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Very simple guide to praying/learning the Rosary
Angelqueen.org ^ | 07-30-04 | The Father, Son and Holy Spirit

Posted on 07/31/2004 6:30:40 AM PDT by AAABEST

Learn to recite the rosary in 7 easy steps with a color diagram

Links go to individual prayers

1. Sign of the Cross and Apostles Creed.

2. Our Father.

3. Hail Mary (3 times).

4. Glory be, Announce appropriate First Mystery, Our Father

5. Hail Mary 10 times (once per bead) while meditating on that mystery

6. Glory be, Fatima, announce next mystery, Our Father (then repeat 5 and 6 as shown in diagram).

7. Glory be, Fatima, Hail Holy Queen, Final Prayer and Sign of the Cross.



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The purpose of creating this was to make the Rosary as simple as possible. I referenced many of the existing "how-to" guides out there including The Knights of Columbus pocket version and a few online guides.

Some of the ways I think this guide is simpler than some other versions I've seen is that there are only seven steps, I haven't seen less than nine. I tried to make the graphic (which took quite a while in photoshop) clear. Also there are no steps "in between" any beads and there is no preference to go clockwise or counter clockwise because it's symetrical.

I would appreciate any feedback, especially if I've erred somewhere.

1 posted on 07/31/2004 6:30:42 AM PDT by AAABEST
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To: ultima ratio; Land of the Irish; Canticle_of_Deborah; Fifthmark; Aestus Veritatis; dsc; ...

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2 posted on 07/31/2004 6:32:05 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: AAABEST

Looks good to me!


3 posted on 07/31/2004 6:40:38 AM PDT by Diva
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To: AAABEST
Great job. I really like that you put the Glory Be, the Fatima prayer and the Our Father on the bead itself for #6. It is confusing to explain that the Glory Be and the Fatima prayer go on the links between the last Hail Mary and the Our Father. Thank you for recognizing that fact.
4 posted on 07/31/2004 7:50:49 AM PDT by Talking_Mouse (Indeed I tremble for my country when I reflect that God is just... Thomas Jefferson)
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To: AAABEST

I was taught to say the Fatima prayer after every Gloria Patri. You've only got it after the last one?


5 posted on 07/31/2004 8:15:23 AM PDT by dsc
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To: AAABEST

Oh, and how are those Luminous Mysteries catching on?

I haven't taken them up myself.


6 posted on 07/31/2004 8:16:17 AM PDT by dsc
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To: sandyeggo
We also inserted a "St. Joseph, pray for us" after the Fatima Prayer, and I still do it to this day.  If I'm praying the rosary audibly with a group (like before Mass) I have to stop myself.  :)

LOL... you are so embarrasing.  :-)  {{sandyeggo}}  A couple of Sundays ago, the dear lady behind me (who was a second grade teacher when I was at the parish grade school) was all mixed up when we were professing the Creed... she inadvertently recited the Apostle's Creed a couple times.  It was a pleasure to hear that sort of "mistake" and to see her as well.
9 posted on 07/31/2004 8:27:42 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (« O sublime humility! That the Lord... should humble Himself like this... »)
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To: dsc; sandyeggo
I was taught to say the Fatima prayer after every Gloria Patri. You've only got it after the last one?

Fatima is after every decade on after Glory Be in #6. Does it not come across that way? If not maybe I need to change something.

Sandy I think GSS's tag line was Saint Francis iirc.

11 posted on 07/31/2004 9:16:43 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: sandyeggo
LOL - let's talk about embarrassing.

LOL!   We have to laugh if we want to be like saints; they had a healthy sense of humor.  You have a very keen eye sandyeggo...  Saint Francis.   

Francis had a great love for the Eucharist... In his Letter to the Entire Order of 1224 he wrote:

O Sublime Humility

Let Everyone be struck with fear,
the whole world tremble,
and the heavens exult
when Christ, the Son of the living God,
is present on the altar in the hands of the priest!
O wonderful loftiness
and stupendous dignity!
O sublime humility!
O humble sublimity!
The Lord of the universe,
God and the Son of God,
so humbles Himself
that He hides Himself
for our salvation
under an ordinary piece of bread!


