Daily Rosary

Daily Rosary

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Discover the life-changing experience of daily meditating upon the Holy Rosary. Live video prayer at 7:30 pm ET from New York and podcasts on major platforms. In English with parts in Latin. Make the Virgin Mary smile! More at therosarynetwork.org.


September 26, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | Video Tour of Garabandal
Sep 26 • 33 min
Friends of the Rosary, [Comment: Our Lady of Mount Carmel] We pray today’s Holy Rosary by following the footsteps of the four visionaries of San Sebastián de Garabandal – Conchita, Mari Cruz, Mari Loli, and Jacinta – in northern Spain. The apparitions of…
September 25, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 25 • 26 min
[Comment: Garabandal] Friends of the Rosary, Our Lady of Mount Carmel and Saint Michael the Archangel appeared from 1961 to 1965 to four young schoolgirls in a rural village of San Sebastian de Garabandal in northern Spain. The visitations numbered in the…
September 24, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Sep 25 • 28 min
[Comment: Holding Mary’s Hand] Friends of the Rosary, Padre Pio lived with the Rosary in his hands. He was always seen fingering his Rosary beads in his monastery in San Giovanni Rotondo, in Italy, where he lived and is now buried. We’ve collected seven…
September 23, 2020, Memorial of St. Pio of Pietrelcina, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 23 • 29 min
[Comment: Patient Suffering] Friends of the Rosary, Today, we commemorate the Memorial of the Italian Franciscan priest St. Pio of Petrelcina, better known as “Padre Pio”, a saint of the last century. Known for his patient suffering, fervent prayer, and…
September 22, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 22 • 30 min
[Comment: Second Wave] Friends of the Rosary, The United States marked today a somber milestone: 200,000 Americans have died from the coronavirus. Moreover, doctors worry about an “apocalyptic fall” as the COVID virus spreads. Eight months later, the main…
September 21, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 21 • 28 min
[Comment: Fatima The Movie] Friends of the Rosary, The movie “Fatima” is on display on major online platforms, including YouTube. Let me share the link to free access. The movie, based on historical events, features the story of Lucía and the other two…
September 20, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 20 • 28 min
[Comment: Trust in the Sacred Heart of Jesus] Friends of the Rosary, I’m reaching you today from the Cerro de Los Angeles, Hill of the Angels, the geographic center of Spain, in the south of Madrid. The site hosts a fourteenth-century monastery named Our…
September 19, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 19 • 29 min
[Comment: Rosaries in Heaven] Friends of the Rosary, Father Dominic of Prussia was a Carthusian monk and ascetical writer, born in Poland in the fourteenth century. Deeply devoted to the Holy Rosary, he received numerous spiritual favors. According to St…
September 18, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 18 • 29 min
[Comment: Patience, Never Sadness] Friends of the Rosary, We cannot live as Christians without participating in the Sacrifice of the Cross. We absolutely need the Sorrowful Mysteries to meditate upon the passion and death of Jesus Christ. Immaculate Mary…
September 17, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Sep 17 • 28 min
[Comment: Meaning of Existence] Friends of the Rosary, What‘s the meaning of our existence? St Paul provided a great explanation (ROM 14:7-9): “None of us lives for oneself, and no one dies for oneself. For if we live, we live for the Lord, and if we die,…
September 16, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 16 • 29 min
[Comment: Why God Sacrificed His Son?] Friends of the Rosary, Why did God send his only Son to our dysfunctional world? God knew in advance that we wouldn’t recognize His Son, treating Him like a criminal. Despite so, Jesus Christ came from Heaven and…
September 15, 2020, Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 15 • 29 min
[Comment: Seven Sorrows] Friends of the Rosary, Today we commemorate the Memorial of Our Lady of Sorrows, and we are invited to reflect on Mary’s deep suffering in relation to Her Son. The Virgin Mary experienced seven great sorrows, from the flight into…
September 14, 2020, Feast of the Exaltation of the Holy Cross, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 14 • 30 min
[Comment: Sign of Triumph] Friends of the Rosary, Today we celebrate the Exaltation, the Triumph of the Holy Cross — the instrument of our redemption. With this feast day, we commemorate the recovery of the True Cross, which was placed on Mt. Calvary by…
September 13, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 13 • 29 min
