know what is required for peace in the Church, peace in our families.
Yet, the majority of our Catholic people have not been following
the roadmap needed for these objectives. That which would bring
peace to the world, families, the Church, is sadly neglected. We
are often poor stewards of the richness of Jesus Christ. Our Lord
ended the parable of the unworthy steward of the rich man, saying:
“For the children of this world are more prudent in dealing
with their own generation than the children of light” (Lk
are indeed children of light. We have a great richness in the fullness
of true faith. Jesus, the Light of the world shows us the certain
way. How well do we avail ourselves of the riches of the Kingdom
has sent his Mother repeatedly. At Fatima she was “all light”
That is the way Sister Lucia describes the beautiful Woman from
heaven. The heavenly Lady gave her name at the time of the miracle
of the sun. “ I am the Lady of the Rosary.” Each time
our Mother, all of light, asked that we pray the Rosary everyday.
She requested that it be prayed properly, namely while meditating
on the mysteries. She showed little Jacinta, only seven years old,
pictures of the Mysteries, teaching her how to meditate while praying
ow we have Pope
John Paul giving us five additional mysteries, called “Mysteries
of Light.” Families are asked to return to the practice of
the daily Rosary and to evangelize their children by teaching them
to meditate 20 Mysteries of the Rosary. He suggests the use of Icons
or visual aids to focus on the particular mystery being meditated
Pope knows the state of the world. He sees the forces at work to
disturb the Church and attack the family. He looks to the family
as the basic unity of society and sees what the meditated praying
of the Rosary will do for the family, thus for the Church, for the
world. No one can pray the Rosary daily and meditate its mysteries
and remain separated from Jesus Christ.
Pope has declared October 2002 to October 2003 inclusive the “YEAR
OF THE ROSARY.” The call is not for just a year, but to use
this year to promote the Rosary, rediscover the Rosary, learn to
pray it better thereafter. The Church would be renewed, family life
would be renewed, the world would find peace, if all Catholic families
and individuals began praying the Rosary properly each day. Love
and unity would return to the Church, to our families, to the world.
Mere simplification? No. It is what Our Lady of Fatima has promised,
if we study Fatima in depth as it reaffirms the Gospel. It is what
Pope John Paul II is saying, the Marian Pope , who loves intensely
Our Lady of Fatima, whose message has been the secret which motivates
world is fragile, handle with prayer. Families are fragile and failing,
strengthen with prayer - the prayer of the Rosary. The Pope explains
how the meditated Rosary will lead us all to a more fruitful participation
in the divine liturgy, the Mass and the Sacraments. Mary always
leads to Christ Jesus, her Son.
an assigned time for the family Rosary. If every member of the family
cannot be present, those present should pray the Rosary. If your
family is to busy to pray the Rosary, your family is in deep trouble.
The trouble is not with the Rosary, its with your family falling
away from faith and union with each other in Jesus Christ.
the Rosary properly, not mechanically. Then soon you’ll discover
great peace in your home among your family members.
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