“Never stop saying the Holy Rosary, I am always with you to help you.”
“Then he told them … about the need to pray continually and never lose heart.”
Like every good Mother, the Virgin of Revelation always gives her children advice to help them on their journey through life: pray the Rosary! Repeatedly, Mary proposes the same prayer to all who seek her help. However, she also gives us the consolation that she is always there to help us in our trials. The thought of Our Lady’s presence makes us feel less alone, our burdens lighter and increases our courage to face life’s difficulties knowing that her maternal company is always by our side.
At the start of our nine days in her company, let us entrust all that we hold in our hearts to her maternal care asking for her help and intercession.
Teaching of the Church
“Against the background of the words Ave Maria the principal events of the life of Jesus Christ pass before the eyes of the soul. They take shape in the complete series of the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries, and they put us in living communion with Jesus through – we might say – the heart of his Mother. At the same time our heart can embrace in the decades of the Rosary all the events that make up the lives of individuals, families, nations, the Church, and all mankind. Our personal concerns and those of our neighbour, especially those who are closest to us, who are dearest to us. Thus, the simple prayer of the Rosary marks the rhythm of human life” (Rosarium Virginis Mariae n 2)