Mother Mary said at Fatima: "My Immaculate Heart will be your refuge and the sure way which will lead you to God." St. Thomas Aquinas said: "The things we love tell us who we are!" With that in mind, I will try to post each day something about Our Blessed Lady, items about the Holy Roman Catholic Church, and public domain Catholic books too! I pray you enjoy my ministry!
Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Be sure to fight well, arms in hand
* October 28 – Our Lady of La Treille (Lille, France)
* Be sure to fight well, arms in hand
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 28 – Our Lady of La Treille (Lille, France)
if you have to fight distractions all through your whole Rosary, be
sure to fight well, arms in hand. That is to say, do not stop saying
your Rosary even if it is difficult to say and you have no sensible
devotion. It is a terrible battle, but one that is profitable to the
If you put down
your arms, that is, if you give up the Rosary, you will be admitting
defeat and then the devil, having got what he wanted, will leave you in
peace, and on the Day of Judgment will taunt you because of your
faithlessness and lack of courage.
"He who is
faithful in little things will also be faithful in those that are
greater" Luke 16:10. He who is faithful in rejecting the smallest
distractions when he says even the smallest prayer, will also be
faithful in great things. Nothing is more certain, since the Holy Spirit
has told us so.
So all of you,
servants and handmaids of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin, who have
made up your minds to say the Rosary every day, be of good heart. Do not
let the multitude of flies (as I call the distractions that make war on
you during prayer) make you abandon the company of Jesus and Mary, in
whose holy presence you are when saying the Rosary.
Saint Louis de Montfort
In The Secret of the Rosary §125 (Excerpt)
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
- 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).