LITTLE ROSARY OF SAINT FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI
Beloved Mother Cabrini
was noted for her persistence, both in prayer and in carrying to
fulfillment the works of her religious Order. This quality is recommended
to those who seek her aid.
The medal of the Little
Rosary carries her likeness. On the reverse is seen the Sacred Heart,
to which she had great devotion; a pair of wings, her private symbol
of the spiritual life; and the Crucifix, of which she has said:
"My book will be the Crucifix. I will always keep it before
my eyes to learn how to love and to suffer."
Despite discomfort and
inconvenience, Mother Cabrini crossed the ocean twenty-five times,
in furtherance of her works. As a notation of this, the Little Rosary
contains twenty-five beads.
It is suggested to those
using the Little Rosary in her honor to repeat on each bead the
Hail Mary and to repeat after each five beads this aspiration:
O my Saviour, hear Saint
Frances Xavier Cabrini plead for me.