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Our Lady of Fatima and The Rosary

May 13, 2017 by  
Filed under Devotions, Liz Estler, Mary, Prayer, Rosary, Spiritual Warfare, Videos

Our Lady of Fatima and The Rosary

Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary

Editor’s Note: The Rosary is Our Blessed Mother’s powerful armament against evil. That’s why the devil hates it so much. When Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to the three children in Portugal, exactly 100 years ago today, she told them to pray the rosary. In all her subsequent visits to them, the one thing she said to them every single time they saw her was “Pray the rosary.” Some are doing that, others are not. Perhaps you, or someone you know, struggles with this beautiful Marian devotion. The explanations and helps given in this short video held true in 2013, when we first published it, and they still hold true today. If the rosary is not currently part of your daily prayer routine, we hope this video will help inspire you to take up this formidable weapon of prayer and meditation (… and for beautiful rosaries that draw our hearts and minds to God, please see our post here: Art that Draws us to God).

Oh yes, one more thing: at the end of the video, Dan references rcspiritualdirection.com, our old address years ago. That has, of course, been replaced by SpiritualDirection.com, our current address.

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Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about how some people struggle with the rosary and how to overcome this.

Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss the rosary and how it comes from a devotion to the Blessed Mother. Father John talks about the three aspects of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in our lives. God chose Mary to bring Jesus into this world. And so, she has a role because God wants it that way. Father John explains that her presence reminds us what growth in holiness is about. They examine Mary’s example, her presence in our lives and her intercession. From these things, Father explains how the rosary makes sense. And, he offers an excellent image of what the rosary is.

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Art for this post on Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary: Our Lady of Fatima, Charles Bosseron Chambers, undated, Restored Traditions, used with permission. Video used with permission. Feature Image art: Photography used with permission of Arasely Rios of Seraphym Designs.

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Editor, SpiritualDirection.com. Liz holds a Master of Arts in Ministry Degree (St. John's Seminary, Brighton, Massachusetts), Liturgy Certificate (Boston Archdiocese), and a BS degree in Biology and Spanish (Nebraska Wesleyan University - Lincoln). She has served as hospital chaplain associate, sacristan, translator and in other parish ministries. She was a regular columnist for a military newspaper in Europe and has been published in a professional journal. She once waded in the Trevi Fountain!

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  • samidoss paulraj

    Therefore, genuinely praying the rosary in any circumstance should always bring us closer to Christ and will never give more importance to Mary than to HIM. If that were to happen, then it would mean that we have still to learn how to pray it as the Church, and indeed the Blessed Mother herself, desire it to be prayed.
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    Eternal Word Television Network

    • LizEst

      Samidoss — please kindly review our FAQ (frequently asked questions) here: particularly question number 4 and all its subquestions: http://www.spiritualdirection.com/frequently-asked-questions Then, summarize your previous comments according to our guidelines and you are welcome to resubmit them. Thank you and God bless you.

  • samidoss paulraj

    Let us understand very,very clearly
    Mary understands, profoundly, where her salvation is coming from—not from her virtue but from God’overflowing goodness. If in the future all nations come to call her blessed, Mary knows, in all humility, that it is because of what the Mighty One has done for her, and not what she has done. – Minutes meditations,Franciscan Media.
    — from Friar Jack’s Favorite Prayers
    Let us pray joyfully with our blessed Mother ,magnifying the greatness of the LORD !
    With regards,
    Samidoss Paulraj

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