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Padre Pio Reminds you to recite the Holy Rosary during lent

Padre Pio Reminds you to recite the Holy Rosary during lent

Padre Pio reminds you: Satan will never destroy this prayer!

At Pio da Pietrelcina it was once said:
“Father, today they say the Rosary has had its time …
In many churches we can not pray it anymore ».

Padre Pio replied:
“Satan always aims to destroy this prayer,
but it will never succeed:
it is the prayer that triumphs over everything and everyone.

It is she who taught it to us,
as Jesus taught us the Pater Noster “.
A few days before his death,
Padre Pio was asked to say some good words.
Padre Pio answered with a deep and fatherly voice:
“Love the Madonna and Always pray the Rosary ».
It was  his testament, all Marian.

“Father Eusebio, take my weapon from the pocket of my clothes.
Father Eusebio did not understand and Padre Pio pointed to the pocket of his habit
where his crown was.
His most intimate spiritual children understood well
what was the Rosary for Padre Pio.
Cleonice Morcaldi writes:
“The night before he died he was in his usual place,
on the verandina, with the weapon in hand “.

The Rosary: Where it Came From and its Importance

The Rosary: Where it Came From and its Importance

The Rosary has been a significant sacramental that has blessed the faith of Catholics for centuries.

It is a timeless aid to contemplation that marks the wonderful rhythm of human life on a beaded rope that can serve as a lifeline to individual salvation.

But what makes the Rosary an help to salvation is the fact of its deep and powerful connection to the Bible and the Divine mysteries that are tied to Jesus’ redemptive stay on earth.

As author Father Oscar Lukefahr has written, “the mysteries of the rosary convert the Bible into prayer.” The Rosary then binds Catholics to the historical life of Christ and foreshadows their eternal destiny and union with Christ in heaven.

Catholics must not forget that while a devotion to the Blessed Mother is a vital part of the Rosary’s historical and spiritual relevance, it is basically a Christ-centered prayer in which Catholics pray to the Son through His Mother.  In the words of the Hail Mary, it is Christ, as Luke reported, who is the ultimate object both of the announcement and of the greeting of the Mother of John the Baptist: Blessed is the fruit of your womb.

The Rosary blends easily with the Christian way of life.

In her essay, “The Rosary: A Prayer for All Seasons Gloria Hutchinson compares the Rosary to “an Olympic champion emerging from early retirement.” She writes that the Rosary has regained its lofty position as “an ever-reliable prayer for all seasons” since Pope John Paul II proclaimed 2002 the Year of the Rosary.  Hutchinson reminds Catholics that the Rosary has continually been a peoples’ prayer.

The sweet chain of prayer

The form of the Rosary remained necessarily not transformed until 2002 when John Paul II instituted five new mysteries.

He called them the Luminous Mysteries because they portray Jesus’ public ministry, including His baptism, Cana, the Sermon on the Mount, the Transfiguration and the Last Supper in a new light. Since His public ministry is an important link between His early years and His passion and death on the Cross, these new mysteries reveal the true meaning of His earthly presence, while filling in the public gap between his joyful youth and the sadness and pain related with Calvary. The Pope also added the Luminous Mysteries to enkindle a renewed interest in the Rosary as a true gateway into the Incarnation.

With the addition of the Luminous Mysteries the Rosary’s intimate connection with the Gospels is even more clear.

It completed what Blessed Bartolo Longo (1841-1926) called “the sweet chain linking us to God.” It is Christ’s years of his public ministry that most display the Incarnation as a “mystery of light.” As John’s Gospel says “while I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

The mystery of light that best shows the relevance of the Luminous Mysteries is the Transfiguration.

The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the surprised apostles to listen to him and to get ready to experience with Him the agonies of Good Friday, so that they may be able to enjoy their own Easter with Him in heaven.
Mary and the Rosary

Even Mary’s relationship to the Rosary has not been without conflict. Since the Hail Mary is the dominant prayer of the Rosary, her critics contend that Mary and her Rosary are a distraction from Jesus Christ, the true focal point of Christianity. Religious scholars have long noted that this is a canard that has no bearing on the Rosary’s true history.

The Council of Ephesus in 431 settled her title in the Hail Mary, the “Mother of God” in light of the Arian heresy that denied Christ’s divinity. Arians called Mary only the Mother of Christ because they believed Jesus to be just a man and so His mother could not be the Mother of God.

On another note, to correct what some theologians thought was an unbalanced devotion to Mary, the post-Vatican II Church has toned down its devotional routines honoring Mary in order to refocus on her Son.

Mary’s Fatima apparitions are the event that has most dramatized the power and majesty of the Rosary.

On October 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima told three Portuguese shepherd children, “I am the Lady of the Rosary.

I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to beseech pardon for their sins…. People must say the Rosary.” Mary impressed upon the children how necessary it was to pray the Rosary daily for world peace.She warned them that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world.

A secret weapon

In fact the Rosary has been a constant source of devotion throughout the history of the Church. Garry Wills’ book, The Rosary highlights that for countless Catholics who matured before the Second Vatican Council the Rosary was a daily routine. He cites the story of the late William F. Buckley who developed the habit of saying the rosary as a small boy.

