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Celebrate our Lady of the Rosary

Celebrate our Lady of the Rosary

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Who is the Lady of the Rosary

Glory to Jesus, Honour to Mary and Joseph.

This question does not pose a threat to a good Catholic. The Lady of the Rosary is the Person of the Blessed Virgin Mary, The Mother of Our Lord Jesus Christ.  She is the Bright Morning Star, fair as the moon and set in battle Array. She is the queen of the legion of Angels. The Lady of the Rosary is the woman who sits perpetually at the feet of God the Father, Interceding for the world

Why is she the Queen of the Rosary

Our Mother Mary is the pioneer of all those who says the Rosary both in the heavenly bodies as well as on Earth. In most of her appearance to her devotee, She is found to be with the Rosary either with folded hands or open hands welcoming her Children.  According to the Loretto’s Litany, she is Queen, Virgin and Comforter of all who come to her for help.

How can you celebrate Our Lady of the Rosary

Yes, we can always celebrate the Lady of the Rosary by engaging yourself and Family in the following

  • Praying the Rosary with Her always
  • Joining her numerous Societies like the Legion of Mary, Queen of all Heart, Blue Army, Block Rosary
  • Becoming A Nun i.e. serving as Religious Sister and propagate her message of conversion and return to her Son
  • Become a missionary for the sake of the Kingdom of her son Jesus Christ through her Name- Mary
  • Dedicate your life to her through consecration to the Immaculate Heart of Mary
  • Have a statue at your homes and Ask for her Intercession always

Months for the Celebration

The catholic Church has mapped out two beautiful months in a year for the celebration of Our Lady of the Rosary. The month of May and the month of October- Special Months of our Mother. There is no other way you can celebrate her if not by joining about 7.2 Billions who say the Rosary all over the world.

October devotion is under way. Today is the 6th day in the month of October. Celebrate her by joining Millions now.

Our Lady Help of Christians,       Pray for us.

 

What is the history of the Angelus prayer?

What is the history of the Angelus prayer?

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Why you should be praying the Angelus Prayer

The Angelus Prayer is a designated prayer at the hour of 6:00 am, 12:00 noon, 6:00 pm and 12:00 am. Catholic faithful says this prayer at home, in the Office, At Market places, Hospitals, in Playgrounds at the field of labour or farms. It is a prayer that reminds us of the Salvation of Man through a virgin in Bethlehem.

Before we continue, Lets all PULSE NOW to say it…..

V. The Angel of the Lord brought the message to Mary,

R. And she conceived from the Holy Spirit.

V. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. See the servant of the Lord;

R. Do to me according to your Word.

V. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. And the Word was made flesh,

R. And lived among us.

V. Hail, Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, holy Mother of God.

R. So that we will be made worthy of the promises of Christ. Let us pray: Lord, through the angel’s message we have come to know that Christ your Son became human. We pray to You, pour Your grace into our hearts so that by His cross and suffering we will be brought to the glory of His rising from the dead, through Jesus Christ, our Lord.

R.Amen.

Another Revision is as: [edit]

V. The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary,

R. And she was conceived by the Holy Spirit.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Behold the handmaid of the Lord.

R. Be it done unto me according to thy Word.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. And the Word was made flesh.

R. And dwelt amongst us.

V. Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

R. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.

R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

V. Let us pray: Pour forth, we beseech thee, O Lord, your grace into our hearts, that we to whom the incarnation of Christ Thy Son was made known by the message of an angel, may by His Passion and Cross be brought to the glory of His resurrection; through the same Christ our Lord.

R. Amen.

The prayer is a simple recitation of the Biblical Tradition:

  1. Luke 1:28, 35, 42 (and end of Jeremiah 37:3)
  2. Luke 1:38
  3. repeat Luke 1:42 & end of Jeremiah 37:3
  4. then John 1:14
  5. repeat Luke 1:42 & end of Jeremiah 37:3
  6. Jeremiah 37:3 & Hebrews 13:18-19 & other places asking “Pray for us”.
  7. Hebrews 13:9-11

NB: No traced origin of the Prayer of the Angelus. It was gathered that it all started as a recitation of Monks prayer for three Hail Marys before Break time.

