Today we celebrate the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. St. Louis De Montfort said; “Mary is the safest, easiest, shortest, and most perfect way of approaching Jesus.”
In the early church the saying of 150 Our Father’s replaced repeating the 150 Psalms. In other areas 150 Hail Mary Prayers were recited. These eventually merged and were divided into three groups of 50 Hail Mary prayers with the addition of meditations on the life of Christ and Mary. Pope John Paul II added a fourth group of 50 called the Mysteries of Light.
In 1573 this feast was added to the church calendar to celebrate a victory over the Turkish Navy and the liberating of thousands of Christians. It was the first defeat of the Turkish fleet and was attributed to praying the rosary.
It’s interesting to me that this feast came about as a result of a wartime victory. Yet we are always at war with the devil. We need to heed the words of St. Louis De Montfort and approach Jesus thru Mary and the rosary. With the Eucharist, it is the most powerful tool we have in protecting us from the devil’s snare.
DeColores, Deacon Doug
Join us in prayer!
We encourage you to join us as we recite the Holy Rosary every night at 8PM! On Wednesdays, we pray the rosary via Zoom with the rector and rectora.
Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
Magnificat publication, a spiritual guide that includes daily Mass:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.