From the Desk of Father Nathan
A Message from Father Nathan
My dearest people who are all close to my heart!
Lots of love, blessings, and prayers to you all.
Pray the Rosary
Praying a rosary has been a tradition in the Church for a long time. Praying the rosary is such a powerful means to reach Jesus. The rosary is the vehicle for Mary to intercede to her Son Jesus. It’s an extremely powerful weapon and Catholics need to hold it in their pocket at times.
The Rosary Through History
Throughout the Church’s history, many popes and saints have highly recommended that we pray the rosary. St. Louis de Montefort said,
“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”
When you pray the rosary you meditate on the events of Jesus’s life. There were joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries.
In various apparitions, Mary has appeared holding a rosary and have asked that we continue to pray the rosary. She always leads us to her Son and presents our needs before Him.
Prayer is about developing our relationship with God and loving Him more, so it makes sense to get to know Him through the events of the life of Christ that we meditate on during the rosary.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church says:
“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. Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in Lectio Divina or the rosary.”
The Power of The Rosary
This form of prayerful reflection is of great value, but Christian prayer should go further from the knowledge of the love of the Lord Jesus, to union with Him. (CCC 2708)
Rosaries are not just decorations. Battles have been won because people prayed the rosary! There have been hearts converted, and impossible intentions answered as well.
Your life can only be blessed if you continue praying the rosary.
God bless you all.
Ever wanting to be faithful to your service,
With love and blessings,
—Fr. Sahayanathan Nathan
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Past Messages from Father Nathan
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