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Monday/Saturday - The
Thursday - The Luminous Mysteries
Tuesday/Friday - The Sorrowful Mysteries
Wednesday/Sunday - The Glorious Mysteries
The Rosary is pivotal, central crucial and essential to our responding
properly to Our Lady's requests at Fatima. Why? It is because the
Rosary is something we do, each one of us, on a personal basis,
to respond to Our Lady's requests.
Saying the Rosary leads to our own personal sanctification.
Saying the Rosary helps benefit others and leads them to the Faith,
or to a return to the Faith if they are fallen away. Saying the
Rosary benefits the Church because it adds to the treasury of Grace.
Saying the Rosary teaches us the essential story of our salvation.
Saying the Rosary helps us penetrate the mysteries of our holy Religion.
Saying the Rosary gives us humility, the necessary virtue of sanctity.
Saying the Rosary puts the power of prayer squarely in the hands
of even beginners. Saying the Rosary is efficacious like no other
prayer because Our Lord wants us to go through Mary, His Mother
and OUR Mother, in approaching Him, and He gives rewards to this
approach -- especially through her Rosary -- as He does with no
other approach and to no other form of prayer.
The Rosary is simple and direct, yet the Rosary is
multifaceted and sophisticated; in it we can let our poor, weak
minds concentrate on four different, legitimate things; we can concentrate
on our intention; we can concentrate on the person to whom our prayers
are directed, the Blessed Virgin Mary; we can concentrate on the
mystery we are reciting; or we can concentrate on the prayers themselves
that we are saying.
Through the Rosary, we can channel the power of our
minds and hearts during a period of 15 or 20 minutes (the average
time it takes to say five decades of the Rosary).
It has to be the Rosary if we want the things that
Our Lady promised: our own salvation, the triumph of the church
throughout the world, and a true God-given peace!
The Rosary, Msgr.
J. A. Cirrincione & T. A. Nelson
OF THE SAINTS
ALL SAINTS' DAY
This feast day grew out of the love and devotion of God's people.
ALL SOULS' DAY
This feast day is one of the most loving celebrations in all the Church's liturgy.
ST. MARTIN DE PORRES
St. Martin was born in Lima, Peru, in 1579.
ST. CHARLES BORROMEO
St. Charles lived in the sixteenth century. He was the son of a rich Italian count.
St. Bertilla lived in the seventh century. The first biography of her life appeared in Latin in the year 800.
ST. THEOPHANE VENARD
St. Theophane, he holy French priest, dreamed of being a martyr even as a youngster.
St. Willibrord was born in England in 658.
St. Godfrey lived in the twelfth century. He received his education from the monks of Mont-Saint-Quentin. Godfrey became a monk and a priest.
ST. THEODORE TIRO
St. Theodore lived in the third century.
ST. LEO THE GREAT
St. Leo, a Roman, lived in the fifth century. At the death of Pope Sixtus, he became pope.
ST. MARTIN OF TOURS
St. Martin, the soldier saint lived in the fourth century.
St. Josaphat was born in the Ukraine and baptized John in 1580.
ST. FRANCES XAVIER CABRINI
St. Frances was born on July 15, 1850. As a child growing up in Italy, she dreamed about being a missionary to China.
ST. LAWRENCE O'TOOLE
St. Lawrence was born in Ireland in 1128. He was the son of a chief.
ST. ALBERT THE GREAT
St. Albert lived in the thirteenth century. He was born in a castle on the Danube River in Swabia (southwest Germany).
ST. MARGARET OF SCOTLAND
St. Margaret was an English princess born in 1046.
St. Gertrude entered a convent in Saxony when she was very young.
ST. ELIZABETH OF HUNGARY
St. Elizabeth, the daughter of the king of Hungary was born in 1207.
ST. ROSE PHILIPPINE DUCHESNE
St. Rose labored for Jesus in the United States. She was born into a wealthy French family in 1769.
St. Nerses lived in fourth-century Armenia. He was an official in the court of King Arshak.
St. Edmund was an English king who lived in the ninth century.
PRESENTATION OF MARY
When she was only three years old, the Blessed Virgin Mary was taken to the Temple.
St. Cecilia, the patroness of music lived in early times. What we know about her goes back to the fourth century.
St. Columban, the most famous of the Irish missionary-monks, lived in the seventh century.
BLESSED MIGUEL AUGUSTIN PRO
Blessed Miguel Pro was born in Guadalupe, Mexico, in 1891. He was destined to become a martyr of the twentieth century.
ST. ANDREW DUNG-LAC AND COMPANIONS
Christian missionaries first brought the Catholic faith to Vietnam during the sixteenth century.
ST. CATHERINE LABOURE
St. Catherine was born Zoe Laboure in 1806. She was the daughter of a French farmer.
ST. CATHERINE OF ALEXANDRIA
St. Catherine lived in early Christian times. She was the daughter of a wealthy pagan couple of Alexandria, Egypt.
ST. JOHN BERCHMANS
St. John, the Belgian saint once said, "If I do not become a saint when I am young, I shall never become one.
ST. JAMES INTERCISUS
St. James was a Persian who lived in the fifth century. He was a great favorite of King Yezdigerd I.
BLESSED FRANCIS ANTHONY OF LUCERA
Blessed Francis born in 1681, was nicknamed Johnny as a child. He was the son of an Italian farmer.
St. Andrew, like his brother, Simon Peter, was a fisherman. He became a disciple of the great St. John the Baptist.
PHOTO OF THE MONTH
of the Relics of the Passion
for Holy Relics)
Why did Jesus, the sinless one sent from the Father in heaven,
submit himself to John’s baptism? John preached a
baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins (Luke
3:3). In this humble submission we see a foreshadowing of
the “baptism” of Jesus bloody death upon the
cross. Jesus’ baptism is the acceptance and the beginning
of his mission as God’s suffering Servant (Isaiah
52:13-15; 53:1-12). He allowed himself to be numbered among
sinners. Jesus submitted himself entirely to his Father’s
will. Out of love he consented to this baptism of death
for the remission of our sins. Do you know the joy of trust
and submission to God?