I rescue and repair rosaries. Not every rosary I rescue is broken, but when I find a rosary that is in need of repair, I repair what I am skilled enough to fix. Friends will often bring me their rosaries to repair. I love these broken beads! Often, the repair is simple, just a link that needs to be attached to the next link, that’s all, then this staunch weapon of Our Lady is back in the hands of the user again.
Broken rosaries come from use. Is your rosary broken? Maybe, if it’s not, the time has come to find it and pray your rosary again. If you don’t remember how to pray a rosary, or if you were never taught, here’s a link to a page that explains the details of this prayer.
The saints have been telling us for hundreds of years that the Rosary is a powerful prayer in the spiritual battle that wages, invisibly, around us daily.
Padre Pio, a great mystic, had a great devotion to Our Lady and her prayer: “The Rosary is the ‘weapon’ for these times.”
Padre Pio also said:“Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.”
Other saints, reflecting on the gift of the Rosary, have said, “There is no problem, I tell you,no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”
She should know, this statement was made by Sister Lucia, one of the visionaries of Fatima.
St. Josemaria Escriva, who is also the patron saint of diabetics, joined in this chorus of praise for the power of the Rosary.
“If you say the Holy Rosary everyday, with a spirit of faith and love, our Lady will make sure she leads you very far along her Son’s path.”
St. JoseMaria Escriva also said,
“Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary’s which purifies the monotony of your sins!”
Join the saints and angels, and pray your rosary! Your mother is waiting for you. Have you spoken with her today? Pray! Pray! Pray!