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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

The Resurrection of Jesus, the Glorious Mystery of the Rosary

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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

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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

Some of Jan's Favorite Saints

St. Joseph, Husband of Mary 

The Bible pays Joseph the highest compliment: he was a “just” man. The quality meant a lot more than faithfulness in paying debts.
When the Bible speaks of God “justifying” someone, it means that God, the all-holy or “righteous” One, so transforms a person that the individual shares somehow in God’s own holiness, and hence it is really “right” for God to love him or her. In other words, God is not playing games, acting as if we were lovable when we are not.

By saying Joseph was “just,” the Bible means that he was one who was completely open to all that God wanted to do for him. He became holy by opening himself totally to God.

The rest we can easily surmise. Think of the kind of love with which he wooed and won Mary, and the depth of the love they shared during their marriage.

It is no contradiction of Joseph’s manly holiness that he decided to divorce Mary when she was found to be with child. The important words of the Bible are that he planned to do this “quietly” because he was “a righteous man, yet unwilling to expose her to shame” (Matthew 1:19).

The just man was simply, joyfully, wholeheartedly obedient to God—in marrying Mary, in naming Jesus, in shepherding the precious pair to Egypt, in bringing them to Nazareth, in the undetermined number of years of quiet faith and courage.


The Bible tells us nothing of Joseph in the years after the return to Nazareth except the incident of finding Jesus in the Temple (see Luke 2:41–51). Perhaps this can be taken to mean that God wants us to realize that the holiest family was like every other family, that the circumstances of life for the holiest family were like those of every family, so that when Jesus’ mysterious nature began to appear, people couldn’t believe that he came from such humble beginnings: “Is he not the carpenter’s son? Is not his mother named Mary...?” (Matthew 13:55a). It was almost as indignant as “Can anything good come from Nazareth?” (John 1:46b).


Feasts of St. Joseph
The primary feast of St. Joseph is March 19. It is believed that his death occurred on that day. This feast was fixed in the 15th century and was extended to the whole Church by Pope Gregory XV in 1621. On December 8, 1870, Pope Pius IX ordered that this feast be celebrated throughout the Church as a double of the first class. Holy Church also dedicates to St. Joseph the entire month of March. In addition, pious custom dedicates Wednesday of each week to the honor of St. Joseph.
May 1 was established as the feast of St. Joseph the Workman by Pope Pius XIII in 1955. The date was chosen to coincide with the date on which Labor Day is observed in many countries, thus to elevate and sanctify the observance.
Patron Saint of:
Belgium, Canada, Carpenters, China, Church, Death, Fathers, Happy death, Peru, Russia, Social justice, Travelers, Universal Church, Vietnam, Workers


A Special Prayer to St. Joseph
Oh, St. Joseph, whose protection is so great, so strong, so prompt before the throne of God, I place in you all my interest and desires. Oh, St. Joseph, do assist me by your powerful intercession, and obtain for me from your divine Son all spiritual blessings, through Jesus Christ, our Lord. So that, having engaged here below your heavenly power, I may offer my thanksgiving and homage to the most loving of Fathers. Oh, St. Joseph, I never weary contemplating you, and Jesus asleep in your arms; I dare not approach while He reposes near your heart. Press Him close in my name and kiss His fine head for me and ask Him to return the Kiss when I draw my dying breath. St. Joseph, Patron of departing souls - Pray for me.
This prayer was found in the fiftieth year of Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In 1505 it was sent from the Pope to Emperor Charles when he was going into battle. Whoever shall read this prayer or hear it or keep it about themselves, shall never die a sudden death, or be drowned, nor shall poison take effect on them; neither shall they fall into the hands of the enemy, or shall be burned in any fire or shall be overpowered in battle.
Say for nine mornings for anything you may desire. It has never been know to fail, so be sure you really want what you ask.


http://www.prayerbook.com/Devotions/Joseph/stjoseph.htm
http://www.americancatholic.org/Features/Saints/saint.aspx?id=1327

