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Below are two albums of pictures that I created:
1. Our grand daughter Adrianna.
2. Tears of Mary!
MARY, OUR MOTHER
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Give up your Rosary, that’s what’s giving you such a headache
* October 25 – Consecration of Toledo’s Cathedral to Mary (Spain, 1075)
* “Give up your Rosary, that’s what’s giving you such a headache”
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 25 – Consecration of Toledo’s Cathedral to Mary (Spain, 1075)
“Give up your Rosary, that’s what’s giving you such a headache”
not a few clever people and learned scholars may occasionally try to
dissuade you from saying the Rosary, proud and critical people, I mean.
They would rather you said the seven penitential psalms or some other
If you consult
even some people who live lives of prayer in the world, but who have
never tried the Rosary, they will not only not encourage it but will
turn people away from it to get them to learn contemplation, as if the
Rosary and contemplation were incompatible…
enemies will attack you all the more cruelly because they are within
you. I mean the powers of your soul and your bodily senses, the
distractions of the mind, distress and uncertainty of the will, dryness
of the heart, exhaustion and illness of the body—all that will combine
with the evil spirits to say to you, "Give up your Rosary, that’s what’s
giving you such a headache. Give up your Rosary, there is no obligation
under pain of sin… You can say it tomorrow when you are more in the
mood." And so on.
The daily Rosary
has so many enemies that I look upon the grace of persevering in it
until death as one of the greatest favors God can give us. Persevere in
it and your fidelity will be rewarded with the wonderful crown which is
prepared for you in heaven.
Saint Louis de Montfort
In The Secret of the Rosary §149 and 150 (excerpts)
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).