Pope Benedict XVI

 

Pope Benedict XVI
(2005-present)

The Rosary is “the prayer of the Christian who advances in the pilgrimage of faith, in the following of Jesus, preceded by Mary.”1

“We desire to welcome the Virgin’s maternal request, committing ourselves to saying the rosary with faith for peace in our families, in countries, and in the whole world.”2

“The rosary is a means given by the Virgin for contemplating Jesus and, meditating on his life, for loving and following him always more faithfully.”3

In praying the Rosary, “we follow His Holiness Benedict XVI, who recites it with frequency each morning and uses it to contemplate with Mary the face of Christ.”4

“Dear young people, I invite you to value this traditional Marian prayer which helps us to understand better the central moments of salvation realized by Christ.

…Dear sick people, I exhort you to turn with confidence to the Virgin, through this exercise of piety, entrusting all your needs to her.”5

Benedict XVI invites newlyweds “to make the praying of the rosary in the family a moment of spiritual growth under the maternal gaze of the Virgin Mary.”6

1 general audience on St Peter’s Square, on 05/01/06
2 Zenit.org, 10/07/07
3 id.
4 Cardinal Bertone to seminarians in Peru, Zenit news agency, 08/30/07.
5 general audience on St Peter’s Square, on 05/01/06
6 id.

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