The Rosary is one of the most beloved prayers of Catholicism. In this videoclip, pilgrims to Medjugorje, a popular site for Marian apparitions, pray the Rosary.
According to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, Mary is the Mother of the Catholic Church. She gave her consent in faith at the Annunciation (when the Angel Gabriel came and told her she was with child) and maintained it without hesitation at the foot of the Cross. Ever since, her motherhoodher motherhood has extended to the brothers and sisters of her Son "who still journey on earth surrounded by dangers and difficulties." Jesus, the only mediator, is the way of our prayer. Mary, his mother and ours, shows us the way to her son. We become closer to both Jesus and Mary by praying the Rosary.