An Invitation from Pope Francis:
Pray the Rosary Daily for the Church in October
“The Holy Father has decided to invite all the faithful, of all the world, to pray the Holy Rosary every day, during the entire Marian month of October, and thus to join in communion and in penitence, as the people of God, in asking the Holy Mother of God and St. Michael the Archangel to protect the Church from the devil, who always seeks to separate us from God and from each other.”
Pope Francis asks that we conclude our daily Rosaries with these two prayers:
- Sub Tuum Praesidium: We fly to thy protection, O Holy Mother of God. Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from all dangers, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
- Prayer to St. Michael: St. Michael Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the heavenly host, by the power of God, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl through the world seeking the ruin of souls.