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Thursday, October 22, 2015

A smile appeared on the face of the Virgin when Bernadette recited the Ave Maria




* October 22 – Our Lady of Kazan (Russia)  * A smile appeared on the face of the Virgin when Bernadette recited the Ave Maria  ----- A Moment with Mary --
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October is the Month of the Rosary. This year A Moment with Mary has chosen to dedicate each daily meditation to the holy Rosary that Pope Benedict XII (d.1730) called: "The supreme remedy for errors and vices."

October 22 – Our Lady of Kazan (Russia) 

A smile appeared on the face of the Virgin when Bernadette recited the Ave Maria 


In Lourdes in 1858, the Virgin Mary introduced herself to Bernadette Soubirous saying: “I am the Immaculate Conception.” At the first apparition, Bernadette clutched her Rosary: "The Lady approved with a nod and she herself held up the Rosary she had over her right arm."

Then, with a gesture both serious and sweet, as if to encourage Bernadette, the Virgin Mary made the sign of the Cross.

During the apparitions at the grotto, Bernadette prayed the Rosary. The Virgin accompanied her, and a smile appeared on her face each time Bernadette recited the Hail Mary.

The Blessed Virgin carried a Rosary in her clasped hands. She asked Bernadette to pray it along with the multitude of visitors, to do penance and to pray for sinners.

Source: www.paroisses-des-jalles.cef.fr


The month of October, a month when we especially like to pray to the Blessed Virgin Mary, is traditionally called the Month of the Rosary. The holy Rosary is composed of twenty decades. Each decade is recited in honor of a mystery in the life of Christ and that of Our Lady. It is customary to recite five decades at a time while meditating on one set of mysteries. We usually pray one specific set on each day the week in the following way:

- On Monday and Saturday we pray the Joyful Mysteries: The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Nativity, The Presentation of Jesus, and The Finding of Jesus in the Temple.
- On Tuesday and Friday we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries: The Agony of Jesus, The Scourging, The Crowning with Thorns, The Carrying of the Cross, and The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus.
 - On Wednesday and Sunday we pray the Glorious Mysteries: The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Descent of the Holy Spirit, The Assumption of the Virgin Mary, and The Coronation of the Virgin Mary.
- On Thursday we pray the Mysteries of Light: The Baptism of Jesus, The Wedding at Cana, The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, The Transfiguration, and The Institution of the Holy Eucharist.

The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated on October 7th. This feast was instituted by Pope Pius V in 1573, to thank the Virgin Mary for the victory of Lepanto (1571).