Wednesday, March 14, 2012

The meaning of the Rosary in the Roman Catholic church . by Frances Ruocco

In 1214 The Blessed Mother gave the rosary to St. Dominic, as a means of converting the Albigensians and other sinners. St. Dominick withdrew into a forest near Toulouise where he prayed continuously for three days and three nights. He wept and did harsh penances in order to appease the anger of God. After much abuse to his body, he fell into a coma, when our Lady appeared to him accompanied by three Angeles and said. Dear Dominic do you know which weapon the Blessed Trinity wants to use to reform the world? "Oh, My Lady" he replied "you know better than I do, because next to your Son Jesus Christ you have always been the chief instrument of our salvation". Our Lady replied, "I want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon has always been the Angelic Psalter,which is the foundation-stone of the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter. to read the complete story go to //
St. Dominic preached the holy rosary the rest of his life.
In 1460 Blessed Alan began preaching the holy Rosary after a special warning from our Lord. He was offering Mass, when our Lord appeared and asked him "How can you crucify me again so soon? Blessed Alan asked the Lord what he meant, and the Lord answered: "You are crucifying me again now because you have all the learning and understanding that you need to preach my Mother's Rosary, and you are not doing it. If you only did that, you could teach many souls the right path and lead them away from sin.... The Blessed Mother told Blessed Alan, "you were such a great sinner and I would have liked to have gone through all kinds of suffering to save you, because converted sinners are a glory to me. ... by the Rosary, you may draw all people to the real science of the virtues."
From the time St. Dominic established the devotion to the holy Rosary up to the time when Blessed Alan de la Roche re-established in 1460 it has always been called the Psalter of Jesus and Mary, because it has the same number of Hail Marys as there are psalms in the Book of Psalms of David. Since everyone cannot remember all the Psalms of David, the Rosary is held to be just as fruitful for them as David's Psalter is for others.
Since Blessed Alan de la Roche re-established this devotion. the voice of the people,. which is the voice of God gave it the name of the Rosary which means "crown of roses". This is to say that every time people say

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