Mary is a beacon of peace in troubled times because, through her intercession, she directs us into a deeper relationship with her son, our Lord Jesus Christ. Praying the Rosary is a means of doing just that.
By entering into the Christian school of prayer directed by Mary and promoted by the gift of the Rosary, every Christian is enabled to better know Jesus Christ, the only Son of the sweet Virgin Mother of God.
Non-Catholic Christians entering the Church through the RCIA program often point out that they’ve heard about how Catholics practice idolatry: the worship of “graven images” and/or saints. Many of them complain that idolatry is the single biggest objection their Protestant friends have against Catholics.
When I said, “Mary, help me to be more like you,” I saw myself as too headstrong, stubborn, judgmental and impatient. How could I possibly become like Mary?
All history, past, present and future, culminates in Jesus Christ, the Son of God who became man and assumed human nature in order to restore humanity, that we might gain what was lost. This sublime and priceless gift of God became a reality through Mary’s total “yes” to the salvific will of the Father.