(On this memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary, we thought we would re-post this piece by Father Scott Murray, on the ‘benefits of the beads’. I did not realize that Leo XIII’s ’88 encyclicals’ are the same number as keys on a piano, a veritable symphony, if you will. Anon, lege et orate, fratres et sorores….Editor)
Pope Leo XIII was, undoubtedly, a prolific writer of encyclicals. During his 25 year pontificate he wrote a total of 88 encyclicals. Leo wrote on diverse topics such as Church and State relations, education, socialism, Freemasonry, marriage, slavery, and the saints. His most frequent

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