Saturday, February 6, 2010

The Rosary "A Christ Centered Prayer"

St. Luke:
...and blessed is the fruit of your womb. (LK 1:42)

Pope John Paul II:
Here the first thing to note is the way the beads converge upon the Crucifix, which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer. The life and prayer of believers is centred upon Christ. Everything begins from him, everything leads towards him, everything, through him, in the Holy Spirit, attains to the Father.
(Rosarium Virginis Mariae)

Pope Leo XIII:
Our need of divine help is as great today as when the great Dominic introduced the use of the Rosary of Mary as a balm for the wounds of his contemporaries.
That great saint indeed, divinely enlightened, perceived that no remedy would be more adapted to the evils of his time than that men should return to Christ, who "is the way, the truth, and the life," by frequent meditation on the salvation obtained for Us by Him, and should seek the intercession with God of that Virgin, to whom it is given to destroy all heresies.
(Supremi Apostolatus Officio)

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