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#tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ He was created for God: He was created to obey His Father in all things. special prayer intentions for our country We offer this Rosary for the conversion and peace in our country; that all may live according to the teachings of our Catholic Church, so that families may recover the values of the Catholic faith and for the sanctification and needs of our beloved priests. Their obedience to the Law was not lessened by their purity of soul but made all the greater. She was still a mother. Have you ever lost Jesus? Do you recognize her for who she is and treat her accordingly?6. Fourth Luminous Mystery - The TransfigurationMay all people come to know Jesus, the Son of the Living God, and in knowing Him they will "listen to Him" as the Father commands. He was born surrounded by peasant shepherds, not a royal court. Thank you Jesus for giving us so loving a Mother. We pray for strength for those who are undertaking the difficult path of redemption from their sins. During Our Lady's fourth apparition in Fatima, she told the children, "Pray, pray very much and make sacrifices for sinners. Mary said “Yes “in the name of all human nature (Catechism, No. With those words—her fiat—the Virgin Mary placed her trust in God. For us, it happens in the Church. Joseph left me in the stable and went outside for a while thinking that he was not worthy to be present at such a great miracle. This is a powerful way to cover many things in the Holy Rosary recitation altogether. God's will contains Joy. The Holy Spirit was very active, first on baby John, then on his mother, Elizabeth. But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. We pray that we always live our faith even when it’s difficult to do so. She hopes that her daughter will someday become a teacher. The Joyful Mysteries. They had been hearing explosions and gunfire nearly every day. He hath filled the hungry with good things; He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. That’s love. Before the Syrian civil war began, Hassan Zaroid (shown right) was a business owner in the city of Homs. line-height: 1.42857143 !important; overflow:hidden; When Elizabeth heard Mary's joyful greeting, she felt the baby leap in her womb and found herself filled with the Holy Spirit. Reflection:  All of Bethlehem was dark and quiet when the Savior made his entrance into the world, and his first home was in the protective circle of Mary’s arms. Mary is humble but says the Magnificat (which begins in the passage given here). Help us to ponder all Your words and actions in our hearts, to treasure them and make them part of our very being. margin-right:0px !important; []. THE NATIVITY. When Elizabeth hears Mary's greeting she feels her child leap within her. This is the moment of the Incarnation: The Word becomes flesh. Mary obeyed two precepts of the Jewish law. Ashaa (shown right with 2 of her children) knows what this is like. God wants me to sacrifice even in small things, too. We pour out our hearts to You in worship, Jesus, our God, with the Father and the Holy Spirit.Praise – Jesus, You are amazing! When we think of that holy night, we tend either to idealize it—to imagine it as neat and tidy as the Nativity scenes on our mantels on Christmas Eve—or we think of the physical poverty that Jesus and Mary and Joseph endured. float:none !important; Third Joyful Mystery - Nativity of Our LordJesus, Mary and Joseph protect all pre-born children from 6 to 9 months of age from abortion. How do you worship the Lord? Reflect on the significance of this.12. The words "for the fall" meant that Jesus came to make reparation for the sins of the entire human race. How do you honor Mary? JOYFUL MYSTERIES Prayed on Mondays and Saturdays, as well as the Sundays of Advent. Why not something bigger, something more becoming of a person of His stature and power? } Reflection: All of the joyful mysteries are somehow tinged with sorrow, but they are also touched with light and glory. First Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation. They now rely mostly on support from others to survive. Why not something bigger, something more becoming of a person of His stature and power?” The answer is that there is nothing bigger, nothing more becoming of a person of His stature and power then to do what none would think of, to do what no one and nothing else could possibly do of their own volition: to take on a nature below one’s own. And then those wondrous words emerge from His lips, "Did you not know that I must be about my father's business?". How do you listen to God?7. We pray that we have the strength to make adjustments in our lives to better live according to God’s will. She acted with pure love. God becomes a tiny embryo. "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb." When I heard him say "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" I was very confused at this greeting and yet I was very humbled that an angel would call me full of grace: that I had gained favor from God: that I was called to bear His Son. Thank You for keeping the promise You made centuries ago and coming to live among us as a Man to save us and open the gates of Heaven for us.Intercessions – Lord, we lift up to You all mothers-to-be and their babies. Then they went back to Jerusalem and finally to the Temple. We thank You for dialoguing with us. She replies: “I am the servant of the Lord. Second Glorious Mystery - The AscensionYou go to sit at the right hand of the Father and to prepare a place for me. What kinds of questions do you ask God? Jesus is the King of Kings and Mary you are the great Queen, pray for us now, especially for this special favor for which I now ask…, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1985 Miller St, Lakewood, CO 80215. Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety.” And he said to them, “Why were you looking for me? Maybe they even ran all the way back. font-size: 14px !important; Do you look for deeper meanings in the events of your life? margin-right: 0px !important; } Why did she depart so quickly?6. Application Questions1. I ran up to Him and said, "My Son, why did You do such a thing? The suggestions are as follows for the traditional Rosary mysteries only. Thy Kingdom come. "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3). The Wise Men read the books, learned where to find Christ, and traveled for days to meet him. .wpsm_nav-tabs li:before{ The most exquisite flowers sometimes take the longest to develop. Fourth Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. I imagine her kneeling in wonderment at the angel Gabriel, his hands encompassing hers, his forehead pressed against hers as he tells her of God’s great plan. Look up 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and Genesis 18:1-15 and discover the parallels between Mary and Hannah and Elizabeth and Sarah.Application Questions1. Why were they surprised?16. Simeon is not anxious about death, rather he looks forward to it because he hopes for heaven. Maybe Mary’s heart skipped a few beats. First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation. Then the angel departed from her. Please give them strength, courage, and perseverance, and please comfort them in their time of anxiety and sorrow.Petition – Jesus, help us to search for You and always find You. } background-color:#2b2b2b !important; When Simeon saw the child Jesus, he immediately recognized he was God. When Simeon tells Mary that her heart shall be pierced by a sword, the meaning is clear. Luke 1:42-44. } He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end." I began to sing the hymn of praise that came from my heart. Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity. The Visitation took place when Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth. Childless until now, Elizabeth is beyond the normal childbearing years; she has even hid herself from the eyes of others because her pregnancy is so unexpected. We pray for the elderly and dying, that they have lived the faith to the best of their abilities so that they may go peacefully into God’s kingdom. When evening came, Joseph and I came together and we did not find Jesus neither among our relatives nor among our friends. And we are amazed by Your teaching, by Your wisdom, and by the answers You give us when we pray to You. The Second Joyful Mystery - The Visitation, During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God. “Even the closest of human relationships are challenged by the absolute demands of the Kingdom” (John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, 20), Jesus’ obedience to his mother and legal father fulfills the fourth commandment perfectly and mirrors his obedience to his Father in heaven” (Catechism, 532). He’s also the God of glory, angel choirs and supernovas. Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with ThornsThank you Lord Jesus for making reparation to the Father for all my spiritual sins of pride, avarice, sloth and envy. God-made-Man submitted with great humility to His human parents. I will ask the Father to give you the grace to be generous with those less fortunate. Mary was not a passive bystander in Salvation History. He was listening and asking questions and answering their questions. For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord. We pray for strength for those who are scared about what God has planned for them. Luke 2:22, 34, 35. How much do you trust in God's mercy?11. May they sink deeply into our hearts and minds, Lord Jesus.Thanksgiving – Dearest Jesus, we thank You for all the opportunities You give us for prayer and study. Gabriel reveals this to Mary to show that "no word shall be impossible with God" -Luke 1:36. (Luke 1:26-33, 38)As an angel proclaimed the conception of Christ in Mary's virginal womb, so do mothers and fathers learn every day of the conception of their child. Do you always understand what Jesus tells you? He wants to use me in the same way. Elders have the responsibility of being worthy of respect. We also lift up to You all travelers, Lord. So we decided to go back to Jerusalem to look for Him. They had their baby in a manger because, like many refugees in the Middle East today, they were on the road and had to make do with what they could find. This mystery shows that it is important not to neglect the duty of teaching children about God and His laws. []. Khaled, his wife and 3 children (2 are shown