Bishop Philip Egan of Portsmouth has recently recorded a CD of the Rosary and distributed free copies across his diocese for people to play in their cars or when doing the housework. The recording is now available for anyone to stream free on Soundcloud.
October is traditionally the month dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary. The Rosary developed in the High Middle Ages period and the reason that October came to be devoted to its recitation is primarily because the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on 7 October.
The Rosary is a wonderful prayer for us to say, praying to Our Lord for protection from all danger, sickness and evil. Bishop Philip says: “I’d like to encourage you to say the Rosary each day this month. I often pray the Rosary while driving. There are many intentions this month, especially during this Season of Creation as the world prepares for the COP26 summit. Another intention is the defeat of Baroness Meacher’s ‘Assisted Dying Bill 2021’ which comes before the House of Lords for its second reading and debate on Friday, 15 October.”
May Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, pray for us.