Bringing the Family Together

October 25

The Holy Rosary, by age-old tradition, has shown itself particularly effective as a prayer which brings the family together.

                                                            -St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…

Praying Ardently

October 24

“If evils increase, the devotion of the people of God should also increase. And so, venerable brothers, we want you to take the lead in urging and encouraging people to pray ardently to our most merciful mother, Mary, by saying the Rosary during the month of October.”

                                                                                   – Blessed Pope Paul VI Read the rest…

Pray the Rosary

October 23

Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for the Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world.

                                                                        -St. Pio of Pietrelcina Read the rest…

The Contemplative Gaze of Mary

October 20

The contemplation of Christ has an incomparable model in Mary. In the recitation of the Rosary, the Christian community enters into contact with the memories and the contemplative gaze of Mary.

                                                            -St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…

Listening Daily

October 19

If [the pray-er of the Rosary] should listen daily to this secret teaching in the depth of his heart, this prayer would kindle in him the desire of heaven, of the glory of God, and the salvation of souls; it would give him a love of the cross and strength to carry it, and from time to time a foretaste of heaven, a certain savor of eternal life.

                                                           -Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange Read the rest…

Spirit of the Rosary

October 18

The proficient who would thus live a little better each day by the spirit of the Rosary, would reach the contemplation of the mystery of Christ, a certain penetrating understanding of the life of the mystical body, or of the Church militant, suffering, and triumphant. Under the continual direction of Jesus and of Mary Mediatrix, he would enter increasingly into the mystery of the communion of saints.

                                                            -Reginald Garrigou-Lagrange Read the rest…

Forming Christians

October 17

[The Rosary’s] form is that of a prayerful and contemplative presentation, capable of forming Christians according to the heart of Christ.

                                                            -St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…

Prayerful Reflection

October 16

Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in lectio divina or the Rosary. This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with him.

                                   -Catechism of the Catholic Church #2708 Read the rest…

Focusing Our Eyes on Christ

October 13

In a word, by focusing our eyes on Christ, the Rosary also makes us peacemakers in the world. By its nature as an insistent choral petition in harmony with Christ’s invitation to ‘pray ceaselessly’ (Lk. 18:1), the Rosary allows us to hope that, even today, the difficult ‘battle’ for peace can be won.

                                                                        -St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…

Immersing Oneself in Contemplation

October 12

To rediscover the Rosary means to immerse oneself in contemplation of the mystery of Christ who ‘is our peace.’”

                                                                       – St. Pope John Paul II Read the rest…