Happy feast day of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary! The rosary is a powerful and effective prayer. It is a perfect way to fulfill the Lord’s instruction to pray without ceasing, to constantly “ask, seek, and knock on the door,” in order to “receive, find, and have the door opened up to you.” Jesus never fails to answer the prayers of his mother – – when we pray the rosary and entrust our cause to Mary, our prayers become her very own prayers. Through her, through praying the rosary, we receive a plenitude of graces. The rosary is the realization of Jacob’s ladder by which heaven descends to us and we ascend to heaven; it’s a means of connection and communication with God. Even if we don’t always get exactly what we pray for, we get what God wants for us which is often times better than what we could possibly desire. I have received many blessings from praying the rosary. It is the way that our blessed mother walks beside us, comforts us, and holds our hand to lead us to Jesus. As this whole month is dedicated to the prayer of the rosary, I hope to share some more thoughts and experiences revolving around it. Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us!