Friday, May 08, 2015

‘‘If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved’’ - A Moment with Mary

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Association Mary of Nazareth 

May 8 – Our Lady of the Rosary (Pompeii, 1875) 

‘‘If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved’’  

The "Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary" is a popular Marian tradition still very much alive in Italy. It was composed in 1883 by Blessed Bartolo Longo, a lawyer and founder of the new city of Pompeii, near Naples, 250 km south of Rome.

One day, during a walk in the countryside, Longo heard a voice say, "If you make known the Rosary you shall be saved." He decided to spread the devotion to the Virgin Mary, beginning with a new church dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary.

With this church, now a Pontifical Shrine and international pilgrimage site, Bartolo Longo founded many organizations to help children and youth, especially the orphaned and abandoned.

Saint John Paul II visited Pompeii in 1979 and again for the closing of the Year of the Rosary, on October 7, 2003. And Pope Benedict XVI went there on pilgrimage on October 19, 2008., May 7, 2014


Let’s pray together


Let’s pray together 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now, and at the hour of death.