See the humility of God, brothers,
and pour out your hearts before Him!
Humble yourselves
that you may be exalted by Him!
Hold back nothing of yourselves for yourselves,
that He Who gives Himself totally to you
may receive you totally!

St. Francis of Assisi

My chores await.  Catchya later!  Pax et bonum!!
12 posted on 07/31/2004 9:29:01 AM PDT by GirlShortstop (« O sublime humility! That the Lord... should humble Himself like this... »)
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To: AAABEST
Praise God for those who desire to be closer to God. I am a former Catholic who has chosen to rely on what the Holy Spirit supernaturally preserved in Word of God. I pray the Holy Spirit will speak to you through His word.

Matt 6:7
7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Matt 15:2-3
2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

Gal 1:18-19
18 Then after three years I went up to Jerusalem to see Peter, and remained with him fifteen days.
19 But I saw none of the other apostles except James, the Lord’s brother.

Mary is mentioned once in the Book of Acts with "his" brethren, and is not mentioned in any of the epistles:

Acts 1:14
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

If Mary had prominence during the Apostolic Church why is the Bible silent?

P.S. I have family and friends who are Catholic and are Born Again believers, which indicates to me salvation comes from knowing Jesus Christ as savior.
15 posted on 07/31/2004 9:48:08 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: All; Hermann the Cherusker; nickcarraway; NYer; B-Chan; ultima ratio; AAABEST
The Rosary and Orthodoxy

Father Benedict Groeschel on the Rosary

THE HOLY ROSARY

Catholic Caucus: The Holy Rosary

The Power of the Rosary - A Weapon Against Terrorism

Rosary May Contribute to Unity Says Protestant Theologian

Papal Address on the Rosary as a Weapon of Peace

Very simple guide to praying/learning the Rosary

16 posted on 07/31/2004 9:54:35 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: bondserv
I am a former Catholic...

I'm sorry to hear that. No wonder you have such an odd view of the Rosary and the Mother of God.

Thanks for "caring" enough to post your unsound theological musings.

17 posted on 07/31/2004 9:57:39 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: dsc
We never took up the Luminous Mysteries in our family here. Reasons why not come from the very design of the Rosary itself, described by St. Louis De Montfort in The Secret of the Rosary:

Sixth Rose: Mary's Psalter

"Ever since Saint Dominic established the devotion to the Holy Rosary up until the time when Blessed Alan de la Roche reestablished it in 1460 it has always been called the Psalter of Jesus and Mary. This is because it has the same number of Angelic Salutations as there are psalms in the Book of the Psalms of David. Since simple and uneducated people are not able to say the Psalms of David the Rosary is held to be just as fruitful for them as David's Psalter is for others.

But the Rosary can be considered to be even more valuable than the latter for three reasons:

Firstly, because the Angelic Psalter bears a nobler fruit, that of the Word Incarnate, whereas David's Psalter only prophesies His coming; Secondly, just as the real thing is more important than its prefiguration and the body is more than its shadow, in the same way the Psalter of Our Lady is greater than David's Psalter which did no more than prefigure it. And thirdly, because Our Lady's Psalter (or the Rosary made up of the Our Father and Hail Mary) is the direct work of the Most Blessed Trinity and was not made through a human instrument.

Our Lady's Psalter or Rosary is divided up into three parts of five decades each, for the following special reasons:

To honor the three Persons of the Most Blessed Trinity; To honor the life, death and glory of Jesus Christ; To imitate the Church Triumphant, to help the members of the Church Militant and the lessen the pains of the Church Suffering; To imitate the three groups into which the Psalms are divided: a) The first being for the purgative life, b) the second for the illuminative life, c) and the third for the unitive life; And, finally, to give us graces in abundance during our lifetime, peace at death, and glory in eternity."
18 posted on 07/31/2004 9:59:41 AM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: bondserv
I am a former Catholic

You conveniently omitted the word ignorant.

If Mary had prominence during the Apostolic Church why is the Bible silent?

It isn't. Read the Gospel of Luke regarding the Blessed Mother, for starters.

19 posted on 07/31/2004 10:25:24 AM PDT by A.A. Cunningham
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To: AAABEST
I'm sorry to hear that. No wonder you have such an odd view of the Rosary and the Mother of God.

