In observance of the “Rosary Month” this October, prayer leaders on Tuesday started to hold nightly live recitation of the Holy Rosary over two radio stations in Tagbilaran City.
The live Holy Rosary is heard at 8 p.m. over DYRD-AM and Kiss 102.3FM, both member stations of the Catholic Media Network (CMN).
The Catholic Women’s League (CWL) led by Fely Tabel schedules various religious groups to lead the Holy Rosary over DYRD-AM while Holy Name University (HNU) Alumni Association under Marietta Vorales assigns former students by batches over Kiss 102.3 FM.
October is the Holy Rosary Month as declared by the Catholic Church which renewed its call to the faithful to pray the rosary daily to attain genuine and lasting peace in the world.
Rev. Fr. Kit Ramirez of St. Jude Parish in Malacanang, Manila, quoted St. Padre Pio of Petrielcina, who said that the “Rosary is the weapon of our time” to fight evil forces, adding that “it is the form of prayer of the faithful to allow God to work on us.”
He also said that the Blessed Mother during the apparition at Fatima, Portugal to three little shepherds – Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco – to tell the people to pray the Rosary.
In an interview with the Philippine News Agency (PNA) Monday, Ramirez also called on the “faithful to allow God’s power to enter in our life so that love will prevail in our hearts.”
“We have to move and ask God to save us in these troubled times,” he added.
“Since we have free will, man is free to choose between good and evil so that it is very important for us to pray, especially the Rosary to ask God’s help to find the way of righteousness,” Fr. Kit said.
He expressed hope “that Filipino Catholics in their individual home will pray the Holy Rosary every day for the world to attain peace, and we will be delivered from dangers.”
The Rosary relates about the entire life of Jesus Christ on earth – His birth, teaching, passion, death, resurrection and glory.
It is composed of four mysteries – Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous. (with reports from PNA)