October, Month of the Holy Rosary: Words of Wisdom, Piety, and Love from Popes St. John Paul II and Pius XI

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3. Among the several characteristic signs of Christian piety, devotion to the Virgin Mary occupies a very special place, corresponding to the condition of the Mother of God and our Mother. Like that woman in the Gospel who let out a cry of admiration and happiness for Jesus and his Mother, as you, with your love and your devotion you usually always uniting Mary to Jesus. You understand that the Virgin leads us to her divine Son and that these always hears the supplications who asked his mother. The eternal union of the Virgin Mary with her Son is a confidential sign and full of faith of her maternal mission, as well as a demonstration of the words addressed in Cana: “Do whatever he tells you” (Jn 2: 5). Mary always exhorts us to be faithful to the Gospel, as [she was]; His life was indeed a witness of fidelity to the word and the will of the Father.

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I wish to exhort you in a special way to pray the Rosary which is a source of deep Christian life. Try to recite it every day, alone or with your family, repeating with great faith the fundamental Christian prayers, which are the Lord’s Prayer, the Hail Mary and the Glory. Meditate scenes from the life of Jesus and Mary, which remind us of the mysteries of joy, sorrow and glory. You will learn as well in the joyful mysteries to think about Jesus who is poor and little did(sic): a baby! For us, to serve us, and you will feel compelled to serve others in their needs. In the sorrowful mysteries you will realize that to accept with docility and love the sufferings of life – like Christ in his passion -, it leads to happiness and the joy that is expressed in the glorious mysteries of Christ and of Mary, waiting for the eternal life.

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John Paul > II Homilies 1987 > 5 April 1987, Liturgy of the Word with the faithful of “La Serena”, Chile [IT]

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5. The rosary is a real interview with Mary, our heavenly Mother. In the Rosary we speak to Mary so that she may intercede for us with her Son Jesus. So we speak to God through Mary.

Get used, dear young people, to pray the rosary in this way. It is not so much to repeat the formulas, but rather to talk to people live on a living person, that if you do not see with the eyes of the body, but you can see with the eyes of faith . Mary, in fact, and his Son, Jesus, living in the sky a lot more “living life” of this our – mortal – that we live here on earth.

The rosary is a confidential conversation with Mary, a talk full of confidence and abandonment. It is a confide in our grief, a manifest them our hopes, our hearts an[d] open them. A declare to him for all that she, on behalf of his Son, we will ask. A promise faithfulness in every circumstance, even the most painful and difficult, sure of his protection, confident that, if we ask, she will always be there by her Son all the graces necessary for our salvation.

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John Paul II > Speeches 1987 > April > To young people of the Living Rosary and members of the Philippine Medical Women’s Association (April 25, 1987) [IT]


Pope Pius XI
Pope Pius XI

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13. In this regard, it is to be noted that both piety and love, though always renewing the same words, do not always repeat the same thing but always express something new issuing from the intimate sentiment of devotion. And besides, this mode of prayer has the perfume of evangelic simplicity and requires humility of spirit; and, if we disdain humility, as the Divine Redeemer teaches, it will be impossible for us to enter the heavenly kingdom: “Amen, I say to you, unless you become as little children you shall not enter the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. xviii, 3).

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Pius XI > Encyclicals > Ingravescentibus Malis (September 29, 1937) [EN]

Came across these in In CONVERSATION with God Daily Meditation Volume Five Ordinary Time Weeks 24 – 34 Francis Fernandez TWENTY-SEVENTH WEEK: SATURDAY 36. PRAYERS TO THE MOTHER OF JESUS


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The Popes on the Rosary: University of Dayton, Ohio

In the Advent of #AmorisLaetitia, Providential and Apt Third Sunday of Easter Readings (OF)

Awe inspring, amazing, providential and apt Third Sunday of Easter Readings (OF) that contain counsels, encouragement, consolations, and warnings.

Thanks be to God!

I recall leading up to and during the Synod on the Family in 2015, some sharp minds noticed this as well.

