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" "In the first place it should be known that if a person is seeking God, his beloved is seeking him much more." — St. John of the Cross

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rosary Reflection - Put The Demons To Flight

 Let us end this Month of the Most Holy Rosary with these thoughts:

“The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors.”

(Pope Pius XI –  Encyclical - Gravescentibus malis)


  1. Although many Catholics today avoid saying the Rosary, I think that is a big mistake. They call it boring, repetitious, etc. But to whom are we speaking? Not a robot, but the Mother of Jesus and our Mother. If we do nothing less than think of Mary, realizing that we are saying words of love to her that the Holy Spirit has given us in the Bible, that is enough. Mary loves us. When we are loved and we love in return, how can we be bored with repeatedly telling Mama how much we love her, how much we need her, and asking her to help us love her Son more? Is she ever tired of hearing that we love her? I don't think so.

    1. Thanks Barb. The Rosary is a "nuclear weapon" as Padre Pio is reported to have said and as Church history has deomstrated - the Battle of Lepanto being just one example of many proving the power of Mary's intercession.