in the photo at right) survived. “At first the children would sit by themselves, alone, in a corner,” Malak says. If Mary's humility was remarkable, how much more so that of Christ! Any parent who loses a child, even for a little while, is terrified, but Mary and Joseph's anxiety was probably much greater because they knew Who their Child was – the Messiah.8. The Nativity provides us a clear picture on how Jesus calls us to live. "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. We consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary, so that she can guide and care for us as her little children. text-decoration: none !important; Many of us tend to focus all year long on living in a nice home, driving a fancy car, and having that dream job. (Luke 1:28) Fruit of the Mystery… We pray that we aren’t afraid to be visible and public witnesses of our faith. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. Truly, as Mary responds to her cousin's greeting in the canticle we call the Magnificat, her soul does "magnify the Lord," not least through her love of neighbor. Rejoice that God so loved us that he humbled himself and took human form in the person of Jesus. She played a very profound and active role. Mary emphasized God's work in her life and God's mercy in the lives of all people. Prayer, Prayer, and More PrayerBlessing and adoration – Dearest Jesus, we kneel before You in silent adoration, blessing You for Your wisdom and love. He was among a group of elders, rabbis, and He was reading the Law with them. On this night, Heaven and earth have met in a stable, but also in the souls of the Holy Family. He was fully Man as well as fully God. Therefore, the way we see, hear, or in any other way experience His existence when He comes, will be grand and splendorous. []. To put it another way, God’s ways are not our ways. Below is a set of scripture-based mysteries to assist those who pray to focus their prayer of the Rosary for the intentions of Vocations in the Dicoese of Brooklyn. So they fled to Jordan with just the clothes on their backs. How can we let our pride stand in the way? Do I take my family on special trips to holy places? Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. The unconscious logic that follows from it may appear like this: 2. outline: 0px !important; Think closely about this message regarding priorities in life.16. Mary was not one to cling to her child with overprotective love, as some mothers do. background-color: #82531d !important; [], Luke 1:28, 31, 38. How often do we refuse to let Christ into our lives? I shouldn’t demand God give me the whole picture, either. We pray that we show charity, not only financially, but also through exercising our talents. First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of Our Lord. The hour for Mary to give birth is near,… } Even as a tiny infant in Your mother's womb, Your presence sanctified John the Baptist, who was still in his mother's womb. Do you understand the importance of formal, ritualized worship? The humble recognize their giftedness and worth, which come from God. The practice of authentic Christian charity is the essence of Christianity. The Annunciation. Mary set out almost immediately for the hill county of Judea where Elizabeth lived with her husband, Zechariah. She laid her newborn in straw. This reminds me very much of an old saying that said ‘It takes a village to rise a child.’ This must have been true back then since neither Mother Mary nor Joseph were irresponsible parents; both thinking that Jesus was in the other’s company. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. The Third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Nativity of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, more often known as Christmas. “Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised. How might you pray better and be more attentive at Mass?2. Yet now—what had they done? God has ordained specific ways for people to worship Him. John Hardon, S.J., in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, "are expressions of the New Covenant, where happiness is assured already in this life, provided a person totally gives himself to the imitation of Christ." Do you see how God is working through them? The Lord is with you.”But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. Did you not k now that I’d be about my Father’s business?”. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us. You also can find Jesus through the arms of Mary. [ In obedience to the Law of Moses, forty days after my Son was born, Joseph and I went to Jerusalem to present my Son before the Lord and to redeem Him with two turtle doves. There are three sets of Mysteries: Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious. Mary is quick to aid Elizabeth; she will be quick to aid me. And the angel came in unto her, and said: "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women". And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! From a young age, her parents had dedicated her to the service of the Lord; now, this humble servant would devote her entire life to the Son of God. The prophetess Anna is an example for those advanced in years. 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