Even though the LORD appears asleep, he is telling us not be afraid, he is in charge.

In the Advent of Amoris Laetitia, the providential and apt Third Sunday of Easter Readings (OF):

FIRST READING Acts 5:27-32, 40b-41

To those saying we must assent to Pope Francis’ Exhortation and his novel [as characterized by Card. Schönborn & Fr. Lombardi] teaching, the first Pope, St. Peter gives us the response we are to give, ‘we must obey God rather than men.’ And if we are made to suffer doing so, ‘we are to rejoice for having been found worthy to suffer dishonor for the sake of the name.’

RESPONSORIAL PSALM 30:2, 4, 5-6, 11-12, 13

The whole Psalm is just beautiful and self-explanatory:

Exaltabo te, Domine, quoniam extravisti me.

R. (2a) I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. or: R. Alleluia.
I will extol you, O LORD, for you drew me clear
and did not let my enemies rejoice over me.
O LORD, you brought me up from the netherworld;
you preserved me from among those going down into the pit.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. or: R. Alleluia.
Sing praise to the LORD, you his faithful ones,
and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger lasts but a moment;
a lifetime, his good will.
At nightfall, weeping enters in,
but with the dawn, rejoicing.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. or: R. Alleluia.
Hear, O LORD, and have pity on me;
O LORD, be my helper.
You changed my mourning into dancing;
O LORD, my God, forever will I give you thanks.
R. I will praise you, Lord, for you have rescued me. or: R. Alleluia.

SECOND READING Revelation 5:11-14

Even our enemies [every creature … on earth and under the earth and in the sea] will also cry out: “To the one who sits on the throne and to the Lamb be blessing and honor, glory and might, forever and ever.”

The nations have sunk into a pit of their own making,
they are caught by the feet in the snare they set them selves
The LORD has made himself known, has given judgement, he has trapped the wicked in the work of their own hands. – Ps 9:15-16

GOSPEL (Long Form) John 21:1-19

1) An examination of conscience [the irony] for Pope Francis:

Jesus:

“Pope Francis, do you love me more than these?” If yes, then “Feed my lambs.”

“Pope Francis, do you love me?” If yes, then “Tend my sheep.”

“Pope Francis, do you love me?” If yes, then “Feed my sheep.”

2) And the net is full with 153 large fish and it does not break: despite the defectors, the number of the elect is full [we have to pray to be counted among them] and united in single doctrine. [Cf. St. Augustine, Commentary on St. John and St. John Chrysostom, Homilies on St. Matthew, 48]

LITANY OF ST. JOSEPH

LITANY OF ST. JOSEPH

LORD, have mercy LORD, have mercy
Christ, have mercy Christ, have mercy
Holy Trinity, one God have mercy on us

Holy Mary pray for us
Saint Joseph pray for us
Noble son of the House of David pray for us
Light of patriarchs pray for us
Husband of the Mother of God pray for us
Guardian of the Virgin pray for us
Foster father of the Son of God pray for us
Faithful guardian of Christ pray for us
Head of the holy family pray for us
Joseph, chaste and just pray for us
Joseph, prudent and brave pray for us
Joseph, obedient and loyal pray for us
Pattern of patience pray for us
Lover of poverty pray for us
Model of workers pray for us
Example to parents pray for us
Guardian of virgins pray for us
Pillar of family life pray for us
Comfort of the troubled pray for us
Hope of the sick pray for us
Patron of the dying pray for us
Terror of evil spirits pray for us
Protector of the Church pray for us

Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us
Lamb of God, you take away the sins of the world have mercy on us

V. God made him master of his household
R. And put him in charge of all that he owned.

Let us pray
Almighty God, in your infinite wisdom and love you chose Joseph to be the husband of Mary, the mother of your Son.
As we enjoy his protection on earth may we have the help of his prayers in heaven.
We ask this through Christ our LORD.
R. Amen.


Recommended by Fr. Paul N. Check to fathers of families encouraging them to say it daily.

