The Rosary is coming into a new springtime

On the first Saturday of May Pope Benedict XVI prayed the Rosary at the Basilica of St. Mary Major in Rome.

At the end of the prayer the Pope said:

“Today we are demonstrating together that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice relegated to the past, like a prayer of former times that one thinks of nostalgically. The Rosary is, as it were, coming into a new springtime. This is, without any doubt, one of the most eloquent signs of the love that the young generations nourish for Jesus and for Mary His Mother.

In today’s world so full of distractions, this prayer helps us to place Christ at the centre, as did the Virgin, who meditated inwardly all that was said concerning her Son, and then what He did and said. When the Rosary is recited we relive the important and significant moments of the history of salvation; we journey through the various phases of the mission of Christ. With Mary the heart turns toward the mystery of Jesus. Jesus is placed at the centre of our life, of our time, of our city, by means of the contemplation and meditation of His holy mysteries of joy, of light, of sorrow, and of glory. Mary helps us to receive within ourselves the grace that emanates from these mysteries so that through us they might irrigate society, beginning with our daily relations, and purify it of so many negative forces, while apprising it of the newness of God.

The Rosary, when prayed in an authentic way, one that is not mechanical and superficial, but profound, undeniably confers peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and with love at the center of each Ave Maria.”

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3 Responses to “The Rosary is coming into a new springtime”

  1. Sheryl Ward Says:

    This reminds me that Our Lady said that one day through the Rosary and
    Scapular she would save the world. Her victory is drawing closer!

  2. jpatrickpineda Says:

    I’d like to have a rosary like the one in the picture. It looks beautiful!

  3. Michael Says:

    Hello,
    Do you know where I can get a rosary like the one shown above?
    Thank you!

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