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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Spiritual Gems-The Perfect Image of the Goal of Imitation of Christ Through Mary -October 31, 2015

The Perfect Image of the Goal of Imitation of Christ Through Mary

Our Consecration to Jesus through Mary and our acceptance and living of the Flame of Love Grace has but one purpose: "In the school of St. Maximilian Kolbe (and St. Louis de Monfort, St. John Paul II and Elizabeth Kindelmann), we learn that unlimited consecration to the Immaculate lived out in its fullness, brings us to the mystical transubstantiation into the Immaculate...The presence of the Immaculate, fully actualized, truly carries the soul to the summit of sanctity and perfection, namely, the participation in the very holiness and unequalled perfection of the Immaculate....

"The most concrete and expressive example of this, which is totally spiritual, is that of a (pregnant) mother....She possesses and forms him in the secret place of her womb while the child who is present (within) lives through, with and for her alone. The mother, in reality, is his entire life, his entire substance, since she is giving to him her flesh and blood."

Msgr. Stefano Manelli from "The Marian Vow"


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The Great Promise of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
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 31 – Pius XII consecrates the world to the Immaculate Heart of Mary (1942)

The Great Promise of the Immaculate Heart of Mary

On December 10, 1925, the Blessed Virgin appeared to Lucia of Fatima with, beside her, hanging on a luminous cloud, the Child Jesus. The Blessed Virgin put her hand on Lucia's shoulder and at the same time showed her a Heart surrounded by thorns that she held in the other hand. Then the Blessed Virgin said:

"My daughter, look at my Heart encircled by thorns that ungrateful men continually pierce by their blasphemies and their ingratitude. You, at least, try to console me and tell the people that those who, for five months, on the first Saturday, will go to confession, receive Holy Communion, recite a Rosary, and keep me company for fifteen minutes while meditating on the fifteen mysteries of the Rosary, with the intention of making reparation to me… I promise to assist them at the hour of their death with all the graces needed for the salvation of their souls."

Source: www.santorosario.net

How to do the Five First Saturdays

There are four requirements to faithfully fulfill the five first Saturdays.
1. Go to confession.
2. Receive Holy Communion.
3. Say five decades of the Holy Rosary.
4. Meditate for fifteen minutes on the mysteries of the Holy Rosary. (Separate from saying the Rosary.)
During the apparition of February 15, 1926, Sister Lucia presented Our Lord the problem some people had if confessing on Saturdays. She asked Our Lord if the confession would be valid if done within a period of eight days before or eight days after the first Saturday.
Our Lord answered: "Yes, it can even be within many more days, provided they are in the state of grace when they receive Me, and have the intention of offering reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary."

The Intention

To console the Immaculate Heart of Mary, offer reparation for the blasphemies and ingratitude of unrepentant sinners, and for peace in the world.
The Reasons for this Devotion
On May 29, 1930 Our Lord explained to Sister Lucia why five First Saturdays. "My daughter, the reason is simple. Against the Immaculate Heart of Mary, five kinds of offenses and blasphemies are committed:
- Those committed against the Immaculate Conception;
- Those committed against the virginity of Our Lady;
- Those committed against the Divine maternity, refusing at the same time, to accept her as the mother of men;
- Those committed by men who publicly attempt to instill indifference, scorn and even hatred for this Immaculate Mother in the hearts of children;
- Those committed by men who insult her directly in her statues."
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 MysteriesThe 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 MysteriesThe 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 MysteriesThe 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 LightThe 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).

Friday, October 30, 2015

From the Friars eLetter: What Waiting Obtains





From The Friars eLetter



A characteristic of the world, whether we like it or not and whether we wish to admit it or not, is that everything in this world is limited. We can only eat so much food before we get sick. We can only listen to so much music before our brains beg us for silence and we can only watch so much TV before we get bored and maybe even depressed.



A sign that we are beginning to mature is not only the realization of this fact but the acceptance of it in my life. By accepting the limited nature of this world, which includes other people, I stop hoping and expecting to find my ultimate fulfillment here. The irony is that by accepting life and other people as they really are, i.e., limited, I can begin to appreciate the beauty of life as it unfolds before me.

How then are we suppose to live in this world?