Thanks for "caring" enough to post your unsound theological musings.


Thank you for your response. You may notice, if you feel like looking again, I am basing my understandings on the Word of God, not a theologian.

I am sorry that posting passages from scripture is considered evidence of "unsound" theology. I pray that you reconsider, and that Jesus places a desire for you to spend time in His word.

My understanding may be faulty, and I am open to correction.

Prov 15:10
10 Correction is grievous unto him that forsaketh the way: and he that hateth reproof shall die.

20 posted on 07/31/2004 10:27:02 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: A.A. Cunningham; AAABEST

Trust me, I understand that Mary was most Blessed. Imagine being chosen to physically usher in the savior of the world.

Another thing I often ponder about Mary is her having remained pure when God called on her to be so blessed. She would not have been the person God chose if she had not been a faithful handmaid who had protected her purity.

She is an example for all of us who desire to be used of God!


21 posted on 07/31/2004 10:35:16 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: bondserv
"P.S. I have family and friends who are Catholic and are Born Again believers, which indicates to me salvation comes from knowing Jesus Christ as savior."

This is a curious statement. It sounds as if you are using data gathered by observation of other people to prove something pertaining to divine revelation to be true without reference to Scripture.

Why not just base everything on the Scriptures?
22 posted on 07/31/2004 10:41:09 AM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: pascendi
This is a curious statement. It sounds as if you are using data gathered by observation of other people to prove something pertaining to divine revelation to be true without reference to Scripture.

Why not just base everything on the Scriptures?

If I based my salvation on my "doctrine", I would not be a believer in Jesus Christ. Fortunately, Jesus is in the sanctification business!

That being said, I believe the standard for Godliness can be found in the pages of scripture, because the Holy Spirit has chosen the Bible to be His permanent record of testimony concerning Jesus Christ. Believing the Gospel of Jesus Christ can bring a person into reconciliation with the Creator of the universe, whereas studying the Word as a believer begins the a process.

Phil 1:6
6 Being confident of this very thing, that he which hath begun a good work in you will perform it until the day of Jesus Christ:

May the Father Bless you as you pursue His Son.

23 posted on 07/31/2004 10:57:30 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: bondserv
Well at by your #21 you at least venerate Mary and realize that she is the Mother of God, as God the Son told us when He was dying on the cross.

Your scripture above is inapplicable to Marian doctrine, which is one reason why your former church advises extreme caution when interpreting the word. Contextual, linguistic, historic and other nuances play a huge role.

Your posts from Matthew for example, here is more:

Matthew 6
6 But thou when thou shalt pray, enter into thy chamber, and having shut the door, pray to thy Father in secret, and thy father who seeth in secret will repay thee. 7 And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. For they think that in their much speaking they may be heard. 8 Be not you therefore like to them for your Father knoweth what is needful for you, before you ask him.

As you can see repeating a prayer wasn't the issue, "showboating" piety was.

24 posted on 07/31/2004 11:00:33 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: AAABEST

I always end the Rosary with the prayer:

"Oh God, Whose Only Begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the reward of eternal life. Grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating on the mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen."

But I don't know the name of this prayer. Anybody know?


25 posted on 07/31/2004 11:21:07 AM PDT by MarineMomJ (The truth only hurts when it's true.)
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To: bondserv
I don't understand how observing a group of Catholics, who you claim are also "Born again believers" (a nebulous phrase which seems presented as a distinct principle apart from Catholicism) proves anything about the source of salvation.
26 posted on 07/31/2004 11:22:41 AM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: AAABEST
Thank You! I was just hoping for something like this the other night!

Many individuals on this ping list are religious scholars. Others, like me, are fairly intelligent and devout but have no religious education worth mentioning. For some of us in the latter category such a simple guide is invaluable!

27 posted on 07/31/2004 11:23:21 AM PDT by steve86
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To: AAABEST
One tiny request (only because I don't have access to Photoshop): Would someone be able to create a version with a white or light background, and different text lettering colors, to make it more amenable to color printing? I would like to print it on high-quality photo paper.
28 posted on 07/31/2004 11:30:23 AM PDT by steve86
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To: AAABEST
It is my firm belief that if Mary were part of this conversation she would ask us to "venerate" her Savior Jesus Christ, not herself. Jesus clearly honored His mother, but asks us to pray to and worship only God.

