Monday, October 07, 2013

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary

Pope Leo XIII personally started the practice of devoting October to the Rosary devotion.  In a letter of September 1, 1883, mindful of the Rosary's power to strengthen faith and foster a life of virtue, he outlined the triumphs of the Rosary in past times and admonished the faithful to dedicate the month of October to the Blessed Virgin through the daily recitation of her Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in order to obtain through her intercession the grace that God would console and defend His Church in her sufferings.

For the Crusade of the Family Rosary

O Queen of the most holy Rosary:
with hearts full of confidence
we earnestly beseech you to bless the Crusade of the family Rosary.
From you came the grace to begin it.  
From you must come the grace to win souls to it.  
We beg yo to bless this Crusade
so that from every home the incense of this prayer will daily rise before you,
O admirable Mother. 

Father Patrick Peyton sought to revive the practice of families reciting the Rosary daily within their homes.  Let us pray the prayer in order to restore and revive the family rosary in our life.

Source:  The Prayer Book, Catholic Press, Inc.

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