Friends of the Rosary:
Preceding the feast of the Ascension, that in some countries is celebrated tomorrow, there were the three Rogation Days in the old calendar. Rogation comes from the Latin word rogare, which means to supplicate or ask.
The purpose of Rogation Days is to beg God for His mercy, to turn away His anger, and to ask Him to bless the fruits of the earth while protecting us from natural disasters.
It’s also an opportunity to reflect on the nature of true prayer and how to pray fervently and perseveringly.
In the Gospel, Christ’s words were: “Ask and it shall be given to you; seek, and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives…”
The petition is the key to God’s fatherly heart as it opens up the treasures of divine mercy.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York