1 Tim 2:5
5 For there is one God, and one mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus;

The Father chose His Son to be the mediator, and I want to be sure to use His structure, not mans. No Saint Paul the mediator, or Mary the mediator. One mediator between God and men, the man Christ Jesus; (no one will lose their salvation over misunderstanding this point, only relinquish blessings and power they have coming to them as a believer).

As you can see repeating a prayer wasn't the issue, "showboating" piety was.

I agree, Jesus was making that point as well.

Matt 6:7
7 And when you are praying, speak not much, as the heathens. (emphasis added)

You keep missing the "speak not much" part. Psalms 119:19-16

9 How can a young man cleanse his way? By taking heed according to Your word.
10 With my whole heart I have sought You; Oh, let me not wander from Your commandments!
11 Your word I have hidden in my heart, That I might not sin against You.
12 Blessed are You, O LORD! Teach me Your statutes.
13 With my lips I have declared All the judgments of Your mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of Your testimonies, As much as in all riches.
15 I will meditate on Your precepts, And contemplate Your ways.
16 I will delight myself in Your statutes; I will not forget Your word.

29 posted on 07/31/2004 11:31:05 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: pascendi
I don't understand how observing a group of Catholics, who you claim are also "Born again believers" (a nebulous phrase which seems presented as a distinct principle apart from Catholicism) proves anything about the source of salvation.

Jesus is the source of salvation.

John 14:6
6 Jesus saith unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.

No denomionation listed there from what I can see. Those who I term "Born Again" recognize this fact, whether Catholic or otherwise.

John 3:5-7
5 Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.
6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit.
7 Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again. (emphasis added)

Hope this helps.

30 posted on 07/31/2004 11:44:30 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: bondserv
Catholics believe the door between death and life is very thin, hence the communion of saints. I find it inpractical that while we ask a total stranger on an internet to pray for us but not God-the-Son's mother who lives in heaven.

Thanks for the discussion, but I'm not really up to a big debate (using totally inapplicable scripture) about Marian doctrine right now. You'll have to find someone else to "care" about.

31 posted on 07/31/2004 11:46:58 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: BearWash
I tried removing the black background and it didn't look good at all. If you bring the black version to a Kinkos or similar it should print very nicely. I have a high-res (300dpi) jpeg that is about 5" x 5" that I can send you if you like.

That would leave enough room on a 8 1/2" x 11" any text you wanted to add.

32 posted on 07/31/2004 11:51:36 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: bondserv

Forgive my ridiculous grammar on 31, I'm trying to do too many things at once.


33 posted on 07/31/2004 11:54:35 AM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: AAABEST
Thanks for the discussion, but I'm not really up to a big debate (using totally inapplicable scripture) about Marian doctrine right now. You'll have to find someone else to "care" about.

I pray He draws us closer by whatever means we stumble into.

34 posted on 07/31/2004 11:59:51 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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To: GirlShortstop; sandyeggo
Thank you for posting the "O Sublime Humility" prayer of St. Francis. Have you ever read The Omnibus of Sources? It is THE ultimate "Francis" book of prayer, and includes all of his writings.

Fr. Francis Mary reads the Sublime Humility prayer on EWTN's introduction to the Daily Mass.

35 posted on 07/31/2004 12:12:49 PM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: sandyeggo
ver since I was a kid, I've ended the rosary (after the Hail Holy Queen) with the prayer to St. Michael the Archangel.

I am too young to remember when the prayer to St Michael the Archangel was part of the mass. In fact I had never heard of it until a year or so ago. Someone gave me a bookmark with the prayer in English and Latin. The prayer has become one of my favorites.

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil; may God rebuke him, we humbly pray, and do thou O Prince of the heavenly hosts, by the divine power, thrust into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen. Sancte Michael Archangele, defende nos in proelio, contra nequitiam et insidias diaboli esto praesidium. Imperet illi Deus, supplices deprecamur: tuque, Princeps militiae coelestis, Satanam aliosque spiritus malignos, qui ad perditionem animarum pervagantur in mundo,divina virtute, in infernum detrude. Amen.

