MARY, OUR MOTHER

Saturday, October 17, 2015

If we want to grow in the love of Jesus



* 17 octobre - Saint Maximilien Kolbe founded the Militia of the Immaculata in Rome (1917) - Saint Andrew of Crete (d. 761)  * If we want to grow in the love of Jesus ----- 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."

17 octobre - Saint Maximilien Kolbe founded the Militia of the Immaculata in Rome (1917) - Saint Andrew of Crete (d. 761) 

If we want to grow in the love of Jesus

In every Catholic home, even the poorest, you can find a Rosary. In moments of joy or sadness, when believers turn to God, they pray the Rosary...


In Lourdes, the Immaculate prayed on her Rosary beads and encouraged Bernadette to recite it with her. If we want to grow in the love of Jesus, we must meditate the mysteries of the Rosary with Mary, constantly repeating and whispering the Ave Maria. Nobody in the world, even among the angels, has loved and loves the Lord Jesus as much as the Mother of God.

Saint Maximilian Kolbe
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Saint Bernadette Soubirous
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).