[General Introduction to] Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary
"'All generations will call me blessed': 'The Church's devotion to
the Blessed Virgin is intrinsic to Christian worship.' The Church
rightly honors 'the Blessed Virgin with special devotion. From the
most ancient times the Blessed Virgin has been honored with the title
of "Mother of God," to whose protection the faithful fly in all
their dangers and needs .... This very special devotion ... differs
essentially from the adoration which is given to the incarnate Word
and equally to the Father and the Holy Spirit, and greatly fosters
this adoration.' The liturgical feasts dedicated to the Mother of God
and Marian prayer, such as the Rosary, an 'epitome of the whole
Gospel,' express this devotion to the Virgin Mary." [cf. CCC,
The internal quotes are from Lk 1:48; Me 42,56, and LG 66.].
One of these devotions is the Holy Rosary
The Rosary is a centuries-old way of praying. "Medieval piety in the
West developed the prayer of the Rosary as a popular substitute for
the Liturgy of the Hours." Although obviously Marian in character, it
is Christ-centered in its essentials. It is a meditation on the the
lives of both our Lord and the Virgin Mary. "Christian prayer tries
above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in ... the
"Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion, and desire. This mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our
convictions of faith, prompt the conversion of our heart, and
strengthen our will to follow Christ."
Meditation upon these mysteries leads us to contemplation: "This form
of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should
go further: to the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union
with him." [cf. CCC, 2678 & 2708.].
The Rosary has a structure and method designed to help us more readily
assimilate the mysteries into our spiritual life. Structurally, it is
divided into four parts; each part, into five mysteries. For each
mystery is said one "decade" consisting of one Our Father, ten Hail
Marys and one Glory Be.
Though at first sight this method of repetition may seem to be tedious
and boring, it is better understood when considered as an act of love:
"when the Rosary is thought of as an outpouring of that love which tirelessly returns to the person loved with expressions similar in
their content but ever fresh in terms of the feeling pervading them."
[cf. RVM, 26.].
It is also important to remember that though these repeated invocations are directed to Mary, our acts of love are ultimately
directed to Jesus himself, through her intercession. In many
Catholic families, there is a pious custom of reciting daily one part
of the Rosary.
Source: Devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias , Publisher.
The above, (emphasis mine) answer: What is the purpose of a Rosary?
(And as a non-Catholic Christian, should I get one?)
Perhaps this is the way God is calling you to be his son, the son of his Blessed Mother, and brother to her First Born: via love and devotion to his Mother.
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