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The world is always in turmoil but today the most horrible, unthinkable things are happening all around it. For those of us who aren't in a war zone or worried about not having enough food to eat, our ordinary everyday lives can still be a challenge. What can we do to help? Prayer can be a source of help to some of us. To say the Rosary you need not be Catholic to join in. You don't have to own a set of Rosary beads. All you need is to prayer with us. ~Jan at Rosary Radio

Christmas and It's Meaning: Jesus

JESUS 

We always think of Christmas, the birth of Jesus Christ as a season of giving… but truly Christmas is a Season of Receiving. Christmas is a time to receive and accept the greatest Gift from God – “Jesus Christ.” Christmas is a time to receive Jesus Christ into our hearts and souls. Christmas is a time to open our hearts and our minds to God. Christmas is a time to receive God’s tender mercy, abundant love, forgiveness, and grace!

Christmas is a time to give ourselves to Christ. When we accept Jesus Christ into our hearts, into our very lives… Joyful Giving becomes a part of our lives; not just at Christmas but all through the year! In fact we begin to look for ways to give; we look for people in need. As the church, we become the heart of Christ, the eyes, ears, feet, and hands of Christ we look for ways to unselfishly Give and Serveothers!

When we receive the Gift of God’s love through Jesus Christ, Giving is a natural byproduct… loving God, loving others, serving God, serving others, Giving is a natural result of what we want to do!

This Christmas open up your heart. Let God’s love in. Receive the Gift of God’s love – “Jesus Christ.” The historic record of the birth of Christ can be found in Matthew 1:18-25 and Luke 2:1-20.

Unlike any other baby, the one born that night in Bethlehem was unique in all of history. He was not created by a human father and mother. He had a heavenly pre-existence (John 1:1-3, 14). He is God, the Son—Creator of the universe (Philippians 2:5-11). This is why Christmas is called the incarnation, a word which means “in the flesh.” In the birth of Jesus, the eternal, all-powerful and all-knowing Creator came to earth in the flesh.


Jesus "Christ" is known as the founder or central figure of "Christianity." Christmas is a Christian holiday on December 25 that commemorates the birth of Jesus. Ancient Romans also commemorated Jesus' birth by marking a division of the calendar still in use today. The years before Jesus' birth are marked as B.C. (Before Christ), and the years after Jesus' birth are marked A.D. (Anno Domini, which means, in the year of our Lord).

Christmas literally means the Mass (celebration) of Christ. "Christ" is a Greek word and title, meaning "anointed" or one set apart by God for a special purpose. "Christ" is equivalent to the Hebrew word "Messiah." Based on the words of ancient prophets, the first century Jewish people expected the arrival of the Messiah promised by God as a great deliver of the people.

Read the Christmas story from an ancient biographer, Luke (Chapter 2).

Luke's biography records how Mary and her husband Joseph left their home in Nazareth to travel to Joseph's ancestral home, Bethlehem, to enroll in the census ordered by the Roman emperor, Augustus. Finding no room in inns in the town, they set up primitive lodgings in a stable. There Mary gave birth to Jesus in a manger or stall. Jesus' birth in Bethlehem, the home of the house of King David from which Joseph was descended, fulfilled the prophecy of Isaiah. This is confirmed to Mary by a visit from angels and shepherds.

Read the Christmas story from an ancient biographer, Matthew (Chapter 1).

Matthew's biography begins by recounting the genealogy and virgin birth of Jesus, and then moves to the coming of the Wise Men from the Orient (likely China) to where Jesus was staying after his birth in Bethlehem. The wise men, or Magi, first arrived in Jerusalem and reported to the king of Judea, Herod the Great, that they had seen a star heralding the birth of a king. Further inquiry led them to Bethlehem of Judea and the location of Mary and Joseph. They presented Jesus with treasures of "gold, frankincense, and myrrh."

In Jesus' adult years, Jesus claimed to be this King, the Jewish Messiah (see: I am the King and Jewish Messiah). Ultimately, Jesus' claim to be Christ caused controversy and the religious trial leading to his execution. Christians commemorate Jesus' execution and believed return from the dead (resurrection) during "Easter."

Jesus also described His birth on earth as the most important "Good News," signifying that God Himself chose to come from heaven to earth to help make earth more like heaven (see: Good News: the Kingdom of God has Come to Earth).


Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary

Immaculate Conception of the Virgin Mary 


The Feast of the Immaculate Conception, in its oldest form, goes back to the seventh century, when churches in the East began celebrating the Feast of the Conception of Saint Anne, the mother of Mary. In other words, this feast celebrates the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary in the womb of Saint Anne; and nine months later, on September 8, we celebrate the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary.


As originally celebrated (and as still celebrated in the Eastern Orthodox Churches), however, the Feast of the Conception of Saint Anne does not have the same understanding as the Feast of the Immaculate Conception has in the Catholic Church today. The feast arrived in the West probably no earlier than the 11th century, and at that time, it began to be tied up with a developing theological controversy. Both the Eastern and the Western Church had maintained that Mary was free from sin throughout her life, but there were different understandings of what this meant.




Mary’s divine motherhood broadens the Christmas spotlight. Mary has an important role to play in the Incarnation of the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. She consents to God’s invitation conveyed by the angel (Luke 1:26-38). Elizabeth proclaims: “Most blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?” (Luke 1:42-43, emphasis added). Mary’s role as mother of God places her in a unique position in God’s redemptive plan.
Without naming Mary, Paul asserts that “God sent his Son, born of a woman, born under the law” (Galatians 4:4). Paul’s further statement that “God sent the spirit of his Son into our hearts, crying out ‘Abba, Father!’“ helps us realize that Mary is mother to all the brothers and sisters of Jesus.
Some theologians also insist that Mary’s motherhood of Jesus is an important element in God’s creative plan. God’s “first” thought in creating was Jesus. Jesus, the incarnate Word, is the one who could give God perfect love and worship on behalf of all creation. As Jesus was “first” in God’s mind, Mary was “second” insofar as she was chosen from all eternity to be his mother.
The precise title “Mother of God” goes back at least to the third or fourth century. In the Greek form Theotokos (God-bearer), it became the touchstone of the Church’s teaching about the Incarnation. The Council of Ephesus in 431 insisted that the holy Fathers were right in calling the holy virgin Theotokos. At the end of this particular session, crowds of people marched through the street shouting: “Praised be the Theotokos!” The tradition reaches to our own day. In its chapter on Mary’s role in the Church, Vatican II’s Dogmatic Constitution on the Church calls Mary “Mother of God” 12 times.
Comment:
Other themes come together at today’s celebration. It is the Octave of Christmas: Our remembrance of Mary’s divine motherhood injects a further note of Christmas joy. It is a day of prayer for world peace: Mary is the mother of the Prince of Peace. It is the first day of a new year: Mary continues to bring new life to her children—who are also God’s children.




St. Lucy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online

St. Lucy - Saints & Angels - Catholic Online



Image of St. Lucy

Facts

Feastday: December 13
Patron of Blindness

Lucy's history has been lost and all we really know for certain is that this brave woman who lived in Syracuse lost her life during the persecution of Christians in the early fourth century. Her veneration spread to Rome so that by the sixth century the whole Church recognized her courage in defense of the faith.
Because people wanted to shed light on Lucy's bravery, legends began to crop up. The one that has passed the test of time tells the story of a young Christian woman who vowed to live her life in service of Christ. Her mother tried to arrange a marriage for her with a pagan and Lucy knew her mother could not be swayed by a young girl's vow, so she devised a plan to convince her mother that Christ was the better partner for life.
After several prayers at the tomb of Saint Agatha, Lucy saw the saint in a dream. St. Agatha told Lucy her mother's illness would be cured through faith, which Lucy used to persuade her mother to give the dowry money to the poor and allow her to commit her life to God.
While Lucy and her mother were grateful to God, the rejected bridegroom was deeply angered and betrayed Lucy's faith to the governor Paschasius. The governor attempted to force her into defilement at a brothel, but the guards who came to take her away were unable to move her, even after hitching her to a team of oxen.
The guards heaped bundles of wood around her but it wouldn't burn so they finally resorted to their swords, and Lucy met her death.
Though details of her life remain unknown, it is widely known that during her lifetime Christians were persecuted for their faith. They were forced to endure horrific torture and often met painful ends during Diocletian's reign. Though the details surrounding her death remain only as legends, it is all modern-day Christians can rely on.
Lucy's legend did not end with her death. According to later accounts, Lucy warned Paschasius he would be punished. When the governor heard this he ordered the guards to gouge out her eyes; however, in another telling, it was Lucy who removed her eyes in an attempt to discourage a persistent suitor who greatly admired them.
When her body was being prepared for burial, they discovered her eyes had been restored.
Sigebert (1030-1112), a monk of Gembloux, wrote sermo de Sancta Lucia, in which he described Lucy's body as remaining undisturbed in Sicily for 400 years until Faroald II, Duke of Spoleto, seized the island and transferred Lucy's remains to Abruzzo, Italy. It was later removed by Emperor Otho I in 972 to Metz and left in the church of St. Vincent. There is much confusion about what happened to her body after its stay at St. Vincent's, but it is believed that several pieces of her body can be found in Rome, Naples, Verona, Lisbon, Milan, Germany, France and Sweden.
In 1981, thieves stole all but her head but police were able to recover them on her feast day.
Lucy, whose name can mean "light" or "lucid," is the patron saint of the blind. She is often seen with the emblem of eyes on a cup or plate. In paintings, she is often depicted with a golden plate holding her eyes and often holds a palm branch, which is a symbol of victory over evil.
Saint Lucy's Prayer:
Saint Lucy, you did not hide your light under a basket, but let it shine for the whole world, for all the centuries to see. We may not suffer torture in our lives the way you did, but we are still called to let the light of our Christianity illumine our daily lives. Please help us to have the courage to bring our Christianity into our work, our recreation, our relationships, our conversation -- every corner of our day. Amen

Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Tuesday & Friday

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The First Sorrowful Mystery is the Agony in the Garden, when his trusted friends, the Apostles fell asleep, leaving him all alone (Mark 14:32-42).









The Second Sorrowful Mystery is the Scourging at the Pillar at the order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:1-6).




The Third Sorrowful Mystery is the Crowning of Thorns (John 19:1-6).


The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery recalls Jesus' Carrying of the Cross 
 (Luke 23:26-27).


The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery is the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (Matthew 27:33-54).


The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
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Recap of the Rosary: The MYSTERIES of the Rosary, which focuses on the life of Christ from the Scriptures. There are five decades in the Rosary represented by 10 Hail Mary's called The Mysteries of the Rosary. Each decade expresses an event in the life of Christ. The mysteries are Joyful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Monday & Saturday-Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Tuesday & Friday-Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Wednesday & Sunday-Luminous Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Thursday.


Beforehand, you can say silently the reason for praying the Rosary.
We start with the sign of the cross. In the name of the Father.....

THE APOSTLE'S CREED, THE OUR FATHER,  3 HAIL MARY's,  Glory be to the Father, and the O my Jesus.
The First Mystery is the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus


The Second Mystery is Jesus at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Third Mystery is Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fourth Mystery is the Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-36).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fifth Mystery is the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper
 (I Corinthians 11:23-26 ).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
 Hail Holy Queen 
sign of the Cross

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The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary~ said on Monday & Saturday

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The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, The Second is the Visitation, The Third is the Nativity, The Fourth is the Presentation of the Child Jesus and The Fifth Joyful Mystery is THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE. The prayers for the Rosary are: Making the Sign of the Cross, THE APOSTLE'S CREED, THE OUR FATHER, THE HAIL MARY, Glory be to the Father, and  The O my Jesus, and at the end, the Hail Holy Queen. You can find these prayers and more at at: rosaryradio.blogspot.com. You can even do a search online for the Rosary and you will find sites that have all the information as well.
Sometimes before we get started you might want to say what is troubling you, if anything.  It could be just something on your mind, as well as say who and what you are praying for.

"In the Name of the Father."


The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, recalling the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear a son conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38).
The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, recalling Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45).
The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Third Joyful Mystery is the Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:4-7).
The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of the Child Jesus (Luke 2:22-24).
The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fifth Joyful Mystery, THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE (Luke 2:40-52).
The Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

 Hail Holy Queen 

Sign of the Cross

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Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary




Focusing on The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary~

Sign of the Cross, 
THE APOSTLE'S CREED, 
THE OUR FATHER, 
3 THE HAIL MARY, 
Glory be to the Father
 and The O My Jesus

 The First Glorious Mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:1-8).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension of Christ into Heaven (Luke 24:50-53). OurFather - 10 Hail Marys--- Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

The Third Glorious Mystery is the Pentecost, the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4). 
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys ---- Glory be to the Father -O My Jesus

The Fourth Glorious Mystery is the Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6). 
OUR Father -10 Hail Marys ---- Glory be to the Father - the O My Jesus

