September 21, 2018
St. Matthew, Apostle
Dear Family of Mary!
“…Be true apostles of my love; spread the love of my Son to everyone. Be gardens of the most beautiful flowers. With your prayers help your shepherds that they may be spiritual fathers filled with love for all people. Thank you.” (September 2, 2018)
Our Lady tells us: “Be gardens of the most beautiful flowers.” I take this to mean that we should pray the Rosary, offering each prayer as a flower to God for the sake of souls. We don’t have to know who we are praying for, but we must pray for love of souls, so that the love of Jesus will be spread to everyone. And in this time, that Jesus’ love will cover our shepherds (good and bad) and heal them now.
Archbishop Fulton Sheen wrote the most beautiful book on Our Lady, called “The World’s First Love – Mary, Mother of God.” He includes a chapter on the Rosary. Here is an excerpt:
It is objected that there is much repetition in the Rosary inasmuch as the Lord’ Prayer and the Hail Mary are said so often; therefore, it is monotonous. That reminds me of a woman who came to see me one evening after instructions. She said, “I would never become a Catholic. You say the same words in the Rosary over and over again, and anyone who repeats the same words is never sincere. I would never believe anyone who repeated his words, and neither would God.” I asked her who the man was with her. She said he was her fiancé. “Does he love you?” “Certainly, he does.” “But how do you know?” “He told me.” “What did he say?” “He said ‘I love you.'” When did he tell you last?” “About an hour ago.” “Did he tell you before?” “Yes, last night.” “What did he say?” “I love you.” “But never before?” “He tells me every night.” I said: “Do not believe him. He is repeating; he is not sincere.”
This is the way that we can become gardens of the most beautiful flowers! By saying to God, “I love you, I love you, I love you…” through our prayer of the Rosary. The world needs our prayer of love. Our Shepherds need our prayer of love. We need to pray our prayer of love. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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