MARY, OUR MOTHER

Monday, October 19, 2015

The parishioners worked confidently while their priest recited the Rosary



* October 19 – Crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima by the Archbishop of Ottawa, to start a 50-day pilgrimage in seven Canadian dioceses (1947)  * The parishioners worked confidently while their priest recited the Rosary ----- 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 19 – Crowning of a statue of Our Lady of Fatima by the Archbishop of Ottawa, to start a 50-day pilgrimage in seven Canadian dioceses (1947) 

The parishioners worked confidently while their priest recited the Rosary



In 1879, the church of Cap-de-la-Madeleine (today’s Shrine of Our Lady of the Cape in Quebec) had become too small. New stone was prepared on the south shore and the parishioners prayed the Rosary for the river to freeze.

The winter continued to be mild and building was brought to a standstill. So they planned to tear down the small church of Saint Angela to use its stone instead. Father Luke Desilets, their pastor, vowed to preserve the 1720 church and dedicate it to the Virgin Mary: "If you accord us ice on the river for the feast of Saint Joseph, we will not destroy your church, but we will dedicate it to your Holy Rosary," he pleaded.

No sooner said than done. On the night of March 15th a tremendous storm blew up and a miraculous bridge of ice formed, allowing the people to carry the needed stone across the river. The bridge was narrow but caused no unduly incidents, and the parishioners worked confidently while their priest recited the Rosary.

Source: www.michaeljournal.org


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).