OCTOBER DEVOTION – DAY – 14 – THE HOLY ROSARY – AND THE SAINTS
In the history of the Church, the saints have lived and promoted the Holy Rosary as a special method of prayer. We cannot name a saint that has no relationship with the Blessed Virgin Mary and especially her Rosary. Today the Church through Pope Francis has officially recognized Pope Paul VI, Oscar Romero, Vincent Romano, Francesco Spinelli, Nunzio Sulprizio, Nazaria Ignacia March Mesa, and Maria Katharina Kasper as saints at the Mass. These new saints and the old saints have prayed, revered and promoted the Holy Rosary from centuries to centuries. Now is our turn to pray, revere and promote the Holy Rosary.
A lot of Catholics today have abandoned the Holy Rosary for many reasons. For instance, piety is seen today by many as superstition. But in truth, piety is reverence for God and it is at the heart of our Spiritual life. Piety ought to form the rudiments of the Christian and spiritual life. Secondly, we have been seduced by complexities. Complexity attracts respect from us. Once something is not complicated and tasking, it does not make any meaning to us. However, we should not forget that simplicity is a key attribute of God. The saying goes that “The genius of God is simplicity. If you wish to tap into the wonder and glory of God, apply simplicity to your life and prayer.” The Holy Rosary remains a simple prayer to take us to the highest levels of our spiritual growth and development. From the Saints, Saint Louis de Montfort asserts, “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.” Please pray the Rosary!