Concluding Thoughts (Leo, the Rosary, and Christian Unity, part 10 of 10)

Oct 28th, 2014 | By | Category: Blog Posts, Catholic Life and Devotion

This is the final post in a ten part guest series by Beth Turner, the wife of Barrett Turner. Beth and Barrett were received into full communion at Easter 2010 and live in Virginia with their four children. Beth’s story of her journey into the Catholic Church can be found at Saved by Love: A Seminary Wife’s Journey.

Concluding Thoughts: The Holy Rosary and Christian Unity


“Let then the zeal for this prayer everywhere be re-kindled, particularly for the end of Holy Unity. Nothing will be more agreeable and acceptable to Mary; for, as she is most closely united with Christ she especially wishes and desires that they who have received the same Baptism with Him may be united with Him and with one another in the same faith and perfect charity. So may the sublime mysteries of this same faith by means of the Rosary devotion be more deeply impressed in men’s minds, with the happy result that ‘we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise.’” (Fidentem Piumque Animum 6)

Jesus asked His Father in Heaven, and greatly desired, that we may all be one. Mary, because of her love for God, desires it too. By her prayers, she moves God to have compassion on us when we bicker, when we are divided, when we resent one another. Let us ask her, in the Holy Rosary, to deliver the graces which will make our lives conformed to Christ. Let us meditate upon the life of Christ, found in His body. Let us meditate upon the Truth, which is not less than His person. And let those who will not pray the Rosary at least pray the same prayer Our Lord made on the night before He died – “that we all may be one.”

Part 9 of this series is available here.

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