OCTOBER DEVOTION: DAY 29 – THE VIRTUES OF OUR LADY THAT BRING US CLOSER TO THE PATH OF CHRIST

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DAY 29 PRAYER INTENTION: Today, pray yourself in particular; that you might be visited by Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, in order to that you might increase in her heroic virtues, and get closer to Christ, to the greater glory of God. Amen (Also add your own intention…)

Now, say the 20 decades of the Rosary…

At the end of the 20 decades, say the following Prayers:

Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen, mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, 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 toward us, and after this our exile show us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray

O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation. Grant, we beseech Thee, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us! Immaculate Heart of Mary, pray for us! St. Joseph, pray for us!

Litany of Loreto

Lord have mercy.
Christ have mercy.
Lord have mercy.
Christ hear us.
Christ graciously hear us.

God, the Father of heaven,
have mercy on us (Repeat after each invocation)

God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
God the Holy Spirit,
Holy Trinity, one God,

Holy Mary,
pray for us (Repeat after each invocation)
Holy Mother of God,
Holy Virgin of virgins,
Mother of Christ,
Mother of the Church,
Mother of Mercy,
Mother of divine grace,
Mother of Hope,
Mother most pure,
Mother most chaste,
Mother inviolate,
Mother undefiled,
Mother most amiable,
Mother most admirable,
Mother of good counsel,
Mother of our Creator,
Mother of our Saviour,
Virgin most prudent,
Virgin most venerable,
Virgin most renowned,
Virgin most powerful,
Virgin most merciful,
Virgin most faithful,
Mirror of justice,
Seat of wisdom,
Cause of our joy,
Spiritual vessel,
Vessel of honour,
Singular vessel of devotion,
Mystical rose,
Tower of David,
Tower of ivory,
House of gold,
Ark of the covenant,
Gate of heaven,
Morning star,
Health of the sick,
Refuge of sinners,
Solace of Migrants,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Help of Christians,
Queen of Angels,
Queen of Patriarchs,
Queen of Prophets,
Queen of Apostles,
Queen of Martyrs,
Queen of Confessors,
Queen of Virgins,
Queen of all Saints,
Queen conceived without original sin,
Queen assumed into heaven,
Queen of the most Holy Rosary,
Queen of families,
Queen of peace.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
spare us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
graciously hear us, O Lord.

Lamb of God, who takes away the sins of the world,
have mercy on us.

Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Let us pray
Grant, we beseech thee, O Lord God, that we, your servants, may enjoy perpetual health of mind and body;
and by the glorious intercession of the Blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may be delivered from present sorrow, and obtain eternal joy. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided. Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Prayer to Saint Joseph after the Rosary

To you, O Blessed Joseph, we come in our trials, and having asked the help of your most holy spouse, we confidently ask your patronage also. Through that sacred bond of charity which united you to the Immaculate Virgin Mother of God and through the fatherly love with which you embraced the Child Jesus, we humbly beg you to look graciously upon the beloved inheritance which Jesus Christ purchased by his blood, and to aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.

O most provident guardian of the Holy Family, defend the chosen children of Jesus Christ. Most beloved father, dispel the evil of falsehood and sin. Our most mighty protector, graciously assist us from heaven in our struggle with the powers of darkness. And just as you once saved the Child Jesus from mortal danger, so now defend God’s Holy Church from the snares of her enemies and from all adversity. Shield each one of us by your constant protection, so that, supported by your example and your help, we may be able to live a virtuous life, die a holy death, and obtain eternal happiness in heaven. Amen.

Prayer to Saint Michael the Archangel

St. Michael the Archangel, defend us in battle, be our protection against the wickedness and snares of the devil. May God rebuke him we humbly pray; and do thou, O Prince of the Heavenly host, by the power of God, cast into hell Satan and all the evil spirits who prowl about the world seeking the ruin of souls. Amen.