[Comment: Serving Him] Friends of the Rosary, The Lord is merciful and forgives our sins. We just need to confess our sins, amend our lives, and do penance. After all, we are God’s children, created at His image. The Holy Trinity just wants to bring all…
September 12, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 12 • 31 min
[Comment: Perseverance in Prayer] Friends of the Rosary, Through the Holy Rosary, we persevere in asking Jesus and Mary for all our needs, both spiritual and corporal. As long as we don’t stop asking and we don’t lose courage, our petition will be…
September 11, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 11 • 29 min
[Comment: Heinous Attack] Friends of the Rosary, Nineteen years ago, on September 11, 2001, America suffered the worst terrorist attack in history, with almost 3,500 innocents dead. It was an attack not just on the United States, but on all of humanity.…
September 10, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Sep 10 • 30 min
[Comment: Where Is Jesus?] Friends of the Rosary, We often say, think, and even complain that we don’t find Jesus in our daily life. Where is Jesus Christ? Jesus is in the cross, in the suffering. That’s where we find Jesus. That is where He awaits us.…
September 9, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 9 • 29 min
[Comment: Reparation] Friends of the Rosary, The Holy Angels in Heaven, with their angelic intelligence, salute the Virgin Mary with the Hail Mary. Through the Hail Mary, reparation was made for the fallen Angel’s sin, God was made man, and the world was…
September 8, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 8 • 30 min
[Comment: Mother of God and Humanity] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the feast of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Nine months after the Immaculate Conception, on December 8th, we celebrate the birth of Mary as the child of Saints Joachim and…
September 7, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 7 • 29 min
[Comment: Heavens Rejoice] Friends of the Rosary, Blessed Alan de la Roche, the fifteen-century theologian who continued the expansion of the Rosary started by St Dominic, had a vision about the power, value, and holiness of the Rosary. According to this…
September 6, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 6 • 29 min
[Comment: Temptation] Friends of the Rosary, We continuously fall into temptation, despite our high hopes. The spirit is willing but the flesh is weak. As St Paul explained in his first letter to Corinthians that with temptation, God also provides the way…
September 5, 2020, Feast of Mother Teresa, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Sep 5 • 30 min
[Comment: Filled with the Light of Christ] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the feast of St Teresa of Calcutta, Mother Teresa, a universal symbol of Jesus’ mercy and preferential love for the poor and the forgotten. Born in Macedonia, Europe, in 1910, and…
September 4, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 4 • 31 min
[Comment: Closer to Jesus and Mary] Friends of the Rosary, Today we contemplate the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ through five sorrowful mysteries. Pope Francis said this week: “Each time we fix our gaze on the image of Christ crucified, we…
September 3, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Sep 3 • 30 min
[Comment: Closer to Jesus and Mary] Friends of the Rosary, The Holy Rosary allows us to be closer to Jesus and Mary. By reflecting on the 20 mysteries of the Rosary we model our lives around 20 essential virtues. As a result of it, our existence here on…
September 2, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Sep 2 • 30 min
[Comment: Struggle] Friends of the Rosary, We pray today the Glorious Mysteries. The glory of Jesus passed through His Death and Passion. Our Savior didn’t scape the cross and avoid the Father’s will. He embraced His cross, for our salvation, showing us…
September 1, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Sep 1 • 26 min
[Comment: Thinking Like Jesus and Mary] Friends of the Rosary, St Paul encouraged us (ROM 12:1-2) to renew our mind in order to discern what’s the will of God and what’s perfect. We must learn to think like Jesus and Mary. Otherwise, we fail, falling into…
August 31, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 31 • 26 min
[Comment: New Eve] Friends of the Rosary, Today, the New Testament’s reading shows Jesus announcing that His second coming will take place, although He doesn’t say when. It can be tomorrow, it can be a thousand years from now. Jesus said: “For the Son of…
August 30, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 30 • 25 min
[Comment: Second Coming] Friends of the Rosary, Today, the New Testament’s reading shows Jesus announcing that His second coming will take place, although He doesn’t say when. It can be tomorrow, it can be a thousand years from now. Jesus said: “For the…
August 29, 2020, Memorial of the Passion of St John the Baptist, Holy Rosary Live (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 29 • 26 min
