Month of the Rosary
Did you know October is the month of the Holy Rosary? The feast day, which we celebrated on October 7th, is in memory of a most glorious victory at the battle of Lepanto. That battle was the most pronounced and convincing victory that proved without a doubt the great power of the Holy Rosary.
“Pray the Rosary every day in honor of Our Lady of the Rosary to obtain peace in the world…for she alone can save it. ” (Our Lady, July 13, 1917)
The message of Our Lady of Fatima, whose feast day we celebrate this Friday, October 13, urges us to pray the Rosary every day for peace. When we hear the story of the children saints of Fatima to whom she appeared: Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, we cannot overlook the prominence of the Rosary.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of our death. Amen.
This simple prayer, a kind of “I love you, Mom”, repeated 10 times in a decade, is at the heart of the Rosary. It is a beautiful prayer which praises her as the blessed Mother of God, and then asks for her intercession at the end of lives. It has often been reported that most people call out for their mothers in their last hours; if we faithfully pray this prayer throughout our lives, how can Mother Mary deny our request when that unknown hour comes for us?
Hail Mary Morse Code Prayer Rope
Ancient Christian tradition has a deep appreciation for the power of a symbol. An entire story can be packed into a single simple mark or object. Wear this prayer rope as your symbol of grace, knowing that the Hail Mary Prayer has been encoded using blue crystals as the dots in Morse Code and silver beads as the dashes. May you be wrapped in ancient tradition as you live each day full of grace.