Collection: Our Lady of the Rosary
ARTIST: Br. Arturo Olivas, OFS
Nuestra Señora del Rosario is one of the titles or advocations of the Blessed Virgin Mary, mother of Christ. According to pious legend the Virgin appeared to St. Dominic, founder of the Dominican Order, and gave him the rosary as a form of contemplative prayer. The Dominicans spread the use of the rosary throughout Europe in their efforts to combat heresy. Nuestra Señora del Rosario is usually shown crowned, dressed in robes of blue and white or blue and red, holding the Christ Child and extending a rosary.
In New Mexico the famous 16th century statue of the Virgin known as La Conquistadora, originally an image of the Assumption, later became an image of Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Today she is called Our Lady of Peace.
The Virgin is patroness of rosary congregations, peace, and she is appealed to for protection from danger and accidents.
Her feast day is October 7.
Our Lady Of The Holy Rosary Novena Prayer:
My dearest Mother Mary, behold me, your child, in prayer at your feet. Accept this Holy Rosary, which I offer you in accordance with your requests at Fatima, as a proof of my tender love for you, for the intentions of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, in atonement for the offenses committed against your Immaculate Heart, and for this special favor which I earnestly request in my Rosary Novena: (Mention your request).
I beg you to present my petition to your Divine Son. If you will pray for me, I cannot be refused. I know, dearest Mother, that you want me to seek God's holy Will concerning my request. If what I ask for should not be granted, pray that I may receive that which will be of greater benefit to my soul.
I offer you this spiritual "Bouquet of Roses" because I love you. I put all my confidence in you, since your prayers before God are most powerful. For the greater glory of God and for the sake of Jesus, your loving Son, hear and grant my prayer. Sweet Heart of Mary, be my salvation.