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Tuesday, December 01, 2015

What is the link between the Rosary and the Eucharist?



* December 1st – Holy Mary of Graces (Italy, 1923)  * What is the link between the Rosary and the Eucharist?  ----- A Moment with Mary --

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December 1st – Holy Mary of Graces (Italy, 1923) 

What is the link between the Rosary and the Eucharist? 


Benedict XVI insisted: “Actually, the Rosary is not an obstacle to meditation on the Word of God and liturgical prayer; indeed, it represents a natural and ideal complement to it, especially as a preparation and thanksgiving for the Eucharistic celebration.

With Mary, we contemplate Christ encountered in the Gospel and in the Sacrament in the various moments of his life through the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries.”

“If the Eucharist for Christians is the center of the day, the Rosary contributes in a privileged way to deepening communion with Christ.” (Angelus of October 16, 2005)

“We are therefore asked to let ourselves be guided by Mary in this prayer, ancient and ever new, which is especially dear to her because it leads us directly to Jesus, contemplated in his Mysteries of salvation: joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious… The Rosary is a biblical prayer, interwoven with Sacred Scripture throughout… that helps us to meditate on the Word of God and to assimilate Eucharistic Communion, modeling ourselves after Mary.” (Angelus of October 10, 2010).

Pope Benedict XVI