Ave Maria Meditations
As we continue through October, the month dedicated to the Rosary, here is what one holy pope spoke about in his final moments…
Sister Lucia in her book “Calls from Fatima”, wrote of Blessed Pius IX’s testimony on his deathbed: “On his death bed, he said to those around him: ‘The Rosary is a compendium of the Gospel, and gives to those who pray it those rivers of peace of which the Scriptures speak; it is the most beautiful devotion, the most abundant in grace, and the most pleasing to the Heart of Mary. My sons, let this be the testimony by which you remember me on earth.’ ” (February, 1878)
Recall also that Blessed Pius IX proclaimed the dogma of the Immaculate Conception of Mary by means of the Bull “Ineffabilis Deus” in 1854.