The Rosary

Sister Lucy Of Fatima And The Rosary

In 1970, some progressive theologians having led a campaign in Portugal against the Rosary, Sister Lucy wrote to friend, Mother Mari Jose Martins, the following lines:

As for what you are telling me concerning the recitation of the Rosary, It is great pity! Because the prayers of the Rosary (15 decades) and “The Beads” (5 decades) are, after the scared Liturgy of the Eucharist, what unites us the most to God through the richness of the prayers which compose it, all coming from Heaven, dictated by the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost. The Gloria which we recite with all the mysteries, was dictated by the Father to the Angeles when He sent them to the Angels When he sent them to sing near His Word Who had just been burn, and it is a hymn to the Most Holy Trinity. The “Our Father” was dictated to us by the Son, and it is a Prayer directed towards the Father. The “Hail Mary” in its entirely is impregnated with a Trinitarian and Eucharistic meaning: the first words were dictated by the Father to the Angel when He sent Him to announce the mystery of the Incarnation of the Word: “Hail Mary, full of grace, of the Lords is with Thee resides the Fountain of that same grace. It is through Thy union with the Most Holy Trinity that Thou art full of grace.

Moved by the Holy Ghost, St. Elizabeth said: “Blessed art Thou among women, and blessed in the fruit of Thy womb.” If Thou art blessed, it is because Jesus, the Fruit of Thy womb, is blessed. Moved by the Holy Ghost, the Church also has added: “Holy Mary, Mother of god , Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our Death.”