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
Sunday, October 04, 2015
The Rosary: An especially effective weapon
* October 4 – Our Lady of Loreto (Port Lesney, France) – Saint Francis of Assisi (d.1226)
* An especially effective weapon
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 4 – Our Lady of Loreto (Port Lesney, France) – Saint Francis of Assisi (d.1226)
An especially effective weapon
that Sister Lucia (one of the three visionaries of Our Lady of Fatima
(1917 in Portugal) confided the following to Father Fuentes on December
26, 1957: "The Blessed Virgin has given a new efficacy to the recitation
of the Holy Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how
difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy
victory on record won by the Rosary was a victory against the Cathars.
It took place on September 12, 1213, in Muret, France. This victory was
fought by 800 French knights called by Pope Innocent III and led by
Simon de Montfort. They faced an army of 34,000 Cathars assisted by
Spaniards led by Peter II of Aragon. Throughout the battle, Saint
Dominic prayed the Rosary in the church of Muret. The victory was
spectacular: only 8 were reported killed on the French side against
10,000 on the Spanish and Cathar side, including Peter II. This victory
brought back peace.
This portrays the story of a disputation between Saint Dominic
and the Cathars (Albigensians), in which the books of both were thrown
on a fire and St Dominic's books were miraculously preserved from the
flames. Painting by Pedro Berruguete [Wikipedia]
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).