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Posted on 10/10/2009 10:47:42 AM PDT by Mad Dawg
His lips move as he climbs, and in his hand is a cheap rosary.
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Thanks. Wanna ping the usual suspects? This is what happens when Catholics pray for someone to discern a vocation to the Dominican Laity.
October Devotion: The Holy Rosary
Since the 16th century Catholic piety has assigned entire months to special devotions. Pope Leo XIII personally started the practice of devoting October to the Rosary devotion. In a letter of September 1, 1883, mindful of the Rosary's power to strengthen faith and foster a life of virtue, he outlined the triumphs of the Rosary in past times and admonished the faithful to dedicate the month of October to the Blessed Virgin through the daily recitation of her Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in order to obtain through her intercession the grace that God would console and defend His Church in her sufferings.
We highly recommend that you read Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, or "On the Most Holy Rosary." It explains even further this wonderful devotion, and introduces the optional mysteries of light, or Luminous mysteries.
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
TO THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY
Queen of the most holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, manifest thy power with the signs of thine ancient victories, and from thy throne, whence thou dost dispense pardon and graces, mercifully regard the Church of thy Son, His Vicar on earth, and every order of clergy and laity, who are sore oppressed in the mighty conflict. Do thou, who art the powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God's justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. For me who am the least of men, kneeling before thee in supplication, do thou obtain the grace I need to live righteously upon earth and to reign among the just in heaven, the while in company with all faithful Christians throughout the world, I salute thee and acclaim thee as Queen of the most holy Rosary:
Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.
TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.
FOR THE CRUSADE OF THE FAMILY ROSARY
The Family Rosary Crusade, organized and directed by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., sought to revive the practice of families reciting the Rosary daily within their homes. The Crusade has the encouragement and support of Pope Pius XII and it is succeeding admirably in realizing the desire of the Pope that no family would allow a day to pass without the recitation of the Rosary. This prayer was composed by Cardinal Spellman when the Crusade visited his Archdiocese.
O Queen of the most holy Rosary: with hearts full of confidence we earnestly beseech you to bless the Crusade of the Family Rosary. From you came the grace to begin it. >From you must come the grace to win souls to it. We beg you to bless this Crusade so that from every home the incense of this prayer will daily rise before you, O admirable Mother.
O Queen of Homes: by the power of the Rosary we beseech you to embrace all the members of our family in the love of your Immaculate Heart. May you abide with us and we with you, praying to you while you pray for us. May you preside in our homes as once you did at Nazareth with Jesus and Joseph, filling them with the holiness of your presence and inspiration.
O Queen of Peace: it is you who have placed the Rosary in our hands. It is you who bid us to recite it daily. By the power of the Family Rosary we beseech you to obtain peace for uspeace within our hearts, our homes, our country and throughout the world. Through the daily recitation of the Family Rosary we beg you to keep sin from our souls, enmities from our hearts and war from our shores. By the graces received from the devotion of the Family Rosary we pray to be made helpful to one another in following the paths of virtue so that we may be found worthy to be called children of your family, children of your home. Amen.
Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O'Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954
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 will be forever. 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 Joyful Mysteries
(Mondays and Saturdays)
1. The Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) [Spiritual fruit - Humility]
2. The Visitation (Luke 1: 39-56) [Spiritual fruit - Love of Neighbor]
3. The Nativity (Luke 2:1-20) [Spiritual fruit - Poverty of Spirit]
4. The Presentation (Luke 2:21-38) [Spiritual fruit - Purity of mind & body]
5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) [Spiritual fruit - Obedience ]
The Luminous Mysteries or Mysteries of Light
(Thursdays) see Rosarium Virginis Mariae
1. Jesus' Baptism in the Jordan (II Corinthians 5:21, Matthew 3:17 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Gratitude for the gift of Faith]
2. Jesus' self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana (John 2:1- 12) [Spiritual fruit - Fidelity]
3. Jesus' proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with His call to conversion (Mark 1:15, Mark 2:3-13; Luke 7:47- 48, John 20:22-23) [Spiritual fruit - Desire for Holiness]
4. Jesus' Transfiguration (Luke 9:35 and parallels) [Spiritual fruit - Spiritual Courage]
5. Jesus' institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery. (Luke 24:13-35 and parallels, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25) [Spiritual fruit - Love of our Eucharistic Lord]
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]
The Glorious Mysteries
(Wednesdays and Sundays)
1.The Resurrection (Matthew 28:1-8, Mark 16:1-18, Luke 24:1-12, John 20:1-29) [Spiritual fruit - Faith]
2. The Ascension (Mark 16:19-20, Luke 24:50-53, Acts 1:6-11) [Spiritual fruit - Christian Hope]
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost (Acts 2:1-13) [Spiritual fruit - Gifts of the Holy Spirit]
4. The Assumption [Spiritual fruit - To Jesus through Mary]
5. The Coronation [Spiritual fruit - Grace of Final Perseverance]
Beginning Catholic: How to Pray the Rosary: Contemplating Christ With Mary [Ecumenical]
[Oregon] Rosary Bowl focuses on links between prayer, evangelization
Rosary Is a School of Mary, Says Pope: Encourages Recitation [Catholic/Orthodox Caucus]
The Rosary and the Republic
Protestants and the 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
October: Month of the Holy Rosary
Rosary-Prayers Aiming to Break Record [Catholic Caucus]
Rosary vs. Repetitious Prayer [Ecumenical]
The Luminous Mysteries [of the Rosary]: Knowing Jesus in His Public Ministry
New campaign launched to promote family rosary
SRI LANKA CATHOLICS START ROSARY CHAIN FOR PEACE
Rosary Aids Spiritual Growth, Says Pope
Pray the Rosary
Rosary to Mark St. Martha's Feast
THE HOLY ROSARY
Catholic Caucus: The Holy Rosary
[Catholic Caucus] One Million Rosaries
Praying the Rosary By Bishop Fulton J. Sheen(Catholic Caucus)
Thank you both. I tried to tell the truth. (Always risky business .... )
“(Always risky business .... )”
Not around here; nope, not never, ever.... :)
This is a very touching story, thank you for posting it.
