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The Sorrowful Mysteries at Planned Parenthood
Catholic Lane ^ | 3/24/11 | Peggy Bowes

Posted on 03/24/2011 9:08:02 AM PDT by Mary Kochan

Last fall, I participated in the 40 Days for Life prayer vigil at our local Planned Parenthood. It was the first time I had done this, and I was a bit fearful. (Will I get arrested? Will people yell at us?) On the contrary, the experience was humbling and incredibly moving.

After the 40 Days were over, I often drove to Planned Parenthood and prayed on the sidewalk by myself. I didn’t have any “Choose Life” signs, but I did have my bright red Rosary dangling in front of me as I prayed. I don’t know if anyone realized what I was doing, but I was honored to be a silent prayer warrior, speaking for those tiny babies whose voices were silenced before they could ever be heard.

I usually pray the Sorrowful Mysteries because they seem appropriate for the situation. As I meditate on each mystery, I realize that abortion ties in with Jesus’ sorrows.

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TOPICS: Catholic; Moral Issues; Prayer
KEYWORDS: 40daysforlife; abortion; plannedparenthood; rosary
Peggy Bowes applies the meditations of the Sorrowful Mysteries to the sufferings that PP causes Jesus and the babies they kill. A great read and something to remember when we are praying the Rosary -- esp now during the 40 Days campaign.
1 posted on 03/24/2011 9:08:06 AM PDT by Mary Kochan
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To: Mary Kochan

Planned Parenthood = Chop shop for humans

2 posted on 03/24/2011 9:27:13 AM PDT by Vaduz
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To: Mary Kochan

Rachel’s Vineyard puts out a wonderful booklet with all the mysteries in it. The first five Hail Marys have a thought with the mystery on which to meditate. The last five Hail Marys concentrate on life/abortion, etc.

I gave mine away so must get another one.

3 posted on 03/24/2011 9:37:35 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Mary Kochan

Pray a Rosary each day for our nation.

Pray the Rosary

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

2.  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.

3.  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.

4. (3) 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)

5. 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 ever shall be, world without end. Amen.

Fatima Prayer: Oh, my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

Announce each mystery, then say 1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, 1 Glory Be and 1 Fatima prayer.  Repeat the process with each mystery.

End with the 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 vale of tears! Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards 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.

Final step -- The Sign of the Cross


The Mysteries of the Rosary

By tradition, Catholics meditate on these Mysteries during prayers of the Rosary.
The biblical references follow each of the Mysteries below.

The Sorrowful Mysteries
(Tuesdays and Fridays)
1. The Agony in the Garden (Matthew 26:36-46, Luke 22:39-46) [Spiritual fruit - God's will be done]
2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Matthew 27:26, Mark 15:15, John 19:1) [Spiritual fruit - Mortification of the senses]
3. The Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:27-30, Mark 15:16-20, John 19:2) [Spiritual fruit - Reign of Christ in our heart]
4. The Carrying of the Cross (Matthew 27:31-32, Mark 15:21, Luke 23:26-32, John 19:17) [Spiritual fruit - Patient bearing of trials]
5. The Crucifixion (Matthew 27:33-56, Mark 15:22-39, Luke 23:33-49, John 19:17-37) [Spiritual fruit - Pardoning of Injuries]

4 posted on 03/24/2011 9:38:18 AM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: Salvation

Rosary bump.

5 posted on 03/24/2011 9:40:30 AM PDT by JerseyDvl (Sometimes the road less traveled.... is less traveled for a reason.)
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