Thursday, July 12, 2007

A Soldier's Best Weapon

The Army has lots of weapons: rifles, howitzers, rockets, tanks, attack helicopters to name a few. The Soldier's best weapon though is the Holy Rosary. A few more thoughts from the saints and a pope:

"The Rosary is my weapon" --St Padre Pio
"The rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who so loves His Mother." --St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort
"The Rosary is a powerful weapon to put the demons to flight and to keep oneself from sin…If you desire peace in your hearts, in your homes, and in your country, assemble each evening to recite the Rosary. Let not even one day pass without saying it, no matter how burdened you may be with many cares and labors." --Pope Pius XI
For those who use their intelligence and their study as a weapon, the Rosary is most effective. Because that apparently monotonous way of beseeching Our Lady as children do their Mother, can destroy every seed of vainglory and pride. -- St. Josemaria Escriva
"Today as in other times, the rosary must be a powerful weapon, to enable us to win in our interior struggle, and to help all souls." --St. Josemaria Escriva
"As it was in other times —such as Lepanto—, the Rosary must be today a powerful weapon, to conquer the enemies of the Holy Roman Church and of your Country." --St. Josemaria Escriva


Adoro said...

The other day I read an article about a particular rosary, made of knots and a particular type of material, specifically for soldiers.

How great is the need for these rosaries? Do you all need a lot of them? I think the type mentioned were specific for those in Iraq, but of course the need would not be limited to location.

Your thoughts?

Athanasis Contra Mundum said...

There is always a great need for Rosaries. Its something can get lost or forgotten so Soldiers always need more. I haven't heard of the style you are referring to, but I will look into it.

Adoro said...

I actually found the link on my lunch break at work, so if I find it again, I'll send it.

At home, I save the links of interest. I HATE when I find the good stuff and don't email it to myself!

I wanna say it came from SpiritDaily, but I could be wrong.

The picture showed a green knotted rosarym made with parachute cord(?) or the like. It could be hidden, would make no noise, etc.

I will be sure to offer my rosaries for those of you in the service...and if you have any specific requests, please let me know. I have a devotion to OLPH and I write all intentions down and place them on her icons in my house, the better to entrust them to my (your) prayers.

If you don't know OLPH, get to know her quick...she does amazing things.

Little tangent, but not by much....