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THE INDIAN ADVOCATE. 308
That the Rosary is the best of all prayer is evident from the fact, that it is the most potent means in existence, by which the soul can maintain in itself a vivid consciousness and due appreciation of the scenes of Divine achievement, which are the pivot of all history and all philosophy and all religion, and in which the chief actor was Jesus Christ; union with Whom is the only road to salvation from sin and to su pernatural beatitude. If you wish to conquer the foul spirits of evil, who are band ed together for your destruction here and hereafter, take in your hands this holy sword of the Rosary; meditate on it de voutly every day and you overthrow all your adversaries. This sword of gold, wielded by you with fortitude and persever ance, will overcome now and at the hour of your death, every enemy who threatens your spiritual ruin; and armed with this you may, at the last, be found worthy to enter the celestial city, where Mary reigns as Queen, and to be numbered among those nearest to ihe throne, whose unceasing joy is to repeat with thankful and loving hearts: "Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus!" In life's long and dreary battle, When our spirits are depressed, And the demon with his phantoms Would our hearts and minds infest, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. In life's brighter, better moments, When our hearts with joy overflow, When we feel that God's good angels Shelf ring arms around us throw, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us. In the last most awful hour, When death summons us away, When this world, its joys and sorrows, "Hope and fears, shall cease for aye, Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us.