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The patron saint of Radhapuram parish is Our Lady of Rosary.

The beads of the Rosary is not the words of Human, They are the greetings of the Holy Trinity itself, When the Gabriel angel Wished virgin Mary,

'Rejoice, you who enjoy God's favor! The Lord is with you'.

Itself the Mary becomes the Mother of God. It is the first chant of the Rosary. The Most High God itself wished Mariya by his Arch Angel. After the Blessed Virgin Mary had visited her cousin Elizabeth, She went into Zechariah's house and greeted Elizabeth. Now it happened that as soon as Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the child leapt in her womb and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit itself praised her. She gave a loud cry and said,

'Of all women you are the most blessed, and blessed is the fruit of your womb'.

The secret of the human genesis of the son of the Holy Trinity is hided in this Rosary. We are meditating these secrets in all 20 Mysteries through the Holy Rosary. Mariya sang the Glory of God and said,

Yes, from now onwards all generations will call me blessed,

The Holy Rosary fulfills the prophecy of those words, that the Blessed Virgin Mary shall be called thousands and thousands of times as blessed today by the words of the angel of God, "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you." [Luke. 1:28]. Considering the immense treasure of spiritual good that is found in the recitation of the Holy Rosary, how is it associated with Our Lady of the Rosary? When and where did the Rosary have its origin?

Tradition asserts that the Feast of the Holy Rosary had its beginning when the Albigensian heresy was destroying the country of Toulouse. Shortly after 12 September 1213, St. Dominic turned to the Blessed Virgin Mary for the triumph of Catholic arms. As St.Dominic was kneeling before the Sacred Altar in the Church of St. Jacques, Our Lady appeared to him and instructed him to preach the Rosary among the people as a cure for heresy and sin. In thanksgiving to Our Lady for the miraculous victory that followed, it is asserted that the crusaders erected a chapel in the Church of St. Jacques and dedicated it to Our Lady of the Rosary. Based on this tradition, it appears that the devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary had its origin in those days.

Further research has proven that the Rosary was in existence prior to the days of St. Dominic. In those earlier days, its existence was patterned on the Book of Psalms. Originally, possibly as far back as the eight century, the Lord's Prayer was recited 150 times by religious communities. Those who were devoted to the Blessed Virgin Mary replaced the Lord's Prayer with the first part of today's Hail Mary, reciting 150 Hail Mary's on beads strung on a cord.

It was not until the fifteen century that the Rosary was divided into three Chaplets of 50 Hail Marys each, at which time the mysteries were added to each Chaplet. By the sixteen century, the fifteen mysteries had become accepted by all as the proper way of reciting the Rosary. During that period of time, the second half of the Hail Mary was added and the "Glory be to the Father" was used to close each decade of the Rosary.

In 1569, Pope Pius V officially approved the Rosary as it is known today throughout the world. Four years later, Pope Pius V established the Feast of the Rosary in thanksgiving to Our Lady to commemorate the naval victory of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Following the request of the Dominican Order, in 1573, Pope Gregory XIII allowed this feast to be observed in all the Churches that possessed an Altar dedicated to the Holy Rosary. In 1671, Pope Clement X extended the observance of this feast to the whole of Spain. Afterwards, in recognition of the victory over the Turks by Prince Eugene on August 6, 1716, at Peterwardein in Hungary, Pope Clement XI commanded that the Feast of the Rosary be celebrated throughout the Latin Rite.

Other popes, namely Benedict XIII and Leo XIII, were involved in raising the rank of Feast and added the Litany of Loreto to the invocation of "Queen of the Most Holy Rosary." In 1883, Pope Leo XIII issued an encyclical in which he commended to the faithful of devotion to Our Lady of the Rosary, attributing its origin to St. Dominic.

The devotion to the Holy Rosary was fully revealed to the world when Our Lady stated, I am "Our Lady of the Rosary" in Fatima . Our Lady taught the three little seers to repeat this prayer after each decade of the Rosary,

O my Jesus,
forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of hell and lead all souls to heaven,
especially those most in need of Thy mercy.

These are the final words added to the beads of Rosary by our Mother itself. So it is our proud to got Our lady of Rosary as the patron saint of our Radhapuram parish.

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