05/18/2022 – Pope St John Paul the Great
It is Pope St John Paul the Great’s birthday today. Let’s celebrate it with some of his rosary quotes.
“To pray the Rosary is to hand over our burdens to the merciful hearts of Christ and His mother.”
“Sometimes we cannot muster creative, spontaneous prayers to God. We feel emotionally and even spiritually depleted. The Rosary can be a familiar companion when we are at a loss for words. We find the cadence of each prayer to soothe and comfort us when we are alone, frustrated, lost, and confused. Even the act of grasping our Rosary beads eases the burdens we carry. Let us make the Rosary a frequent form of devotion to our Blessed Mother and Jesus.”
“The Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessings.””Years ago, I read a little spiritual gem called The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort and learned about the abundant graces and even miracles that have been attributed to the Rosary. Many saints who were devotees of the Rosary attested to this, as well. Even in our modern day, Our Lady and Jesus are knocking on the doors of human hearts through this beautiful prayer. I have a few friends who were adamantly anti-Catholic, yet converted to the Church after being introduced to the Rosary. We must never underestimate the showers of graces we receive when praying it.”