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Christians reach holiness through prayer including the Rosary, Pope says
Christians reach holiness through prayer including the Rosary, Pope says

.- On Saturday, as the Church celebrated the feast of All Saints, Pope John Paul presided the recitation of the Angelus with pilgrims gathered in St. Peter’s Square, saying prayer is the way to reach holiness.
 
The Pontiff said that the solemnity, celebrated last Saturday, “by inviting us to look at the immense multitude of those who have already reached the blessed homeland, shows us the path that leads to that destination.”
 
“The Saints and Blessed of heaven remind us, pilgrims on earth, that the support we have every day in order to never lose sight of our eternal destination is above all prayer,” the Pope said.
 
“For many of them,” he added, “this was the Rosary, a prayer to which a year was dedicated, a year that closed yesterday, that offered a privileged means for their daily talk with the Lord.

The Rosary led them to an ever greater intimacy with Christ and the Blessed Virgin”.
 
“The Rosary can truly be a simple and accessible way for everyone to holiness, which is the vocation of every baptized person as well today’s feast reminds us,” he concluded.


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