On October 16, 2002, Pope John
Paul II released his inspirational Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae.
In doing so Pope John Paul II declared a “Year of the Rosary” from October 2002 to
October 2003 and appealed to the Christian faithful worldwide to “confidently take
up the Rosary once again” and to “rediscover the Rosary in light of Scripture, in
harmony with the Liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives. May this appeal
of mine not go unheard!” (RVM, 43). These Scripture Citations came into being as a
result of his call.
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