October With Mary

October With Mary


According to Our Lady’s Blue Book, page 51, the underlisted are suggested practices to make the month of October more beneficial to yourself and pleasing to Our Lady:

1. Attend Holy Mass and receive Holy Coomunion daily, as often as possible.

2. Try to overcome some bad habits and acquire the opposite virtue.

3. Ask Our Lord to give you the grace to imitate the virtues of His Mother.

4. Promote devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary.

5. Recite the Holy Rosary daily.
Here are some tips to help you pray the rosary daily.

1– Pray the rosary early morning before you go to work. That way, you will not get fixed and fail to get time.

2– Most Churches will be having rosary prayers daily either after benediction and Holy Mass or before. Get in touch with your parish and find out the time of the October devotion. Rosary is more efficacious when prayed in a group.

3– Make mandatory recitation with your family.

Mother Mary encourages us to pray the rosary in our families for peace.

4– Make time for this important devotion. Cut down on activities that give no benefit to your soul.

5Be creative: You can recite a rosary while in a bus, in a traffic, on the way to or from work, you can download an audio rosary app and use headphones to pray when you are free at work or travelling, 

6– Learn the prayers and mysteries by heart, that way you can always recite it whenever you get  free time.

7– Prepare your daily to do list alloting time to each, to enable you know the exact time you can pray the rosary.

8– Pray the rosary slowly and with meditation, do not rush the prayer.

9– Encourage and remind all your friends using all means possible, eg social media about October devotion.

10– Learn to love the rosary, you will enjoy the benefits both in this life and the next.
Below are some of the reasons we should pray the Holy Rosary daily:

   “Among all the devotions approved by the Church none has been so favored by so many miracles as the devotion of the Most Holy Rosary” (Pope Pius IX). 

   “Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world” (Our Lady of Fátima). 

•    “There is no surer means of calling down God’s blessings upon the family . . . than the daily recitation of the Rosary” (Pope Pius XII). 

•    “We do not hesitate to affirm again publicly that we put great confidence in the Holy Rosary for the healing of evils of our times” (Pope Pius XII). 

•    “No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: either they will give up sin or they will give up the Rosary” (Bishop Hugh Doyle). 

•    “The Rosary is a magnificent and universal prayer for the needs of the Church, the nations and the entire world” (Pope John XXIII). 

•    “The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel” (Pope Paul VI quoting Pope Pius XII). 

•    “Meditation on the mysteries of the Rosary . . . can be an excellent preparation for the celebration of those same mysteries in the liturgical actions [i.e. the  Mass] and can also become a continuing echo thereof” (Pope Paul VI). 

•    “My impression is that the Rosary is of the greatest value not only according to the words of Our Lady at Fátima, but according to the effects of the Rosary one sees throughout history. My impression is that Our Lady wanted to give ordinary people, who might not know how to pray, this simple method of getting closer to God” (Sister Lucia, one of the seers of Fátima). 

•    “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening” (Pope John Paul II). 

•    Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary his “favorite prayer,” after the Mass and the Liturgy of the Hours. 

•    St. Louis de Montfort warns us against both the ignorant and scholars who regard the Rosary as something of little importance...”the Rosary is a priceless treasure inspired by God.” 

•      St. Padre Pio called the rosary “My Weapon”, and usually had a rosary in his hand at all times.

•      St. Bartolo Longo was a satanist who became a saint after rejecting the devil, by promoting the Holy Rosary. 

•      St. John Vianney, patron of priests, was seldom seen without a rosary in hand. 

•      St. Francis de Sales said the greatest method of praying is – Pray the Rosary. 

•      Europe was saved from being taken over by the Muslim Turks at the Battle of Lepanto, after the Pope told his outnumbered forces to pray the Holy Rosary  before the battle in the year 7 October 1571.
Rosary Promises (Pieta, page 37).

1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces. 

2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary. 

3. The Rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies. 

4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the hearts of people from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means. 

5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish. 

6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its Sacred Mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not perish by an unprovided death; if he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life. 

7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the Sacraments of the Church. 

8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the Saints in Paradise. 

9. I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary. 

10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in Heaven. 

11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary. 

12. All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities. 

13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death. 

14. All who recite the Rosary are my children, and brothers and sisters of my only Son, Jesus Christ. 

15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

May God through Our Lady grant us the grace to give our best in this year’s October devotion for God’s glory, honour to Our Lady and for our spiritual upliftment and that of others around us, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

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