Why Spread Devotion to the Rosary this October?

Why Spread Devotion to the Rosary this October?

October is the most beautiful and joyous month of the Holy Rosary! The entire Catholic Church dedicates this month to promoting devotion to the Rosary. On October 7, we celebrate the Feast of the Holy Rosary. 

This month of October, we are all called to promote devotion to the Holy Rosary - in our own families, as well as to friends and relatives. 

The Rosary is a precious gift given to us by the Holy Trinity. Through the gift of this powerful prayer, we are able to obtain the greatest graces and favors from God, through the intercession of Our Lady. Our Lady gave Fifteen Promises to St. Dominic for those who recite the Rosary daily. 

In this article, we will cover two powerful promises made by Our Lady to those who devoutly recite the Holy Rosary.

Never To be Conquered by Misfortune

One of the promises of Our Lady to those who say the Rosary is this: “Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune.”

What a beautiful promise, indeed! Those of us who will recite the Rosary devoutly have the sure promise of our powerful Queen that we “shall never be conquered by misfortune.” 

During this pandemic, we live in a time of much misfortune. Every day, we hear of friends and relatives seemingly “conquered by misfortune” due to Covid19. We know of many friends and relatives who have gotten severely sick from Covid - some have even died from it. We know of acquaintances and relatives who may have lost their entire jobs and livelihoods due to their pandemic. Some people do not necessarily get sick physically, but nonetheless currently suffer from depression and severe mental health issues due to the prolonged lockdowns. The list of misfortunes we deal with on a day-to-day basis are seemingly endless. 

Our Lady has promised us a most beautiful gift: that we will “never be conquered by misfortune” if we pray the Rosary devoutly.  She did not promise that we will not encounter any misfortune in our lives - such a life only exists in the new paradise promised to us by the Lord in the next life. However, Our Lady did promise that we will not be conquered by misfortune. We will overcome and conquer whatever misfortunes, miseries and sufferings we encounter in our daily lives, through the help of Our Lady.

More importantly, Our Lady will grant those who recite the Rosary devoutly a deep sense of peace, joy, and calmness of soul. This deep sense of peace and calmness of soul will allow us to conquer any misfortune that life may bring us. Families who pray the Rosary together devoutly, every day, will receive this beautiful gift - that in spite of all the difficulties such families will encounter, they will face it with laughter, joy, peace, and a calmness of soul.

Special Protection and Graces

Another promise of Our Lady to those who recite the Rosary is this: “I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.”

What a truly beautiful promise from our Most Powerful Queen in Heaven! In this time of pandemic, we need protection for ourselves and our family from the Covid-19 virus. We live in unprecedented times, where the enemy we face is an invisible one that can strike us anytime, anywhere.  In reality, despite all the human interventions and protocols (such as face shields, face masks, vaccines), thousands of people are still getting sick every day. In fact, despite the massive vaccination rollout this year and the prolonged lockdowns, Covid-19 numbers in the Philippines are actually much higher this year compared to last year.

In the face of this invisible, seemingly unbeatable enemy, let us hold on to this beautiful promise of Our Lady to those who devoutly say the Rosary: “I promise my special protection..to all those who shall recite the Rosary.” 

Now, more than ever, we need Our Lady’s special protection! She will keep her promise! Unlike many of us, who have the tendency of making promises we don’t really intend to keep, Our Most Perfect Mother will never make a promise that she will not keep.  

Amazing miracles of protection attributed to the Rosary have been reported throughout history. Our Lady even miraculously saved eight German missionaries from a nuclear blast because they recited the Rosary daily in their home! This beautiful story, verified by scientists and news reports, can be read here. 

If Our Lady can protect eight German missionaries from a nuclear blast, surely she can protect us from the Covid-19 virus!

The Rosary is the Best Gift We Can Give to Friends and Family 

Every Filipino family deserves to have these beautiful promises of Our Lady to those who recite the Rosary! Every single one of our family members deserve the promises of special protection from misfortune by Our Lady. 

That is why this Month of the Holy Rosary, let us make it our personal Mission to not just recite the Rosary devoutly and regularly with our family. Let us make it our Mission to spread devotion to the Rosary far and wide, especially to friends and family. 

The Rosary is the very best gift we can give to friends and family! After all, when we give the Rosary as a gift, we give not just any ordinary physical object. We give them the promises behind the gift - 15 Powerful Promises of Our Lady to those who recite the Rosary devoutly and regularly.

Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us, our families, and the Filipino nation!