 

DAY 29 REFLECTION: THE VIRTUES OF OUR LADY THAT BRING US CLOSER TO THE PATH OF CHRIST

At creation, we receive a call that invites us to know God, love Him, serve Him and be happy with Him forever in the afterlife. We Catholics respond to this call at baptism by following in the footsteps of our Lord Jesus Christ accompanied by our Mother Mary. To get closer to this path is to live a life inspired by the “Virtues of Mary”. Reflecting on Mary’s virtues is a way to develop a Christian spirituality and connect to her call to follow the path of discipleship in Christ. There are many virtues of Mary, however, I shall briefly explain seven of them below:

MARY MOTHER OF GOD BE A MOTHER TO ME | Renewal Retreat Centre

Patience
Our Blessed Mother’s path was full of trials and suffering, but she endured her path with great patience. Imagine how painful it was for our Mother to see her Son on the cross, for example. The way she knew how to trust God with her destiny is a virtue that serves as an inspiration.

Prayer
The mother of Christ sought silence and contemplation in her prayers in her eternal search for a closer relationship with God. We are often told in Scripture that she “pondered the divine mysteries in her heart.” This reveals to us the level of her interior life and contemplation before God. This is an example of how to take the Lord with us, in our hearts and at all times and places.

Obedience
Furthermore, Mary was also an example of obedience to the desires of God, who entrusted her with an extraordinary mission in relation to man’s redemption. She said “YES” to the Lord, obeyed Him in everything, respecting the authority and divine plans of her own free will.

Motherly love
All humanity fits in the love that Mary feels for each of her children. As she became the mother of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, she also accepted the mission to care for each one of us, who are brothers of Christ; little wonder Christ entrusted that task to her on the Cross as “Mother of the Church.” In this way, love with the strength of the soul reaches us and touches us, inspiring us to imitate her virtues and take care of our space within Mary’s heart.

Mortification
This is a virtue of Mary that represents all her courage over the painful moment of seeing her own Son on the cross. Still, our mother embraced her life, full of sufferings and trials, and through this attitude, she gave another demonstration of her immense commitment to the causes of God.

Purity
He who is clothed with the virtues of Christ is pure. Mary is, therefore, the first human who was not only clothed with the virtues of Christ but also conceived and bore in her womb, the embodiment of all the virtues there is – our Lord Jesus Christ. In order to be a worthy bearer of Christ the purest of all and the source of all virtues, she must be pure herself. The purity of Mary has a special attraction, a real fascination in the innocence of children, in the chastity of intending couples, in the chastity of consecrated religious, in the chastity of the married, in the charity and generosity of people, and in the simple and humble faith, we demonstrate. As such, we must continually rely on the help of God, through the intercession of our “Mother Most Pure” that we may come to imitate her purity which has its roots in Christ.

Lively faith
Finally, we cannot forget the example of faith that Mary left us. Since receiving the message that she would be the mother of the Son of God, she stood firm with unshakable confidence in the Lord’s plans. She lived her destiny and the difficulties that presented themselves throughout her earthly life with maximum intensity. This virtue of Mary leads us to reflect the grandeur of the model left by our Mother for us, her children.

Above all, we have seen that in the course of our lives, our Blessed Mother becomes a sister of faith, who accompanies us and illuminates every step of our journey with Christlike virtues. Therefore, as we go through the maturing process in Christian spirituality, we have the opportunity as children of the Blessed Virgin Mary to grow in virtue as true disciples of Christ.

Pin on Our Blessed Mother/ Marian Art

 

Blessing
Through the intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, may Almighty God bless + you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

 

Shalom!
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Nnekapurour
Nnekapurour
2 years ago

She said “YES” to the Lord, obeyed Him in everything, respecting the authority and divine plans of her own free will. she demonstrated her immense commitment to the causes of God through suffering. The purity of Mary has a special attraction. My heart is filled with joy for the privilege of being a Catholic. Thank you Jesus

Chinwe Ibe
Chinwe Ibe
1 year ago

Oh Holy Mother Mary, help me have those virtues of Yours and draw me closer to Christ our Lord, amen.