[Comment: Moral Courage] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Memorial of the Passion of St John the Baptist. Besides our Lord and our Lady, St. John the Baptist is the only one whose birth and death are celebrated. St John the Baptist prepared the way for…
August 28, 2020, Memorial of St Augustine: Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 28 • 28 min
[Comment: Restless Heart] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Memorial Day of St Augustine of Hippo, Doctor of the Church, and one of the most influential theologians in the history of Christianity, especially regarding the Trinity, grace, and the Church.…
August 27, 2020, Memorial of St Monica, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Aug 27 • 27 min
[Comment: A Mother’s Tears] Friends of the Rosary, Today’s is the Memorial Day of St Monica, the virtuous mother of St Augustine of Hippo. Born in the fourth century in the north of Africa, she is honored for her Christian virtues—particularly the…
August 26, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 26 • 26 min
[Comment: Grace of Faith] Friends of the Rosary, With the virtue of faith—the fruit of the first Glorious Mystery—we are able to escape from the mythical cave of Plato and emerge from shadows and darkness. How many people do claim that they would like to…
August 25, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 25 • 25 min
[Comment: Thorns in the Flesh] Friends of the Rosary, Each of us suffers from different things, in different ways. We endure hardships, temptations, diseases, carrying our own crosses. Paul the Apostle, in his second letter to the Corinthians, complained…
August 24, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 24 • 26 min
[Comment: Love of Neighbor] Friends of the Rosary, The Visitation, the second Joyful Mystery, teaches about the love of neighbor. Jesus said that the two greatest commandments are love the Lord with all your heart, mind, and soul, and love your neighbor…
August 23, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 23 • 35 min
[Comment: Saving Souls] Friends of the Rosary, The Son of the Living God came down to earth to save souls. St Denis, the 3rd-century martyr and Bishop of Paris, said that there is nothing nobler and pleasing to God than to cooperate in the work of saving…
August 22, 2020, Queenship of Mary Memorial, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 22 • 30 min
[Comment: Consecration to Mary] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Queenship of the Blessed Virgin Mary Memorial, a feast instituted by Pope Pius XII in 1954. Therefore, we celebrate Mary as the Queen of Heaven and Earth—the fifth Glorious Mystery of the…
August 21, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 21 • 26 min
[Comment: Thy Will Be Done] Friends of the Rosary, We read this week (Mat 20:1-16) about the parable of the landowner who hires people at various times of the day and then pays everyone the same. From our human perspective, this is unfair. But we are…
August 20, 2020, Holy Rosary Live (Luminous Mysteries)
Aug 20 • 26 min
[Comment: Invited by the Father] Friends of the Rosary, The Creator of the Universe invites us to a wedding—a joyful feast for his son (Matt 22:1-4). However, we, the guests, mostly refuse to come, arguing many reasons: we don’t have time, we are not in…
August 19, 2020, 4th Apparition in Fatima Celebration Day, Holy Rosary Live (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 19 • 30 min
[Comment: Offer the Suffering] Friends of the Rosary, On August 19, 1917, at four o’clock in the afternoon, it took place the fourth supernatural apparition of the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. Our Lady reminded Lucia to pray the Holy Rosary every day,…
August 18, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 18 • 27 min
[Comment: Parishes with the Rosary] Friends of the Rosary, The Holy Rosary is a Heaven-given prayer that has divine power-the power to touch our hearts and to fill them with virtues. St Louis de Montfort explained that Catholic parishes that keep on…
August 17, 2020, Holy Rosary Live (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 17 • 25 min
[Comment: 150 Days] Friends of the Rosary, Today is our 150th Rosary, prayed every day without fail. Back in March, we started live streaming from the New York area a daily Rosary as a response to the pandemic. We asked for the protection of Our Lady of…
August 16, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 16 • 25 min
[Comment: Persisting in Faith] Friends of the Rosary, In today’s Sunday reading, a Canaanite woman persisted in her petition to Jesus to heal her tormented daughter. Initially, Jesus refused to answer but after seeing the woman’s faith the daughter was…
August 15, 2020, Solemnity of The Assumption, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 15 • 31 min
