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
Thursday, October 01, 2015
Why pray the Rosary? (I)
* October 1st – Church Slavonic: Our Lady of Pokrov (“Protectress”) - Saint Romanos the Melodist (6th century)
* Why pray the Rosary? (I)
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 1st – Church Slavonic: Our Lady of Pokrov (“Protectress”) - Saint Romanos the Melodist (6th century)
Why pray the Rosary? (I)
October is the month of the Rosary. Pope Benedict XVI explained why we should pray the Rosary:
"The Rosary is not a
practice relegated to the past, like prayers of previous eras we might
think of with nostalgia. On the contrary, the Rosary is enjoying a new
"The Rosary is
undoubtedly one of the most eloquent signs of love that the young
generations nourish for Jesus and his mother Mary."
"In today's world,
which is so fragmented, this prayer helps us to place Christ at the
center, as did the Virgin who meditated interiorly about everything that
was said about her Son, and about what He said and did."
"When reciting the
Rosary, we relive the important and meaningful moments of salvation
history; we visit anew the stages of Christ's mission."
Mary, we turn our heart to the mystery of Jesus. Jesus is placed at the
center of our life, of our time, of our cities, through the
contemplation and meditation of his holy mysteries of joy, light, sorrow
Excerpts from Pope Benedict XVI speeches for the opening and closing of the month of Mary (May 2009)
Source: Radio Maria
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
- 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).