Father Stan Smolenski: Why Our Lady Constantly Requests the Daily Rosary

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Domingo Martínez, “Our Lady of the Rosary,” ca. 1720 (photo: Public Domain)

These constant reminders from the Blessed Virgin and the Catholic Church should bolster our confidence in the blessings of the Holy Rosary.

Father Stan SmolenskiIf we realized all the benefits (both temporal and eternal) we get from praying the daily Rosary, we would not think twice about starting the practice right away in answer to our Blessed Mother’s constant requests.

Sister Lúcia of Fatima wrote and spoke with no doubt about the urgency of the daily Rosary. She made this evident in a brief communiqué to Pope Paul VI on May 13, 1965, at Fatima.

According to Lúcia:

The message of Our Lady of peace, mercy and supplication: In May 1917 Our Lady said: ‘Pray the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world and for the end of the war.’ That is why I beg your Holiness be obliged to intensify the prayer of the Rosary and if it is possible to arrange that on Sundays and Holy Days in all the Churches and chapels public and semi-public where there is no evening Mass, to pray the Rosary before the exposed Blessed Sacrament, ending with a blessing in a spirit of reparation, adoration and supplication. …