Today we celebrate the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary is a most beautiful and powerful prayer. As we pray through the words of Scripture and focus on the life of Our Savior, we are filled with peace and the love of Christ. We grow closer and closer to Jesus through His Mother, who is indeed our mother as well. Our devotion to His Blessed Mother does not take away from the glory of God. But through her loving and faithful example, she has shown us how to love her Son, Jesus.
Our Lady of the Rosary, lead us to your Son, our Savior. We pray that through the devotion of the Rosary we might draw closer to the Lord and draw others to Him. Pray for us that we might reflect His light to all those around us. We pray that we may learn to love Him with all our hearts and trust in Him completely, as you did. In the name of your Son, Jesus Christ. Amen.
“God, Who made the sun, also made the moon. The moon does not take away from the brilliance of the sun. The moon would be only a burnt-out cinder floating in the immensity of space were it not for the sun. All its light is reflected from the sun. The Blessed Mother reflects her Divine Son; without Him, she is nothing. With Him, she is the Mother of Men. On dark nights we are grateful for the moon; when we see it shining, we know there must be a sun. So in this dark night of the world when men turn their backs on Him Who is the Light of the World, we look to Mary to guide their feet while we await the sunrise.” – Venerable Archbishop Fulton Sheen