You ask me to tell you more on the Rosary. Yes, I should have done so sooner, it is now late. Our dearest Mother desires we know her as Our Lady of the Rosary and honor her Immaculate Conception for very simple, practical reasons. It has been given to her to crush the head of satan, to drive him from the Church, from the world, but most of all from our own tawdry hearts. Today, after so many generations, each slipping deeper into iniquity until we have reached such a point where many of the best of us do not clearly see sin when It is right before us, in fact, entertwined with much of what we have become most comfortable with. For you must know this – this world has never, ever been so morbidly sick with sin as it is now.
God gives us all the graces of conversion and sanctification through Mary. We respond to this gift of God by receiving these graces more and more, letting them come alive and bear fruit in us.
And since God has His graces ready through Mary for every moment, for every situation, for every event and every state and condition, we must do this return to God in everyday life in a conscious turning to the Mediatrix of all graces. This happens when we accept her Immaculate Heart into our lives.
The Immaculate Heart of Mary is, according to St. John Eudes, “the source and the principle of all her privileges, glories, prerogatives and qualities, which exalt her above all creatures. (…) It is also the source of all the graces that accompany these qualities, but also the source of all the virtues that she practiced.
“But why is her heart the source of all this? Because it was the humility, the purity and the love of her heart that made her worthy to become the Mother of God and consequently to receive all the other gifts and prerogatives that accompany such an exalted dignity. (…)