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Catholic Caucus: Daily Rosary Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI, September 22, 2006
Various | September 22, 2006 | Various

Posted on 09/22/2006 5:19:52 AM PDT by Carolina

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Daily Rosary Prayer for our Universal Shepherd, His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, the Vicar of Christ, the Successor of Peter, the Bishop of Rome, the Servant of the Servants of God.

"I am not alone. I do not have to carry alone what in truth I could never carry alone. All the Saints of God are there to protect me, to sustain me and to carry me. And your prayers, my dear friends, your indulgence, your love, your faith and your hope accompany me.

" My dear friends -- at this moment I can only say: pray for me, that I may learn to love the Lord more and more.

"Pray for me, that I may learn to love his flock more and more -- in other words, you, the holy Church, each one of you and all of you together. Pray for me, that I may not flee for fear of the wolves. Let us pray for one another, that the Lord will carry us and that we will learn to carry one another."

~from the homily for his installation as the 265th Pope of the One, Holy, Catholic, and Apostolic Church, April 25, 2005

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Pray the Rosary

Sign of the Cross:  In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  Amen.

The Apostles Creed:  I BELIEVE in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day He rose again. He ascended into heaven and sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty. From thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

The Lord's Prayer:  OUR Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.

Hail Mary:  HAIL Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now, and in the hour of our death. Amen. (Three times)

Glory Be:  GLORY be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.


TOPICS: Catholic; Prayer; Worship
KEYWORDS: meditation; popebenedictxvi; prayer; protection; rosary
The Sorrowful Mysteries

Meditations take from EWTN Pray the Rosary

In the Sorrowful Mysteries we stand beneath the Cross of Jesus, coming face to face with the truth of his insistence that the Christ must suffer and die. No matter that we long to cry out, if only we had been there; we still encounter the reality of our human position and the truth that is Our Lord's. We sense the sword piercing the heart of his Mother, and pray that it may open our whole being to the agony and the power that the infinite love of Jesus in his Passion chose and endured for us

1 posted on 09/22/2006 5:19:54 AM PDT by Carolina
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The First Sorrowful Mystery:  The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden

Agony in the Garden by Duccio di Buoninsegna

The thought of our sins and His coming suffering causes the agonizing Savior to sweat blood. (Luke 22:39-44).

It is for the love of His Father above all else that Jesus willed to undergo His Passion.  Behold Jesus Christ in His agony. For three long hours weariness, grief, fear and anguish sweep in upon His soul like a torrent; the pressure of this interior agony is so immense that blood bursts forth from His sacred veins. What an abyss of suffering is reached in this agony! And what does Jesus say to His Father? "Father, if it be possible, let this chalice pass from Me." Can it be that Jesus no longer accepts the Will of His Father? Oh! certainly He does. But this prayer is the cry of the sensitive emotions of poor human nature, crushed by ignominy and suffering. Now is Jesus truly a "Man of Sorrows." Our Savior feels the terrible weight of His agony bearing down upon His shoulders. He wants us to realize this; that is why He utters such a prayer.  But listen to what He immediately adds: "Nevertheless, Father, not My will but Thine be done." Here is the triumph of love. Because He loves His Father, He places the Will of His Father above everything else and accepts every possible suffering in order to redeem us.

Hail Mary...(ten times)
Glory be...
O, my Jesus...

2 posted on 09/22/2006 5:21:15 AM PDT by Carolina
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The Second Sorrowful Mystery:  Our Lord is Scourged at the Pillar  

Flagellation by Duccio di Buoninsegna

Jesus is stripped and unmercifully scourged until His body is one mass of bloody wounds. (Matt. 27:26)

Christ substituted Himself voluntarily for us as a sacrificial victim without blemish in order to pay our debt, and, by the expiation and the satisfaction which He made for us, to restore the Divine life to us. This was the mission which Christ came to fulfill, the course which He had to run. "God has placed upon Him"—a man like unto ourselves, of the race of Adam, but entirely just and innocent and without sin—"the iniquity of us all." 

Since Christ has become, so to speak, a sharer in our nature and taken upon Himself the debt of our sin, He has merited for us a share in His justice and holiness. In the forceful words of St. Paul, God, "by sending His Son in the likeness of sinful flesh as a sin-offering, has condemned sin in the flesh." And with an impact still more stunning, the Apostle writes: "For our sakes He (God) made Him (Christ) to be sin who knew nothing of sin."

