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October 7, 2009

Our Lady of the Rosary

St. Dominic receiving the rosary from Our Lady

In the most recent issue of Homiletic and Pastoral Review, Fr. Basil Cole, O.P. writes about "saying" vs. "praying" the Rosary. As someone who's said the rosary her entire life, but probably only really prayed it a few times, his words really resonated with me:
It is up to the individual Christian to use his imagination and mind to ferret out the various meanings of the mysteries and learn to rest in them. When that happens, then the events of one's daily life become integrated with one's relationship with the Triune God through Jesus Christ and the heart of Mary. As one slowly remembers what the God-man accomplished, a deeper sense of gratitude emerges, making it difficult for someone to turn away from God by gravely or seriously sinning. Sins of weakness, however, are always with us.

Happy feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!

Fr. Basil Cole, O.P., is a Dominican friar of the Province of St. Joseph, and professor at Pontifical Faculty of Theology of the Immaculate Conception in Washington D.C.

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