The liturgical season of Lent is upon us, with its many familiar symbolic associations: ashes, the Cross, penance, prayer, fasting, almsgiving. These and others are our annual companions as we travel the traditional 40-day journey that leads to Calvary and beyond.
“God has fashioned and shaped only one enmity, and that an irreconcilable one, which will endure and even increase, until the end. It is that between the Virgin Mary and the Devil, between the children and servants of the Blessed Virgin and the children and accomplices of Satan; so that the most terrible of the enemies of Satan created by God is Mary,
his Blessed Mother.”
-St. Louis de Montfort
How fortunate we are to have Mary as our Blessed Mother for always. How can I increase my love and respect for my Blessed Mother?
“After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church I love
as much as the Rosary.”
-Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche
What do I love about praying the Rosary? How has it transformed my life this year thus far?
“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence,
and with perseverance.”
-St. Bernardine of Siena
When I pray the Rosary, do I recite it with faith, humility, confidence, and perseverance?
If not, how can I do so?