How startling this expression is: "made Him to be sin"! The Apostle does not say "sinner," but—what is still more striking—"sin"! Let us never forget that "we have been redeemed at great price by the precious blood of Christ as of a lamb without blemish and without spot.". 

Hail Mary...(ten times)
Glory be...
O, my Jesus...

3 posted on 09/22/2006 5:23:48 AM PDT by Carolina
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The Third Sorrowful Mystery:  Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns

Crowning by Duccio di Buoninsegna

Jesus' claim to kingship is ridiculed by putting a crown of thorns on His head and a reed in His hand. (Matt. 27:28- 31)

Christ Jesus becomes an object of derision and insults at the hands of the temple servants. Behold Him, the all-powerful God, struck by sharp blows; His adorable face, the joy of the saints, is covered with spittle; a crown of thorns is forced down upon His head; a purple robe is placed upon His shoulders as a mock of derision; a reed is thrust into His hand; the servants genuflect insolently before Him in mockery. What an abyss of ignominy! What humiliation and disgrace for One before Whom the angels tremble!  The cowardly Roman governor imagines that the hatred of the Jews will be satisfied by the sight of Christ in this pitiful state. He shows Him to the crowd: "Ecce Homo—Behold the Man!"   Let us contemplate our Divine Master at this moment, plunged into the abyss of suffering and ignominy, and let us realize that the Father also presents Him to us and says to us:  "Behold My Son, the splendor of My glory—but bruised for the sins of My people."

Hail Mary...(ten times)
Glory be...
O, my Jesus...

4 posted on 09/22/2006 5:24:52 AM PDT by Carolina
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The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery:  Our Lord Carries the Cross to Calvary

Road to Calvary by Andrea di Bartolo

Jesus shoulders His own cross and carries it to the place of crucifixion while Mary follows Him sorrowing.  (Luke 23:26- 32)

Let us meditate upon Jesus Christ on the way to Calvary laden with His cross. He falls under the weight of this burden. To expiate sin, He wills to experience in His own flesh the oppression of sin. Fearing that Jesus will not reach the place of crucifixion alive, the Jews force Simon of Cyrene to help Christ to carry His cross, and Jesus accepts this assistance.

In this Simon represents all of us. As members of the Mystical Body of Christ, we should all help Jesus to carry His Cross. This is the one sure sign that we belong to Christ—if we carry our cross with Him. But while Jesus carried His cross, He merited for us the strength to bear our trials with generosity. He has placed in His cross a sweetness which makes ours bearable, for when we carry our cross it is really His that we receive. For Christ unites with His own the sufferings, sorrows, pains and burdens which we accept with love from His hand, and by this union He gives them an inestimable value, and they become a source of great merit for us.  It is above all His love for His Father which impels Christ to accept the sufferings of His Passion, but it is also the love which He bears us.

Hail Mary...(ten times)
Glory be...
O, my Jesus...

5 posted on 09/22/2006 5:26:15 AM PDT by Carolina
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The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery:  The Crucifixion of Our Lord

Crucifixion by Duccio di Buonsinsegna

Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies after three hours of agony witnessed by His Mother. (Matt. 27:33-50)

At the Last Supper, when the hour had come to complete His oblation of self, what did Christ say to His Apostles who were gathered around Him? "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." And this is the love, surpassing all loves, which Jesus shows us; for, as St. Paul says, "It is for us all that He is delivered up." 

What greater proof of love could He have given us? None.  Hence the Apostle declares without ceasing that "because He loved us, Christ delivered Himself up for us," and "because of the love He bears for me, He gave Himself up for me."  "Delivered," "given"—to what extent? Even to the death on the cross!  What enhances this love immeasurably is the sovereign liberty with which Christ delivered Himself up: "He offered Himself because He willed it." These words tell us how spontaneously Jesus accepted His Passion. This freedom with which Jesus delivered Himself up to death for us is one of the aspects of His sacrifice which touch our human hearts most profoundly.

Hail Mary...(ten times)
Glory be...
O, my Jesus...

6 posted on 09/22/2006 5:27:08 AM PDT by Carolina
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At the end of the decades:

Hail, Holy Queen:  HAIL holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us. And after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.  O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.  That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Amen.

Closing:  O God whose only begotten Son has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, Grant that we beseech Thee while meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may both imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us.

In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit.  AMEN.

