“All the supreme teachers, the popes, have been unanimous in proclaiming that the devotion to the Most Blessed Sacrament and the Holy Rosary are the hope and salvation of the world in our evil and dangerous era.They have endeavored, by word and example, to bring the faithful more closely to Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament and to Our Lady’s Rosary.” From The Eucharist and the Rosary: The Power to Change the World by Louis Kaczmarek +++I received this reflection on the Rosary in an e-mail today, and I thought I’d pass it on:Many complain that the Mass and Rosary are repetitious. However, the repetition of the Mass and Rosary alike can work a slow but deep transformation of one’s heart. One could also point out that repetition is not necessarily a sign of a lack of imagination. It may be sheer exuberant pleasure that makes us repeat an activity. G. K. Chesterton argued that repetition is a characteristic of the vitality of children. They like the same stories, the same words, time and time again, not because they are bored and unimaginative but because they delight in life. Chesterton wrote: “Because children have abounding vitality, because they are in spirit fierce and free, therefore they want things repeated and unchanged. They always say, “Do it again”; and the grown-up person does it again until he is nearly dead, for grown-up people are not strong enough to exult in monotony. But perhaps God is strong enough to exult in monotony. It is possible that God says every morning, “Do it again” to the sun; and every evening “Do it again” to the moon. It may not be automatic necessity that makes all daisies alike; it may be that God makes each daisy separately, but has never got tired of making them. It may be that He has the eternal appetite of infancy; for we have sinned and grown old and our Father is younger than we. The repetition in Nature may not be a mere recurrence; it may be a theatrical encore. Heaven may encore the bird who laid an egg.”Pray the Rosary. Pray the Mass. Exult in the monotony. Transform your heart.+++ For more on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary and ideas of how to celebrate, visit Catholic Culture.
I enjoyed Barbara’s comments and quotes on today’s feast day, too.
And Jamie made a simple but very sweet craft and snack to share with her kids. I think it’s just delightful and ties into today’s feast day beautifully!
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, please pray for us!