“If it had not been the most pleasant prayer we could offer God, Our Lady would not have recommended it so insistently”
The Sister Lucia was one of three children to whom Our Lady appeared in Fatima , 101 years ago. In her writings on the ” calls of the message of Fatima, ” she recalls the request of Our Lady made on May 13 of that unforgettable year of 1917:
“Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and the end of the war”.
The Portuguese religious detailed five reasons for praying the Holy Rosary every day:
1 – It is accessible to all
“If God, through Our Lady, had asked us to go every day to participate and to commune at Holy Mass, there would certainly be many to say with just reason that it was not possible for them.” Already “praying the Rosary is accessible to all, poor and rich, wise and ignorant, great and small.” God is a Father who “adapts to the needs and possibilities of his children”.
2 – It is a family encounter with God
The third “leads us to a family encounter with God, as the son who goes to his father to thank him for the benefits he has received, to deal with his private affairs with him, to receive his guidance, his help, his support and his blessing”.
3 – It is a prayer pleasing to God and recommended by Our Lady
After the Holy Mass, the third “is the most pleasing prayer that we can offer to God and to the greatest benefit to our souls. If it were not so, Our Lady would not have recommended it so insistently. ” The rosary or rosary is excellent in preparation for receiving Jesus in the Eucharist.
4 – It is a reinforcement for the virtues
The fourth benefit mentioned by Sister Lucy for the daily prayer of the rosary is the fact that he “is a powerful means to help us to maintain Faith, Hope and Charity.”
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5 – It prevents believers from falling into materialism
“Those who abandon the prayer of the rosary and do not take part daily in the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass have nothing to sustain them, and lose themselves in the materialism of earthly life,” writes the nun who personally saw and heard Our Lady of Fatima.