[Comment: Joy Increased] Friends of the Rosary, Today, August 15th is the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, a major–and joyful–feast day. The Solemnity celebrates today both the departure of Mary from her earthly life and the assumption…
August 14, 2020, Feast of St Maximilian Kolbe, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 14 • 26 min
[Comment: Patron of Suffering] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Memorial Day of St Maximilian Kolbe, a Polish priest and martyr of charity who founded the Militia of the Immaculate Mary. Maximilian Kolbe was a ground-breaking theologian and…
August 13, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Aug 13 • 24 min
[Comment: Constant Forgiveness] Friends of the Rosary, Peter asked Jesus, “Lord, if my brother sins against me, how often must I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus replied: “I say to you, not seven times but seventy-seven times.” (Matthew 18:21 -…
August 12, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 12 • 26 min
[Comment: The Assumption] Friends of the Rosary, The month of August is dedicated to The Immaculate Heart of Mary. And this Saturday 15th is the solemnity of the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The Assumption was an ancient belief, dating back to the…
August 11, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 11 • 25 min
[Comment: Finest Devotion] Friends of the Rosary, According to St Louis Mary De Montfort, one day Our Lady revealed to Blessed Alain de la Roche, a fifteenth-century French theologian, the following: After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, which is the most…
August 10, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 10 • 26 min
[Comment: Narrow Space] Friends of the Rosary, The fruit of the first Glorious mystery is faith. With the first Hail Mary, we ask for the increase of faith. To follow the truth and enjoy eternal happiness by serving Jesus, we need abundant faith. Wait, we…
August 9, 2020, Feast of St Edith Stein, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 10 • 29 min
[Comment: Loving the Cross] Friends of the Rosary, This month, we celebrate two martyrs of Auschwitz death camp, St Maximilian Kolbe, on August 14, and St Teresa Benedicta, Edith Stein, today. They both suffered the worst horrors of the twentieth century.…
August 8, 2020, Feast of St Dominic, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 8 • 33 min
[Comment: Weapon to Reform the World] Friends of the Rosary, We celebrate today the feast day of St. Dominic Guzman, the Spanish medieval priest who received the Holy Rosary from the Virgin Mary for the whole Catholic Church. He also founded the Order of…
August 7, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 7 • 31 min
[Comment: Taking Our Cross] Friends of the Rosary, The fruits and the virtues to cultivate of the fifth mystery of Jesus dying in the cross—that we pray today—are self-denial, perseverance, and salvation. Moreover, as we learn in today’s reading (MT…
August 6, 2020, Transfiguration Feast: Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Aug 6 • 26 min
[Comment: God’s Face] Friends of the Rosary, We commemorate today the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (MT 17:1-9), the biblical passage we reflect on the fourth Luminous mystery. Before his Passion and Death, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and…
August 5, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 5 • 25 min
[Comment: Saints and the Rosary] Friends of the Rosary, There are many saints who bounded themselves to pray the Rosary every single day. St Francis of Sales and St Charles Borromeo strongly recommended this devotion to anyone. The greatest Popes, from St…
August 4, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Aug 4 • 25 min
[Comment: Contemplating the Passion] Friends of the Rosary, Contemplating and meditating on the Passion and Death is an absolute need for every Christian. The Virgin Mary insisted on it in Her latest apparitions, including the one of Garabandal in the…
August 3, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 3 • 23 min
[Comment: Heaven Rejoices] Friends of the Rosary, The mysteries we pray today are rightly called joyful because of the joy they gave to the whole universe. St Louis Mary de Montfort explained that Our Lady and the angels were overwhelmed with joy when the…
August 2, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Aug 2 • 24 min
[Comment: Love of God] Friends of the Rosary, Neither distress, ideologies, people, persecution nor even death can separate us from the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. We are bound to the Creator as his children, as St. Paul reminds us in his letter…
August 1, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Aug 1 • 27 min
[Comment: Lady of Light] Friends of the Rosary, The name Mary means “lady of light”. The Virgin Mary was chosen as the Lord’s instrument to incarnate the Eternal Word. Through the Annunciation–the greatest event on history–the world was redeemed and peace…
31, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 31 • 27 min
[Comment: St. Ignatius of Loyola] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Memorial Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus–the Jesuits–and one of the greatest Spanish saints, along with St. Dominic, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis…
30, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Jul 30 • 26 min
[Comment: Good and Evil] Friends of the Rosary, In our society, good and evil are often confused or intermingled. What’s wrong is even presented as justice and collective rights. Inverting the values is a sin against the Holy Spirit. People might end up…
29, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 29 • 33 min
[Comment: Martha Served] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the memorial day of Saint Martha. Martha, her sister Mary of Bethany, and their brother Lazarus were close friends of Jesus. Martha made a strong statement of faith in Jesus right after her…
28, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 28 • 26 min
[Comment: Pandemic] Friends of the Rosary, A coronavirus resurgence is hitting much of the world. The increase of the daily new cases is a worrisome reminder that crushing the virus was not a one-time event. This COVID-19 pandemic and the economic…
27, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 27 • 31 min
[Comment: Kingdom at Hand] Friends of the Rosary, This month, we read Jesus’ parables of the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. Our Savior is not talking about a distant eternity. He teaches us that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Jesus meant that we…
26, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 26 • 25 min
[Comment: Holy Lives] Friends of the Rosary, Today, we commemorate Saints Anne and Joachim, parents of the Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus Christ. Through the visions of the German, mystic nun Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, we learned about the…
25, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 25 • 26 min
[Comment: The James’ Way] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the festivity of Saint James, the brother of John the Evangelist, and the first Apostle to be martyred. James was one of the three Apostles who were particularly close to Jesus. He was with his…
24, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 24 • 31 min
[Comment: Resisting Through Prayer] Friends of the Rosary, In the Gethsemane garden (Luke 22:39-46), Jesus, praying earnestly, sweating drops of blood, found His disciples asleep, exhausted from sorrow. Jesus asked them: “Get up and pray so that you will…
23, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Jul 23 • 27 min
[Comment: Looking But Not Seeing] Friends of the Rosary, Our radical ego, along with our particular interpretation of suffering, determines our views. We are absorbed by our convictions, anxieties, and material interests. Additionally, society’s rules…
22, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 22 • 25 min
[Comment: First Witness of the Resurrection] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the liturgical feast of St. Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus, on par with the Apostles. She was one of the three women present at Christ’s crucifixion. Jesus Himself had…
21, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 21 • 26 min
[Comment: The Holy Spirit Interceding] Friends of the Rosary, In the Rosary meditation, we ask for our petitions and intentions to be fulfilled, rightfully so, within the Divine Will. We often convert our prayer in a list of petitions; however, we don’t…
20, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 20 • 26 min
[Comment: False Creeds and Prophets] Friends of the Rosary, As it happened in the time of the early Church, today we also see many false creeds and prophets. How do we detect them? Saint John gave us a clue in his first letter. “Whoever rejects that Jesus…
19, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 19 • 26 min
[Comment: Sacrilegious Attacks] Friends of the Rosary, This Friday, a Church in New Haven, Connecticut, was attacked with satanic symbols painted on the door. Also, this month, statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus in Tennessee, New York, Boston, Miami,…
18, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 18 • 25 min
[Comment: Being Marian] Friends of the Rosary, Protestant Christians and even many Catholics question our devotion to the Virgin Mary. We passionately believe in Mary as the Spiritual Mother of all humankind, as Jesus instructed in the Cross to Saint…
17, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 17 • 27 min
[Comment: Mercy] Friends of the Rosary, We read this week in the New Testament about Pharisees’ views hiding into the Law when they just were playing politics and pursuing personal gain. This might sound familiar today. Jesus went beyond this hypocrisy…