The Psalmist encourages us: “Wait for the Lord, be strong and let your heart take courage, yes, wait for the Lord” (Psalm 27:14). Waiting for God is no easy task. Perhaps there is nothing more difficult in this life than this. In times of darkness and difficulty we run to some “thing” hoping that it can ease our pain. But instead of reacting immediately, instead of running to some “thing” or someone we are called simply to wait upon God, the only one who knows no limits.

+ Fr. Jeremiah Myriam Shryock, CFR
Monticello, NY
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The same kind of Rosary for the Kremlin and the White House

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
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 30 – Our Lady of Mondovi (Italy, 1540)

The same kind of Rosary for the Kremlin and the White House

Evoking the decisive commitment of Pope John XXIII for peace, Archbishop Angelo Battista Pansa recalled this anecdote told by Khrushchev’s daughter:

On the occasion of their memorable meeting at the Vatican, the Pope had given Khrushchev two Rosaries for his two children. Later, during a visit to the White House, Rada Khrushchev (who has since then become the wife of Alexander Adjoubei, then editor of Izvestia) was surprised to find the same kind of Rosary hanging in the bedroom of Caroline Kennedy, the president’s daughter.

Monsignor Angelo Battista Pansa, as he evoked the deep attachment of Good Pope John (now Saint John XXIII) to the Virgin Mary, added: "He wanted to unite the East and the West through the Rosary."

sourcewww.aleteia.org

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 MysteriesThe 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 MysteriesThe 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 MysteriesThe 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 LightThe 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).

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Of all the ways of saying the holy Rosary, the most terrible to the devil is this…



* October 29 – Our Lady of Follina (Italy, 1150)   * Of all the ways of saying the holy Rosary, the most terrible to the devil is this… ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
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 29 – Our Lady of Follina (Italy, 1150)  

Of all the ways of saying the holy Rosary, the most terrible to the devil is this…



Of all the ways of saying the holy Rosary, the most glorious to God, most salutary to our souls, and the most terrible to the devil is that of saying or chanting the Rosary publicly in two choirs. God is very pleased to have people gathered together in prayer. All the angels and the blessed unite to praise him unceasingly.

The just on earth, gathered together in various communities, pray in common, night and day. Our Lord expressly recommended this practice to his apostles and disciples, and promised that whenever there would be at least two or three gathered in his name he would be there in the midst of them.

What a wonderful thing to have Jesus Christ in our midst! And all we have to do to have him with us is to come together to say the Rosary. That is why the first Christians met so often to pray together, in spite of the persecutions of the Emperors, who had forbidden them to assemble. They preferred to risk death rather than to miss their gatherings where our Lord was present. 

Saint Louis de Montfort
In The Secret of the Rosary, § 131 (excerpt)


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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).





 
     

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Be sure to fight well, arms in hand



* October 28 – Our Lady of La Treille (Lille, France) * Be sure to fight well, arms in hand ----- A Moment with Mary --

Une Minute avec Marie
An initiative of the Mary of Nazareth Association
 
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 28 – Our Lady of La Treille (Lille, France)

Be sure to fight well, arms in hand

Even if you have to fight distractions all through your whole Rosary, be sure to fight well, arms in hand. That is to say, do not stop saying your Rosary even if it is difficult to say and you have no sensible devotion. It is a terrible battle, but one that is profitable to the faithful soul.

If you put down your arms, that is, if you give up the Rosary, you will be admitting defeat and then the devil, having got what he wanted, will leave you in peace, and on the Day of Judgment will taunt you because of your faithlessness and lack of courage.

"He who is faithful in little things will also be faithful in those that are greater" Luke 16:10. He who is faithful in rejecting the smallest distractions when he says even the smallest prayer, will also be faithful in great things. Nothing is more certain, since the Holy Spirit has told us so.

So all of you, servants and handmaids of Jesus Christ and the Blessed Virgin, who have made up your minds to say the Rosary every day, be of good heart. Do not let the multitude of flies (as I call the distractions that make war on you during prayer) make you abandon the company of Jesus and Mary, in whose holy presence you are when saying the Rosary.

Saint Louis de Montfort
In The Secret of the Rosary §125 (Excerpt)


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).