MANILA – October is the Month of the Holy Rosary as declared by the Catholic Church and renewed its call to the faithful to pray the Rosary daily to achieve authentic and lasting peace in the world.
Rev. Kit Ramirez of St. Jude Parish in Malacañang, Manila, quoted Saint Padre Pio of Petrielcina, who said that “the rosary is the weapon of our time” to fight the forces of evil, adding that “it is the form of prayer of the faithful. to allow God to work on us.
He also said that the Blessed Mother during the apparition in Fatima, Portugal, to three little shepherds – Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco – to tell people to pray the Rosary.
In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) on Monday, Fr. Kit also called on the “faithful to allow the power of God to enter our lives so that love may prevail in our hearts”.
“We must move on and ask God to save us in these troubled times,” he added.
“Since we have free will, man is free to choose between good and evil, so it is very important for us to pray, especially the Rosary to ask for God’s help to find the way to righteousness. Said Fr Kit.
He expressed the hope “that Filipino Catholics in their individual homes will pray the Holy Rosary every day for the world to achieve peace, and we will be delivered from dangers.”
The Rosary relates to all of Jesus Christ’s life on earth – his birth, his teaching, his passion, his death, his resurrection and his glory.
Bro. Kit said that the Holy Rosary is made up of four Mysteries – Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. (ANP)