Our Lady of Fatima and The Rosary
Editor’s Note: The Rosary is Our Blessed Mother’s powerful armament against evil. That’s why the devil hates it so much. When Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to the three children in Portugal, exactly 100 years ago today, she told them to pray the rosary. In all her subsequent visits to them, the one thing she said to them every single time they saw her was “Pray the rosary.” Some are doing that, others are not. Perhaps you, or someone you know, struggles with this beautiful Marian devotion. The explanations and helps given in this short video held true in 2013, when we first published it, and they still hold true today. If the rosary is not currently part of your daily prayer routine, we hope this video will help inspire you to take up this formidable weapon of prayer and meditation (… and for beautiful rosaries that draw our hearts and minds to God, please see our post here: Art that Draws us to God).
Oh yes, one more thing: at the end of the video, Dan references rcspiritualdirection.com, our old address years ago. That has, of course, been replaced by SpiritualDirection.com, our current address.
Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how some people struggle with the rosary and how to overcome this.
Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss the rosary and how it comes from a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Father John talks about the three aspects of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in our lives. God chose Mary to bring Jesus into this world. And so, she has a role because God wants it that way. Father John explains that her presence reminds us what growth in holiness is about. They examine Mary’s example, her presence in our lives and her intercession. From these things, Father explains how the rosary makes sense. And, he offers an excellent image of what the rosary is.
Art for this post on Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary: Our Lady of Fatima, Charles Bosseron Chambers, undated, Restored Traditions, used with permission. Video used with permission. Feature Image art: Photography used with permission of Arasely Rios of Seraphym Designs.