Hey all!! This is a post dedicated on the Rosary and Mary since the month of May is dedicated to her.
Now, someone recently asked me, "How do we know that the Rosary is most pleasing to Mary?" Well, the Rosary is the most renowned Catholic prayer, because it was given to us by Mary herself. Mary (and this has been approved by the Church) appeared to St. Dominic and gave him the Rosary. She has constantly told us in her apparitions through the ages, to pray the Rosary.
Just so you know and aren’t confused about Catholics praying the Rosary to Mary, we aren’t really praying to her. When we “pray” to her, we are simply asking her to take our intentions to her Son, Jesus. Just like we ask our friends and family members to pray for us, how much more good will it do us to ask His mother to pray for us? Just like at the Wedding Feast in Cana, Mary saw that help was needed, so she asked Jesus to do something about it. And even though he didn’t feel ready, what did she say? She turned to the servants and said, “Do whatever He tells you.” Out of obedience and love for Mary, Jesus preformed His first public miracle of turning the water to wine. (John 2:1-11) In the olden days, when you really needed something granted from the king, you know what people would do? They would go around to the king’s mother, the queen, and ask her to intercede for you. What son does not love his mother? And what Son would not honor the special request of the mother who bore Him?
Basically, the Rosary is praying the Gospels. We meditate on the Gospel events and mysteries. For instance, when we pray the Luminous Mysteries we meditate on Our Lord's public life: His baptism in the River Jordan, the Wedding Feast in Cana where he preformed His public miracle, the preaching of the Kingdom of God, the Transfiguration, and the Last Supper. And the prayers that we say on the beads of the Rosary (the Our Father, the Hail Mary, the Glory Be) are taken from passages in the Bible and on faith.
One last note about Mary for all you who love our Lord’s love letter to us, the Bible: "And the angel being come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women…” (Luke. 1:28) and "And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:43)
God bless you all!!!