The Fifth Glorious Mystery is the Coronation of Mary as the Queen of Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6). Our Father - 10 Hail Marys ------ Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

Hail Holy Queen 

Sign of the Cross

The Sorrowful Mysteries, Friday August 7th

The Sorrowful Mysteries,  Friday, August 7th
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Sign of the Cross

THE APOSTLE'S CREED, THE OUR FATHER,  3 HAIL MARY's,  Glory be to the Father, and the O my Jesus.
The First Sorrowful Mystery is the Agony in the Garden, when his trusted friends, the Apostles fell asleep, leaving him all alone (Mark 14:32-42).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Second Sorrowful Mystery is the Scourging at the Pillar at the order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:1-6).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Third Sorrowful Mystery is the Crowning of Thorns (John 19:1-6).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery recalls Jesus' Carrying of the Cross (Luke 23:26-27).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery is the Crucifixion and Death of Jesus (Matthew 27:33-54).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

 Hail Holy Queen 

Sign of the Cross

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The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary~ said on Thursdays 


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THE APOSTLE'S CREED, THE OUR FATHER, THE HAIL MARY,  Glory be to the Father, and he O my Jesus.

1  The First of the Luminous Mysteries is the Light of the Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan (Matthew 3:13-17).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

2 The Second Mystery of Light is Jesus at the Wedding Feast of Cana (John 2:1-12).          
  Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -O My Jesus

3 The Third Mystery of Light is Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God (Mark 1:15).
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -O My Jesus

4 The Fourth Mystery of Light is the Transfiguration of Jesus (Luke 9:28-36).                        
OUR Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

5 The Fifth Mystery of Light is the Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper  (I Corinthians 11:23-26 and parallels).                                                                                                                                            Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus
 Hail Holy Queen

Sign of the Cross


God Bless.

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St. Thomas the Apostle

Thomas the Apostle (called Didymus which means "the twin") was one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus Christ, according to the New Testament. He is informally called doubting Thomas because he doubted Jesus' resurrection when first told, (in the Gospel of John), followed later by his confession of faith, "My Lord and my God", on seeing Jesus' wounded body.
Traditionally, he is said to have travelled outside the Roman Empire to preach the Gospel, travelling as far as India.[2][5][6][7] According to tradition, the Apostle reached MuzirisIndia in AD 52 and baptized several people, founding what today are known as Saint Thomas Christians or Nasranis. After his death, the reputed relics of Saint Mesopotamia in the 3rd century, and later moved to various places.[citation needed] In 1258, some of the relics were brought to Abruzzo in Ortona,Italy, where they have been held in the Church of Saint Thomas the Apostle.[8] He is often regarded as the Patron Saint of India,[9][10] and the name Thoma remains quite popular among Saint Thomas Christians of India.
Thomas the Apostle were enshrined as far as 

The Joyful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Monday & Saturday

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The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary~ 
Said on Monday & Saturday 
The Joyful Mysteries are:
The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation
The Second is the Visitation, 
The Third is the Nativity, 
The Fourth is the Presentation of the Child Jesus 
 The Fifth Joyful Mystery is the THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE.

 In the Name of the Father-
Apostles Creed - 
The Our Father-
3 Hail Mary - 
Glory be to the Father - 
O my Jesus. 

The First Joyful Mystery is the Annunciation, recalling the Angel Gabriel announcing to Mary that she will bear a son conceived by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:26-38). 
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus





The Second Joyful Mystery is the Visitation, recalling Mary's visit to her cousin Elizabeth (Luke 1:39-45). 
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus


The Third Joyful Mystery is the Nativity, the Birth of Our Lord (Luke 2:4-7). 
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus


The Fourth Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of the Child Jesus (Luke 2:22-24). 
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

The Fifth Joyful Mystery,THE FINDING OF JESUS IN THE TEMPLE (Luke 2:40-52). 
1 Our Father, 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus.

 Hail Holy Queen, &  The Sign of the Cross

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Saint M. Faustina Kowalska & The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy

Saint M. Faustina Kowalska

Sister Faustina was a young, uneducated, nun in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, Poland during the 1930's. She came from a very poor family that struggled on their little farm during the years of World War I. She had only three years of very simple education, so hers were the humblest tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or garden. However, she received extraordinary revelations or messages from Our Lord Jesus.  Jesus asked Sr. Faustina to record these experiences, which she compiled in notebooks. These notebooks are known today as the Diary of Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska and the words contained within are God's loving message of Divine Mercy.


