03/27/2022 -Laetare Sunday
Today is Laetare Sunday, and in Ireland also Mothers Day.
It is a good day to remind ourselves just how much Our Lady wants us to pray her rosary.
Journalist Mellisa Keating reminds us of Our Lady’s requests.
“The Rosary is a common theme in Marian apparitions. Here are some of the times she has made it clear that she wants us to pray it:
1973 (Akita, Japan): Our Lady warns Sr. Agnes that we ought to “Pray very much the prayers of the Rosary.”
1917 (Fatima): The Blessed Virgin revealed herself as “Our Lady of the Rosary” and requested frequent recitation of it.
1858 (Lourdes): Our Lady was holding a Rosary in her first apparition. The first thing she said to Bernadette was a request that Bernadette pray her Rosary. They later prayed it together.
1830 (Miraculous Medal): On Mary’s first apparition to St. Catherine Labouré, before she even brought up the Miraculous Medal, she bemoaned the fact the Rosary wasn’t prayed more often.
There are more, but you get the idea. The Blessed Virgin loves the Rosary. She wants us to talk to her by praying it. “