By Damazio Ngoma O.P.
In this reflection, I will be exploring with you people of God, certain elements of the most Holy Rosary. There are at present, several Religious Congregations world-wide that have taken their names after the Holy Rosary. Vividly, many Religious Congregations and Orders in the Catholic Church have incorporated the Holy Rosary as part of their official religious habits. The Dominican Order of Preachers are an example in this regard. On a day to day basis, there are also millions of people: Catholics and non-Catholics who opt to wear the Holy Rosary as part of their ordinary daily routine code of dress. Rosaries worn are of different colours, sizes, blessed and unblessed. I am of the opinion that people have their own understanding of the Holy Rosary and therefore they might at the same time have their own personal reasons for wearing and having a devotion to the Holy Rosary. Bearing this in mind, it is my humble duty to share with the people of God the value of the Holy Rosary particularly in the economy of human salvation.
I am not surely an expert in this field rather in respect to my ministry entrusted to me by the Dominican Order of Preachers which is to be the promoter of the Holy Rosary; I feel privileged and honoured to share with wider community certain aspects of the Holy Rosary as understood in the Catholic Church. There are several ways of doing this gracious ministry. I have all the reasons to thank the Southern Cross News-Letter to be one of the means to reach out to many Christians at a wider scenario.