2-22-1931, the Lord Jesus Christ appeared to this  nun, bringing with Him a wonderful message of Mercy for all mankind. Saint Faustina tells us in her diary under this date:

"In the evening, when I was in my cell, I became aware of the Lord Jesus clothed in a white garment. One hand was raised in blessing, the other was touching the garment at the breast. From the opening of the garment at the breast there came forth two large rays, one  red and the other pale. In silence I gazed intently at the Lord;  my soul was overwhelmed with fear, but also with great joy. After  a while Jesus said to me, 'paint an image according to the pattern  you see, with the inscription: Jesus, I trust in You.'"
Some time later, Our Lord again spoke to her:
"The pale ray stands for the Water which makes souls righteous;  the red ray stands for the Blood which is the life of souls. These two rays issued forth from the depths of My most tender Mercy at that time when My agonizing Heart was opened by a lance on the Cross....Fortunate is the one who will dwell in their shelter, for the just hand of God shall not lay hold of him."
Though the Divine Mercy message is not new to the teachings of the Church, Sr. Faustina's Diary sparked a great movement, and a strong and significant focus on the mercy of Christ. Pope John Paul II canonized Sr. Faustina in 2000 making her the "first saint of the new millennium." Speaking of Sr. Faustina and the importance of the message contained in her Diary, the Pope call her "the great apostle of Divine Mercy in our time."

On 10-5-1938, a young religious by the name Sister Faustina (Helen Kowalska) died in a convent of the Congregation of Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy in Cracow, Poland. She came from a very poor family that had struggled hard on their little farm during the terrible years of WWI. Sister had had only three years of very simple education. Hers were the humblest of tasks in the convent, usually in the kitchen or the vegetable garden, or as a porter.
Today, we continue to rely of Saint Faustina as a constant reminder of the message to trust in Jesus' endless mercy, and to live life mercifully toward others. We also turn to her in prayer and request her intercession to our merciful Savior on our behalf. At the National Shrine of The Divine Mercy, we include the following in our 3 o'clock prayers:
Prayer: 
Saint Faustina,
You told us that your mission would continue after your death and that you would not forget us. Our Lord also granted you a great privilege, telling you to "distribute graces as you will, to who you will, and when you will." Relying on this, we ask your intercession for the graces we need, especially for the intentions just mentioned. Help us, above all, to trust in Jesus as you did and thus to glorify His mercy every moment of our lives. Amen

From: Diary, Saint Maria Faustina Kowalska, Divine Mercy in My Soul (c) 1987 Congregation of Marians of the Immaculate Conception, Stockbridge, MA 01263 and EWTN.com



Saying The Chaplet of The Divine Mercy

The Chaplet of Mercy is recited using rosary beads. 
(There are other ways to say the Chaplet this is mine. !Jan)


Make the Sign of the Cross

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Our Father
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come; Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread; and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us; and lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil, Amen.

Hail Mary

Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst 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.

The Apostle's Creed

I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father almighty; from there He will come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

The Eternal Father. Ssaid on the one bead before each decade.

Eternal Father, I offer you the Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity of Your Dearly Beloved Son, Our Lord, Jesus Christ, in atonement for our sins and those of the whole world.

On the Ten Small Beads of Each Decade.

For the sake of His sorrowful Passion, have mercy on us and on the whole world.

 Repeat for the remaining decades.

Conclude with Holy God. Repeat three times.
Holy God, Holy Mighty One, Holy Immortal One, have mercy on us and on the whole world.


http://thedivinemercy.org/message/devotions/praythechaplet.php

The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Those Who Recite the Rosary



The Fifteen Promises of Mary to Those Who Recite the Rosary

It is said that Our Lady gave the promises Herself directly to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan de la Roche. Patrick J. Hayes, Archbishop of NY (1919-1938) gave his Imprimatur to the English translation

Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces.

I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the rosary.

The rosary shall be a powerful armor against hell, it will destroy vice, decrease sin, and defeat heresies.

It will cause virtue and good works to flourish; it will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God; it will withdraw the heart of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things.  Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.

The soul which recommend itself to me by the recitation of the rosary, shall not perish.

Whoever shall recite the rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice, he shall not by an unprovided death; if he be just he shall remain in the grace of God, and become worthy of eternal life.

