On Praying the Rosary~
“… seeing that the Church militant, which God has placed in our hands, in these our times is tossed this way and that by so many heresies, and is grievously troubled and afflicted by so many wars, and by the depraved morals of men, we also raise our eyes, weeping but full of hope, unto that same mountain, whence every aid comes forth, and we encourage and admonish each member of Christ’s faithful to do likewise in the Lord.”
~Pope St. Pius V
Pope St. Pius V compares the Rosary to a “mountain, whence every aid comes forth.” What steps do I need to take to enhance my use and appreciation of this powerful weapon of prayer given to us by God?
Our faith, our confidence, and our hope must be placed in God. How, then, do we practically apply this in the face of challenge? “Hope” itself provides us with an acronym that reveals the answer.
H.O.P.E. FOR THE JOURNEY
HOLD on to the Truths of the Faith; OWN the Challenge; PERSEVERE in Patience & EXPECT God to Intervene.
With H.O.P.E., we can experience grace in abundance no matter the trial or circumstance.