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The Gospel and the Rosary
The Gospel has a message
and the Rosary is its pulpit.
Rosary Confraternity Center
How to Pray the Rosary
by Catherine Fournier,
To offer God a most
beautiful bouquet of roses
through the hands of the Blessed Virgin Mother,
close the door to the world,
and clear your mind of all distractions and worries:
Live the Mysteries!
(Isaiah 7: 10 - 14)
And the LORD spoke
again to Achaz, saying:
Achaz said: "I will not ask, and I will not tempt the LORD."
not be afraid Mary,
But Mary said to the angel,
"How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?"
And the angel said to her in reply,
holy Spirit will come upon you,
Then the angel departed from her.
The Visitation of Mary
to her Cousin Elizabeth
And in those days cometh John
the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.
"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? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled."
And Mary said:
And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my savior.
he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid;
he that is mighty, hath done great things to me;
He has shown
might in his arm:
filled the hungry with good things;
hath received Israel his servant,
And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.
The Humble Birth of Jesus
The LORD said to my lord:
Now, there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. The angel said to them,
"Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger."
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel, praising God and saying:
"Glory to God in the highest
When Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, in the days of King Herod, behold, magi from the east arrived in Jerusalem, saying, "Where is the newborn king of the Jews?" We saw his star at its rising and have come to do him homage." When King Herod heard this, he was greatly troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. Assembling all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where the Messiah was to be born. They said to him, "In Bethlehem of Judea, for thus it has been written through the prophet:
you, Bethlehem, land of Judah,
Then Herod called the magi secretly and ascertained from them the time of the star's appearance. He sent them to Bethlehem and said, "Go and search diligently for the child. When you have found him, bring me word, that I too may go and do him homage." After their audience with the king they set out. And behold, the star that they had seen at its rising preceded them, until it came and stopped over the place where the child was. They were overjoyed at seeing the star, and on entering the house they saw the child with Mary his mother. They prostrated themselves and did him homage. Then they opened their treasures and offered him gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having been warned in a dream not to return to Herod, they departed for their country by another way.
"Caravans of camels shall fill
you, dromedaries from Midian and Ephah;
of Jesus In the Temple
The LORD spoke to Moses and
"Now, Master, you may let your servant go
And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother:
this child is set for the fall and
The Finding of Jesus
in the Temple
"Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety."
And he said to them,
"Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
But they did not understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and age and favor before God and man.
The Agony of Jesus
in the Garden
"My soul is sorrowful even unto death. Remain here and keep watch."
if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still,
And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him. He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief. He said to them,
"Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test."
The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
While he was still speaking, a crowd approached and in front was one of the Twelve, a man named Judas. He went up to Jesus to kiss him. Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" His disciples realized what was about to happen, and they asked, "Lord, shall we strike with a sword?" And one of them struck the high priest's servant and cut off his right ear. But Jesus said in reply, "Stop, no more of this!" Then he touched the servant's ear and healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests and temple guards and elders who had come for him, "Have you come out as against a robber, with swords and clubs? Day after day I was with you in the temple area, and you did not seize me; but this is your hour, the time for the power of darkness."
For without cause they set their snare for me,
without cause they dug a pit against my life.
The Scourging of Jesus
at the Pillar
...They tore at me without ceasing;
all together they shouted out, "Away with this man! Release Barabbas to
"I gave my back to those who beat me,
my cheeks to those who plucked my beard"
The Crowning of Jesus
"My face I did not shield from buffets and spitting"
Even as many were amazed at
him so marred was his look
"Behold the Man"
The Way of The Cross
Though he was harshly treated,
he submitted and opened not his mouth;
Oppressed and condemned, he
was taken away,
Yet when I stumbled they were glad and gathered together;
"Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep instead for yourselves and for your children, for indeed, the days are coming when people will say, 'Blessed are the barren, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed,' At that time people will say to the mountains, 'Fall upon us!' and to the hills, 'Cover us!' for if these things are done when the wood is green what will happen when it is dry?"
The annointed one of the LORD, our breath of life,
was caught in their snares, He in whose shadow we thought
we could live on among the nations.
And Death of Jesus
"My God, my God, why have you forsaken me"
"I am like water poured out;
all my bones are racked.
"Father, forgive them, they know not what they do."
They divided his garments by casting lots.
"They divided my garments among
This is what the soldiers did.
"He saved others, let him save
himself if he is the chosen one,
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
they put me to the test; they mocked me, gnashing their teeth at me.
"This is the King of the Jews."
"Are you not the Messiah? Save yourself and us."
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
"Have you no fear of God, for you are subject to the same condemnation? And indeed, we have been condemned justly, for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes, but this man has done nothing criminal."