Whoever shall have a true devotion for the rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.

Those who are faithful to recite the rosary shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces; at the moment of death they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.

I shall deliver from purgatory those who have been devoted to the rosary.

The faithful children of the rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.

You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the rosary.

All those who propagate the holy rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.

I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.

All who recite the rosary are my son, and brothers of my only son Jesus Christ.

Devotion of my rosary is a great sign of predestination.

(Given to St. Dominic and Blessed Alan) Imprimatur: Patrick J. Hayes DD Archbishop of New York)
http://www.fatima.org/essentials/requests/promises.asp

May 16th of the Sixth Week of Easter: Saint Ubaldus Baldassini

Saint Ubaldus Baldassini




Copied from: http://catholicsaints.info/saint-ubaldus-baldassini/

Born to the nobility. Related to Saint Sperandia. Ubaldo’sfather, Rovaldo Baldassini, died when the boy was very young; his mother was an invalid, afflicted with what we now consider a neurological disease. Raised by his uncle.







Educated by the prior at the cathedral in Gubbio, Italy. Canon regular.Monk at the Monastery of Saint Secondo in Gubbio for several years. Dean of the cathedral in Gubio. Ordained in 1115. Around 1120 he convinced the canons of his chapter to live a common life together under the rule given by Peter degli Onesti; this communal life was designed to keep them out of worldly ways. Ubaldo wanted to be a hermit, but was advised against it, and in 1128 he accepted thebishopric of Gubbio. Known as a patient, gentle, and brave pastor to his people. Convinced Emperor Frederick Barbarossa not to sack Gubbio as he had done other cities. The tomb and shrine of Ubaldus is still a place of pilgrimage.


Patronage
against autism
against demonic possession
against migraine
against neuralgia
against obsession
autistic children
autistics
Gubbio, Italy
Montovi, Italy
obsessive compulsives
possessed people
sick children

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The Resurrection of Jesus, the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary

CLICK & Pray along!
Focus on The Resurrection of Jesus, the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Wednesdays & Sundays.  

As you might know, the Rosary is a form of combined prayer and meditation that has been around for over 1200 years.
One reason I started this group is because sometimes it's comforting to say the Rosary with others and I find it is comforting to say the Rosary with others. You might be able to find a Catholic church in your area with a Rosary group and you can join them. And remember You need not be Catholic to join in and you don't have to own a set of Rosary beads. All you need to do is to  along with us.

Before I start, I say silently the reason for this particular recitation, who I know who needs prayers, whether it be for friends, family, fears and worries, and for people and situations around the world who are in harms way.

And  again, the prayers for the Rosary are:
Making the Sign of the Cross http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/making-sign-of-cross-sign-of-cross-is.html
THE APOSTLE'S CREED http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/the-apostles-creed.html
THE OUR FATHER http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/the-our-father.html
THE HAIL MARY http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/the-hail-mary-hail-mary-full-of-grace.html
THE DOXOLOGY prayer: Glory be to the Father, http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/glory-be-to-father-son-and-holy-spirit.html
 O my Jesus http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/o-my-jesus-forgive-us-our-sins-and-save.html
 Hail Holy Queen http://rosaryradio.blogspot.com/p/the-salve-regina-hail-holy-queen-holy.html

There are other prayers you can use or add to to saying the Rosary that you might like to add to your own recitation.

We are focusing on The Resurrection of Jesus, with is the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary~
We will start now with using your right hand to make the sign of the cross and start with
In the Name of the Father.
Apostles Creed - 3 Hail Mary - Glory be to the Father - O my Jesus.

1  The First Glorious Mystery is the Resurrection of Jesus Christ (Mark 16:1-8).
Our Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - O My Jesus

2 The Second Glorious Mystery is the Ascension of Christ into Heaven (Luke 24:50-53). OurFather - 10 Hail Marys. Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

3 The Third Glorious Mystery is the Pentecost, the Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles (Acts 2:1-4).
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -O My Jesus


4 The Fourth Glorious Mystery is the Assumption of Mary into Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6). 
OUR Father -10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father - the O My Jesus

5 The Fifth Glorious Mystery is the Coronation of Mary as the Queen of Heaven (Revelation 12:1-6).
Our Father - 10 Hail Marys - Glory be to the Father -the O My Jesus

 Hail Holy Queen 
Sign of the Cross

OR go to Blog Talk Radio and Pray along!
9-15-15 http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bgr/2015/09/15/the-resurrection-of-jesus-the-glorious-mystery-of-the-rosary

Archangel Raphael



Raphael means “God heals.” Other spellings of his name include Rafael, Repha'el, Israfel, Israfil, and Sarafiel. 
Main Characteristics: 
Raphael is known as the angel of healing. He’s full of compassion on people who are struggling physically, mentally, emotionally, or spiritually. Raphael works to bring people closer to God so they can experience the peace God wants to give them. He’s often associated with joy and laughter.