Novena to Saint Joseph (March 11 – March 19)

Novena to Saint Joseph

March 11 – March 19

Novena to St. Joseph

Remember, most pure spouse of Mary, ever Virgin, my loving protector, Saint Joseph, on the testimony of St. Teresa, thy devoted servant, that no one ever had recourse to your protection or asked for your aid without obtaining relief. Confiding, therefore, in your goodness, I come before you and humbly implore you. Despise not my petitions, foster-father of the Redeemer, but graciously receive them.
Let us Pray:

O God, Who in Your ineffable providence did vouchsafe to choose Blessed Joseph to be the spouse of Your most holy Mother; grant, we beseech You, that we may be worthy to have him for our intercessor in heaven whom on earth we venerate as our Protector. Who live and reign, world without end.
Amen 

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PSALM 2 | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher

(Part of prayers after Mass or prayed on Tuesday as part of the devotions during the week).

This messianic psalm should inspire us with courage to persevere in spite of the attacks of the devil against the kingdom of God on earth. It also reminds us that our hope comes from our being children of God.

Ant. His kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, and all kings shall serve and obey him. (Easter Time Alleluia.)

1. Why this tumult among nations,
Among peoples this useless murmuring?

2. They arise, the kings of the earth;
princes plot against the LORD and his anointed.

3. “Come, let us break their fetters;
come, let us cast off their yoke.”

4. He who sits in heaven laughs;
The LORD is laughing them to scorn.

5. Then he will speak in his anger,
his rage will strike them in terror.

6. “It is I who have set up my king on Zion,
my holy mountain.”

7. I will announce the decree of the LORD:
The LORD said to me: “You are my Son.
It is I who have begotten you this day.

8. “Ask and I shall bequeath to you the nations,
put the ends of the earth in your possession.

9. “With a rod of iron you will break them
shatter them like a potter’s jar.”

10. Now, O kings, understand;
take warning, rulers of the earth;

11. Serve the LORD
with awe and trembling.

12. Pay him your homage, lest he be angry and you
perish, for suddenly his anger will blaze.
Blessed are they who put their trust in God.

13. Glory be …

Ant. His kingdom is a kingdom of all ages, and all kings shall serve and obey him. (Easter Time Alleluia.)

V. O LORD, hear my prayer.
R. And let my cry come to you.

Priests add:

V. The LORD be with you.
R. And with your spirit.

Let us pray
Almighty and eternal God, you have renewed all creation in your beloved Son, the king of the whole universe.
May all the people of the earth, now torn apart by the wound of sin, become subject to the gentle rule
of your only begotten Son: Who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God for ever and ever.
R. Amen.

– PSALM 2 | Handbook of Prayers | Rev. James Socias, Publisher

Handbook of Prayers, 7th Edition

Come, Holy Spirit: Ten-Day Devotion in Preparation for Pentecost | St. Josemaría Institute

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Basilica di San Pietro: Cathedra Petri: The Holy Spirit

Come, Holy Spirit: Ten-Day Devotion in Preparation for Pentecost | St. Josemaría Institute | MAY 21, 2017

Prayer to the Holy Spirit composed by St. Josemaría Escrivá in 1934

Come, O Holy Spirit:
enlighten my understanding
to know your commands;
strengthen my heart
against the wiles of the enemy; inflame my will…
I have heard your voice,
and I don’t want to harden my heart to resisting,
by saying ‘later… tomorrow.’
Nunc coepi! Now!
Lest there be no tomorrow for me!
O, Spirit of truth and wisdom,
Spirit of understanding and counsel,
Spirit of joy and peace!
I want what you want,
I want it because you want it,
I want it as you want it,
I want it when you want it.


Volo quidquid vis, volo quia vis, volo quomodo vis, volo quamdiu vis.

 – COME, HOLY SPIRIT | TEN-DAY DEVOTION TO THE HOLY SPIRIT 

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About The Holy Spirit by Fransisca Javiera del Valle