7 posted on 09/22/2006 5:28:14 AM PDT by Carolina
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For the Intentions of the Holy Father

General: That those who use the means of social communication may always do so conscientiously and responsibly.

Missionary: That in the mission territories the entire People of God may recognize that permanent formation is their own priority.

8 posted on 09/22/2006 5:28:50 AM PDT by Carolina
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Prayer For The Pope From The Roman Missal

O GOD, THE Shepherd and Ruler of all Thy faithful people, mercifully look upon Thy servant Benedict, whom Thou hast chosen as the chief Shepherd to preside over Thy Church; grant him, we beseech Thee, so to edify, both by word and example, those over whom he hath charge, that he may attain unto everlasting life, together with the flock committed unto him. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

9 posted on 09/22/2006 5:29:31 AM PDT by Carolina
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Prayer For The Pope From The Roman Ritual

ALMIGHTY and everlasting God, have mercy upon Thy servant Benedict, our Supreme Pontiff, and direct him, according to Thy loving-kindness, in the way of eternal salvation; that, of Thy gift, he may ever desire that which is pleasing unto Thee and may accomplish it with all his might. Through Christ Our Lord. Amen.

10 posted on 09/22/2006 5:30:10 AM PDT by Carolina
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PRAYER TO SAINT MICHAEL THE ARCHANGEL

Most glorious Prince of the Heavenly Armies, Saint Michael the Archangel, defend us in "our battle against principalities and powers, against the rulers of this world of darkness, against the spirits of wickedness in the high places". Come to the assistance of men whom God has created to His likeness and whom He has redeemed at a great price from the tyranny of the devil. Holy Church venerates thee as her guardian and protector; to thee, the Lord has entrusted the souls of the redeemed to be led into heaven. Pray therefore the God of Peace to crush Satan beneath our feet, that he may no longer retain men captive and do injury to the Church. Offer our prayers unto the Most High, that without delay they may draw His mercy down upon us; take hold of "the dragon, the old serpent, which is the devil and Satan." Bind him and cast him into the bottomless pit "so that he may no longer seduce the nations".

11 posted on 09/22/2006 5:30:54 AM PDT by Carolina
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To: NYer; Salvation; Pyro7480; Coleus
Catholic prayer ping for Papa!

Visit also: Pray for the Pope

12 posted on 09/22/2006 5:31:47 AM PDT by Carolina
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EWTN's Rosary Prayers for Pope Benedict XVI today: 9 AM; 11:30 AM; 3:30 PM; and 9:30 PM

13 posted on 09/22/2006 5:33:10 AM PDT by Carolina
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Thank you for such a beautiful thread!


14 posted on 09/22/2006 6:37:33 AM PDT by PatriotGirl827 (There are no short cuts to any place worth going.)
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To: Carolina

BTTT and back later.


15 posted on 09/22/2006 10:03:12 AM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Carolina; Lady In Blue; Salvation; narses; SMEDLEYBUTLER; redhead; Notwithstanding; nickcarraway; ..

Thank you, Carolina, for posting this daily Rosary. As our Holy Father commented, we could all learn much from the Muslim devotion to prayer. We need to pray throughout the day for our Holy Father and Christ's Church on earth.


16 posted on 09/22/2006 11:57:22 AM PDT by NYer ("That which is hateful to you, do not do to your neighbor. That is the whole Torah." Hillel)
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To: Carolina; nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; american colleen; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; ...
Pray for the Pope

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17 posted on 09/22/2006 8:41:04 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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B U M P

Prayers REALLY needed!!


18 posted on 09/22/2006 8:44:35 PM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (Our troops will send all of the worlds terrorists to hell in a handbasket with no virgins!)
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Adamant in Our Support of the Pope
19 posted on 09/22/2006 9:04:58 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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God bless you, Carolina, for doing this.

God save our Sovereign Pontiff Benedict XVI!

O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.

20 posted on 09/22/2006 10:02:57 PM PDT by Maeve (Sr. Leonella, Martyr of Christ, pray for us.)
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To: NYer; Pyro7480; sandyeggo; narses; livius; Antoninus; Campion; Dajjal

bump


21 posted on 09/22/2006 10:04:18 PM PDT by Maeve (Sr. Leonella, Martyr of Christ, pray for us.)
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To: Carolina

Thanks for the ping. I'm going to start praying for the Conversion of Islam, the way we used to pray for the Conversion of Russia.


22 posted on 09/22/2006 10:22:24 PM PDT by SuziQ
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