Vatican City, Oct 8, 2012 / 14:45 pm
Pope Benedict XVI is suggesting that families and parishes rediscover the prayer of the Rosary in the Year of Faith, which begins later this week.
"With the Rosary, we allow ourselves to be guided by Mary, model of faith, in meditating on the mysteries of Christ, and day after day we are helped to assimilate the Gospel, so that it shapes all our lives," the Pope said Oct. 7 in his Sunday Angelus comments.
The Rosary, which comes from the Latin for "garland of roses," is a traditional Marian prayer that involves meditating on the episodes of Christ's life, ranging from his incarnation and birth to his death and resurrection.
Speaking on the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, Pope Benedict recalled how his predecessor Blessed John Paul II promoted the Rosary in his 2002 apostolic letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae."