Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Rosary For World Peace

BEADS OF JOY 01-15-14
“Rosary For World Peace”
©2014 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Aka. The World Mission Rosary

My Friends,
Let us embrace the entire world with a Rosary that includes the entire world. This Mission Rosary for World Peace unites all of us in prayer, praying for one another. In 1951 Archbishop Fulton Sheen said, “We must pray, and not for ourselves, but for the world. To this end, I have designed the World Mission Rosary. Each of the five decades is of a different color to represent the continents.” Praying this Rosary, Archbishop Sheen said, would “aid the Holy Father and his Society for the Propagation of the Faith by supplying him with practical support, as well as prayers, for the poor mission territories of the world.”
Archbishop Fulton Sheen

This is how the colors of the Rosary have been chosen:

GREEN for the forests and grasslands of AFRICA .

BLUE for the ocean surrounding the ISLANDS OF THE PACIFIC.

WHITE symbolizing EUROPE, the seat of the Holy Father, shepherd of the world.

RED calling to mind the fire of faith that brought missionaries to the AMERICAS.

YELLOW, the morning light of the East, for ASIA.


Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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