Pope Francis is proposing that the rosary is a “summary” of God’s mercy, since in the mysteries, we contemplate Jesus, who “radiates the mercy of the Father Himself”. And he is inviting newlyweds to make of the rosary a “privileged moment of spiritual intimacy in your new family”.
The Pope said this at the end of his general audience on 26 October, as he greeted various language groups.
“We are nearing the end of the month of October, dedicated to the prayer of the Rosary. This is a summary of Divine mercy. In the mysteries of the Rosary, with Mary, we contemplate the life of Jesus that radiates the mercy of the Father Himself. Let us rejoice in his love and forgiveness, receiving it in strangers and those in need, and let us live every day of His Gospel,” he said.
Pope Francis added: “I would like to recommend the prayer of the Rosary. This simple Marian prayer shows you, dear young people, the way to interpret God’s will in your lives; love this prayer, dear sick people, as it brings consolation to the mind and to the heart. May it become for you, dear newly-weds, a privileged moment of spiritual intimacy in your new family.”