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The month of October is especially dedicated to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. During this month, Catholics are encouraged to have an intensified devotion of praying the Rosary privately and communally – at home, in school, and in places of work.The history of Catholicism tells us that many prayers were granted and favors received by many through the powerful intercession of the Blessed Mother.Filipinos are widely known as Pueblo Amante de Maria – a people deeply in love with Mary. It is perhaps because of our cultural trait of being close or attached to our own mothers. The countless individuals who flock to Baclaran and other churches every Wednesday to honor her under the title of Mother of Perpetual Help and the many other devotions in various pilgrim sites in the country attest to this fact. We see in Mary, the Mother of our Lord Jesus Christ, a loving concern not only for her Son but for all of us, followers of Jesus.More than being queen, Mary is first and foremost a mother to us all. She treats us as her own children. She is the Mother and Help of all Christians. She will never forsake her children. The popular prayer Memorare puts it beautifully: "Never was it known that anyone who implores your help or sought your intercession was left unaided."As we celebrate this year, the Year of the Hearts of Jesus and Mary for Lay Participation in Social Change, as declared by the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, as well as the Year for Priests, as proclaimed by Pope Benedict XVI, let us pray to Our Mother to inspire more lay people to have the courage to stand up for justice, truth, and peace. We need men and women of goodwill who will advocate the Gospel values in our social life.We also pray to Mary for the sanctification of our priests. The holiness of our priests will benefit the entire Church. May our priests have her as their mother and model. As we pray the rosary, may the Blessed Mother keep us in her heart and lead us closer to her Son, Jesus our Lord.
Ladder of Divine Ascent excerpt: Step 23- "On mad pride and unclean, blasphemous thought"12. An angel fell from Heaven without any other passion except pride, and so we may ask whether it is possible to ascend to Heaven by humility alone, without any other of the virtues.
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