On today’s Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, we are reminded of the gift of Mary’s motherhood and the role she plays in the Church, in guiding and guarding hearts on their way to Jesus.
She is especially active today in the process of ‘healing’ people, damaged by bad choices (their own and others), and turning hearts of stone into hearts of flesh. But we need to do our part, by turning away from sin, praying, frequenting the sacraments, being good at what we do and sharing what we’ve been given.
We can be sure that the Rosary reaches the Blessed Mother’s heart and moves her to obtain abundant graces for us. Pope Paul VI wrote: “Do not fail to put repeated emphasis on the recitation of the Rosary. It is a prayer so pleasing to Our Lady and so often recommended. It affords the faithful an excellent means of complying effectively and pleasingly with our Divine Master’s command, ‘Ask, and it shall be given to you; seek and you shall find; knock and it will be opened to you.’ “