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Mary Vitamin – The Holy Rosary, The Pope, and October

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Topic: The Holy Rosary, The Pope, and October

“What actually is the Rosary? A compedium of the Gospel. It brings us back again and again to the most important scenes of Christ’s life, almost as if to let us ‘breathe’ his mystery. The Rosary is the privileged path to contemplation. It is, so to speak, Mary’s way. Is there anyone who knows and loves Christ better?” – John Paul II, Pastoral Visit to the shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary in Pompeii, October 7, 2003

?It is a solemn custom of the faithful during the month of October to weave the prayers of the Rosary into mystical garlands for the Mother of Christ.? – Pope Paul VI, Christi Matri #1, September 15, 1966

?Yet another excellent fruit follows from the Rosary, exceedingly opportune to the character of our times. This we have referred to elsewhere. It is that, whilst the virtue of Divine Faith is daily exposed to so many dangers and attacks, the Christian may here derive nourishment and strength for his faith. ? Now Christ stands forth clearly in the Rosary. We behold in meditation His life, whether His hidden life in joy, or His public life in excessive toil and sufferings unto death, or His glorious life from His triumphant resurrection to His eternal enthronement at the right hand of the Father.? – Pope Leo XIII, Fidentem Piumque Animum #4, September 20, 1896

?We exhort them, citing Our own example, not to let even one day pass without saying the Rosary, no matter how burdened they may be with many cares and labors.? – Pope Pius XI, September 29, 1937, Ingravescentibus Malis (On the Rosary) #29

Today I happily renew my resolution to pray the Rosary every day of my life .

Marian Vow:
?We would like to repeat one admonition from [Pope Leo XIII?s encyclical Ingruentium Malorum] ?Turn in spirit with ever greater confidence to the Virgin Mother of God, the constant refuge of Christians in adversity, since she ?has been made a source of salvation for the human race.?? – Bl. Pope John XXIII, Grata Recordatio, (On Pope Leo) #10, September 26, 1959

I give this resolution to the Blessed Virgin Mary.

Thanks be to God for graces received.

Ave Maria!


Mary Vitamin is a daily Email support for Marian mental prayer. Each day (Monday through Friday) members will receive a brief Marian quote with a corresponding Marian meditation and resolution. The Mary Vitamin is designed to make mental prayer a little simpler and bring Our Lady into your day in a systematic way.


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