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Prayers, Novena & Litany to St Anne
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Thoughts for the Week
 
 

 

Twenty-first Sunday after Pentecost

Thoughts for the Week - Fr R Taouk 
18th October 2015

Our Lady:  Queen of the Holy Rosary by Dom Prosper Gueranger O.S.B.

The Crown, which the Church offers to the Queen of Heaven and Earth, is made up of the Triple Crown of those Sanctifying Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious. These were the cause of her joy, the cause of her sorrow and of her glory. Such is Mary's Rosary; a new and fruitful vine, which began to blossom at Gabriel's salutation, and whose fragrant garlands form a link between Earth and Heaven.

In its present form, St. Dominic made the Rosary known to the world at the time of the struggles with the Albigensians, that social war of such ill-omen for the Church. The Rosary was then of more help than armed forces against the power of Satan; it is now the Church's last resource.

It would seem that, the ancient forms of social prayer being no longer loved by the people, the Holy Ghost has willed by this easy and ready summary of the liturgy to maintain, in the isolated devotion of these unhappy times, the essential of that life of prayer, faith, and Christian virtue, which the public celebration of the Divine Office formerly kept up among the nations. This simple weapon given by the Mother of God and conceived by the eternal Wisdom of God is far-reaching in its effects. It leads wandering man to the Queen of Mercy, it destroys ignorance of the fundamentals of the Faith, ignorance which is the food of heresy, and it teaches him to find once more "the paths consecrated by the Blood of the Man-God, and by the tears of His Mother".  (Pope Leo XIII, 8 Sep. 1892 - Encyclical On the Rosary.)

Pope Leo XIII and every Pontiff of modern times has pointed out, over and over again, that the Holy Rosary is the means of salvation more than once experienced by our Fathers. In fact, Pope Leo consecrated the entire month of October to the Holy Rosary, this devotion that is so dear to Heaven. Pope Leo honoured Our Lady in her Litanies with a new title, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary; and raised this day to the honour of a second class feast with a proper Office. This feast is also a memorial of glorious victories, which do honour to Our Lady of the Rosary. Heaven itself corroborated these honours given to Our Lady. Only a short time after this, Our Lady of Fatima appeared in 1917, and in October of that year, the very month dedicated to the Holy Rosary, she announced to the world: "I am the Lady of the Rosary".

On this Feast of the Holy Rosary, the joys experienced on the other feasts of the Mother of God, are all gathered up and resumed in this one, for us, for the Angels, and for Our Lady herself. Like the Angels then, let us offer, together with Mary, the homage of our just delight to the Son of God, her Son, her King and ours. The mysteries of Jesus and Mary are our instruction and our hope. The Church prays that they may also be our rule of life and our pledge of eternal salvation. That is the power of the Holy Rosary.