“I look to all of you, brothers and sisters of every state of life, to you, Christian families, to you, the sick and elderly, and to you, young people: confidently take up the Rosary once again. Rediscover the Rosary in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives. May this appeal of mine not go unheard!”
-Pope John Paul II
How will I respond to this urgent appeal of Pope John Paul II?
Chapter I Mary
Many believe that Mary’s appearance at Fatima can be of great importance in the Christian outreach to the Muslim people. Archbishop Sheen, for example, saw in our Lady’s choice of Fatima a great significance for her message. She did not come down from heaven to the only place in all of Portugal with a Muslim name simply to convert Russia, he said. Unless we have the conversion of hundreds of millions of Muslims, there will never be world peace.