Rosary Crusades

We have been hearing a lot about the Rosary to the Interior (for more information view the Interior’s website at, which is a grassroots Rosary crusade (set for February 2, 2018) with the primary intention being that of the renewal and purification of the Roman Catholic Church. The linked website provides much more information about what the founder of the movement intends, but here, today, we simply want to state that we must never underestimate such efforts, nor underestimate the efficacy of the simple recitation of the Most Holy Rosary. The ways of God are very mysterious and in our days we tend to denigrate or overlook such jewels as the Rosary that Our Lady, and our Catholic ancestors, have passed down to us. Dom Columba Marmion  (b. 1858 – d. 1923) sums it up in the following:

 “Here is an example to help you understand the efficacy of the Rosary. You remember the story of David who vanquished Goliath. What steps did the young Israelite take to overthrow the giant? He struck him in the middle of the forehead with a pebble from his sling. If we regard the Philistine as representing evil and all its powers: heresy, impurity, pride, we can consider the little stones from the sling capable of overthrowing the enemy as symbolizing the Aves of the Rosary.”

“The ways of God are entirely different from our ways. To us it seems necessary to employ powerful means in order to produce great effects. This is not God’s method; quite the contrary. He likes to choose the weakest instruments that He may confound the strong: ‘God chose what is weak in the world to shame the strong — Infirma mundi elegit ut confundat fortia’ (1 Cor 1:27).“Have you not often met poor old women who are most faithful to the pious recitation of the Rosary? You also must do all that you can to recite it with fervour. Get right down, at the feet of Jesus: it is a good thing to make oneself small in the presence of so great a God.”  (Dom Columba Marmion, Christ, the Ideal of the Priest)