Heaven’s Weapon for Peace
In a recent address Pope John Paul II stated the liturgical Memorial of the Blessed Virgin of the Rosary moves us to rediscover this traditional prayer, which is so simple yet so profound. This prayer, a contemplative view of the face of Christ carried out, so to speak, through Mary's eyes ... is at the very heart of the Gospel.
Therefore, I wish to suggest the recitation of the Rosary to individuals, to families and to Christian communities.
I wish to entrust once again the great cause of peace to the prayer of the Rosary. We are faced with an international situation full of tensions, of incandescent dimensions.
In some parts of the world, where the confrontation is stronger ... the political attempts are worth little ...
I am thinking of nations, but also of families: how much peace would be assured in family relations, if the holy Rosary was prayed by the family!
Our Lady of Fatima told the three young Fatima seers on May 13, 1917, to pray the Rosary every day, in order to obtain peace for the world, and the end of war. Another Heavenly request was that they say after each mystery: O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.
She also told them that only Our Lady of the Rosary could help them obtain that peace. Then on October 13, She stated I am Our Lady of the Rosary, reminding Lucy and her cousins Francisco and Jacinta, and through them the whole world, that only Our Lady of Fatima can bring peace to the world