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.