October – the month of the Holy Rosary – is coming to a close, but praying the rosary is recommended at any time of the year. For Catholics heavily involved in advocacy work it is especially helpful to pray the rosary, as a way to restore a sense of the eternal amid the vagaries of modern politics. Need to brush up on some of the finer points of praying the rosary? Visit How to Pray the Rosary at this site sponsored by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB).
In a 2002 Apostolic Letter on the Most Holy Rosary Blessed John Paul II extolled this prayer as a way to contemplate the Christian mysteries: “The Rosary belongs among the finest and most praiseworthy traditions of Christian contemplation. Developed in the West, it is a typically meditative prayer, corresponding in some ways to the ‘prayer of the heart’ or ‘Jesus prayer’ which took root in the soil of the Christian East.”
Posted: October 24, 2013