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Our Lady of the Rosary

rosaryDo you pray the Rosary?  The month of October is dedicated to the Blessed Mother of the Rosary. The Rosary is a beautiful and popular prayer. Blessed Mother often requested that we pray the Rosary.

This prayer is based on the life of Jesus and Mary. It begins with the Apostles’ Creed, which summarizes the great mysteries of the Catholic faith. The Our Father, which introduces each mystery, is from the Gospels. The first part of the Hail Mary is the angel’s words announcing Christ’s birth and Elizabeth’s greeting to Mary. St. Pius V officially added the second part of the Hail Mary.The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. There are four sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and–added by Pope John II in 2002–the Luminous.

The repetition in the Rosary is meant to lead us into contemplative prayer related to each Mystery. “The gentle repetition of the words helps us to enter into the silence of our hearts, where Christ’s spirit dwells”.

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Rosary

 The Feast of the Holy Rosary was established by Saint Pius V on the anniversary of the naval victory won by the Christian fleet at Lepanto, October 7, 1571. The victory was attributed to the help of the holy Mother of God whose aid was invoked through praying the rosary. The celebration of this day invites all to mediate upon the mysteries of Christ, following the example of the Blessed Virgin Mary who was so singularly associated with the incarnation, passion and glorious resurrection of the Son of God.      Continue reading Rosary