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Friday, October 23, 2015

The return of the prodigal son took 9 years of badgering by the Virgin Mary




* October 23 – Our Lady of Frassino (Lake Garda, Italy) * The return of the prodigal son took 9 years of badgering by the Virgin Mary ----- 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 23 – Our Lady of Frassino (Lake Garda, Italy)

The return of the prodigal son took 9 years of badgering by the Virgin Mary




Louis Francis Budenz, one of the principal leaders of communism in America, was born in a very devout Christian home in Indiana. At 20 years of age, he left home to live with a divorced woman.

He was a champion of all proletarian claims, arrested and imprisoned more than 20 times. From 1935-1945, he wrote for the Daily Worker and was an active member of the National Committee of the Communist Party in the United States.

One day in 1936, he found himself face to face with Bishop Fulton Sheen in a New York City bar and started a heated debate with the priest. Suddenly out of the blue, the priest retorted, “And now let's talk a little about the Blessed Virgin!”

This long "Marian" hour gave Louis Francis a moment of inner peace that reminded him of his first communion. However, the return of the prodigal son would take 9 years of badgering by the Virgin of the Rosary.

In 1947 the converted journalist published This is My Story to tell the world that his story was the culmination of a long spiritual journey of over 35 years under the sweet star of Mary. The book is dedicated to the Immaculate Conception.

The Mary of Nazareth Team


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).