OUR MOTHER´S NUMBER = THE ROSARY

WERE YOU THE APPLE OF YOUR MOTHER´S EYE?, WHAT ABOUT YOUR FATHER´S EYE?. IN ANY CASE, AS WELL AS IN ANY FAMILY WE ALSO SEE THIS EMPATHY IN OUR CELESTIAL FAMILY. JESUS CHRIST IS THE APPLE OF GOD´S EYE, THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY IS THE APPLE OF JESUS CHRIST´S EYE AND THAT IS WHY OUR MOTHER´S INTERCESSION IS SO POWERFUL, WHEN SHE ADDRESSES GOD IN JESUS CHRIST´S NAME. THE WAY TO REACH OUR HOLY MOTHER IS THROUGH THE ROSARY.

THE ROSARY IS ONE OF THE MOST CHERISHED PRAYERS OF OUR CATHOLIC CHURCH. INTRODUCED BY THE CREED, THE OUR FATHER, THREE HAIL MARYS AND THE DOXOLOGY (“GLORY BE”), AND CONCLUDED WITH THE SALVE REGINA, THE ROSARY INVOLVES THE RECITATION OF FIVE DECADES CONSISTING OF THE OUR FATHER, TEN HAIL MARYS AND THE DOXOLOGY. DURING THIS RECITATION, THE INDIVIDUAL MEDIATES ON THE SAVING MYSTERIES OF OUR LORD´S LIFE AND THE FAITHFUL WITNESS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER. JOURNEYING THROUGH THE JOYFUL, SORROWFUL AND GLORIOUS MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY, THE INDIVIDUAL STRINGS TO MIND OUR LORD´S INCARNATION, HIS PASSION AND DEATH AND HIS RESURRECTION FROM THE DEAD. IN SO DOING, THE ROSARY ASSISTS US IN UNITING OUR LIFE MORE CLOSELY TO OUR LORD AND IN IMPLORING HIS GRACED ASSISTANCE TO LIVE THE FAITH. WE ALSO ASK FOR THE PRAYERS OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER, WHO LEADS ALL BELIEVERS TO HER SON” (HISTORY OF THE ROSARY-EWTN.COM)

MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO (1864-1936) WAS BORN IN THE BASQUE COUNTRY. HE WAS AN IMPORTANT WRITER AND INTELLECTUAL WHO “PROPOSED THAT WE SHOULD ALL PRAY THE ROSARY, SINCE IT IS THE ONLY WAY TO GET TO UNDERSTAND SOMEHOW OUR LORD´S LIFE´S MYSTERY. ACCORDING TO MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO FAITH SHOULD NOT BE RATIONALIZED. THE ROSARY HELPS US REACH GOD´S LOVE AND PEACE. IN SPITE OF HAVING ADMITTED THAT HE WAS AGNOSTIC ON SO MANY OCCASIONS AND HAVING REACHED ATHEISM, WHENEVER HE FOUND HIMSELF IN A TIGHT SPOT HE WOULD EXCLAIM: “MERCIFUL MOTHER, PROTECT ME!”, UNTIL THE DAY HE FINALLY REALIZED HE HAD BECOME A SLAVE INSTEAD OF HAVING REACHED JESUS CHRIST´S FREEDOM. IT WAS THEN WHEN MIGUEL DE UNAMUNO STARTED TO PRAY AGAIN, MEDITATING ON THE MYSTERIES”.

“ OUR MOTHER ALWAYS COMES AND KEEPS OUR COMPANY. WHATEVER DIFFICULT SITUATION WE FIND OURSELVES IN. THE SITUATION MIGHT CONTINUE LONGER THAN EXPECTED, BUT WE WILL FIND OURSELVES FOCUSING ON THESE CIRCUMSTANCES IN A DIFFERENT WAY IF WE REALLY FEEL HER PRESENCE. FEELING HER COMPANY IMPLIES FEELING HER PEACE, LOVE, TENDERNESS AND PROTECTION. FEELING HER PRESENCE THIS WAY WE WILL BE READY TO ASK HER TO INTERCEDE WITH JESUS CHRIST FOR US WITH HER IMMENSE POWER, TELLING HER THIS: “MOTHER, SETTLE EVERYTHING”. OUR HOLY MOTHER HAS SUCH GREAT POWERS OF PERSUASION THAT SHE IS OFTEN ABLE TO PERSUADE JESUS CHRIST TO DO WHAT SHE ASKS HIM FOR. JESUS CHRIST LOVES HIS MOTHER SO MUCH THAT HE GRANTS HER EVERYTHING. WE HAVE GOT TO REMEMBER THAT IT WAS THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY WHO TALKED JESUS CHRIST INTO TRANSFORMING WATER INTO WINE IN THE CANAAN WEDDINGS, EVEN THOUGH JESUS CHRIST KNEW IT WAS NOT THE RIGHT TIME FOR HIM YET TO WORK MIRACLES. THE ROSARY FEELS LIKE GRASPING A PIECE OF HEAVEN WITHIN OUR HANDS INSTEAD OF A ROSARY BEAD. THIS MIRACULOUS PRAYER LETS US SUCCEED IN BEING AT PEACE WITH OURSELVES”.

“TRADITION DOES HOLD THAT ST. DOMINIC (D. 1221) DEVISED THE ROSARY AS WE KNOW IT. MOVED BY A VISION OF OUR BLESSED MOTHER, HE PREACHED THE USE OF THE ROSARY IN HIS MISSIONARY WORK AMONG THE ALBIGENSIANS, WHO HAD DENIED THE MYSTERY OF CHRIST” (HISTORY OF THE ROSARYEWTN.COM). “ACCORDING TO THE ROSARY HISTORY LEGEND AN ILLITERATE LAY BROTHER FROM THE DOMINICAN ORDER WOULD KNEEL DOWN ON HIS OWN EVERY NIGHT  BEFORE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY STATUE, SAYING ALOUD 150 HAIL MARYS. AFTER THAT ST. DOMINIC WOULD GO OFF TO BED AND THEN GOT UP REALLY EARLY TO GO BEFORE THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY STATUE TO PRAY AGAIN, BEFORE THE COMMUNITY GOT UP. THE COMMUNITY WAS ALWAYS SURPRISED AT THE LOVELY ROSE SMELL THIS LAY BROTHER GAVE OFF AT THE PRAYING SPOT HE WAS AFTER HE LEFT. THE COMMUNITY WANTED TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE LOVELY ROSE SMELL, SO ONE DAY THEY DECIDED TO SPY ON HIM AND SAW THAT A ROSE WOULD APPEAR ON THE FLOOR WHILE ST. DOMINIC WAS SAYING A HAIL MARY. RIGHT AFTER ST. DOMINIC´S PRAYING WAS OVER ALL ROSES WOULD VANISH LEAVING A ROSE SCENT TRACE”.

“OUR MOTHER MAKES GOD A WINNER”. WE SURELY CAN HELP GOD BE THE WINNER IN THIS WORDLY BATTLE BETWEEN GOOD AND EVIL ONES, “IF WE PRAY THE ROSARY STARING AT THE TABERNACLE AND TELL OUR MOTHER WHAT WE ARE WORRIED ABOUT. WE DO NOT KNOW WHAT A SIMPLE PRAYER SAID STRAIGHT FROM THE HEART CAN DO. WHAT WE CAN CLAIM IS THAT PRAYING THE ROSARY IS MORE EFFECTIVE THAN A KALASHNIKOV RIFLE”.

LET US PRAY OUR MOTHER ON BEHALF OF OTHERS. WE CAN ALL INTERCEDE ON BEHALF OF OTHERS, TALKING TO OUR MOTHER, ASKING HER FOR WHATEVER OTHERS NEED IN HOPE OF FINALLY PERSUADING GOD TO CHANGE HIS MIND, BEARING IN MIND WE ARE ALL THEIR BELOVED CHILDREN. GOD´S MIND HAS SOMETIMES BEEN CHANGED BY SOME OF HIS MOST FAITHFUL CHILDREN. MOSES IS THE BEST EXAMPLE REGARDING HIS PRAYERS TO GOD ON BEHALF OF THE NEEDY. DO YOU ALL HAVE OUR MOTHER´S NUMBER ALREADY?

THE QUOTES I HAVE SHARED WITH ALL OF YOU ARE FROM CIELO E INFIERNO: VERDADES DE DIOS BY MARÍA VALLEJO-NÁGERA.