Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Month of October is Dedicated to the Rosary

The Month of October is dedicated to the Rosary.  The practice of the rosary dates back to 1106 when Mary reportedly appeared to St. Dominic and gave him the rosary as a weapon against the heretics of the time.  Saints and Popes have extolled the devotion to the Holy Rosary.

"Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world."
-Saint Pope Pius IX

"The Rosary is my favourite prayer. A marvellous prayer! Marvellous in its simplicity and in its depth. . .the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life."
Pope John Paul II.

"Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood."
Saint Louis de Montfort

“Just as two friends, frequently in each other’s company, tend to develop similar habits, so too, by holding familiar converse with Jesus and the Blessed Virgin, by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary and by living the same life in Holy Communion, we can become, to the extent of our lowliness, similar to them and can learn from these supreme models a life of humility, poverty, hiddenness, patience and perfection.”
-Blessed Bartolo Longo

“To recite the Rosary is nothing other than to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.” Rosarium Virginius Mariae, Pope John Paul II Oct 16 2002


Important Feasts and Events in October

October 1st: St. Theresa of Lisieux
October 2nd: Guardian Angels
October 4th: St. Francis of Assisi
October 5th  St. Faustina 
October 7th: Our Lady of the Holy Rosary
October 11th: The beginning of the Year of Faith
October 13th: St. Edward the Confessor
October 22nd: Bl. John Paul II

Intentions of the Holy Father for the Month of October

General Intention: New Evangelization. That the New Evangelization may progress in the oldest Christian countries.Missionary Intention: World Mission Day. That the celebration of World Mission Day may result in a renewed commitment to evangelization. 

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