To celebrate the release of the MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY BOARD BOOK SET… here are 15 amazingly incredible, mind-blowing facts.
Yes, they are facts; tested, investigated, and proven.
And so, if you aren’t in love with the Rosary yet, prepare to be by the time you get through this list.
Enjoy! And don’t forget to grab your board book set so that you are all set to celebrate October, the month of the Rosary, with your whole family.
15 INCREDIBLE Rosary Facts:
1.The Rosary was JPII’s favorite prayer and he made time to pray all 15 decades every single day.
2.JPII described praying the Rosary this way: “Contemplating the face of Jesus through the eyes of Mary.” Pretty cool, right?!?
3.During the 1600’s Century, the Ottoman Empire was attacking Venice at the Battle of Lepanto. The Ottoman Empire was intent on destroying Christianity forever. Hopelessly outnumbered, the Pope begged everyone to pray the Rosary, and they did. Miraculously the Ottoman Empire was defeated and Mary was given the title Our Lady of Victory.
4.When we pray it, we are offering Mary a bouquet of roses…and this isn’t just a metaphor! A couple of different times people have witnessed real roses falling from the months of saints as they recite the Rosary.
5.Blessed Bartolo Lango was a Satanic priest who was converted and became a powerful saint, through the power of it. Seriously. Read his story. It will BLOW YOUR MIND.
6.When Mary appeared in Fatima she spoke of only two things that could bring an end to the War (WWI): saying the Rosary and offering up suffering.
7.Mary appeared to St. Dominic and gave him the Rosary. It is a gift from heaven!
8.St. Therese described it as a long chain that linked heaven and earth. When we pray we hold one end and Mary holds the other.
9.St. Padre Pio described it as our greatest weapon!
10.Religious orders wear long rosaries hanging down their side from their belts. Why? Because it is a weapon! This is the way that knights once carried their swords. And it is so much more powerful than a sword.
11.Ted Bundy (serial killer) was blown backward when he attempted to harm a girl that had fallen asleep while praying the Rosary. (google it. it happened).
12.Just a couple of years ago, a bishop in Nigeria was praying before the Blessed Sacrament when Jesus appeared to him. Jesus handed the bishop a sword that mystically transformed into a Rosary. The bishop understood and through it, the most powerful weapon, his diocese was able to peacefully rid itself of a violent Muslim group. (his name was Bishop Oliver Doeme. youtube it).
13.Countless saints have preached “To Jesus, Through Mary!” Mary is the shortest and surest route to Jesus. And it is a key part of that journey.
14.Check out this remarkable timeline: May 13, 1917–> Mary appears in Fatima for the first time; May 13, 1981–> a man attempts to kill JPII. He is wounded, but miraculously survives; May 13, 1982–> JPII visit Fatima and offers Our Lady of the Rosary the bullet that hit him, thanking her for saving his life.
15.According to JPII, “How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary every evening.”
The power of the Rosary is REAL my friends.
Use that power and teach your children about it!
There is no need to use the Mysteries of the Rosary Board Book Set when teaching your children about the Rosary, but it was designed to help.
So, if you would like to use these books as you lead your family deeper into it, I encourage you to grab a set.
Our Lady of the Rosary, PRAY FOR US!
Your sister in the small things,