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
Friday, October 02, 2015
Why pray the Rosary? (II)
* October 2 - Cardinal de Berulle, who studied the Incarnation in depth (d.1629)
* Why pray the Rosary? (II)
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 2 - Cardinal de Berulle, who studied the Incarnation in depth (d.1629)
Why pray the Rosary? (II)
Pope Benedict XVI addressed this question by giving these intentions:
"May Mary help us to
welcome within ourselves the grace emanating from these mysteries, so
that through us she might "irrigate" society, beginning with our daily
interactions, and purifying it from so many negative forces by opening
it to the newness of God."
"Prayed in an
authentic way, not in a superficial way, the Rosary indeed brings peace
and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the
Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the heart of
each Ave Maria."
"The Rosary, when it
is not a mechanical repetition of traditional formulas, is a biblical
meditation that makes us retrace the events of the Lord's life in the
company of the Blessed Virgin, preserving them, like her, in our heart."
this good habit never stop. Let it continue even with greater zeal,
that, at the school of Mary, the lamp of faith may shine ever more
brightly in the heart of Christians and in their homes."
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).