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Monday, October 26, 2015

Holding intimate conversations with Jesus and the Virgin



* October 26 - Beatification of Bartolo Longo: the man of the Virgin, who was for several months the slave of Satan  * Holding intimate conversations with Jesus and the Virgin  ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
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 26 - Beatification of Bartolo Longo: the man of the Virgin, who was for several months the slave of Satan 

Holding intimate conversations with Jesus and the Virgin 


Blessed Bartolo Longo said this about the Rosary:

"Just as two friends who see each other frequently end up being alike even in their way of living, so we, too, by holding intimate conversations with Jesus and the Virgin, by meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary, and by forming one life together through Communion, we can become, to the extent permitted by our lowliness, similar to them and learn from their sublime example how to lead a humble, poor, hidden, patient and perfect life." (RVM, 15)

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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).