36 posted on 07/31/2004 12:17:55 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Instaurare omnia in Christo)
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To: bondserv
Matt 15:2-3 2 Why do thy disciples transgress the tradition of the elders? for they wash not their hands when they eat bread. 3 But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?

If you read the rest of the passage you will find that Christ is admonishing them for abusing a specific tradition. That is they pledge their goods to the temple (tradition) to avoid having to care for their parents (commandment). Christ was not deriding traditions in toto.

37 posted on 07/31/2004 12:23:03 PM PDT by Straight Vermonter (Instaurare omnia in Christo)
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To: bondserv; AAABEST
"Jesus is the source of salvation."

That's why we say the Rosary, and why AABEST is doing one of the simpliest yet most powerful and profitable things a person can do in this life, which is the promotion of the Holy Rosary.

You've seen the movie The Passion I'm sure. Everything you saw comes as no surprise to any Catholic who has said the Sorrowful Mysteries.

Good work AABEST. Just fyi, I was always taught the faith, hope and charity Ave's for those first three beads as well.
38 posted on 07/31/2004 12:24:59 PM PDT by pascendi (Quicumque vult salvus esse, ante omnia opus est, ut teneat catholicam fidem)
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To: bondserv; AAABEST; A.A. Cunningham; Salvation; sandyeggo; undirish01
Welcome to the Religion Forum, bonserv!

I am a former Catholic who has chosen to rely on what the Holy Spirit supernaturally preserved in Word of God.

No religion takes scripture more literally than the Catholic Church.

Matt 6:7
7 And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.

Are you referring to the repetition of the 'Hail Mary'? The Bible uses repetition to indicate emphasis and the highest degree of something.

Is 6:3
"Holy, holy, holy is the Lord of Hosts!" they (the Seraphim) cried one to another.

The Psalms are a good example of repetition in prayer. Psalm 150 records a twelve-fold repetition in one psalm.

I don't follow the rationale behind your quotes from Matthew and Galatians ... however ...

Mary is mentioned once in the Book of Acts with "his" brethren, and is not mentioned in any of the epistles:

Acts 1:14
14 These all continued with one accord in prayer and supplication, with the women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brethren.

Mary is prefigured immediately after the Fall of Man; her divine motherhood is prophesied.

Gen 3:14-15
Then the Lord God said to the serpent: "... I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and hers; He will strike at your head, while you strike at his heel."

Mary and her role in the history of our salvation is foretold by the prophet Isaiah; her virginity and divine motherhood is confirmed.

Is 7:14
Therefore the Lord himself will give you this sign: the virgin shall be with child, and bear a son, and shall name him Immanuel.

Matthew begins his genealogy with Abraham and ends with Mary.

Mt 1:16
Jacob the father of Joseph, the husband of Mary. Of her was born Jesus who is called the Messiah.

Luke narrates the angel Gabriel's announcement to Mary that she is to conceive a son and remain a virgin.

Lk 1: 26-38
...(The angel Gabriel said) "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you ... The holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God." ... Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."

Luke also narrates Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth (pregnant with John the Baptist). It is Elizabeth who first calls Mary "the mother of God (Lord)".

Lk 1:39-45
... When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? ... Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
Lk 1:46-49
And Mary said: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name."

Matthew records Mary's engagement to Joseph.

Mt. 1:18-25
... When his mother Mary was betrothed to Joseph, but before they lived together, she was found with child through the holy Spirit. ... the angel of the Lord appeared to him in a dream and said, "Joseph, son of David, do not be afraid to take Mary your wife into your home. For it is through the holy Spirit that this child has been conceived in her. She will bear a son and you are to name him Jesus, because he will save his people from their sins." He (Joseph) had no relations with her until she bore a son, and he named him Jesus.

Luke narrates the birth events of Jesus.

Lk 2:1-19
... Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger ... (Shepherds) went in haste and found Mary and Joseph, and the infant ... Mary kept all these things (that the shepherds told her), reflecting on them in her heart.

Luke includes the circumcision and presentation of Jesus.

Lk 2:33-35
The child's father and mother were amazed at what was said about him; and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."

Luke narrates the loss and finding of Jesus in the temple in Jerusalem by Mary and Joseph.

Lk 2:48-51
When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart.

