Roses for Mary is an apostolate to honor our Blessed Mother. This is a movement designed to unite families and communities of faith everywhere to pray the Rosary every day. We are thanking home owners and honoring our Lady, home by home, yard by yard, neighborhood by neighborhood – wherever we find a statue of Mary, we lay roses. It’s our prayer that Mary will lead into action home owners to enhance their spiritual journey, spreading prayer, peace and hope to others with Roses for Mary.
If you honor a holy image like a statue of the Blessed Mother it will pass from the statue or picture to the actual Blessed Mother, Jesus, or other saints depending on who is being honored. What a powerful tool for prayer. Unfortunately same goes for the desecration of these holy imagines which is why more then ever we need to take up our Catholic pride. We must honor and protect our statues of Jesus, Immaculate Mother, and other saints.
Don't take my word for it here is a quote from the Second Council of Nicaea in 787 AD!
"Further, people are drawn to honour these images with the offering of incense and lights, as was piously established by ancient custom. Indeed, the honour paid to an image traverses it, reaching the model, and he who venerates the image, venerates the person represented in that image."
With the goal to raise money to donate statues of Blessed Mothers around the world in hopes that we can promote the presence of the Blessed Mother! The influence of seeing these holy imagines will help influence us to live better lives and be reminded to call on Her for protection.
Here is another quote from Second Council of Nicaea in 787:
" The more frequently they are seen in representational art, the more are those who see them drawn to remember and long for those who serve as models, and to pay these images the tribute of salutation and respectful veneration."
This was stated in 787! Imagine if this council never took place our Church might of been emptied from imagines of angels, Jesus, Mary and other saints! The 16th chapel, The last supper, Madonna of the Rosary, and many other amazing imagines that help bring us closer to Jesus.
Basilica of the Rosary in Pompeii
Thank you Blessed Bartolo Longo