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Saint Rita 

St. Rita of Cascia: Patron Saint of the Impossible
May 22 is the feast day of St. Rita.  St. Rita of Cascia was an Augustinian nun from 14th century Italy. She is the patroness of impossible causes and hopeless circumstances because of her difficult and arduous life.1 Through her trials God used her in remarkable ways, not only while she lived, but now from heaven she assists those who plead for her intercession for their seemingly impossible and hopeless circumstances.
From an early age St. Rita desired to become a nun, but her parents insisted that she marry at the age of 12.  St. Rita did so in obedience to them.  Adding to her disappointment, the man she married was cruel and harsh, and she spent 18 years in a very difficult marriage.  Her husband eventually became physically abusive, yet she met his cruelty with kindness and patience.  Two sons were born to her whom she loved deeply. After many years she eventually won her husband over to greater civility and kindness.
In the 14th century Italy was rampant with warring families caught in a vicious circle of assassinations and bloody vendettas  (think Romeo and Juliet).  St. Rita’s family was caught up in this strife that was so entrenched in society at that time.  Her husband was murdered as a result of the  infamous rivalry between the Guelphs and the Ghibellines.  St. Rita mourned her husband’s death and interceded for his soul with great earnest.
Her two young sons, in keeping with the vice of the day, talked of avenging their father’s death.  St. Rita did all she could to guide her children into forgiveness, but was unable to dissuade them from their evil intentions. Prayer was her only hope. She prayed that God would change the evil swelling up in the hearts of her sons, or allow them to die before they had the chance to commit a mortal sin and in so doing be separated from God forever.  God granted her prayers.  Both of her two sons died within a year in a state of grace; they were prevented from following the evil path of their father.
After the death of her husband and her sons, St. Rita was all alone in the world and sought again to enter the convent.  She was turned away because of her family’s association with the civil strife; some of the sisters living in the convent were family relations of the men who were responsible for killing her St-Rita-of-Casciahusband.  To maintain peace, she was denied entry.
St. Rita, again facing crushing disappointment and yet another impossible situation, had recourse to prayer and the intercession of the saints.  St. Rita’s sincerity and spirit of charity and forgiveness prevailed and she was eventually granted entry.  She became known as a holy and prayerful nun, often meditating on the sufferings of the crucified Christ.
One day, while praying before a crucifix, St. Rita received a visible wound on her forehead.  This was a mystical yet visible mark (stigmata) of Jesus’ wound from the crown of thorns, symbolizing St. Rita’s unity with Christ in his sufferings.  She also enjoyed many mystical experiences with Christ during the forty years she lived in the convent.  She died on May 22 when she was in her seventies.
St. Rita certainly had a difficult life, but her heartbreaking circumstances drove her to prayer and helped her to become a holy woman. She began her work of intercession for sinners while she lived, starting with those closest to her heart.  Through her love and prayers she won the grace of conversion for her husband and both her sons.
Even though her life was full of sorrows and disappointments, she was consoled by being closely united with Christ.  He did not abandon her; rather He granted her profound and intimate graces.  Now a saint in heaven, St. Rita is the patron of impossible causes, sterility, abuse victims, loneliness, marriage difficulties, parenthood, widows, the sick, bodily ills and wounds.
If you are facing a difficult and impossible life circumstance, you can resort to prayer after the example of St. Rita.  Below is a prayer to St. Rita as well as a novena.  You can also find medals, books, and prayer cards associated with St. Rita here, which make great gifts for those similarly facing difficult and heartbreaking life circumstances.

Prayer to St. Rita
O Holy Patroness of those in need, St. Rita, whose pleadings before thy Divine Lord are almost irresistible, who for thy lavishness in granting favors hast been called the Advocate of the Hopeless and even of the Impossible; St. Rita, so humble, so pure, so mortified, so patient and of such compassionate love for thy Crucified Jesus that thou couldst obtain from Him whatsoever thou askest, on account of which all confidently have recourse to thee expecting, if not always relief, at least comfort; be propitious to our petition, showing thy power with God on behalf of thy suppliant; be lavish to us, as thou hast been in so many wonderful cases, for the greater glory of God, for the spreading of thine own devotion, and for the consolation of those who trust in thee.
 We promise, if our petition is granted, to glorify thee by making know thy favor, to bless and sing thy praises forever. Relying then upon thy merits and power before the Sacred Heart of Jesus, we pray thee grant that [here mention your request].
By the singular merits of thy childhood,
Obtain for us our request.
By thy perfect union with the Divine Will,
Obtain for us our request.
By thy heroic sufferings during thy married life,
Etc. {repeat Obtain for us our request after each line]
By the consolation thou didst experience at the conversion of thy husband,
By the sacrifice of thy children rather than see them grievously offend God,
By the miraculous entrance into the convent,
By thy severe penances and thrice daily bloody scourgings,
By the suffering caused by the wound thou didst receive from the thorn of thy Crucified Savior,
By the Divine love which consumed thy heart,
By that remarkable devotion to the Blessed Sacrament,
on which alone thou didst exist for four   years,
By the happiness with which thou didst part from thy trials to join thy Divine Spouse,
By the perfect example thou gavest to people of every state of life.
Pray for us, O holy St. Rita, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

LET US PRAY.
O God, Who in Thine infinite tenderness hast vouchsafed to regard the prayer of Thy servant, Blessed Rita, and dost grant to her supplication that which is impossible to human foresight, skill and efforts, in reward of her compassionate love and firm reliance on Thy promise, have pity on our adversity and succor us in our calamities, that the unbeliever may know Thou art the recompense of the humble, the defense of the helpless, and the strength of those who trust in Thee, through Jesus Christ, Our Lord. Amen.



