Monday, July 30, 2012

Why Pray the Rosary?

The following is a brief extract from an article on the Rosary by Immaculee Ilibagiza

Padre Pio use to call the Rosary, "Our weapon against the devil!" Others called it, “The rope that bends heaven toward earth.” The Rosary truly is a gift from God to mankind. Our Lady has often told us that when we pray the Rosary from our heart nothing is impossible and no prayer will be left unanswered. I heard that St. Dominic, who has long been credited with introducing the Rosary to the world centuries ago, was once performing an exorcism when demons he was casting out told him, "Now that we are forced to speak the truth, we are compelled to tell you this: Nobody who perseveres in saying the Rosary will be damned, because She (The Virgin Mary) obtains for her servants the grace of true contrition for their sins and by means of this, they obtain God’s forgiveness and mercy."
Immaculee Ilibagiza is a survivor of the Rwandan genocide. Amongst her books are(1) Left To Tell (2) Our Lady of Kibeho (3) The Boy Who Met Jesus.

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