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Pope sees revival of interest in Rosary
Rome, May. 5, 2008 (CWNews.com) - The Rosary is "not some pious practice relegated to the past," Pope Benedict XVI (bio - news) remarked on May 3. In fact, he observed, "the Rosary is experience what is almost a new springtime."
The Holy Father led the recitation of the Rosary in the basilica of St. Mary Major on Saturday evening, at the start of the month traditionally dedicated to Marian prayers and pilgrimages. The Pope said that in his mind, "May evenings call up pleasant memories of evening appointments to pay homage to the Virgin Mary."
Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary, the Pope continued, helps the faithful to "place Christ at the center." The mysteries themselves recall the central events of Christ's salvific mission. And when the prayers are said devoutly, they "contain the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the heart of each Hail Mary."
The Rosary is scriptural and as our protestant brothers and sisters pick up on it, they are becoming devoted to it. To see how, go to the Confraternity of the Holy Rosary website's, "How to pray the Rosary" and click on the various mysteries to see just how scriptural it is.
Catholics don't worship Mary, as is often alleged. They merely look up to her and try to exemplify her extraordinary virtue. After all, God does not force us to do anything and allows us to use our free will, which is what Mary did when she said, "yes" to the Angel Gabriel. Jesus became Man after that, "fiat" (3rd decade of the Joyful Mysteries).
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