Blessed Virgin Mary asked us in an apparition in Fatima, Portugal in 1917 to always remember to pray
for the Pope and for Peace when praying the Most
The Intentions Of The Holy Father
We pray for the Holy Father,
our Pope, who perhaps bears the heaviest burden
of us all as he bears the responsibility of
shepherding the entire Church of Christ.
We pray that he be filled with all the gifts
of the Holy Spirit, so that inspired by the Wisdom
of God he may guide the Holy Church in the paths of
Justice, Peace, Truth, and Love.
We pray that his heart be blessed with
courage and fortitude as he strives to carry out the
Divine Will against those forces of evil that oppose
also pray for the protection of the Holy Spirit to
descend upon all of the holy bishops, priests and
religious that they may always support and defend
the Pope, the Holy Catholic Church and the
a special way we lift up the intentions of the Holy
A Prayer For Peace
centuries, the Holy Rosary has been a successful
means to bring about peace in war torn countries,
and even within families and troubled homes.
The effectiveness lies within the
contemplation of Christ, and drawing close to the
One Who is the Prince of Peace.
When we pray the Rosary often we are blessed
with the interior peace which can only come from
communication with the Divine.
By encountering the living Christ we become
shaped in His likeness, which empowers us with the
necessary graces to bring peace and healing to
others through forgiveness.
As we imitate His love amongst our families
and friends, in our churches, schools and work
places we begin to renew His spirit of peace in
these places. Eventually this has the potential to restore the face of the
earth, that all may come to live in the peace and
harmony that belongs to the Kingdom of Heaven.
It all begins one heart at a time, joining
Our Mother Mary, Queen of Peace, and her Son, the
Prince of Peace in the devotion of the Most Holy
A Prayer For The Family
In an era where the structure of family life has been damaged by the selfish desires of a material oriented society, a great need arises for healing and peace within our homes. Many difficulties arise in communication as family members spend less and less time with each other because work, television, internet and other outside concerns preoccupy them. To practice devotion to the Holy Rosary together as a family counters this problem as it returns the focus of our daily life upon the love which flows from our Heavenly family. Harmony in the family life is created as we become filled with the peace and love of Christ. As we draw down the graces and blessings of God upon our homes, patience with each other increases, wounds are healed through forgiveness and we are able to communicate with one another in a more loving manner. As the core of society, strong values and harmony in the family structure offers a solid foundation for hope and peace to a broken world.
We pray for the
presence of the Holy Spirit to fill the lives of our
pray to bring healing to all marriages and to
strengthen the bonds of love between parents and
children, brothers and sisters, and whatever
relationships are in most need of forgiveness and
Uniting Heaven and Earth
It gives Our Blessed Mother great joy to bring Saints to her Son as the fruits born from the suffering and sacrifice of His Passion. This is achieved as sinners become saved on earth, and holy souls are released from Purgatory to receive their crown and everlasting beatification in Heaven. We are called to play an integral role in this process through our prayers for the conversion of sinners, the reparation of hearts, and the release of the holy souls from Purgatory. The Holy Rosary becomes a powerful means of intercession for Mary to accomplish this mission, as all of her children come together to share in her prayers and petitions.
the Precious Blood and Sacred Wounds of Our Lord
Jesus, we pray for the release of as many holy souls
from Purgatory as the Mercy of God may permit this
pray especially for our deceased family and friends,
and for those suffering souls who have no one to
pray for them.
the Most Holy Rosary we entrust ourselves entirely
to the Blessed Virgin Mary.
It is within her Immaculate Heart that she
tenderly bears all of our deepest desires, our
sorrows, cares and concerns.
As we unite our hearts and voices with hers
in prayer through the Rosary, she brings all of our
needs to her Son and intercedes on our behalf before
the throne of the Father.
Therefore, we should not feel an urgency to
voice many personal intentions in this devotion.
Above all, we are to honor Our Blessed Mother
by offering the prayer of our Rosary for her
we do this, we trust that our most perfect and
loving Mother always remembers all of our personal
we exchange our burdens and suffering for the
merciful prayers of Our Mother, we begin to
experience the promise of freedom and peace offered
to us by Jesus.
This peace is a sure sign of the Reign of the
Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of
Jesus within us, which helps us to glorify our
Father by becoming one with His Divine Will.
all, we pray for the intentions of Our Blessed
a special way we now pause to unite those intentions
which weigh heaviest on our hearts, with those of
Our Blessed Motherís.