However, Please you are welcome to drop your comments here.

Thanks for reading. May God bless US ALL. Amen

31 days with Mary for 31 Miracles during October Devotion

31 days with Mary for 31 Miracles during October Devotion

Little History of the Devotion

Two months in the calendar of the church are dedicated to Mary; the month of May and October. These special devotions started since the 16th century by the Catholic piety. Pope Leo XIII personally started the practice of devoting October to the Rosary devotion.

In a letter of September 1, 1883, mindful of the Rosary’s power to strengthen faith and foster a life of virtue, he outlined the triumphs of the Rosary in past times and admonished the faithful to dedicate the month of October to the Blessed Virgin through the daily recitation of her Rosary in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, in order to obtain through her intercession, the grace that God would console and defend His Church in her sufferings.

We highly recommend that you read Pope John Paul II’s Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, or “On the Most Holy Rosary.” It explains even further this wonderful devotion, and introduces the optional mysteries of light, or Luminous mysteries.

The 31 days of the October has commenced. Join the train and claim your Miracles day to day

Prayer:

In the name of the Father, and the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen

INVOCATIONS

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.

TO THE QUEEN OF THE HOLY ROSARY: Queen of the most holy Rosary, in these times of such brazen impiety, manifest thy power with the signs of thine ancient victories, and from thy throne, whence thou dost dispense pardon and graces, mercifully regard the Church of thy Son, His Vicar on earth, and every order of clergy and laity, who are sore oppressed in the mighty conflict. Do thou, who art the powerful vanquisher of all heresies, hasten the hour of mercy, even though the hour of God’s justice is every day provoked by the countless sins of men. For me who am the least of men, kneeling before thee in supplication, do thou obtain the grace I need to live righteously upon earth and to reign among the just in heaven, the while in company with all faithful Christians throughout the world, I salute thee and acclaim thee as Queen of the most holy Rosary:

Queen of the most holy Rosary, pray for us.

TO OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY: O Virgin Mary, grant that the recitation of thy Rosary may be for me each day, in the midst of my manifold duties, a bond of unity in my actions, a tribute of filial piety, a sweet refreshment, an encouragement to walk joyfully along the path of duty. Grant, above all, O Virgin Mary, that the study of thy fifteen mysteries may form in my soul, little by little, a luminous atmosphere, pure, strengthening, and fragrant, which may penetrate my understanding, my will, my heart, my memory, my imagination, my whole being. So shall I acquire the habit of praying while I work, without the aid of formal prayers, by interior acts of admiration and of supplication, or by aspirations of love. I ask this of thee, O Queen of the holy Rosary, through Saint Dominic, thy son of predilection, the renowned preacher of thy mysteries, and the faithful imitator of thy virtues. Amen.

FOR THE CRUSADE OF THE FAMILY ROSARY The Family Rosary Crusade, organized and directed by Father Patrick Peyton, C.S.C., sought to revive the practice of families reciting the Rosary daily within their homes. The Crusade has the encouragement and support of Pope Pius XII and it is succeeding admirably in realizing the desire of the Pope that no family would allow a day to pass without the recitation of the Rosary.

This prayer was composed by Cardinal Spell man when the Crusade visited his Archdiocese.

O Queen of the most holy Rosary: with hearts full of confidence we earnestly beseech you to bless the Crusade of the Family Rosary. From you came the grace to begin it. From you must come the grace to win souls to it. We beg you to bless this Crusade so that from every home the incense of this prayer will daily rise before you, O admirable Mother.

O Queen of Homes: by the power of the Rosary we beseech you to embrace all the members of our family in the love of your Immaculate Heart. May you abide with us and we with you, praying to you while you pray for us. May you preside in our homes as once you did at Nazareth with Jesus and Joseph, filling them with the holiness of your presence and inspiration.

O Queen of Peace: it is you who have placed the Rosary in our hands. It is you who bid us to recite it daily. By the power of the Family Rosary we beseech you to obtain peace for us peace within our hearts, our homes, our country and throughout the world. Through the daily recitation of the Family Rosary we beg you to keep sin from our souls, enmities from our hearts and war from our shores. By the graces received from the devotion of the Family Rosary we pray to be made helpful to one another in following the paths of virtue so that we may be found worthy to be called children of your family, children of your home. Amen.

