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The Mystical Home of Nazareth

The Mystical Home of Nazareth

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Mystical Home of Nazareth

A Model Home For ALL ”The Nazareth Home”

A particular application of the Doctrine of the Mystical Body of Christ may be made to the Legion meetings, especially to the praesidium meeting which forms the heart of the Legion system.
“Where two or three are gathered in my name, I am there among them.” (Mt 18:20) These words of our Lord assure us that his influential presence in the members of his Mystical Body is intensified according to the number in which they unite to serve him

The Home of Nazareth

Catholic love for the Mother of God shows a praiseworthy sense of the artistic by its reluctance to ask for elaborate details of the life at Nazareth. We know that at Nazareth there dwells a life that is not of man’s experience, hardly of man’s comprehension.

Is there anyone here on earth who could draw a picture of those two lives of superhuman intensity which find in their very intensity a most complete blending of all their movements, affections, aspirations? Let me watch from the hilltop over Nazareth a woman going down to the well with the pitcher poised on her head, a boy of fifteen at her side.

I know that between the two there is a love such as is not found among the spirits that dwell before the throne of God. But I know, too, that I am not entitled to see more lest I die of wonderment.” (Vonier: The Divine Maternity)

What I should know about Nazareth

So, when legionaries gather together in the praesidium in his name and for his work, he is present in that potent way; it has been made evident that power goes out from him there. (Mk 5:30)
Also with Jesus in that little Legion family are his Mother and St. Joseph, who have towards the praesidium the same relation that they had to him; which permits us to look on the praesidium as a projection of the Home of Nazareth, and this not as a mere devotional exercise but as something based on reality.
The Essence of Mary’s Birth

The Essence of Mary’s Birth

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Birth of Mary was Immaculate

Mary ”The New Daughter of God”

God is the creator of the heavens and the earth. Science tries to disapprove that, however, it still remains a fact that things came to be through unseen power. God gave his nature to Man in the garden of Eden. Man uses this Godly nature in him to name all things. In the Garden of Eden, Man lost that Godly Nature. The nature made Man to think and Acts like God. After man fell, God began to plan for Man’s rescue. Man fell through a woman, God planned a woman to save man.

New Eve and Old Eve

The devil beguiled the woman and she fell and caused the Man to Fall. Yes, God put enmity between the seed of the woman and the serpent. Adam name the woman ”Eve” because she is the mother of all living creature. Even though, man had fallen that honour was not taken away from her.

The New Eve is Mary. Mary, as the new Eve, became the mother of the world at the foot of the cross. The enmity between her seed and that of the serpent still exist. She brought forth Jesus, the Only begotten Son of God, Making her the Mother of God. God created Mary as a vessel to Carry the Saviour of the world.

Mary as a vessel was not corrupted as God.

 Birth of Mary was design by God

The church celebrates Mary’s immaculate Conception today all over the world. Mary was born like any other human on the face of the earth. However, the God of power was seen in the birth of Mary. Mary was born with the original Sin. This is because She cannot carry the Holy One in a corrupted Vessel. Also, Mary kept her self Holy even after the birth causing her to win the favour of her Creator.

In the Book of Luke 1: 28, ‘ An Angel came to a lady , her name was Mary and declare to her that she has won the favour of God. That She most not be afraid…

Essence of Mary’s Immaculate Conception

God has giving man free will to decide what to do. The same free will He gave to Eve and Adam in the Garden was the same He gave to Mary. God made Eve and Adam free of Sin yet they fall and Corrupted their vessel. God gave Mary that same opportunity. However, Mary kept her body pure and won God’s favour. Eve lost the favour of God was driven away from the garden.

Mary deserve the honour we give her and even more. The catena finishes what we are suppose to be doing to her.

Mary, The Immaculate Conception..  Pray for Us.  Amen

The Legion Prayer of the tessera

The Legion Prayer of the tessera

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Legion Prayer of the tessera

 

Opening Prayers

 

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

 

Come Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful, and enkindle in them the fire of your love.

  1. Send forth your Spirit, O Lord, and they shall be created.
  2. And you shall renew the face of the earth.

Let Us Pray:

God Our Father, pour out the gifts of your Holy Spirit on the world. You sent the Spirit on your Church to begin the teaching of the Gospel: now let the Spirit continue to work in the world through the hearts of all who believe, through Christ Our Lord, Amen.

  1. You, O Lord, will open my lips
  2. And my tongue shall announce your praise.
  3. Incline unto my aid, O God.
  4. O Lord, make haste to help me.
  5. Glory be to the Father, etc.
  6. As it was in the beginning, etc.

 

Then Follows five decades of the Rosary, with the “Hail, Holy Queen”.

 

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, Hail, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To you, we cry poor

banished children of Eve, to you we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, O most gracious advocate, your eyes of mercy towards us and after this, our exile, show us the blessed fruit of your womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

  1. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
  2. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

 

Let us Pray. O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation; grant we beseech you, that meditating upon these mysteries in the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord, Amen.

 

  1. Most Sacred Heart of Jesus R. Have mercy on us.
  2. Immaculate Heart of Mary  R. Pray for us.
  3. St. Joseph R. Pray for us.
  4. St. John the Evangelist R. Pray for us.
  5. St. Louis-Marie de Montfort R. Pray for us.

