“Curiae, Comitia, Regia, and Senatus are referred to as Councils,” The Spiritual Director of the Legion of Mary in Kenya during the September 30 interview.
He went on to recount the background of the declaration of October as the month of Holy Rosary by Pope St. Pius V following the victory of the battle of Lepanto on 7 October 1571, which was attributed to the Marian prayer of the Holy Rosary.
In celebrating the miraculous victory of Christian forces in the battle of Lepanto, Fr. Kariuki said in reference to the Pope St. Pius V whose Papacy spanned from 1566 to1572, “the Pope established the feast of our Lady of the Rosary.”
He continued, “The Pope attributed the victory to the power of the Marian prayer of the Rosary other than to the military might of the ships and cannons. The whole month is dedicated to our Lady the Holy Rosary.”
The Legion of Mary official called upon Legionaries in Kenya to participate in daily recitation of the Holy Rosary during the month of October amid their respective “spiritual, emotional and economic challenges.”
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“Relying on the powerful intercession of the blessed Virgin Mary, I invite all Legionaries to pray the rosary daily especially during this month of October,” Fr. Kariuki said, and added, “We ask Our Mother Mary to accompany us and the world amidst the spiritual, emotional, economic, political challenges of our times.”
The Blessed Virgin Mary, he went on to say, “is able to mold us her children as she did at the home of Nazareth.”
“It will be good if the Legionaries and the Christians pray the Rosary in their families. Nothing really specific but the month of the mission we ask for Mary’s intercession to be true witness of the victory of Her Son Jesus over sin and death,” Fr. Kariuki further said, making reference to the Acts of the Apostles.
He called upon members of the Legion of Mary in Kenya to pray for a variety of intentions, including peace in the country, in Africa and the World, and for the drought-stricken areas especially in Kenya and Africa.
Fr. Kariuki also called for prayers that members of families may model themselves to the Holy Family of Nazareth.
The member of the Clergy of Nairobi Archdiocese thanked his Local Ordinary, Archbishop Philip Anyolo, his predecessor, John Cardinal Njue, and Bishop David Kamau, the Auxiliary Bishop of the Kenyan Archdiocese, “for their continued support, accompaniment and encouragement to the Legion of Mary in the Archdiocese.”
Silas Mwale Isenjia is a Kenyan journalist with a great zeal and interest for Catholic Church related communication. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Linguistics, Media and Communication from Moi University in Kenya. Silas has vast experience in the Media production industry. He currently works as a Journalist for ACI Africa.