Miriam Akaakase
Miriam Akaakase
7 months ago

Our Lady Queen of the holy Rosary pray for us

Tee Terver Norbert
Tee Terver Norbert
7 months ago

Mother of All Virtues, inundate me with your Virtues of love, Help me to Love Your eternity Amen .Thank you Jesus.

Doris Okoh
Doris Okoh
7 months ago

Help me to emulate your virtues oh Mother

Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
Anyanwu Akachi Kizito
7 months ago

Mother most pure,
Pray for us.

Benjamin Adewale Ajai
Benjamin Adewale Ajai
7 months ago

Holy Mary and St. Joseph, aid us in our necessities with your power and strength.
Amen

Felix Aondoakua ABUL
Felix Aondoakua ABUL
7 months ago

Our Lady Queen of the Holy Rosary, pray for us, Amen

Titilayo Ogbor
Titilayo Ogbor
7 months ago

Amen

Theresa Odachi Ikwue
Theresa Odachi Ikwue
7 months ago

Thank you Jesus, grateful for the grace to see this day… Our Lady Queen of the Holy… Pray for us Amen.

Lawrence Okonofua
Lawrence Okonofua
7 months ago

O Mother Sweet and kind, pray for the grace of interior conversion for us.

Uba Susanna Chiebone
Uba Susanna Chiebone
7 months ago

The 7 virtues of our Lady are not to be seen or be taken for granted. It is to be welcomed in our life for without up holding or emulating these virtues then our life on earth is worthless based on the intentions of our creation which we look finally to be with God after life on earth. Thank you Fr. Cjay for always draw our attention to our duties as Christian and children of Mary. An adage says that if you want to make a plain , you look at kith otherwise it will not fly . So brothers… Read more »

Justina Akende
Justina Akende
7 months ago

#777 Our Lady of perpetual help, pray for us that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ,Amen

Henry
Henry
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary… Pray for us

Rumeh
Rumeh
7 months ago

Our lady of rosary pray for us

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
7 months ago

May our Mother most pure intercede for us to God and may God continue to bless and answer our prayers through Jesus Christ Our Lord Amen and Amen.

Mrs. Olachi Peters
Mrs. Olachi Peters
7 months ago

Father in Heaven, we seek your help in our lives and we beseach the O Lord to pray for us for your prayers for us is your words of prayers answered through Christ our Lord Amen.

Chris Onyegbule
Chris Onyegbule
7 months ago

#31 Chinonso Christian Onyegbule 20 Decades of Rosary said and I give God all the glory Amen.

Blessing Thompson #821
Blessing Thompson #821
7 months ago

May our Lady of the holy Rosary protect and intercede for me and my family Amen and also for the whole world Amen

John Nwaokolo
John Nwaokolo
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary may your grace and intercession help us to attain your heroic virtues and may we increase our interior life of prayer and devotion through Christ our Lord

Ezeugwu Eucharia
Ezeugwu Eucharia
7 months ago

Queen of the holy Rosary, pray for us. #G63 Done

Sule Adanu
Sule Adanu
7 months ago

Amen

Lady Uche Nwosu
Lady Uche Nwosu
7 months ago

Oh Mother Mary, help me to emulate Your virtues. Amenooo

Stella Ogbakpah
Stella Ogbakpah
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Rosary, help me to emulate your virtues , Mother Mary, and thereby bringing me close to Jesus Christ, as one of His disciples, and answering my petitions. Amen

Uche
Uche
7 months ago

Amen

Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
Ngosoo Perpetua Chia
7 months ago

Mary our Mother Queen of the Holy Rosary Pray for us Amen.

Anthonia Nwidadah
Anthonia Nwidadah
7 months ago

Oh Mary our model, teach us to imitate your virtues & so draw close to your Son our Lord, Amen!

Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
Pius Victoria Ndidiamaka
7 months ago

May our Mother Mary, Mother Most Pure obtain for us grace to live a life of purity and chastity, amen. May She help us to apply her virtues in our daily lives through Christ our Lord Amen .
Thank you Fr. C Jay for all your teachings. May God bless you abundantly. Amen .

Regina Achie-Nege
Regina Achie-Nege
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, Pray for us.

Adeyanju Adenike Regina
Adeyanju Adenike Regina
7 months ago

Amen

Imelda Asuquo
Imelda Asuquo
7 months ago

May through the intercession of our Lady of the Holy Rosary may I grow in virtue as true disciples of Christ Amen

Innocent chibuike
Innocent chibuike
7 months ago

Comforter of d afflicted pray for my family

Vivian Oyih
Vivian Oyih
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, pray for us Amen

Priscilla
Priscilla
7 months ago

Our Lady of the Holy Rosary pray for us who have recourse to thee, Amen

Okhakumhe Bruno Sado
Okhakumhe Bruno Sado
7 months ago

My mother Mary implant in me body; spirit and soul your virtues; making them active in me. I ask for this favour from thy son Jesus Christ
Amen

Aromashodu Bisi
Aromashodu Bisi
7 months ago

Holy Mary mother of God pray for us. Amen

Lucy Eze
Lucy Eze
7 months ago

Help me mother, turn all my vices into virtues. Our Lady of the rosary pray for us

Nkechi Bature-Uzor
Nkechi Bature-Uzor
7 months ago

Our Lady, Queen of the Holy Rosary pray for me and grant me healing, Amen .

Franca Ekhosuehi
Franca Ekhosuehi
7 months ago

May Almighty God continue to bless us.Amen.

Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
Catherine Adaugo Uzoma
7 months ago

Above all, we have seen that in the course of our lives, our Blessed Mother becomes a sister of faith, who accompanies us and illuminates every step of our journey with Christlike virtues. Therefore, as we go through the maturing process in Christian spirituality, we have the opportunity as children of the Blessed Virgin Mary to grow in virtue as true disciples of Christ.
Mother Mary, please help us to grow Christian virtues Amen.

Grace A Akwashi.
Grace A Akwashi.
7 months ago

Oh mother Mary intercede for us your children who have recourse to thee Amen.

Igbenije Patience
Igbenije Patience
7 months ago

Amen

Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
Okereafor Nkechi Valentina
7 months ago

Our Lady Lady of the Holy Rosary, please intercede for me to emulate these your wonderful virtues all through my life in Jesus name. Amen

ISIOMA OKOLO
ISIOMA OKOLO
7 months ago

Keep loving us dear mother Mary and make me love you more and more. Amen.

Anne Maria Dantala
Anne Maria Dantala
7 months ago

Oh Mother Mary!on my own I can do nothing, help me dear Lady in the practice of virtue so as to attain spiritual growth. Amen

Linda John Ojeyokan
Linda John Ojeyokan
7 months ago

Amen!!!

Oketola M.O
Oketola M.O
7 months ago

Amen and Amen
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, pray for us who have recourse to thee. Amen

Emeka Alu
Emeka Alu
7 months ago

Through the intercession of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, may Almighty God bless + you, the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Philomena
Philomena
7 months ago

Fr thank you. I like the virtues you have picked but I think Humility and total trust in God are fading from our Christianity today. Mary was lowly and modest about herself and her dressing. She had great trust in God no matter what circumstances she faced. She looked up to God for everything, even at the foot of the cross. As the mother of God, She was never arrogant. When we are humble, Our Lady comes to dwell in us and impacts other graces, making humility a bedrock for other virtues. May we enjoy our lady’s virtues in life… Read more »

Victoria Agbonyeme
Victoria Agbonyeme
7 months ago

Oh holy Mary mother of God .through your intercession may we be given grace to follow your experience in life . AMEN.

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