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
Friday, October 16, 2015
I am surprised, my daughter, that you serve me so carelessly!
* October 16 – Feast of Mary’s Purity - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (d.1690)
* "I am surprised, my daughter, that you serve me so carelessly!"
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 16 – Feast of Mary’s Purity - Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque (d.1690)
"I am surprised, my daughter, that you serve me so carelessly!"
day, I sat down to recite the Rosary… and the Virgin Mary stood right
there before me. She made this admonishment that has never left my mind
since, although I was still quite young when it happened: ‘I am
surprised, my daughter, that you serve me so carelessly!’
These words left
such an impression on my soul that they have served me all my life...
The Blessed Virgin has always taken good care of me. I come to her for
all my needs, and she pulls me out of the greatest dangers. I was too
shy to speak to her divine Son, but I always spoke to her, and presented
her the small crown of the Rosary, kneeling on the ground, or by making
a genuflection at each Ave Maria, while kissing the ground."
Saint Margaret Mary (a nun from Paray-le-Monial, France, who received
the promises of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1688), felt that she was
not taking proper care if she sat down comfortably to recite the Rosary,
instead of kneeling as the Virgin had told her. Margaret Mary never
forgot Our Lady’s message. Since this nun was being called to a
particular mission, she was being prepared for it with special
Monsignor Leon Cristiani
Excerpt from his book Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque, Pauline Books & Media (1976)
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).