The rosary is a tool used to aid prayer and meditation. The beads of a rosary count the prayers as they are recited out loud or in the mind. Relying on the rosary beads to keep track of how many times you’ve said a particular prayer allows you to clear your mind and meditate on your prayer more effectively.
Jesus encourages us to receive his life and message: meditations and prayers.
We invite you to pray with "the Mysteries of Light": Jesus being baptized by John, the wedding at Cana, the proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, and the Institution of the Eucharist.
Queen of the Holy Rosary, you have deigned to come to Fatima and Medjugorje, to reveal to the three shepherd children and six visionaries, the treasures of grace hidden in the Rosary. Inspire my heart with a sincere love of this devotion, in order that by meditating on the Mysteries of our Redemption which are recalled in it, I may obtain peace for the world, the conversion of sinners, and the favor which I ask of you in this Rosary (Mention your request). I ask it for the greater glory of God, for your own honor, and for the good of souls, especially for my own.
Pope John Paul II was born Karol Józef Wojtyla on May 18, 1920, in Wadowice, Poland.
Wojtyła became the 264th pope according to the chronological list of popes, the first non-Italian in 455 years. At only 58 years of age, he was the youngest pope since Pope Pius IX in 1846, who was 54.
The Holy Rosary refers to a form of prayer psalter used in the Catholic Church and to the string of knots or beads used to count the component prayers. When used for the prayer, the word is usually capitalized ("the Rosary"), when referring to the beads, it is written with a lower-case initial letter ("a rosary").
“I want this image, which you will paint with a brush, to be solemnly blessed on the first Sunday after Easter; that Sunday is to be the Feast of Mercy.”
(Words attributed to Jesus by Faustina in her diary, Diary, 47)
The Image of Merciful Jesus is a depiction of Jesus based on the devotion initiated by Saint Faustina Kowalska.