 

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

 

The Catena Follows Below

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The Catena Legionis

 

Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

 

My soul glorifies the Lord,

my spirit rejoices in God, my Saviour.

He looks on his servant in her lowliness; henceforth all ages will call me blessed.

 

The Almighty works marvels for me.

Holy is his name!

His mercy is from age to age, on those who fear him.

 

He puts forth his arm in strength and scatters the

proud-hearted.

He casts the mighty from their thrones and raises the lowly.

He fills the starving with good things, sends the rich away empty.

 

He protects Israel, his servant, remembering his mercy,

the mercy promised to our fathers, to Abraham and his sons forever.

 

Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.

As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end, Amen.

 

Antiphon. Who is she that comes forth as the

morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in battle array?

 

  1. O Mary, conceived without sin
  2. Pray for us who have recourse to you.

 

Let Us Pray

 

O Lord Jesus Christ, our mediator with the Father, you have been pleased to appoint the most Blessed Virgin, your mother, to be our mother also, and our mediatrix with you, mercifully grant that whoever comes to you, seeking your favours may rejoice to receive all of them through her.

Amen.

     Concluding Prayers

 

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

 

We fly to your patronage, O Holy Mother of God; despise not our prayers in our necessities,

but ever deliver us from all dangers, O glorious and Blessed Virgin.

 

  1. Mary Immaculate, Mediatrix of all Graces

(or, Invocation appropriate to Praesidium)

  1. Pray for us.

 

  1. St. Michael and St. Gabriel
  2. Pray for us.

 

  1. All you heavenly Powers,

Mary’s Legions of Angels

  1. Pray for us.

 

  1. St. John the Baptist
  2. Pray for us.

 

  1. Saints Peter and Paul.
  2. Pray for us.

Confer, O Lord, on us, who serve beneath the Standard of Mary, that fullness of faith in you, and trust in her, to which it is given to conquer the world. Grant us a lively faith, animated by charity, which will enable us to perform all our actions from the motive of pure love of you, and ever to see you and serve you in our neighbor; a faith, firm and immovable as a rock, through which we shall rest tranquil and steadfast amid the crosses, toils and disappointments of life; a courageous faith which will inspire us to undertake and carry out without hesitation great things for your glory and for the salvation of souls; a faith which will be our Legion’s Pillar of Fire – to lead us forth united – to kindle everywhere the fires of divine love – to enlighten those who are in darkness and the shadow of death – to inflame those who are lukewarm – to bring life to those who are dead in sin; and which will guide our own feet in the way of peace; so that – the battle of life over –

our Legion may reassemble, without the loss of anyone, in the kingdom of your love and glory.

Amen.

 

May the souls of our departed Legionaries, and the souls of all the faithful departed through the mercy of God rest in peace. Amen.

 

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

(Permissu Ordinarii Dioc. Dublinen, die 9 Mar, 1994)

 

 

Prayer for the Beatification of the Servant of God, Frank Duff

 

God Our Father,

You inspired your servant Frank Duff with a

profound insight into the mystery of your

Church, the Body of Christ, and of the place

of Mary, the Mother of Jesus in this mystery.

 

In his immense desire to share this insight

with others, and in filial dependence on Mary

he formed her Legion to be a sign of her

maternal love for the world, and a means of

enlisting all her children in the Church’s

evangelizing work.

 

We thank you Father for the graces conferred

on him, and for the benefits accruing to the

Church from his courageous and shining faith.

 

With confidence we beg you that through his

intercession you grant the petition we lay

before you….

 

We ask too that if it be in accordance with

your will, the holiness of his life may be

acknowledged by the Church for the glory

of your Name.

Through Christ Our Lord,

Amen

Is it okay to wear a rosary around your neck?

Is it okay to wear a rosary around your neck?

Guess what! There is no rule against wearing rosaries around your neck. Many people think it’s wrong, but let’s consider some other examples. Dominican and Franciscan friars hang the rosary from their belts. Some people wear rosary bracelets, and some even wear rosary rings. You might also hang a rosary from your rear view mirror or your bedpost. None of those things seems wrong. So, is it right to wear rosaries around our necks?

The answer: no and yes. We have to examine why a person would wear it. First of all, the rosary is not a piece of jewelry. Yes, many rosaries are very beautiful and look very much like a necklace, but the truth is, they are not. Wearing it as a decoration, even if you happen to be Catholic, is wrong.

Next, the rosary is not a magic talisman. Some people wear the rosary around their necks because they believe that it provides protection or blessing. This is superstitious, and therefore wrong. Indeed, the rosary is in fact a powerful weapon against evil, but that comes from praying it, not wearing it. The physical beads on a string are only a device to help you keep count.

Finally, some people might wear the rosary (or hang it in their car) as a symbol of their faith. I once knew a guy who kept the rosary in his pocket but purposefully let the cross dangle out so people could see it. This is not wrong, but we must bear something in mind. The (physical) rosary is not a primarily tool for evangelization, but a tool for prayer.

The only reason a person should ever wear a rosary is that he actually prays it. If you pray the rosary (everyday or close to everyday), then feel free to wear the rosary, just as you might a rosary bracelet or ring. That’s not because you earn some kind of right to wear it by praying it. Rather, wearing it might be a convenient reminder to pray. Let’s not be so concerned with whether or not we should wear the rosary. (I keep mine in my pocket.) More important is this: PRAY THE ROSARY!

Yes, you can believe it!