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Rosary Is a School of Mary, Says Pope: Encourages Recitation [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
Zenit.org ^ | June 1, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI

Posted on 06/05/2008 6:34:53 PM PDT by Salvation

Rosary Is a School of Mary, Says Pope


Encourages Recitation of the Prayer

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 1, 2008 (Zenit.org).- The rosary is a school of Mary in which Christians can learn to let the lamp of faith shine brighter in their hearts, says Benedict XVI.

The Pope said this Saturday evening at a gathering in St. Peter's Square marking the conclusion of May, the month dedicated to the Mary.

The candlelight event, attended by cardinals, bishops, priests and the laity, is one of a number of events honoring Mary that the Pontiff participated in this May. On the first Saturday of the month he presided at the praying of the rosary at the Basilica of St. Mary Major.

In his address at St. Peter's Square, the Holy Father reflected on the rosary, which he said is "a biblical meditation that permits us to reflect on the events of the Lord’s life in the company of the Blessed Virgin, treasuring them, as she did, in our heart."

Benedict XVI encouraged the practice praying of the rosary, "so that, in the school of Mary, the lamp of faith may shine ever brighter in the heart of Christians and in their houses."

The Pope then reflected on the "Magnificat" of Mary, in which she "acknowledges God’s greatness."

"Magnificat"

"This is the first indispensable sentiment of faith," the Pontiff explained, "the sentiment that gives certainty to the human creature and liberates the creature from fear, even in the midst of history’s storms."

He continued: "Going beyond the surface, Mary 'sees' with the eyes of faith God’s work in history. For this reason she is blessed, because she believed: By faith, in fact, she welcomed the word of the Lord and conceived the incarnate Word.

"Her faith allowed her to see that the thrones of the powerful of this world are all provisional, while the throne of God is the only rock that does not change and does not fall.

"And Mary’s 'Magnificat,' after centuries and millennia, remains the truest and the deepest interpretation of history, while the readings of the many wise persons of this world have been disproved by the facts over the course of the centuries."

"Let us return home with the Magnificat in our heart," urged the Holy Father. "Let us carry in us Mary’s same sentiments of praise and thanksgiving to the Lord, her faith and her hope, her docile abandonment into the hands of divine providence.

"Let us imitate her example of availability and generosity in serving our brothers and sisters. In fact, we are only able to raise a canticle of praise to the Lord by welcoming God’s love and making of our existence a disinterested and generous service of neighbor."




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1 posted on 06/05/2008 6:34:54 PM PDT by Salvation
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To: Salvation

**In his address at St. Peter’s Square, the Holy Father reflected on the rosary, which he said is “a biblical meditation that permits us to reflect on the events of the Lord’s life in the company of the Blessed Virgin, treasuring them, as she did, in our heart.”**

Joyful Mysteries
The Annunciation
The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
The Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem
The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
The Finding of Jesus in the Temple


2 posted on 06/05/2008 6:36:54 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation
The Blessed Mother is incredible.

Ave Maria!

3 posted on 06/05/2008 6:37:17 PM PDT by the invisib1e hand (Obama's a front man. Who's behind him?)
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To: Salvation

Continuing with Christ’s Life:

The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan by John the Baptist
Jesus Manifests Himself at the Wedding of Cana
The Proclamation of the Kingdom and the Call to Conversion
The Transfiguration
The Institution of the Holy Eucharist.

All are in the Bible so far, correct?


4 posted on 06/05/2008 6:38:41 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agaony of Christ in the Garden
The Scourging at the Pillar
Christ is Crowned with Thorns
Jesus Carries His Cross
The Crucifixion and Death of Christ

All Biblical!!!


5 posted on 06/05/2008 6:40:37 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Oops, I see I misspelled Agaony


6 posted on 06/05/2008 6:41:29 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All

The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection of the Lord
The Ascension of the Lord into Heaven
The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles
The Assumption
The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven

Some apocryphal writings verify the last two. Just not in the Bible.)


7 posted on 06/05/2008 6:43:31 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All
The Rosary and the Republic

Estimated 50,000 recite rosary in event at Rose Bowl

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

Papal Address on the Rosary as a Weapon of Peace

Very simple guide to praying/learning the Rosary

October: Month of the Holy Rosary

9 posted on 06/05/2008 6:48:19 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

i have said my rosary daily since 1998 (well, i think i missed four times.....)

but she has been a blessing....thank you Jesus.


10 posted on 06/05/2008 6:50:56 PM PDT by raygunfan
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To: nickcarraway; sandyeggo; Lady In Blue; NYer; ELS; Pyro7480; livius; Catholicguy; RobbyS; ...
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We are encouraged to say the Rosary daily for the reparations of the sins of the world. Especially the impure sins.

