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Why Should We Keep The Rosary Under The Pillow?

Why Should We Keep The Rosary Under The Pillow?

Close-up of rosary on old wooden texture background

Keep a Rosary, even of the little ones, under the pillow. Since I took that habit, I solve problems more easily, and it is a good method for those who have insomnia, they will see that they wake up with the Rosary in their hands and have had a good rest!

Meaningful actions gain more strength when their origin is known.


A beautiful story ….

Why do not you know the history of the Holy Rosary?
I always asked myself: Who would have thought of repeating the Beads of Mary so many times? What’s the point? Now it is understood and each time they pray it, each Hail Mary is a precious rose for the Virgin. I am sure we all know this beautiful prayer that is the Holy Rosary.

A legend tells that a Lego Brother (who was not a priest) of the Order of the Dominicans, could not read or write, so he could not read the Psalms, as was the custom in the convents of the time.

Then, when he finished his work at night (he was the doorman, the sweeper, the gardener, etc …) he went to the convent chapel and knelt in front of the image of the Virgin Mary, and recited 150 Hail Marys ( the number of the psalms), then he retired to his cell to sleep.

In the morning, at dawn, he got up before all his brothers and went to the chapel to repeat his habit of greeting the Virgin.

Brother Superior noticed that every day, when he arrived at the chapel to celebrate morning prayers with all the monks, there was an exquisite smell of freshly cut roses and he became curious, so he asked everyone who was in charge of adorn the altar of the Virgin so beautifully, to which the answer was that none did, and the rose bushes in the garden were not missing their flowers.

The lay brother became seriously ill; the other monks noticed that the altar of the Virgin did not have the usual roses, and they deduced that it was the Brother who put the roses. But how?

Nobody had ever seen him leave the convent, nor did they know that he bought the beautiful roses.

One morning he was surprised that he had risen, but they could not find him anywhere.

At last, they met in the chapel, and each monk who entered was amazed, for the lay brother was kneeling in front of the image of the Virgin, ecstatically reciting his Hail Marys, and each one that addressed the Lady, a rose appeared in the vases

Thus at the end of his 150 greetings, he fell dead at the feet of the Virgin.

Over the years, Santo Domingo de Guzmán, (it is said that by revelation of the Blessed Virgin); He divided the 150 Hail Marys into three groups of 50, and associated them with the meditation of the Bible: The Joyful Mysteries, the Sorrowful Mysteries and the Glorious Mysteries, to which Blessed Pope John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries.

LOAD YOUR ROSARY EVERY DAY

  • When you carry your Rosary, it is a headache for Satan
  • When you use your Rosary, Satan collapses
  • When he sees you praying the Rosary, he vanishes.
  • We are going to pray the rosary every time, in order to keep Satan vanished.
  • Did you know that when you try to share this message, Satan is going to try to discourage you?
    By sharing this message, you collaborate to accelerate the triumph of the Virgin Mary!
    Share it with your friends and prayer partners and then see how the Holy Spirit works !! 🙏
Virgin Mary, The Mirror Of The Holy Eucharist.

Virgin Mary, The Mirror Of The Holy Eucharist.

If we want to discover the richness in the profound relationship between the Church and the Holy Eucharist, we will not neglect the Virgin Mary, who happens to be the model of the Church. The account of the establishment of the Holy Sacrament on the night of Holy Thursday makes no mention of Virgin Mary. Nonetheless, we all know that she was present among the Apostles who prayed “with one accord” (Acts 1:14) within the initial community that gathered just after the ascension in expectation of Pentecost. In that case, Our Mother Mary must have been present at the Eucharistic celebrations of the early Christians, who were dedicated to “the breaking of bread” (Acts 2:42).

But adding to her sharing within the Eucharistic banquet, an indirect image of Mary’s relationship with the Holy Eucharist is often had, starting along with her interior disposition. Virgin Mary, in other words, is recognized as the woman of the Eucharist throughout her whole life. The holy mother church which looks up to Virgin Mary as a model is additionally called to imitate her in her relationship with this holy mystery.