In his published diary, Overdrive, Buckley revealed that he had learned to count on his fingers the decades of the Rosary when one wasn’t available. It was to him “alifelong routine gained in childhood.”

Should We wear the Rosary as a necklace?

Should We wear the Rosary as a necklace?

Rosary- the encyclopedia of human salvation

The church, even till tomorrow, will never cease to receive in tonnes, different views about the rosary. Countless times, i have been challenge on the use of rosary as a necklace. questions like

  • Is it proper to use the rosary as part of our wears.i.e as a necklace
  • If I don’t pray the rosary, am i sinning against God?
  • Pray the rosary and do not wear it!
  • Is there a particular time one can say the rosary?
  • Can non-Catholic say the rosary?

Holistically, we shall be attempting all the questions displayed above or that which may still be in your mind

Is it proper to use the rosary as part of our wears.i.e as a necklace

The rosary is not a fashion and should not be treated as such. It is a religious article, meant for edification of our worship. It is a prayer bead not fashionable bead. However, make sure you go with your rosary anywhere you maybe going. If you must wear it, Pray it. However, i suggest that you can it about as a sacred tools to approach heaven. See it as a tool to approach heaven and then you will respect it by getting a rosary case and put it there. Perfect

If I don’t pray the rosary, am i sinning against God?

If you do not say your rosary, hello Catholics, you have not sinned against God. The rosary is not God that judges our acts. A sin is an act that is against God. God created the rosary through the CHurch. It can never take the place of God.

In as much as we encourage the devotion to Mary by praying the Rosary, the rosary in itself is not God. The Rosary is a reminder to God that Through Angel Gabriel visitation to Maiden in Bethlehem, His SOn came into the World and Died for humanity in order to redeem them from their sin and reconcile them back to God.

Is there a particular time one can say the rosary?

God loves times and season. He Said Everything under the face of the son has time and Season. In the Gospel of Matthew, The Bible said ,” At the hour of three, Peter and John were going to the beautiful temple…..” meaning that there is actually a prayer time. However, No particular is set to pray the rosary.

That being said, God will be glad if you stick to a particular time of worship for him. So, we encourage you to have your own prayer time either for the rosary or other types of prayer. 12 midnight, 3.00’clock night or Noon are very good time to pray.

Can non-Catholic say the rosary?

Anyone can say the rosary so as long you have the interest and you know the wordings. For Non-Catholics, Meet Catholics to teach you the prayer. Better still get a manual on how to say the rosary from any Catholic Booksop or Store.

God Bless You as you pray this beautiful piece from God himself via Angel Gabriel and His Church. Amen

Is the Rosary an Idol Worship?

Is the Rosary an Idol Worship?

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The Rosary

A day before yesterday, i wrote an article about the three most powerful prayer for the Catholic Faithful and many comments were encouraging and some others were a bit of the extreme regarding idol. One of the them personally criticize the praying of the Rosary; questioning the originality and authenticity of it. In fact she called the Rosary an Idol Worship.

The viewers wrote me personally and said, i quote,

The Rosary is nothing nor is it important. It’s a set of beads that are deceiving people and taking them away from God It’s idol worship. Wake up people, before the rapture.

Am using this medium to clarify the arguments that which was started by one of my viewers. We shall be using this medium to answer relating Rosary, Its Originality and Authenticity.

Rosary; An Idol Worship

Rosary does not in any way represents any form of idol worship. The Prayer in itself can never be an idol. If that is the case, then anything in our home that takes our time and seems to help us to meditate or thing of the past is an Idol. Here it includes and not limited to pictures frames of loved ones, articles from friends, gift from loved ones and lots of them.

While rosary help us to meditate on the birth of Jesus, Baptism, Ministerial work, Passion, Crucifixion and death and culminated to His resurrection other objects can and will never help do that.

Origin of the Rosary- The Bible

The rosary prayer was a prayer coined from the words of Angel Gabriel, who visited Mary in Bethlehem and Greeted with the words,

Hail Mary, Full of Grace, the Lord is with thee……. You Have found Favour with God….. Luke 1: 26 – 38 (Read)

The other parts of the prayer was introduced by the Church to requesting the Mother of God to Pray for US. Starting with the Sign of the Cross down to the Mystery that would be said depending on the day of the prayer, is about Jesus And All that He came to Do and not even about Mary.

Our Lord’s Prayer taught by Jesus Himself is there and coupled with deeep reverence for the Person of God from beginning to end.

Authenticity of the Rosary

God said in a Place ,” Do not worship anything that is represented in Heaven or earth and below the earth” and In another place, He Said again, ” Make for my people a Golden Snake that whoever shall look at it, even when bitten by the Poisonous snake, will live”. God is not author of contradiction.

Rosary is a prayer that even the devil fears. Try it with any difficult situation. Test God and see if God will not manifest through it.

Ask yourself, Can God manifest in anything idolatry? No. He hates it with Passion. Because of the evil days, People have turn the things of God to be Evil and the things of the World (Devilisg) as Good or coming from God.

Watch it that Ye may not be deceived. Glory to Jesus, Honour to Mary