07/11/2022 – Peace of Soul
In the world today we can all see the desperate need for peace.
“Venerable Fulton Sheen tells us in his work Peace of Soul:
“If we would remake the world, we must begin by remaking the individual; then the institutions will be good enough, for they will resemble the good men who made them.”
This is what the Rosary does to us as it occupies our minds as we contemplate the saving mysteries of Christ beginning with Mary’s humility — humility that made her so completely empty of self as to be completely filled with God, literally, at the Annunciation! This is what peace is — the presence of God in the soul —the presence of God that Mary always brings as she did at the Annunciation.
That’s why Pope St. Pius X says:
“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the most rich in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recite the family Rosary.”
We now can begin to see why St. Francis de Sales said, “the greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.” (Peter Howard)