To learn more, do a search for Rosary and Brown Scapular.

11 posted on 06/05/2008 6:52:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: raygunfan

You’re doing better than me. I seem to miss on Sundays.


12 posted on 06/05/2008 6:55:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Tomorrow I start a week long camping trip with my 7 year old granddaughter. I’m going to teach her to say the rosary.


13 posted on 06/05/2008 6:56:29 PM PDT by Mercat (the LORD himself will establish a house for you)
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To: Mercat

What a wonderful goal. You can do it walking or sitting by a stream, or laying in the meadow!

Blessings to the two of you.


14 posted on 06/05/2008 7:00:03 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

“Let us imitate her example of availability and generosity in serving our brothers and sisters. In fact, we are only able to raise a canticle of praise to the Lord by welcoming God’s love and making of our existence a disinterested and generous service of neighbor.”

Beautiful.


15 posted on 06/05/2008 7:01:16 PM PDT by tiki (True Christians will not deliberately slander or misrepresent others or their beliefs)
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To: tiki
Magnificat
Canticle of Mary
 

 
MAGNIFICAT * anima mea Dominum,
et exultavit spiritus meus * in Deo salvatore meo,
quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae. *
Ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes,
MY soul doth magnify * the Lord,
and my spirit hath rejoiced * in God my Savior.
For He hath regarded the humility of His handmaiden.*
For behold, from henceforth all generations shall call
me blessed.
quia fecit mihi magna, qui potens est,*
et sanctum nomen eius,
et misericordia eius in progenies et progenies *
timentibus eum.
For He that is mighty hath done great things to me, *
and holy is His Name.
And His Mercy is from generation unto generations *
upon them that fear Him.
Fecit potentiam in brachio suo, *
dispersit superbos mente cordi sui;
deposuit potentes de sede *
et exaltavit humiles;
esurientes implevit bonis *
et divites dimisit inanes.
He hath shewed might in His arm, *
He hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart.
He hath put down the mighty from their seat, *
and hath exalted the humble.
He hath filled the hungry with good things, *
and the rich He hath sent empty away.
Suscepit Israel puerum suum, *
recordatus misericordiae,
sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, *
Abraham et semini eius in saecula.
He hath received Israel, His servant, *
being mindful of His mercy.
As He spoke to our Fathers, *
Abraham and his seed forever.

16 posted on 06/05/2008 7:19:10 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Pray for us, oh holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.


17 posted on 06/05/2008 7:36:35 PM PDT by big'ol_freeper ("Preach the Gospel always, and when necessary use words". ~ St. Francis of Assisi)
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To: big'ol_freeper

Amen!


18 posted on 06/05/2008 8:10:44 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: All



The Angelus 

The Angel of the Lord declared to Mary: 
And she conceived of the Holy Spirit. 

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of
our death. Amen. 

Behold the handmaid of the Lord: Be it done unto me according to Thy word. 

Hail Mary . . . 

And the Word was made Flesh: And dwelt among us. 

Hail Mary . . . 


Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray: 

Pour forth, we beseech Thee, O Lord, Thy grace into our hearts; that we, to whom the incarnation of Christ, Thy Son, was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His Resurrection, through the same Christ Our Lord.

Amen. 


19 posted on 06/05/2008 8:11:06 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Marking for a later read.


20 posted on 06/06/2008 6:04:36 AM PDT by ladtx ( "Never miss a good chance to shut up." - - Will Rogers)
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To: Salvation

I am sustained by the prayers of the Blessed Virgin. I ask her to pray for me everynight without fail. Ave Maria!


21 posted on 06/06/2008 6:30:06 AM PDT by Bishop_Malachi (Liberal Socialism - A philosophy which advocates spreading a low standard of living equally.)
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To: Salvation

Beautiful thread. Thank you.

Blessed Mother of God, pray for us who have recourse to thee.


22 posted on 06/06/2008 3:48:44 PM PDT by Bigg Red
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To: Bishop_Malachi

Agree completely.

Hail Mary. full of grace!


23 posted on 06/06/2008 9:08:51 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Bigg Red

**Blessed Mother of God, pray for us who have recourse to thee.**

Amen!


24 posted on 06/06/2008 9:09:32 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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To: Salvation

Thanks for the ping - what a beautiful thread!


25 posted on 06/07/2008 8:46:07 PM PDT by sneakers (Liberty is the answer to the human condition.)
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To: sneakers

Thank you for stopping by. Blessings to you as you say your rosary!


26 posted on 06/07/2008 8:53:21 PM PDT by Salvation (†With God all things are possible.†)
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