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Tuesday, October 27, 2015

The Pope recites the Rosary in the Vatican gardens with the people of Cuba



* October 27 – Our Lady of Charity del Cobre (Cuba)   * The Pope recites the Rosary in the Vatican gardens with the people of Cuba   ----- A Moment with Mary --

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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 27 – Our Lady of Charity del Cobre (Cuba)  

The Pope recites the Rosary in the Vatican gardens with the people of Cuba  


After the inauguration of the statue of the Virgin del Cobre in the Vatican Gardens (August 2012), the bishops of Cuba received on August 28, 2014, a surprise invitation from Pope Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI to come and pray the Rosary with them.

“To our surprise, at the end of the celebration, the news came to us: this afternoon at 7 pm, Benedict XVI has invited you to come and recite the Rosary with him here in these gardens,” said Bishop Arturo Gonz├ílez Amador of Santa Clara, Cuba.

“Joining Benedict in prayer was an unmerited grace for which we cannot thank God enough or the emeritus pope. It was such a kind invitation, and I think this is the first link in a chain of happy and delightful moments for all the Cuban people that the Virgin is about to bring to us,” said Bishop Gonz├ílez.

Since then, in fact, the bishops of Cuba have also met Pope Francis, and the country is officially becoming more open to the faith…

Source: benoit-et-moi.fr


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).