October Month of the Rosary: October and May are months when family prayer to the Mother of Our Lord is especially encouraged.
“The Rosary, precisely because it starts with Mary’s own experience, is an exquisitely contemplative prayer. By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are disclosed”. St John Paul II
In times of darkness, holding the Rosary is like holding your Blessed Mother’s hand.
Pray the Rosary every day.
Abandon yourself in the hands of Mary.
She will take care of you.
Pope Francis suggests three aspects of the Rosary that should motivate us to pray it regularly.
The Rosary is a “compendium of the entire history of our salvation.”
The “Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon against evil.”
Finally, it is “an effective means of obtaining true peace in our hearts.”
“We meditate on the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was in a special manner associated with the incarnation, passion and glorious resurrection of the Son of God.” Divine Office