The Month of the Holy Rosary
“Praying With Mary’s Garland of Love”
Did you know that the word “rosary” comes from the Latin words meaning “a garland of roses?”
For this reason, “we can think of the rosary as a string of flowers…or a big hug from Our Blessed Mother,” said Monsignor Michael Osborn, the Vicar General for the Catholic Diocese of Kalamazoo, who visited our campus to celebrate our All-School Mass on
Wednesday, Oct. 7: The Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
During the Mass, Msgr. Osborn encouraged each member of our school family to say the rosary daily. In meditating on the “mysteries” of the rosary, “we are almost reading the Bible, aren’t we?” Monsignor asked -- since the mysteries document each event in the life of Christ.
“Mary wants us to know all about her Son, so she gave us the rosary,” Msgr. Osborn said. “When we stay within the rosary – stay within the garland – we remain in the embrace of Our Blessed Mother.”
“If you stay within her embrace, you will find victory over sin and death, and you will come to know Jesus,” Monsignor said.
“So stay close to the Blessed Mother. Say your rosary every day. And know that within that big hug of Mary, you will one day be saved.”
Thank you, Msgr. Osborn for inspiring us with your words. Throughout October, our school community will say a “Perpetual Rosary,” passing a rosary in a basket from room to room, so that everyone can benefit from this most precious “spiritual embrace.”
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