If the Holy Eucharist could be a mystery of faith that thus greatly transcends our understanding as to call for total abandonment to the word of God, then, there can be nobody like Virgin Mary to act as our support and guide towards this disposition. Because it is the same Jesus who is truly present in the Holy Eucharist is also the same Jesus who lived in the womb of that Holy Virgin for nine months.

Virgin Mary conjointly anticipated, within the mystery of the incarnation, the Church’s Eucharistic religion. When, at the Visitation, she conceived in her womb the word that was made flesh, she became a “tabernacle” – the primary “tabernacle” in history – during which the Son of God, still invisible to our human gaze, allowed himself to be worshiped by Elizabeth, and the light was radiating as though it where through the eyes and also the voice of Virgin Mary. And is not the fascinated gaze of Virgin Mary as she pondered the face of the newborn Christ and cradled him in her arms which unequaled model of affection that ought to inspire us anytime we want to receive Eucharistic communion.

Mary spent all her life at Christ’s side and not only on Calvary, which made her own the sacrificial dimension of the Holy Eucharist. The time she brought the child Jesus to the Temple in Jerusalem “to present him to the Lord” (Lk 2:22), she listened as the old Simeon announce that the child would be a “sign of contradiction” that sword would conjointly pierce her own heart (Lk 2:34-35). The tragedy of her Son’s crucifixion was so predicted, and in some sense, Mary’s presence at the foot of the Cross was foreshadowed. After everything, It is still she, who took into her arms the lifeless body of our Lord Jesus Christ “to the end” (Jn 13:1).

It is true that we all are still moving towards the complete fulfillment of our hope, this does not really mean that we cannot gratefully appreciate that God’s gifts to us have found their perfect desire in the Virgin Mary, Mother of God and our Mother. Meanwhile, Mary’s Assumption of body and soul into heaven is for us a sign of a perfect hope, for it shows us, on our pilgrimage through time, the goal of which the sacrament of the Eucharist enables us to enjoy.

Consequently, each time we approach the Body and Blood of Christ in the eucharistic liturgy, we also turn to her who, by her complete faithfulness, accepted Christ’s sacrifice for the whole Church. She is called the Immaculata, who accepted God’s gift unconditionally and is thus associated with his work of salvation.

6 Powerful Prayers for Mary’s Intercession

6 Powerful Prayers for Mary’s Intercession

Beneath are the 6 Powerful Prayers for Mary’s Intercession:

1) Hail Mary:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee;
blessed are thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.
Amen.

2) Morning Consecration to Mary

My Queen, My Mother, I offer myself completely to thee.
And to show my devotion to thee, I offer thee this day, my eyes, my ears, my mouth, my heart,
my whole being without reserve.
Wherefore, good Mother, as I am thine own, keep me, shield me as thy property and possession. Amen.

3) Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen.
Mother of Mercy, Our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve, To thee do we send up our sighs.
Mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us, And after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God,
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
Amen.

4) Regina Coeli (Caeli)

O, Queen of Heaven, rejoice! Alleluia.
For He whom thou didst merit to bear, Alleluia, Hath arisen as He said, Alleluia.
Pray for us to God, Alleluia. Rejoice and be glad, O Virgin Mary. Alleluia.
For the Lord hath risen indeed. Alleluia.
Oremus (Let us pray)

O God, who, through the Resurrection of Thy Son our Lord Jesus Christ,
Didst vouchsafe to fill the world with joy; grant, we beseech Thee, that, through His Virgin Mother, Mary,
We may lay hold on the joys of everlasting life. Through the same Christ our Lord.
Amen.

5) The Magnificent (Canticle of Mary)

My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, my spirit finds joy in God my savior; for he has looked upon His servant in her lowliness; all ages to come shall call me blessed. God who is great has done mighty things for me, holy is His name; His mercy is from age to age on those who fear Him. He has shown might with His arm; He has confused the proud in their inmost thoughts. He has deposed the mighty from their thrones and raised the lowly to high places. The hungry He has given every good thing, while the rich He has sent empty away. He has upheld Israel his servant, ever mindful of His mercy; Even as He assured our fathers, promised Abraham and His descendants forever.
Amen.

