Saturday, November 24, 2007
The 'Queen of the Holy Rosary' title is our consoling reminder what the Mother of God is to us, how close she is to her devout clients. Praying Rosary is to meditate on the life of Our Lady - how she shared the joys and sufferings of Jesus, we ponder on her good works that made her worthy of the heavenly glory. The Rosary prayers are the Jacob's ladder leading us up to heaven via fifteen mystery steps. Our devotion to the Holy Rosary makes Our Lady particularly happy. The Angelic Salutation - 'Hail Mary' - which was the beginning of her heavenly happiness is so pleasing to her that according to St Bernardine of Siena, every time we greet her this way she in turn greets us from heaven. The Holy Rosary is also wonderful way to express our gratitude to the Mother of God and in itself it is a great and effective ejaculatory prayer. The Church, under the inspiration of the Holy Ghost, assures us that praying the Holy Rosary is particularly pleasing to Our Lady and is the quick and easy way to obtain God's mercy that brings salvation and help in every need to every faithful person in the world. Let us remember that Saints were very devout to the Queen of the Holy Rosary. Let us live our lives with blessed Rosary beads in our pockets – the blessing of the beads brings blessing and protection to the Rosary owner. For a busy person, even single Rosary decade prayed devoutly in honour of the Queen of Heaven is sufficient to please her and can bring us every spiritual help, in particular in the last hour. Our Blessed Mother tells us: Blessed is the man that heareth me, and that watcheth daily at my gates, and waiteth at the posts of my doors. He that shall find me, shall find life, and shall have salvation from the Lord: But he that shall sin against me, shall hurt his own soul. All that hate me love death (Prov. 8:34-36).