Happy National Rosary Day and Feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church!
On Monday we celebrated Feast of Our Lady, Mother of the Church, a day which Pope Francis also called us to celebrate the National Day of the Rosary in schools.
The rosary is a collection of prayers that helps us to reflect on key moments in Jesus’ life. When we say the rosary we might focus on one of the four mysteries:
Joyful mysteries- Jesus’ childhood,
Luminous (Light) mysteries- Jesus’ adult life,
Sorrowful mysteries- The events of Good Friday,
Glorious mysteries- What happened after Jesus’ Resurrection, In each mystery, there are 5 moments in the scripture of Jesus’ life that we reflect on.
Why do we pray the rosary? It helps us to get closer to Jesus and Mary through reflecting on key events in their life. It also helps us to remember that Jesus experiences the same feelings that we do.
Mary is not only the mother of Jesus, she is a mother to us all, the mother of our Church. We can turn to Mary at any time when we are in need of support.
At The Becket School, we used our OLOL Trust Rosary video to help guide us through the Rosary, and we enjoyed seeing some familiar faces and places along the way!
Prayer to Mary, Mother of the Church and Mother of our faith
Mother, help our faith! Open our ears to hear God’s word and to recognise his voice and call. Awaken in us a desire to follow in his footsteps, to go forth from our own land and to receive his promise. Help us to be touched by his love, that we may touch him in faith. Help us to entrust ourselves fully to him and to believe in his love, especially at times of trial, beneath the shadow of the cross, when our faith is called to mature. Sow in our faith the joy of the Risen One. Remind us that those who believe are never alone. Teach us to see all things with the eyes of Jesus, that he may be light for our path. And may this light of faith always increase in us, until the dawn of that undying day which is Christ himself, your Son, our Lord!