The Promises of the Rosary

The Promises of the Rosary provide us with motivation and understanding to guide us in our devotional life. In modern society, where businesses, celebrities and politicians fight for control of our attention, it is important for us to keep it focused on God. One of the principal ways for us to do this is through the recitation of the Holy Rosary. The Rosary provides us with a time to turn away from the world and all distractions and meditate on the “mysteries” of the life of Our Lord and the Blessed Virgin Mary. The motivation to this devotion is found … Continue

“At the Hour of Our Death”

In Baltimore Catechism II, students preparing for Confirmation (ages 8+) are treated to many excellent lessons. One such lesson is that which teaches them about the history and meaning of the “Hail Mary”. One sobering lesson explains to them why we ask the Blessed Virgin Mary to pray for us “at the hour of our death”. First, we learn of God’s mercy in forgiving our sins: “No matter how bad we have been during our lives, if God gives us the grace to die in His friendship, we shall be His friends forever.” Next, we learn of the danger of … Continue