(Zenit.org).- Benedict XVI is encouraging the daily recitation of the rosary, emphasizing that it is a tool to grow in the theological virtues and a path for cooperating in the plan of salvation.
The Pope said this Wednesday at the end of the general audience when he gave multilingual greetings to various groups gathered with him in St. Peter’s Square.
In Slovakian, he referred to the rosary as a “school of prayer for us,” and he expressed his wish that the month of October, which is dedicated to the rosary, would assist in discovering “the beauty of this simple but efficacious prayer.” Oct. 7 is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.
The Holy Father invited Portuguese-speakers to “persist in the daily recitation of the rosary.”
He reflected that through this prayer, families can be united with Our Lady, and “fully cooperate in the plans of salvation God has for you.”
A similar message went to Hungarians, when the Pontiff presented the rosary as a prayer to “strengthen you ever more in faith, in hope and in love.”