Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Queen of the Most Holy Rosary


In the Dominican Order the first Sunday of October is "Rosary Sunday" when we honor Our Lady of the Rosary. Pope Pius V designated this day in 1571 after the great victory of Lapanto. Later, the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was transferred to October 7th and while we celebrate the feast on this day we still celebrate Rosary Sunday as do many of our monasteries with a special "Rosary Pilgrimage." Also traditional on this day is the blessing of the roses, a custom that goes back to the 1500's.

Read another miracle of the Rosary during the bombing of Hiroshima.

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Month of the Holy Rosary


This year being the Jubilee year of Our Lady, let us be more vigilant in praying the Holy Rosary.

Let us try to say at least one Rosary, if not one decade. Learn more on how to pray the Rosary at the
Rosary Confraternity.

Read the message of
Our Lady of Fatima about the Rosary.

The Holy Father's Intentions For October 2008


General:That the Synod of Bishops may help bishops and theologians as well as catechists and pastoral workers engaged in the service of the Word of God transmit with courage the truth of the faith in communion with the entire Church.

Mission:That in this month dedicated to the missions, through the promotional activities of the Pontifical Missionary Works and other organisms, the Christian may feel the need to participate in the Church’s universal mission with prayer, sacrifice and concrete help.
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