Then he said,
"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
He replied to him,
"Amen, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise."
behold, your son."
And from that hour the disciple took her into his home.
Now there was a vessel set there full of vinegar. And they, putting a sponge full of vinegar about hyssop, put it to his mouth.
Rather they put gall in my
Jesus therefore, when he had taken the vinegar, said: It is consummated. And bowing his head, he gave up the ghost.
"Truly, this was the Son of God!"
"Not a bone of it will be broken."
He watches over all his bones;
look upon him whom they have pierced."
"Why do you seek the living one among the dead? He is not here, but he has been raised. Remember what he said to you while he was still in Galilee, that the Son of Man must be handed over to sinners and be crucified, and rise on the third day."
And they returned from the tomb and announced all these things to the eleven and to all the others. The women were Mary Magdalene, Joanna, and Mary the mother of James; the others who accompanied them also told this to the apostles, but their story seemed like nonsense and they did not believe them. But Peter got up and ran to the tomb, bent down, and saw the burial cloths alone; then he went home amazed at what had happened.
"Peace be with you."
When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. [Jesus] said to them again,
"Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you." And when he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, "Receive the holy Spirit. Whose sins you forgive are forgiven them, and whose sins you retain are retained."
of Jesus into Heaven
"It is not for you to
know the times or seasons
"These are my words that I spoke to you while I was still with you, that everything written about me in the law of Moses and in the prophets and psalms must be fulfilled."
Then he opened their minds to understand the scriptures. And he said to them,
"Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And [behold] I am sending the promise of my Father upon you; but stay in the city until you are clothed with power from on high."
Then he led them [out] as far as Bethany, raised his hands, and blessed them. As he blessed them he departed from them and was taken up to heaven. They did him homage and then returned to Jerusalem with great joy, and they were continually in the temple praising God.
The Decent of
The Holy Spirit
of Blessed Virgin Mother
Therefore my heart
is glad and my soul rejoices,
(1 Thes 4:14)
For if we believe
that Jesus died and rose,
And a great sign appeared
Those whom the LORD
"I will put emnities
between thee and the woman,
Made to Blessed Alanus in Favor of Those Devoted To Our Lady's Rosary:
|1. To all those
who shall recite my Rosary devoutly, I promise my special protection and very
great graces. |
2. Those who shall persevere in the recitation of my Rosary will receive some single grace.
3. The Rosary will be a very powerful armor against hell; it will destroy vice, deliver from sin and dispel heresy.
4. The Rosary will make virtue and good works flourish, and will obtain for souls the most abundant Divine mercies; it will substitute in hearts love of God for love of the world and elevate them to desire heavenly and eternal goods. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means!
5. Those who trust themselves to me through the Rosary will not perish.
6. Those who shall recite my Rosary piously, considering its mysteries, will not die a bad death.
7. Those truly devoted to my Rosary shall not die without the consolations of the Church or without grace.
8. Those who shall recite my Rosary will find during their life and at their death the light of God, the fulness of His grace and will share in the merits of the blessed.
9. I will deliver very promptly from purgatory the souls devoted to my Rosary.
10. The true children of my Rosary will enjoy great glory in heaven.
11. What you shall ask through my Rosary you shall obtain.
12. Those who propagate my Rosary will obtain through me aid in all their necessities.
13. I have obtained from my Son that all the members of The Rosary Confraternity shall have for their intercessors in life and death the saints of heaven.
14. Those who recite my Rosary faithfully are all my beloved children, the brothers and sisters of Jesus Christ.
15. Devotion to my Rosary is a special sign of predestination.
'I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord; Who was conceived of the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended into hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sitteth at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall 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 dead,
and life everlasting. Amen'
Salve Regina (said at the end of the rosary)
'Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we come, 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 towards us. And after this our exile, show unto us the Blessed Fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.
V. Pray for us,
O Holy Mother of God.
Let us pray: O God, Whose only Begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life. Grant, we beseech thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain to what they promise, through same Christ Our Lord. Amen'
The Our Father
St. Michael's Prayer
have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives
~ Our Lady of Fatima
the Rosary and Scapular
I Will Save the World."
~ Our Lady to St. Dominic
a chain of love."
~ Mother Teresa of Calcutta
is impossible to meditate with devotion upon the Mysteries of the Rosary and live
in a state of sin. "|
"Humility is to the various virtues what the chain is to the Rosary; take away the chain and the beads are scattered,
remove Humility and all virtues vanish."
"No prayer is ever lost"
"All those who have become saints have frequented the Sacraments and have raised their souls to God by prayer."
~ St. Jean Vianney, The Cure' of Ars (1786-1859)
~ St. Paul of the Cross, Spiritual Director, priest and founder of the Passionist Order (1694-1775)
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