The Rosary is a way of hearing the Word of God as Mary heard it, of repeating the Word as she repeated it, of praying the Word as she prayed it, and of allowing oneself to be indwelt by the Word as she was indwelt by it.
Perseverance in the blessed monotony of the Rosary makes of all of life a kind of lectio divina: a reading of the things of God and of the signs of His presence in the humble quotidian.
One who holds the Rosary in his hand holds the key to all of life’s joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries. The Rosary is a remedy for loneliness. The solitude of one who prays the Rosary is a solitude of presence, not of absence. The prayers of the Rosary are a balm spread on the heart’s secret wounds; one who submits to the disarming simplicity of the treatment — the