6) The Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to your protection, implored your help or sought your intercession, was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto you, O Virgin of virgins, my Mother. To you I come, before you I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word incarnate, despise not my petitions, but, in your mercy, hear and answer me.
Amen.

MARY AND THE POWER OF THE NOVENA

MARY AND THE POWER OF THE NOVENA

A strong wind, an event like that of an earthquake, and the descent of fire in the form of tongues—these and more signs —culminated with the coming of the Holy Spirit on the Apostles that Pentecost day.

THE NOVENA.

All of these events were preceded by the NOVENA—the word precisely means NINE! The Apostles, as well as the Blessed Virgin Mary, spent nine days and nine nights in the Cenacle before the Holy Spirit came upon them. Those nine days were spent in Deep prayer, silence, and fasting which resulted in the descending of the Holy Spirit.

MARY’S PRESENCE.

Of the greatest importance in the coming of the Holy Spirit was the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The Holy Spirit rejoices in the presence of Mary. Precisely, Mary is known as the Mystical Spouse of the Holy Spirit. Also, Mary is the Queen of the Apostles and the Mother of the Church. On Pentecost the Church was born, facilitated by the presence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. For that purpose, Saint Louis de Montfort claims: The soul that loves Mary, the Holy Spirit flings Himself into that soul.

SAINT FAUSTINA AND THE NOVENA.

In the Diary, Divine Mercy in My Soul, Jesus instructed Saint Faustina to offer Novenas. Of course the most renowned Novena in the writings of Saint Faustina is the Novena that starts on Good Friday and terminates on the Sunday after Easter, known as Mercy Sunday. This includes certain specific prayers offered every day for the nine days.

NOVENA TO HONOR MARY.

Moreover, in addition to the Divine Mercy Novena, Saint Faustina had the custom or habit of making other Novenas, particularly to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Among the most common Novenas in preparation for a Feast of the Blessed Virgin Mary would be that of the Immaculate Conception on December 8th, and also, the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven, which is now celebrated on August 15th—in the middle of August and the middle of summer! When we carry out these Novenas, the Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary is filled with joy. Not only that, but most times the Blessed Virgin Mary would, and still will, grant very special graces either during the Novena, at the end of the Novena, or at times after the Novena. Always recall: God’s timing is not our timing. God’s time and clock ticks best!

HOW TO MAKE A NOVENA TO THE BLESSED VIRGIN MARY?

Indeed, there are many variations of how one can make a Novena. The secret to making a successful Novena is simply to be faithful to whatever routine you choose to undertake for nine consecutive days. The secret is faithfulness; not to skip any days!

WHAT THEN ARE THE PRACTICES THAT CAN BE UNDERTAKEN?

There are many! We will offer a few!

1. NOVENA PRAYER.

You can buy a Novena booklet in honor of Mary or even go on the Internet and find many prayers written in honor of Mary related to the event, occasion, or Marian Feast day. Simply start the Novena nine days before the celebration and be faithful to your prayer.

2. ROSARY.

If you are not yet in the routine of praying the most Holy Rosary, you might simply pray the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary for nine consecutive days.

3. MARIAN LITANY.

Another way that you can make the Novena is simply to pray one of the Litanies in honor of the Blessed Virgin Mary for nine consecutive days. Pray it with passion and love.

4. MASS AND HOLY COMMUNION.

Surely, one of the greatest actions beneath the skies, is to receive Holy Communion in the Mass properly and reverently. The greatest relevance would be to assist at the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, involving fully, actively, and consciously for nine consecutive days. Receive your Holy Communion through the Immaculate Heart of Mary; that will be a well-received Holy Communion!

5. FASTING: SACRIFICE.

In addition to prayers, the Rosary, Mass and Holy Communion, you might also choose to offer some form of fasting or sacrifice in reverence of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Jesus said very clearly: “Some devils can be cast out only by prayer and fasting.” Your fast does not have to be very vigorous. Give up something small but do it with great love. Mary can take your little sacrifice offered with great love and use it for the salvation of souls. Jesus and Mary, more than anything else in the world, desire the conversion and salvation of souls.