THE PASTORAL LETTER FOR CHRISTMAS


Dear Members of the Family of the Rosary!

                In October 2008 we celebrated the 40th anniversary of the institution of the Family of the Rosary of Jasna Gora. The word Rosary means "Crown of Roses". Our Lady has revealed to several people that each time they say a Hail Mary they are giving her a beautiful rose and that each complete Rosary makes her a crown of roses. The rose is the queen of flowers, and so the Rosary is the rose of all devotions. With the Rosary in fact we meditate the mysteries of joy, of light, of sorrow and the glory of Jesus and Mary. In every apparition, our heavenly Mother has invited us to say the Rosary as a powerful weapon against evil.

Responding to the request of the Blessed Virgin Mary we pray the Rosary in our church every day, and we warmly encourage you to do the same. Many people need our prayer, indeed. In the following year 2009 let us especially pray for the Church, for our country, for our parish, for our families and for the sinners to amend their ways.

Christmas is the time to rejoice in the glories of Christ's birth and celebrate all the blessings of the Holy Spirit with our friends, family, acquaintances and loved ones. May Mary, the Queen of the Rosary, intercede for us now and at the hour of our death!

Sincerely Yours,

Fr. Kazimierz Stefek
Fr. Dawid Piskorz
Br. Rafał Smaga