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St Maria Crescentia Höss,the 5th of April

St Maria Crescentia Höss
Germany

 Anna Höss was born on 20 October 1682 in Kaufbeuren, in Bavaria, Germany, to Matthias Höss and his wife, Lucia Hoermann, the sixth of their eight children. Only three of these children would survive into adulthood. Anna wanted to become a nun at the local monastery of the Franciscan Tertiary nuns, in whose chapel she often prayed. As a poor weaver, however, her father did not have enough money to pay the customary dowry expected of a candidate, so she was not admitted. In 1703, the Mayor of Kaufbeuren – a Protestant – bought a noisy tavern next door to the monastery and donated the building to the nuns, restoring their peace and quiet. He refused compensation but asked simply that Anna be accepted as a candidate. As a result of this intervention, Anna was admitted in June of that year. The superior, however, resented this imposition and referred to Anna as a ‘parasite’, since she was felt not to be contributing to the community. Nevertheless, Anna received the religious habit and took the name Maria Crescentia. The nuns were not kind to her: she was called a beggar and a hypocrite and treated her as a servant. She was given the most menial tasks to perform. Although Crescentia was at first given a cell of her own, it was later taken from her and given to a new novice who had brought with her the customary dowry. Thereafter she had to beg the other nuns for a corner of their cells in which she might sleep. When she was finally given a place of her own again, it was a dark and damp cubbyhole. Nevertheless, Crescentia was allowed to profess vows and become a full member of the monastic community. She was assigned to serve in the kitchen and did the weaving for the monastery. In 1707 a new Superior was elected who was more sympathetic to Crescentia, and the nuns came to recognize her holiness and good council, and she was entrusted with the important office of portress. Then, in 1717 she was appointed Mistress of novices. At this stage of her monastic life, Cresentia was a prolific letter writer, who has left many letters to people in various social positions, in which she gave them loving and wise advice in their worries. There was a constant flow of visitors from all walks of life to the monastery to seek her advice. Though by then she had begun to suffer from poor health, in 1741 she was elected as the monastery’s mother superior, serving in that office until her death. She led a renewal of the nuns way of life, urging unlimited trust in Divine Providence, readiness to serve in community life, a love of silence, devotion to the Crucified Jesus, to the Blessed Sacrament and to the Blessed Mother. She encouraged the nuns to turn to the Gospels to develop their inner spiritual life, and was noted for the selectivity of her choices regarding candidates to the community. She justified this by saying: “God wants the monastery rich in virtue, not in temporal goods”. She died on 5 April, Easter Sunday, 1744. The holiness of Mother Maria Crescentia was so evident to the nuns of her monastery and the people of the city by the time of her death that the Process of her canonization was begun in 1775. She was beatified in 1900 and canonized by Pope John Paul II in 2001. Her monastery was then renamed St Crescentia Monastery.

Benedict the Moor: Feastday April 4th

Feastday: April 4
Patron of African missions; African American; black missions; black people; Palermo, Sicily San Fratello, Sicily
Birth: 1524
Death: 1589There is a saint called Benedict the Black or Benedict the Moor. He was born a slave near Messina, Italy. He was freed by his master and became a solitary, eventually settling with other hermits at Montepellegrino. He was made superior of the community, but when he was about thirty-eight, Pope Pius IV disbanded communities of solitaries and he became a Franciscan lay brother and the cook at St. Mary's convent near Palermo. He was appointed, against his will, superior of the convent when it opted for the reform, though he could neither read nor write. After serving as superior, he became novice master but asked to be relieved of this post and return to his former position of cook. His holiness, reputation for miracles, and his fame as a confessor brought hordes of visitors to see the obscure and humble cook. He died at the convent, was canonized in 1807, and is the patron of Blacks in the United States. The surname "the Moor" is a misnomer originating from the Italian il moro (the black). His feast day is April 4th.
http://www.catholic.org/saints/saint.php?saint_id=557

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Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary~ said on Tuesdays & Fridays 
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The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
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 Scourging at the Pillar
The Second Sorrowful Mystery is the Scourging at the Pillar at the order of Pontius Pilate (John 19:1-6).

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

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

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

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