Raphael also works to heal animals and the Earth, so people connect him to animal care andenvironmental efforts. People sometimes ask for Raphael’s help to: heal them (of illnesses or wounds that are physical, mental, emotional, or spiritual in nature), help them overcome addictions, lead them to love, and keep them safe while traveling.

DOMINION: Raphael is a very well-known angel who is known for extreme healing energy, which he bestows on everyone. His name means, "Divine Healer." In addition to healing, he has the ability to grant us many things, including creativity, grace, joy and Love. He also encourages us to be self-motivated so that we can become who we desire to be. He is said to be the most playful, friendliest and humorous of all the angels.
GUIDANCE: Angel of Healing
SAMPLE AFFIRMATION: I AM a Divine manifestation of creativity, grace, joy and Love; and it shows!
SAMPLE PRAYER: Raphael, I know that I AM Divine manifestation of God's Goodness and I ask you to help me become more aware of that fact. I desire to be more creative, gracious, joyful and Loving, and I seek your assistance in realizing that I already possess these gifts. I desire more for myself, a healthier body, a happier home, a joyful heart and a Loving state of mind.

Through Jesus Christ's Precious, Pure and Holy name I pray. - Amen

http://www.drstandley.com/archangels_raphael.shtml
http://angels.about.com/od/SearchAngelsMiracles/p/Meet-Archangel-Raphael.htm
http://angels.about.com/od/Angels-in-Dreams/fl/How-Archangel-Raphael-Can-Help-You-Heal-from-Nightmares.htm

Saint Zita

                                         April 27

Saint Zita of Lucca



Saint Zita lived during the 13th century in Italy. She is a patron saint, of single women, rape victims, homemakers, waiters and waitresses, household servants (such as maids and butlers), people who have been ridiculed for their piety, and people who have lost keys that they want help finding.


Patron Saint of:
butlers, domestic servants, homemakers, housemaids, lost keys, maids, manservants, people ridiculed for their piety, rape victims, servants, servers, single laywomen, waiters, waitpersons, waitresses, Lucca, Italy
Extract from St. Zita of Lucca: “Zita is a good saint for those of us who sometimes lose a chance to do some good by waiting to do something better. St. Francis of Assisi was still living when Zita was born to poor, devout Italian parents. From the age of 12 until her death, she worked as a servant for the Fatinelli family in Lucca. She was a hard worker, pious and generous. Although that dedication provoked jealousy on the part of some other servants, Zita won them over by her patience. As the years passed, she became famous for helping the sick, the poor and the imprisoned. She was regarded locally as a saint soon after her death; that title was officially given to her in 1696.”

Extract from Saint Zita of Lucca. “Born to a very poor but pious family. At age twelve she became a domestic servant for the wealthy Fainelli family in Lucca, Italy, a position she kept all her life; she looked at it as a way to serve God. She often gave her own food, and sometimes that of her master, to those poorer than herself, which caused her to get in frequent trouble with her employers and the other servants in the house who resented her. However, she did such a fine job she was eventually placed in charge of the house, and entrusted with its keys. Her reputation was such that Dante in the Inferno referred to the city of Lucca as ‘Santa Zita.’”

Also Known As: St. Zita, Saint Sitha, St. Sitha, Saint Citha, St. Citha, Saint Zita of Lucca, St.
 Zita of Lucca
http://missionariesofmercy.us/formation/liturgy-and-devotions/world-mission-rosary/world-mission-rosary-intentions/missionaries-of-mercy-patron-saints/april-27-saint-zita-of-lucca-patron-saint-of-lost-keys-butlers-domestic-servants-homemakers-housemaids-waiters-waitresses-people-ridiculed-for-their-piety-rape-victims-servers-single-lay http://angels.about.com/od/ZPatronSaints/g/Saint-Zita.htm

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