The rosary is the school of Mary. Whoever takes the hand of the Mother will be guided step by step, Hail Mary after Hail Mary, and led directly to her Son Jesus Christ. The rosary teaches us how to pray--not only by reciting the Ave Maria, but by meditating upon the mysteries of our salvation and contemplating the Lord with the eyes of the one human being who loved Him more than any other. The rosary is a school of prayer opening a path that leads us into ever deeper knowledge and love of God. It is a powerful prayer--like a strong army--that changes first one ́s own life, but then also the whole world around us. The rosary--a little chain that helps us contemplate five mysteries of the life of Jesus--is comparable to the Psalms, for David brought but five little stones against Goliath. With the rosary we overcome the giants who would make us fear the many challenges and sorrows that surround us.