“Into [the Rosary] one may take his whole life – joys and sorrows, men and things, everything – as he would take it to someone whose presence he finds restful, not to find out how he might act with more success, but to put everything into a proper light.”
Do I bring the whole of my life to the Rosary when I pray? What is the difference between going to pray searching for an answer and going to prayer seeking wisdom? Which is
the greater gift? How can the Rosary help me to attain it?
Chapter I Mary
In 1646 King John IV and all his people promised their fidelity to the most holy Virgin under her title of the Immaculate Conception. Since that time, the Mother of God has been proclaimed the Queen and Patroness of Portugal. For this reason, the Portuguese kings did not wear a crown, since it was reserved exclusively for the Immaculate Virgin.