John records the wedding feast at Cana where Mary prompts Jesus' first miracle.

Jn 2:1-12
On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." (And) Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." ... Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. After this, he and his mother, (his) brothers, and his disciples went down to Capernaum and stayed there only a few days.

Matthew writes of Jesus' own words that compare his relationship with his followers to his relationship with his mother.

Mt 12:46-50 (Mk 3:31-35)
While he was still speaking to the crowds, his mother and his brothers appeared outside, wishing to speak with him. ... And stretching out his hand toward his disciples, he said, "Here are my mother and my brothers. For whoever does the will of my heavenly Father is my brother, and sister, and mother."

It is John (an eye witness) who recalls his personal experience at the foot of the cross on Calvary.

Jn 19:25-27
Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.

Luke, in his Acts of the Apostles, records the presence of Mary with the Apostles in the community in Jerusalem between the Ascension of Jesus and Pentecost.

Acts 1:12-14
Then they returned to Jerusalem from the mount called Olivet, which is near Jerusalem, a sabbath day's journey away. When they entered the city they went to the upper room where they were staying. ... All these devoted themselves with one accord to prayer, together with some women, and Mary the mother of Jesus, and his brothers.

A final reference to Mary is found in John's Book of Revelation.

Rev 12:1-5
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. She was with child and wailed aloud in pain as she labored to give birth. ... She gave birth to a son, a male child, destined to rule all the nations with an iron rod. Her child was caught up to God and his throne.

Whatever your reasons for leaving the Catholic Church, you are always welcome "home".

ONCE CATHOLIC

41 posted on 07/31/2004 1:13:25 PM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: bondserv

OK, let me guess...........

You don't say the Lord's Prayer either!

Get with the program. We all say prayers in repitition.


42 posted on 07/31/2004 1:36:03 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: MarineMomJ
I always end the Rosary with the prayer: ...But I don't know the name of this prayer. Anybody know?

Most people do the same. That's known as the final prayer. It's linked in the article up top, but you may have missed it being that it has no designated nomenclature.

43 posted on 07/31/2004 1:49:50 PM PDT by AAABEST (Lord have mercy on us)
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To: bondserv
P.S. I have family and friends who are Catholic and are Born Again believers, which indicates to me salvation comes from knowing Jesus Christ as savior.

Just curious but what do you mean by "Born Again"?

44 posted on 07/31/2004 2:09:53 PM PDT by NYer (When you have done something good, remember the words "without Me you can do nothing." (John 15:5).)
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To: AAABEST

Yep, I did miss it! Sorry... I just glossed over the picture, and didn't link on it. >>blushing<<

MMJ


45 posted on 07/31/2004 4:56:54 PM PDT by MarineMomJ (The truth only hurts when it's true.)
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To: sandyeggo; AAABEST

"OK - I see what you did. You do have it a #6, I was looking at #4. I think some/many/most? don't say the Fatima prayer after the initial 3 Hail Mary's but I do."

So do I. But I wasn't taught to say the final prayer.

Aaargh. Something more to find the Latin for and memorize.


46 posted on 07/31/2004 6:34:12 PM PDT by dsc
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To: NYer
Fr. Francis Mary reads the Sublime Humility prayer on EWTN's introduction to the Daily Mass.

'tis wonderful to hear it recited.  ;-)

Thank you NYer for the Saint Francis book of prayer information too...  I plan on asking around about that one.  Hopefully an older relative will have one to share since I struck out at the library.  :-(

nevertheless... appropriately... Pax et Bonum FRiend!
47 posted on 07/31/2004 7:13:17 PM PDT by GirlShortstop (« O sublime humility! That the Lord... should humble Himself like this... »)
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To: AAABEST

Just a little thing, but I'd place the luminous mysteries directly after the joyful.


48 posted on 07/31/2004 10:31:04 PM PDT by TotusTuus
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To: AAABEST

bump


49 posted on 07/31/2004 10:44:47 PM PDT by beebuster2000 (the only thing quagmired is the lib mind)
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To: Straight Vermonter
Christ was not deriding traditions in toto.

Only those that are contrary to God's Word!

50 posted on 08/01/2004 9:51:30 AM PDT by bondserv (Alignment is critical!)
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