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~ Peter, Ministry Administrator

Sunday, October 27, 2019

When a Rosary turns gold, it's time to take the prayer more SERIOUSLY!

See the "finger Rosary" pictured above?  It used to be a silver-gray color for the 3+ years I've had it.  I'm sure many of you understand what I'm describing because these types of small metal rosaries are common.  The fact is - at about 2:30AM this morning it was silver-ish with green patina due to long-time exposure to Hawaii's salty air.  Then, after using it again to pray at about 7:30AM, I was surprised to find it mysteriously changed to a golden color between my fingers, in the brief span of about 15 minutes!  That was more than 10 hours ago ...  and I'm still in awe.

An image from the internet showing
what my finger Rosary originally looked
like when I first got it (compare the
color with the above photo).

I decided to post about it because I know there's an important, underlying message behind it - not just for me, but for everyone else out there.   And the message is simple - this was Our Lady's way of reaffirming the IMMENSE VALUE OF THE ROSARY DEVOTION - PRECIOUS, AS SYMBOLIZED BY GOLD.  IT NEEDS TO BE TAKEN MORE SERIOUSLY AND PRAYED WITH FREQUENCY.  NOW, IN THESE PRESENT TIMES.

If one researches approved modern Marian apparitions, the Rosary has figured prominently in most of Our Lady's appearances and/or her messages:

+ Lourdes, France (1858)
Our Lady appeared as the "Immaculate Conception", dressed in a dazzling white gown with a blue sash; a Rosary hanging from her wrist.  She often signaled to St. Bernadette to begin the prayer by taking the little crucifix and making the Sign of the Cross, which Bernadette then repeated.

+ Fatima, Portugal (1917)
The Holy Virgin appeared as the "Lady of the Rosary", while also carrying a Rosary from her wrist.  Among other things, she once said to the three shepherd children of Fatima:

 "Pray the Rosary every day to
obtain peace for the world and the
end of the war (WWI)."

+ Banneux, Belgium (1933)
Mary appeared to young Mariette Beco dressed almost identical to her apparitions in Lourdes, including carrying her trademark Rosary with her.

+ Heede, Germany (1937 - 1940)
Our Lady appeared as the "Queen of the Universe" and the "Queen of the Poor Souls" to four young seers.  She once said at the site of Heede:

"Be good and resigned to the will of God.
Pray often, especially the Rosary."

+ Akita, Japan (1973 - 1981)
The Blessed Mother spoke grave words of warning to the seer - Sr. Agnes Sasagawa - a humble Stigmatic nun and, among other things, she said:

"The only arms which will remain for
you will be the Rosary and the sign left by
My Son. Each day recite the prayers of the
Rosary.  With the Rosary, pray for the
Pope, the bishops, and priests."

+ Cuapa, Nicaragua (1980)
Our Lady appeared on 6 occasions to a middle-aged sacristan - Bernardo Martinez - and once said the following words to him about the Rosary, among other things:

"Pray, pray, my son, the Rosary
for all the world.  Tell believers and non-
believers that the world is threatened by
grave dangers.  I ask the Lord to appease
His justice, but, if you don't change, you
will hasten the arrival of the Third
World War."

+  San Nicolas, Argentina (1983 to 1990)
Our Heavenly Mother again appeared on earth as Our Lady of the Rosary to a local housewife and mother named Gladys Quiroga de Motta.  She spoke many, many messages and, among themshe once said in a straight forward manner:

"The weapon that has the greatest
influence on evil is to say the Rosary."

Taking these 150+ years of apparitions as a whole, it's obvious the Blessed Virgin has been emphasizing the Rosary during her visits to earth.  At some of these holy sites, too, many others have experienced their Rosaries changing to a gold color.  It's also clear Our Lady is warning us about the troubled times we're now living in ... and the worse that's still to come (e.g. World War III, per Cuapa?).  The devil is certainly on the prowl, spreading his darkness and seeking to destroy whoever he can.

Our Lady of the Rosary of
San Nicolas, pray for us.

So I tell people all the time the Rosary is an important devotion because it's a Christ-centered prayer that binds us closer to Jesus; through the 20 Rosary Meditations, Jesus shares the story of His life with us in order to help us deepen our personal relationship with Him and with His beloved Mother, too.  In this way, our spiritual/mental/emotional union with Christ is cultivated and grows; thus, His Light brightens in our souls, repelling the darkness of the devil that's pervading today's society ... and even within the Church, itself.  If we don't want to be devoured by the encroaching evil, we have to stay as close as possible to Jesus - there's no other solution than Him.

So let's take up our Rosaries and pray them frequently, if not daily, as Our Lady requests; for the various intentions she requests... and for the sake of deeper union with Jesus.  If we only recognized the full value of the Rosary we'd be beyond amazed and more grateful to Our Lady for this precious devotion.  As I can personally testify today - the Rosary Prayer is GOLDEN!

The Rosary Confraternity

If one is already a Rosary Devotee, consider joining the Rosary Confraternity. The spiritual benefits of becoming a member are listed below. Click here to enroll - it's free and easy!

+ To learn about Our Lady's 15 Promises to those devoted to the Rosary, click here. +


  1. I really like your take on the issue. I now have a clear idea on what this matter is all about..
    Kassel Tafelgeschäft

  2. Hi my nan's rosary beads were given to me this year onthe feast of divine mercy...they were silver tin chained and had been purchased in madjegorie decades ago for my granny.my mother placed them in their bag silver ....but when I pulled them out in front of my mum they had turn gold.the tin chain gone and new gold links were there instead.both my mother and I were shocked.i do love prayer and divine mercy prayer.i showed three priests in my community and each were joyous and surprised.

    1. Thank you for sharing your personal experience. May the Rosary Prayer continue to draw down blessings for you, your loved ones, and the world.


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