Saturday October 7 - Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Both the readings today and the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary emphasize the need for and the power of prayer. Humble prayer and child like trust in God's unconditional love employers the faithful to overcome the will of Satan. The evil one cannot do something to us that we do nor slow now can he take from us anything we Dio not give him. Once fear is overcome by love Satan and his minions are effectively powerless. We become the bearers of the statement, "In the name of Jesus Christ I bind you gone!" Or another great tool of the spiritual warrior, Mary and the Rosary.


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Our Lady of the Rosary

It was St. Dominic who, in the late twelfth and early thirteenth centuries, encouraged everyone to say the Rosary. St. Dominic was greatly saddened by the spread of a terrible heresy called Albigensianism. With the members of his new Order of Preachers, or Dominicans, he was trying his best to spread the truth and put an end to this dangerous heresy. He begged the Blessed Virgin for help, and it is said that she told him to preach devotion to the Holy Rosary. St. Dominic obeyed and he was very successful in stopping the heresy.

The Holy Rosary is a simple devotion, which can be practiced by all people—old and young, learned and unlearned. It can be said anywhere, at any time. While we repeat the Our Father, ten Hail Marys, and Glory to the Father, we think about great moments in the lives of Jesus and Mary. In this way, we grow closer and closer to Jesus and his Blessed Mother. We learn to imitate their holy lives.

Mary is very pleased when we say the Holy Rosary often and well. She used to say it with St. Bernadette when she appeared to her at Lourdes. The three little children of Fatima learned from Mary the power of the Rosary. Mary taught them that the Rosary obtains graces to live a life close to God.

A Dominican pope, St. Pius V, established today’s feast. It is to show our gratitude to Mary for a military victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571.

Let’s acquire the beautiful habit of saying the Rosary every day. If we carry a rosary in our pocket, it’ll be easy for us to find the time each day to pray this beautiful prayer.




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