16, 2020, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Jul 16 • 30 min
[Comment: Star of the Sea] Friends of the Rosary, Today, July 16th is the liturgical feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In the 13th century in Palestine, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Englishman called Saint Simon Stock–a prior of the Carmelite Order–and…
15, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 15 • 26 min
[Comment: Counting Gold Coins] Friends of the Rosary, By each Hail Mary, we bless both Jesus and Mary. The value of each Hail Mary is beyond human comprehension. There is an interesting story of one saint, the German Benedictine nun Saint Gertrude, who…
14, 2020: Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 14 • 27 min
[Comment: Spiritual Warfare] Friends of the Rosary, As it was in the time of the Roman Empire, today darkness mostly runs the world. People opposed to the Lord continue poisoning the minds and hearts of many, trying to turn them from the kingdom of truth,…
13, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 13 • 28 min
[Comment: Third Fatima Apparition] Friends of the Rosary, Over a century ago, on July 13th, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared for the third time to the three shepherds of Fatima, in Portugal. Our Lady asked us to sacrifice for sinners, and when doing so, to…
12, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 12 • 26 min
[Comment: Meaning of Hail Mary] Friends of the Rosary, When we say properly the Hail Mary, we love, bless, and glorify the Holy Trinity. By each Hail Mary, we give Our Lady the same honor that God gave Her when the Archangel Gabriel greeted Her. The…
11, 2020: Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 11 • 27 min
[Comment: Immortal Soul] Friends of the Rosary, We spend our lives defending ourselves against assaults on our “body”, that is, diseases, misfortunes, temptations. That’s fine. However, what really matters is our precious, eternal, and immortal soul.…
10, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 10 • 28 min
[Comment: Persecution] Friends of the Rosary, In today’s reading of the New Testament, Jesus predicts the persecution of his followers. It’s happening now in many parts of the world. Saint John described in his first letter that “the world lies in the…
9, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Jul 9 • 27 min
[Comment: What the Lord Wants] Friends of the Rosary, In the third Luminous mystery, Jesus Christ proclaims that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand and calls to conversion. The Lord, reigning with all majesty, is concerned about us. The Virgin Mary told it…
8, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 8 • 27 min
[Comment: Becoming a Missionary] Friends of the Rosary, When you discover something beautiful you are eager to share it. Similarly, once you fully comprehend certain aspects of the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary you can become a sort of…
7, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 8 • 26 min
[Comment: Offer the Suffering] Friends of the Rosary, Suffering is part of the human experience. No one is exempt. Everyone brings his own cross. Even Jesus Christ, the Man-God who came to free us from the slavery of sin, experienced a dramatic Passion…
6, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 6 • 27 min
[Comment: Why We Pray the Rosary] Friends of the Rosary, Why do we pray the Rosary on a daily basis? We all get challenged by this question. The people around us often do not help with the answer. Many will tell us that we are just praying it in a…
5, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
Jul 5 • 33 min
[Comment: Doubts] Friends of the Rosary, We all doubt because we are weak and imperfect. We need we make an effort and leave behind our lack of faith. The apostle St. James the Great wrote in the New Testament that “the one who doubts is like a wave of…
4, 2020, Independence Day: Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
Jul 4 • 28 min
[Comment: America the Beautiful] Friends of the Rosary, In September of 1987, during his visit to Detroit, Saint John Paul II encouraged America to remain and increasingly become one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. John…
3, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
Jul 3 • 28 min
[Comment: Knowing Without Seeing] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles, required a supernatural sign to believe in the Resurrection of Jesus. The Lord Himself appeared and encouraged…
2, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
Jul 3 • 28 min
[Comment: Sinful Lives] Friends of the Rosary, In one of the week’s readings, Jesus drove demons out of two possessed persons. These tormented souls recognized Jesus as the Son of God. They perfectly knew what Jesus meant, and they rejected Him. Likewise,…