Cardinal Spellman

Prayer Source: Prayer Book, The by Reverend John P. O’Connell, M.A., S.T.D. and Jex Martin, M.A., The Catholic Press, Inc., Chicago, Illinois, 1954

“The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church

“The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church

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What is a Novena?

A novena is a term used to describe a continuous praying of a formula nine consecutive times, usually nine consecutive days or once a week for nine weeks. The number nine derives from the time Mary and the Apostles waited for the coming of the Holy Spirit between Ascension and Pentecost. (from the Catholic Encyclopedia)

Novenas are letter of petition to Jesus, the Holy Spirit, the Blessed Virgin Mary and Saints, including Saint Anthony, Saint Peregrine and Saint Therese of Lisieux. Novena to Blessed Teresa of Calcutta is a new and quick one, each prayer in “The Most Powerful Novenas of the Church’s includes the history of that particular novena.

Although the practice of praying novenas has only been around since the 1600s, believers have embraced this commitment of devotion as a unique aspect of our Catholic identity.

“You don’t control God by Saying Novena, however it helps us to opening ourselves to God in order to increase our faith and grow in love of God and neighbor,” said Redemptorist Father Jim White.

“Novenas are about inner healing, obtaining special graces, transformation and growing in virtue and holiness.”

History, purpose

The word “novena” comes from the Latin “novem,” which means nine. Thus, novenas always include nine of something: months, weeks, days, hours or even the same prayer repeated nine times.

In ancient Rome, it was customary to pray for the dead over a nine-day period as a way to mourn and commit the soul to God’s mercy. Mary, the Apostles and other followers of Jesus gathered to pray in the Upper Room during the nine days between Ascension and Pentecost.

In the early Middle Ages, novenas were prayed in preparation for major liturgical events such as Christmas and Pentecost and later used as acts of reparation.

Gradually, parishes took on the novena tradition, and it became customary for each parish to have an ongoing novena of some kind. Many parishes carry on that tradition to this day. Although novenas have been part of Catholic tradition since its earliest days, the Church didn’t officially bless the practice until the 19th century, according to Father White.

But if a novena holds no magical powers, what’s the use of praying them?

“When we pray a novena, we focus our spiritual attention intently on one set of prayers,” said Mary DeTurris Poust. “It’s typically for a special intention in order to receive special graces and either the answer to our prayer or the whisper of the Spirit telling us what we need to do, where we need to go. It’s our version of the Upper Room.”

Having the right attitude is key to the use of novenas. Because they’re a powerful means of prayer, we can be tempted to abuse their power.

When we pray a novena, we must take on Jesus’ attitude in Gethsemane the night before he died. “Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done” (Lk 22:42)

How and why

There are three essential elements for the use of novenas.

First, the prayers are specific, which helps us make our needs before God specific without telling God how to answer our prayer.

Second, the prayers include an expression of trust and confidence in God’s ability to answer them.

“Often we have some doubts, so we pray like the man with the epileptic son,” he said. “‘Lord, I believe; help my unbelief.’ Prayers that rouse our trust in God are aids to the graces of faith and hope.”

Third, repeating prayers and repeating them over time is helpful because we often need that length of time to move beyond merely making a request to learning to listen to God as he speaks to us in prayer.

According to Father Pacwa, he said and i quote “Getting the answer we seek is only part of the issue,”

“It is also essential to see the need of praying over a long time. The novena induces us to consider more aspects of the importance of receiving the answer. As we pray, we develop our relationship with God, and that is often more lasting than the actual result we see from praying with faith. The relationship with God himself is essential, and a novena reminds us that the relationship takes time.”

List of Novenas That are very Powerful in the Church

Novena To Little Flower

Novena To Divine Mercy

Novena to Our Lady of Perpetual Help

Novena to the  Miraculous Medal

Novena to Our Lady of Sorrow

Novena St. Anthony of Padua

etc..