05/13/2022 – 105 Anniversary of Our Lady of Fatima
Today is the 105th anniversary of Our Lady’s first apparition at Fatima.
Years later, Sr Lucia wrote:
“when lovers are together, they spend hours and hours repeating the same thing: ‘I love you!’ What is missing in the people who think the rosary is monotonous is Love; and everything that is not done for love is worthless.”
“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families… that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
“Since we all need to pray, God asks of us, as a kind of daily instalment, a prayer which is within our reach: the Rosary, which can be recited either in common or in private, either in church in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament or at home, either with the rest of the family or alone, either when travelling or while walking quietly in the fields. A mother of a family can say the Rosary while she rocks her baby’s cradle or does the housework. Our day has 24 hours in it. It is not asking a great deal to set aside a quarter of an hour for the spiritual life, for our intimate and familiar converse with God.”