Updated: Oct 7, 2020
October is the month the Church dedicates to devotion to the Holy Rosary. More specifically, October 7 is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. This month is the perfect time to learn about this form of prayer with your family.
The month of October is a powerful time to draw close to Our Blessed Mother by praying the Rosary. She loves it when we draw near to her in trust.
Praying the Rosary is similar to small children reaching up to hold the hand of their mother in complete trust. During her lifetime, Mother Teresa always carried a rosary in her hand. In this way, she said, she was holding Mary’s hand.
Mary shows us how to love Jesus. She lived her life with her eyes fixed on him. By reflecting on how she loved her son, we can learn how we also can love him and know him.
At heart, the Rosary is a Christ-centered prayer, in which we sit with Mary and contemplate Jesus. Through the rhythmic meditation of the Rosary, we are led to reflect on the events of his life.
St. Louis de Montfort wrote: "The word Rosary means “Crown of Roses,” that is to say that every time people pray the Rosary devoutly they place a crown of…roses upon the heads of Jesus and Mary. Being heavenly flowers these roses will never fade or lose their exquisite beauty."
Praying the Rosary is a wonderful way to communicate with our spiritual parents – our Heavenly Father and our Mother Mary. When we pray the Rosary, we are calling on our spiritual parents to comfort, guide and inspire us. So when family relationships get tense, the Rosary is a powerful way to unite with our heavenly family.
Learn all about the Rosary, its history and how to pray it.
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