Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Now More than Ever

One glance at the headlines proves it's about time we got busy and started wearing out the rosaries. What was once considered intolerable -- abortion on demand; open and notorious concubinage; children born out of wedlock in epic numbers; the sexualization of little kids; instant divorce; filth over the airwaves; militant campaigns for gay "marriage" -- is now not only tolerable, but raised to the dignity of God-given rights. We have let our country slide into the sewer, and as a reward, the enemies of everything this nation has ever stood for are now in charge. Things are only going to get worse from here.

Unless we straighten up and start flying right. We are never going to change the world by marching and carrying signs; the change has to come from within. And a sure means of effecting that change is the Rosary -- which is why, in 1917, the Blessed Mother asked the world to pray the Rosary every day.

Here, from the website of the Rosary Confraternity, are the Blessed Mother's Fifteen Promises to Christians who faithfully pray the Rosary:

1. To all those who shall pray my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and great graces.

2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some special grace.

3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.

4. The rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant divine mercies. It will draw the hearts of men 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. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.

6. Whoever recites my Rosary devoutly reflecting on the mysteries, shall never be overwhelmed by misfortune. He will not experience the anger of God nor will he perish by an unprovided death. The sinner will be converted; the just will persevere in grace and merit eternal life.

7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

8. Those who are faithful to recite my Rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces and will share in the merits of the blessed.

9. I will deliver promptly from purgatory souls devoted to my Rosary.

10. True children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.

11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.

12. To those who propagate my Rosary I promise aid in all their necessities.

13. I have obtained from my Son that all the members of the Rosary Confraternity shall have as their intercessors, in life and in death, the entire celestial court.

14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.

15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.

When the Blessed Mother asked for daily Rosaries in 1917, she didn't get them. As predicted, we got World War II. Based on the current state of world affairs, she still isn't getting them. When are we going to learn?

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