Submitted by Thomas Stidl on the day we celebrate Our Blessed Mother’s Coronation in Heaven as Queen of all Saints, Queen of all Angels, and Queen of all Humanity in the year 2022.
The Rosary is a true devotional prayer acknowledging Our Lord’s Blessed Mother as our own Mother. Reciting the five Joyful Mysteries we meditate on all that led up to the Birth of Jesus and his youth from the Annunciation to his Finding by Joseph and Mary in the Temple. Reciting the five Luminous Mysteries allows us to meditate on the public life of Jesus from his Baptism to the Institution of the Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist.
When we recite the five Sorrowful Mysteries, we meditate on his Passion and Death from his Agony in the Garden to his Crucifixion and Death on the Cross. The five Glorious Mysteries teach us to meditate on his Resurrection, His Ascension into Heaven, and the Descent of the Holy Spirit on the apostles. The last two Glorious Mysteries teach us to meditate on Mary and Divine Power of God which allowed the Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven along with her Coronation as Queen of the Universe. Future articles will detail more on these Mysteries and Meditations I use. Praying the Rosary is not just saying Our Father’s, Hail Mary’s and Glory Be’s!!!
What has come to my attention lately is that a Bishop in a certain diocese will not allow reciting the Rosary in his Cathedral. How could he do such a thing to MY MOTHER? Notice I said MY MOTHER. Saint John received Mary at the foot of the cross for all humanity. The Rosary is a traditional prayer recited by devout, traditional Catholics. It seems that forgetting about traditional prayers is in vogue today. However, one of the pillars of our Catholic Church is Tradition. It is what makes us uniquely Catholic.
Also, Mother Mary is the patroness of our nation. Looking at the condition of our nation, we can use all the help we can get. From our Southern Border to our economy, we must continue to pray to her for relief. She will then intercede for us with her son, God the Father, and the Holy Spirit to aid us.
To quote a modern hymn, all are welcome in this place. THat should include traditionalists.
So, I humbly ask all Bishops to allow the Rosary in all Catholic Churches from Cathedrals to Chapels. I especially ask the bishop who banned the rosary to have a change of heart about that decision. I ask all Catholics who pray the Rosary to place this humble petition as an extra intention while praying the rosary. We need our Mother and we need her now!!!!
Until next time, Laus Tibi, Christe. Deo Gratias. Praise be to God. See you in Paradise.