Friday, 31 May 2013
Hail Mary, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee,
blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, mother of God,
pray for us sinners, now, and at
the hour of our death.
Some of our Protestant sisters and brothers – basing their beliefs on following biblical passage – criticize us, Catholics, for meditating on the rosary:
And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words[Matthew 6:7].
By so doing, however, they seem to overlook an important fact about the said, most meaningful Christian prayer; although repetitious in its nature, the rosary is neither void nor godless:
How can it be with the Holy Name of Jesus placed it the center of all its "particles" – fifty-three Hail Marys?
Tomasz, Racibórz +