The Oremus Communications Family Rosary Program (OCFRP)
Monday Through Saturday at 12:15PM Eastern Time.
Sunday at 2:00PM. Eastern Time.
The OCFRP is an in-house program featuring original real time daily recitations of the Holy Rosary. It is our way of honoring Our Blessed Mother under all of her various dogmatic and approved apparition church titles. On those feast days when we especially remember those titles, we plan to include a corresponding novena.
We thought that it was especially appropriate to begin Oremus Communications (OC) with a program featuring the Holy Rosary for a number of reasons. First, Mary is Our Blessed Mother and has a special closeness to the Three Persons of the Blessed Trinity. And thus, her intercessory prayers have the greatest of influences with The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit, and have been relied on for centuries by every generation, each with its own problems and concerns. This reliance has been and is most evident as witnessed by the popularity of the rosary with its litany of Hail Marys, each asking for her intercession. (Article 971 of the Catechism of the Catholic Church makes the point most clearly.)
Secondly, the Rosary with its long period of development beginning with the Irish monks 1300 years ago, now encapsulates all that we strive for in our Mission Statement. Here are some examples: the Hail Mary as mentioned above is a direct appeal to Our Blessed Mother to intercede on the behalf of all sinners with the Holy and Divine Persons of The Trinity; the Our Father expresses our willingness to be obedient to Our Creator and our request for forgiveness of our trespasses along with our direct appeal for His assistance in avoiding evil in the future; the Apostles Creed acknowledges our membership in the Communion of Saints and our adherence to The Magisterium of the Catholic Church.
Thirdly, we have the requests of Our Blessed Mother herself that we pray the rosary daily. For example, on each of the 6 appearances at Fatima (from May 13 thru October 13) to the three children, Lucia, Jacinta, and Francisco, she asked for the daily recitation of the rosary to make reparation for the sins against her Immaculate Heart, for the conversion of sinners and for the cause of world peace. (she also asked for the faithful practice of the The First Saturday Devotion for the same reasons.) Another example occured at Lourdes, France in 1858 when Our Blessed Mother and St. Bernadette prayed the rosary together for the conversion of sinners on each of her many visits.
Each program begins with appropriate remarks from the host followed by the actual live recitation of the Holy Rosary. Each broadcast will be separately recorded and be made available to all on a 24-7 basis using the Archives section of our website.
Carl Malberg (left), Guardian of International Pilgrim Statue of Our Lady of Fatima
and Tony McGinley (right), Program Director of OCFRP on August 15, 2015