People are naturally drawn to Mary in a personal, loving way. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. The Carrying of the Cross. Faithful Virgin, holy dwelling-place of the Word, Teach us to persevere in listening to the Word, and to be docile to the voice of the Spirit, attentive to his promptings in the depths of our conscience and to his manifestations in the events of history. Transformed into an angel of light, he wanders about with all the multitude of wicked spirits, invading the earth in order to blot out the name of God and of his Christ, to seize upon, slay and cast into eternal perdition souls destined for the crown of eternal glory.
In Praise of Mary
The praying of each decade is accompanied by meditation on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, which are events in the lives of Jesus Christ and his mother, the Blessed Virgin Mary. We pray that you will place them on that Altar of the Cross to which Jesus is affixed. The Mother of God in the Word of God. Loveliest whom in Heaven we see. The Carrying of the Cross. To understand how the book of Revelation uses the startling image of the rediscovered Ark of the Covenant to introduce a vision of the Mother of Christ. Because Jesus was her son, it was only proper that she was pure and immaculate, so that the Word could become Flesh.
Prayers of the Holy Rosary
After the completion of five mysteries 5 decades , or 15 or 20, the following is customarily said: Amen Hail Mary Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee; blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Turn then, most gracious Advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus, O merciful, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! No wonder, then, Catholics have always flown to Mary and prayed that is, to ask for her to similarly make some request to her son on our behalf—so that we may be similarly changed, and our nature elevated. Loveliest whom in Heaven we see. Reign over us, Most Blessed Virgin, that we may be thine in prosperity and in adversity, in joy and in sorrow, in health and in sickness, in life and in death.
In the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. The joining of these two passages can be found as early as the fifth, and perhaps even the fourth, century in the eastern liturgies of St. It seems that Jesus is referring to John, but the actual words are "the disciple. Viking Penguin, New York, Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known, that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession, was left unaided. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. The Blessed Virgin Mary is a beloved and pervasive figure not only in the Catholic Church, but across the world and throughout history.