Sunday, March 31, 2019

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary~The Twelfth Promise

     The Twelfth Promise to those who propagate the Rosary is that they shall have aid in all their necessities. Our greatest need in life is a close relationship with Our Almighty Father, Jesus and the Holy Spirit. Divinely inspired obedience and devotion to God are exemplified by charity towards our neighbor and loving gratitude for the miraculous beauty of His creation. Our priorities are manifested in our journey's end. Loving God above all else through prayer, contemplation and selfless compassion for others leads us home to His eternal embrace. Praying the Rosary preternaturally sculpts the contours of our innermost yearnings causing our disposition to become more like His. 
For where thy treasure is, 
there is thy heart also. 
Seek ye first the kingdom of God and His justice.
 And all these things shall be added unto you.

From the Gospel of Matthew
Chapter 6 Verses 21 and 33
Douay Rheims Catholic Bible

Sunday, March 24, 2019

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary~The Eleventh Promise

     The Eleventh Promise to those who faithfully pray the Rosary is that what they shall ask through the Rosary, they shall obtain. In their greatest suffering, the holy saints and martyrs were miraculously strengthened by Our Blessed Mother's unwavering fidelity to our Almighty Father. Their steadfast fidelity was continually renewed by Jesus, as they grew more and more like Him through each trial and triumph. This divine transformation was the greatest desire of their hearts. Praying the Holy Rosary is certain to make this the greatest desire of our hearts as well.
 And seeing the multitudes 
He went up into a mountain 
and when He was set down 
His disciples came unto Him. 
And opening His mouth 
He taught them saying, 
"Blessed are the poor in spirit 
for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven.
 Blessed are the meek 
for they shall posess the land. 
Blessed are they that mourn 
for they shall be comforted. 
Blessed are they that hunger 
and thirst for justice 
for they shall have their fill. 
Blessed are the merciful 
for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the clean of heart 
for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers 
for they shall be called children of God. 
Blessed are they that suffer persecution 
for justice sake 
for theirs is the kingdom of Heaven. 
Blessed are ye when they shall revile you 
and persecute you and speak all that is evil 
against you untruly for my sake. 
Be glad and rejoice 
for your reward is very great in Heaven. 
For so they persecuted 
the prophets that were before you."

From the Gospel of Matthew 
Chapter 5 Verses 1 through 12
Douay Rheims Roman Catholic Bible

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary~The Tenth Promise

     The Tenth Promise to those who faithfully pray the Rosary is that they will enjoy great glory in HeavenObedience to the Commands of Our Lord is the fruit of imitation of Mary's love for Jesus. Praying the Rosary daily transforms our souls in such a way that our hearts grow more deeply in love with Jesus, who said "If you love me, keep my commandments." (John 14:15)
     "He that hath my commandments and keepeth them, he it is that loveth me. And he that loveth me shall be loved of my Father. And I will love him and will manifest myself to him." Judas (not the Iscariot) saith to Him, "Lord, how is it that thou will manifest thyself to us and not to the world?" Jesus answered and said to him, "If any one love me he will keep my word and my Father will love him. And we will come to him and will make our abode with him. He that loveth me not, keepeth not my words. And the word which you have heard is not mine but the Father's who sent me. These things have I spoken to you, abiding with you."
The Words of Jesus
From the Gospel fo John 
Chapter 14 Verses 21 through 25
Douay Rheims Catholic Bible

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary~The Ninth Promise

     The Ninth Promise to those who faithfully pray the Rosary is that Our Lady will deliver their souls promptly from Purgatory. There are a multitude of Scriptural references to the existence and necessity of Purgatory. 
     Our Creator is perfect. Nothing impure or unholy can exist in Heaven. How could any soul, burdened with the spiritual infirmity of sin, truly enjoy eternity?


Sunday, March 03, 2019

Fifteen Promises of the Rosary~The Eighth Promise

     The Eighth Promise to those who faithfully pray the Rosary is that they shall have during their life and at their death the light of God and the plenitude of His graces. They will share in the merits of the blessed. 
     Saint Padre Pio, Saint Dominic, San Martín de  Porres, Santa Teresa de Ávila, Saint Bernadette, San Juan de la Cruz, Mother Teresa of Calcutta, Saint Therese of the Child Jesus, Venerable Fulton Sheen, John Paul II and many other holy followers of Jesus, devoted so much of their prayer lives to contemplation of the life and virtues of Jesus. They understood the immense spiritual value of praying the Rosary. Their lives were exemplified by constant humility, unwavering trust, and courageous evangelizing, especially at times of vehement opposition to their faith. Like Mary they lived in obedience and surrender to God's will.