The Rosary Crusade 2021 was located at Gate of Heaven Cemetery Cincinnati’s Priest Mound on Saturday, October 2nd. It was wonderful to see many join together in prayer again.
“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.”
– Matthew 18:20
Make time to pray the rosary dear friends. If you have a need for rosary beads for you or another family member or friend, come to our main entrance at Gate of Heaven and they are in a basket at our front table with prayer cards too.
Pope Benedict XVI in an address at the Basilica of St. Mary Major where he prayed the rosary with the faithful said:
“Today, together, we confirm that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice banished to the past, like prayers of other times thought of with nostalgia. Instead, the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime. Without a doubt, this is one of the most eloquent signs of love that the young generation nourish for Jesus and his Mother, Mary.
In the current world, so dispersive, this prayer helps to put Christ at the center, as the Virgin did, who meditated within all that was said about her Son, and also what he did and said. When reciting the Rosary, the important meaningful moments of salvation history are relived. The various steps of Christ’s mission are traced. With Mary the heart is oriented toward the mystery of Jesus. Christ is put at the center of our life, of our time, of our city, through the contemplation and meditation of his holy mysteries of joy, light, sorrow and glory.
May Mary help us to welcome within ourselves the grace emanating from these mysteries, so that through us we can “water” society, beginning with our daily relationships, and purifying them from so many negative forces, thus opening them to the newness of God.
The Rosary, when it is prayed in an authentic way, not mechanical and superficial but profoundly, it brings, in fact, peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the center of each “Hail Mary.”
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.”
“Give all your worries to Him, because He cares for you. ”
1 Peter 5:7
“The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?”
“The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.”
“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.”
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.”
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.”