A way to show gratitude, to contemplate Jesus' life, and a weapon against evil and temptation.
“To all I wish to recommend in a special way the recitation of the Rosary; this simple and evocative Marian prayer shows each one the way to follow Christ with trust and generosity. To all my blessing.”
This was an invitation that Pope Francis made on October 26, at the end of the Wednesday general audience.
The Holy Father has recommended the Rosary countless times.
Here are some of the reflections he’s offered on this timeless prayer:
2017: I want to give you some advice: Never abandon the rosary. Never abandon the rosary. Pray the rosary, as [Mary] asked.
2022: Let us show our gratitude by praying the Rosary every day.
2020: The Pope invites us to pray the rosary and carry it in our hands or pockets. The rosary, he explained, is the most beautiful prayer that we can offer to the Virgin Mary. “It is a contemplation of the stages of the life of Jesus the Saviour with his Mother Mary and it is a weapon that protects us from evil and temptation.”
The Pope also spoke about the rosary as a “contemplative prayer,” saying that, in meditating on the mysteries of salvation, “the loving face of God Himself, whom we are called to contemplate in eternity, is increasingly revealed to us.”