" "We beseech Mary the immaculate to prepare our hearts to receive Her Divine Son worthily…" - St. Maximilian Kolbe

Friday, October 11, 2013

Rosary Reflection-Contemplating the Face of Christ


"The Rosary of the Virgin Mary…is a prayer loved by countless saints and encouraged by the Magisterium.  Simple yet profound, it still remains…a prayer of great significance, destined to bring forth a harvest of holiness…The Rosary, though clearly Marian in character, is at heart a Christocentric prayer.  In the sobriety of its elements, it has all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety, of which it can be said to be a compendium… With the Rosary, the Christian people sit at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love.  Through the Rosary, the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer…To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ."
 
(Blessed John Paul II - Apostolic Letter - Rosarium Virginis Mariae)

 

2 comments:

  1. What must it have been for the Mother to look up at the suffering Face of the Son from the foot of His Cross?

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    1. Joann:

      Yes, our Mother wants us to join her at the foot of her Son's cross. We need to see what she saw. We need to witness the price our Lord paid for our sins. It is a difficult place to visit, but we must..

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