October 7 Our Lady of the Rosary

The holy rosary introduces us into the very heart of faith. With our thought fixed on it, we greet repeatedly, joyfully, the holy Mother of God; declare blessed the Son, the sweet fruit of her womb; and invoke her motherly protection in life and in death.
The holy rosary, with its alternating verses of joy and sorrow, as well as hope and resurrection, may be of use to you, too, dear sick people who are present, or who have remained at home. It shows, through the vicissitudes of the Son of God and of the Virgin, how constant in human life is the alteration of good and evil, calm and storms, joyful days and sad ones. Sorrow weighs on human nature, created for joy; but it is also a regenerating and sanctifying element, as we can see very well in the life of Christ and his Mother.

-St. John Paul II

 

Our Lady of Fatima

O most holy Virgin Mary, Queen of the most holy Rosary, you were pleased to appear to the children of Fatima and reveal a glorious message. We implore you, inspire in our hearts a fervent love for the recitation of the Rosary. By meditating on the mysteries of the Redemption what are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.

Amen.

 

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