Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Proud minds can laugh…

* October 20 – Consecration of Portugal to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Portugal, 1646) * Proud minds can laugh… ----- 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 20 – Consecration of Portugal to Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception (Portugal, 1646)

Proud minds can laugh…

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They can laugh, those proud minds that only believe in the value of reason and the power of force. The Rosary can do more to establish the reign of justice, love and peace, than all the armies of all nations, the resources of science and the efforts of politicians put together.

This spiritual weapon operates with the power of God. No Christian can doubt it. Men only fuss about. It is God who directs history.

His Eminence the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon - 1936 

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).