Today, Wednesday 7 October 2021, the Church celebrates the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. In the silence of my heart Pope Francis’ words, which he spoke during his general audience of October 2, 2020, still echo in my heart of hearts: Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. Especially during this month of October, I invite everyone to rediscover the beauty of praying the Rosary, which has nourished the faith of Christian people throughout the centuries.
Our Christian faith is supported, promoted and fortified by the Rosary. As Pope St John Paul II excellently teaches us in his majestic apostolic letter on the Rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae: With the Rosary, the Christian people sits at the school of Mary and is led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ and to experience the depths of his love. Through the Rosary the faithful receive abundant grace, as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer (no.1).
Mary’s most powerful intercession makes of the Rosary a very powerful spiritual weapon. It is interesting that countless number of Popes highly recommended it to be prayed. St Pope John Paul II makes this point so clear in his apostolic letter on the Rosary! He said: