You may have been asked by non-Catholics why we “pray to the saints.” Or, why do we pray the rosary? You may have been asked what Catholics believe about the rosary, or the saints. This podcast is an introduction to the prayers of the rosary and what Catholics believe when they ask the saints to pray for them.
And so placing our faith and trust in Jesus, we ask Mary for her powerful intercession. Join us tomorrow as we pray the rosary. By going to Vatican Radio you can pray along with an audio version of the rosary, pray along with an audio version of the Dominican Rosary, or pray along with an audio version of the Lasallian rosary. You can also join in praying the rosary live at 11am Central (17h00 GMT) each day.
The biggest value to everything is that we are placing ourselves into the space of prayer. We are also joining with countless others all over the world. We are being invited to a deeper relationship with Jesus, and we are challenged to imitate him especially in the midst of difficulties.
And so consider putting yourselves into this holy and sacred space of prayer. Recognize that you are praying with the communion of saints. Note that so many are praying along with you. Thanks be to God there are still people who respond to Jesus and his grace filled call. Jesus wishes a relationship with all of us, everywhere.
Of course when we hear the phrase “Body of Christ” it can be the case, especially for Catholics, that the first thing that comes to mind is the Eucharist. But the “Body of Christ” is also the Church. The pandemic might cause you to feel alone. But you are not really alone. You are a member of the Body of Christ, the people of God, the Church, and of course, Jesus himself.