Finding Our way to Christ through the Rosary
Sr. Lucia, who saw Our Lady at Fatima, says there is a “new efficacy” granted to the Rosary for our times.
The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given new efficacy in the recitation of the Holy Rosary. She has given this efficacy to such an extent that there is no problem; no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual; in the personal life of each one of us; of our families … that cannot be solved by the Rosary.
There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.
The Popes on Rosary
We desire to welcome the Virgin’s maternal request, committing ourselves to saying the rosary with faith for peace in our families, in countries, and in the whole world.
— Zenit.org, 10/07/07
Many of the popes have described the Rosary as a powerful, multifaceted devotion. Romano Guardini, a popular Theologian, described praying the rosary as; “participation in the life of Mary, whose focus was Christ.”
Pope Leo XIII also viewed the rosary as a necessary means to participate in the life of Mary; and to find the way to Christ.
Throughout Church history, the popes have said over and over again that the Rosary is a key to everything from family harmony to world peace. The saints have said the same …
The Rosary is a true channel of contemplative prayer, a true summary of the Gospels (life of Christ), a way to triumph over the devil, and even has physiological benefits!
A Short Prayer to 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 that are recalled therein may we obtain the graces and virtues that we ask, through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Redeemer.