“As long as priests followed Saint
Dominic’s example and preached devotion to the Holy Rosary, piety and
fervor thrived throughout the Christian world and in those religious
orders which were devoted to the Rosary.” St. Louis De Montfort
Dear Friend of Our Lady of America,
August 8 is the Memorial of St Dominic. In 1214, he prayed for wisdom to
bring conversions to the Albigensian heretics. They believed that human
material life and procreation were evil and that the highest good was
to commit suicide.
Our Lady appeared to St. Dominic and said, “I
want you to know that, in this kind of warfare, the principal weapon
has always been the Angelic Psalter, which is the foundation-stone of
the New Testament. Therefore, if you want to reach these hardened souls and win them over to God, preach my Psalter.” Our
Lady called her Rosary “My Angelic Psalter” because the Angel Gabriel
announced the first part of the Hail Mary to her and because the Rosary
then consisted of 150 Hail Mary’s in three mysteries and there are also
150 psalms (the Psalter).
Our Lady won over the Albigensian people to Christ and to a Culture of Life through prayer. In
our own era too, Our Lady will lead mankind to a Culture of Life and a
Civilization of Love through the prayer of the Holy Rosary.
Our Lady of America said, “Making the Rosary a family prayer is very pleasing to me. I ask that all families strive to do so.”
Pope Francis, then Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, told how St. John
Paul II’s great example inspired him to “recite the 15 mysteries of the
Rosary every day.”
When I receive reports from Guardians of the Missionary Image of Our
Lady of Guadalupe telling me how veneration of the Image and the praying
of the Rosary before the Image have resulted in conversions, miracles,
life and healings, I realize how important the work of our Apostolate is
Our Lady of Guadalupe in her Missionary Image restores hope to a
hopeless world and leads those who have gone astray home to the heart of
her Son. Your help enables us to continue our work! We appreciate you and thank you for your encouragement and support.
Our benefactors receive the following spiritual benefits from our
Apostolates: Remembrance of your petitions in our daily Rosaries,
Chaplets and perpetual Novenas to Our Lady of Guadalupe and Jesus King
of All Nations; in our weekly Holy Hour before the Blessed Sacrament and
in our special monthly Masses. Please click here to send us your Prayer Petitions.
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May God the Son, who redeemed us, send healing into our midst.
May God the Holy Spirit, who gives us life, move within us.
May God give us eyes to see to God,
ears to hear God, and hands to bring God’s work into the world.
May we walk with God and preach the word of God to all.
May the angel of peace watch over us and
lead us at last by God’s grace to the eternal Kingdom. Amen.
– Prayer of St. Dominic