Our Lady of the Rosary

Our Lady of the Rosary


I printed off one of Charlotte’s lovely coloring pages for today. Bella was thrilled. (Once I got the printer to work.)

With no prompting from me, Bella found some rose stickers for Mary and stuck them all over the page. And then she grabbed this strip of fabric, a quilting scrap I let her have, and wrapped it around Mary. She found some old photos of herself that we let her play with because they got a bit stuck together: “I printed off some pictures for Mary, she explained. These are Mary’s special cards.” I was so moved by all her spontaneous affection gifts for Our Lady.

Later I picked up the coloring page and saw that in addition to the roses Bella had added a tiara and some jewels. This out of pages and pages and pages of stickers that included bulldozers and soccer balls and all sorts of miscellaneous objects. Somehow Bella managed to select only the most appropriate gifts for the Queen of Heaven.

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The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted to honor Mary for the Christian victory over the Turks at Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for victory.

At the Maria Lectrix blog I found this lovely sung version of “Lepanto” by G. K. Chesterton.


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