O Queen of the Holy Rosary Oh, bless us as we pray, And offer thee our roses In garlands day by day, While from our Father’s garden With loving hearts and bold
We gather to thine honour Buds white and red and gold.
Feast of the Holy Rosary: 2012
The Postulants and Novices decorated our chapel and statues of Our Lady beautifully for the Feast of the Holy Rosary.
A statue was especially prepared to be carried in procession to the parish Church while praying the Rosary and singing hymns in Our Lady’s honour.
The essence of a Christian life we learn is the imitation of Christ. The followers of Christ must thus always have the life and the virtues of Our Lord Jesus Christ before their eyes in order to pattern their lives after His. The chief concern of a Christian soul therefore should be the practice of a life of virtue – a life tending to the perfection of Christ.
In order to do this, to truly be His disciples, Our Lord tells each one of us that we must: “deny ourselves, and take up our cross, and follow Him” (Mt.16:24). But in order to do this, true apostles must also pick up their Rosaries and meditate on the very life of Him whom they wish to follow. In so doing, the followers of Christ will begin to fulfil Our Lord’s commandment to tend towards perfection, and they will be taking the surest and quickest route to Our Lord through Our Lady.
“…a powerful means of renewing our courage will undoubtedly be found in the Holy Rosary…” ~ Pope Leo XIII.
This beautiful devotion has been well compared to a wreath of spiritual roses, for, as the rose consists of the leaf, the thorn and the bloom, so the Rosary consists of the Joyful Mysteries, representing the leaves; the Sorrowful Mysteries, representing the thorns; and the Glorious Mysteries, representing, the blooms. As we pass over the lives of Jesus and Mary, we are made familiar with their joys, sorrows, and triumphs as we live with them in spirit, speak with them in prayer, and follow them through the various scenes and events thus vividly and practically brought before us.