.- Bishop Jorge Luis Lona of San Luis, Argentina encouraged the faithful this week to pray the Rosary because its ârepetitive rhythm of praise and supplication, like a sort of spiritual breathing,â helps one attain the gift of holiness.
âGod gives us an immense aid. In order to be able to recognize and receive his gifts, he teaches us to practice praise and supplication,â the bishop said.
In this sense, âthat is what the Rosary is,â as each one of its mysteries âis a repetitive rhythm of praise and supplication,â he continued. âIn Mary, we praise the gift of God, God himself who gives us Jesus Christ. And through her, we pray to be able to receive him now and at the doorstep to eternity.â
âGod does not need our praise and prayers. We are the ones who need them,â he continued, noting that the Marian prayer helps us understand that we are offering praise for the true good, âbecause of we lose that, we lose everything,â the bishop added.
âIt is the gift of the simplicity of a child, who learns to recognize and attain what is good at the side of his mother who loves him and in whose love he trusts. This is the gift that God gives us each time we pray the Holy Rosary,â Bishop Lona said.