It brought tears to my eyes.
That’s very sweet, MD. What an interesting life you’ve had!
Thank you for this article! I cannot even begin to explain how my life has changed since I began the daily recitation of the rosary.
When theology is an intellectual enterprise only, one misses a lot. When one looks around, there is all this grace, shaken down, pressed together, running over!
And Jean: Yeah, hic sunt lachrimae rerum, but the tears are tears of happiness and relief.
And T-C: Somebody asked me today if there was anything I hadn't done. I thought and answered: Succeed - or make a profit. Oh yeah, and give birth.
Barkeep! I'll have whatever he's drinking. Make it a double.
I love that Trappist Monastery in Missouri—the one at Ava, I’m guessing. DH and I used to go there on retreat, and once he played for an ordination of a priest at their request...
I don’t recall succeeding or making a profit, either, MD ... and I’d have been happy to let someone else give birth!
As the Greeks said (according to my Great Courses CDs) you don’t know whether you’ve succeeded until you’re dead, and then I suppose you don’t care. I do have Anoreth successfully launched, at least, off fighting the Commies in Seattle (with rude conservative t-shirts and snarky ridicule.)
Yeah. Ava is it. There was a Dominican sister at a little cluster of hermitages nearby. She and I had been corresponding, and she invited me out to visit. So I did, but I stayed with the Trappists and visited her in the daytime. I loved the statue they had Mary’s assumption in the, what front yard. Wow!
It’s been a few years since I’ve been. I loved vespers, and then the night prayers at 3:00 a.m. Amazing feeling of peace, safety, comfort.
I walked across the low water bridge (left my little truck on the far side) one time when there was a lot of rain, got soaked, but made the 4:30 prayers. In the middle of praying, the abbot tapped me on the shoulder, pulled me out of the chapel, and made me change clothes. They didn’t have any jeans small enough for me, so I looked pretty silly. I had only come for supper and vespers, and confession.
After Rob’s parents died, he(we) became major patrons, just from the love of the monks. Incredible kindness, and amazing humor. :-D I remember having so much fun there...
After one dinner I was doing dishes in that little kitchen off the dining room, and I was going to dry them, but the one monk said, “We let God dry the dishes.” I’ve done the black fast there, too, when it was needed...they always told me to quit smoking, God bless them.
There were a bunch of ladies who came to visit when I was there, once, and I explained the Rosary to them at their request, and they were very open to learning the mysteries. A couple of them said, “I have always misunderstood the Rosary until today, I couldn’t imagine what purpose it served.” (Of course, the pamphlet helped.)
Rob’s mother and my father died within four days of each other, and they sent us a condolence card with a comment from each one, how we treasured that!
Or poorly defined.
It's good to hang around people who pray a lot.
Grandkids made a creche with us for a project one year, and we had the wise men with real gifts, gold (from my jewelry) frankincense (from the monastery) and myrrh (from a health food store).
I am still praying for them, for vocations. Have done so for many years.
I need some grandkids!
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Obama Says A Baby Is A Punishment
(are you doing the 40 days for Life thing? We’re out there in front of PP praying for God to punish these poor mothers with babies ... we’re such horrible people. ;-) )
Matthew 25:19-23. Some men are better than others because of their talents. Some simply do better than others with the talents that they do have.
Me, I can only try to hang my hat on a rather poor imitation of Luke 15.
But I'll tell you what I think is important: What does St. Paul mean when he says "Star differs from star." My impression is that he contemplates not only a difference in kind but in degree.
Still, the formulation to stick with is, "Everyone in heaven is as happy as he can be!"
***Okay, I’ll admit that my humility is really quite remarkable! (I’m very proud of my humility.)***
Weird Al Yankovic: Amish Paradise
I’d suggest that if you haven’t had the experience that you do it immediately if not sooner. Excerpt:
We’ve been spending most our lives
Living in an Amish paradise
We’re just plain and simple guys
Living in an Amish paradise
There’s no time for sin and vice
Living in an Amish paradise
We don’t fight, we all play nice
Living in an Amish paradise
Hitchin’ up the buggy, churnin’ lots of butter
Raised the barn on Monday, soon I’ll raise a’nudder
Think you’re really righteous? Think you’re pure in heart?
Well, I know I’m a million times as humble as thou art...
***But I’ll tell you what I think is important: What does St. Paul mean when he says “Star differs from star.” My impression is that he contemplates not only a difference in kind but in degree.***
Could be; there are differences within stars, but also in celestial bodies - star versus planet.
***Still, the formulation to stick with is, “Everyone in heaven is as happy as he can be!”***
Perhaps my take on it differs somewhat; everyone in heaven is overjoyed to be in the presence of God.