As we enter this month of the most holy rosary, informed Catholics are dismayed at the reported comments from papal interviews. Things in the Church are going from bad to worse. It is difficult for many of us to keep faith.
Yet, the Message of Fatima teaches us to do precisely that; to expect the “diabolical disorientation”, to remain faithful despite outward appearances, to wear the Brown Scapular, and to pray our rosary every day.
Some ask “why the rosary?” Well, we can discuss that. But even if we fail to comprehend the “why”, faith requires us to comply with this request of Our Lady. The Fatima seer, Sr Lucy, explains that the rosary has been given a new power in our times…
Regarding the Holy Rosary, Sister Lucy said: “Look, Father, the Most Holy Virgin, in these last times in which we live, has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the 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, of the families of the world or of the religious communities, or even of the life of peoples and nations, 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. With the Holy Rosary we will save ourselves. We will sanctify ourselves. We will console Our Lord and obtain the salvation of many souls.”
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This thread is firstly to give honour to Our Lady of the Rosary, to discuss the rosary in all its aspects and – for those who choose to do so – to offer particular intentions for us all to include in our rosaries.
To kick start that part of our discussion, may I suggest that, in addition to our personal and family intentions, we might all include the intention of special graces for Pope Francis during this month of the rosary.