OCTOBER DEVOTION: DAY 31 – “I OPENED THE BIBLE AND I SAW THE HOLY ROSARY” (What does the Bible say about praying the Holy Rosary)?

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According to St. Louis Marie de Montfort, that “the rosary is the summary work of man’s redemption, a means that has reinstated man to his original state”. On this paradigm, we could say that thePinterest | St louis de montfort, Rosary, Praying the rosary rosary is the summary of the New Testament; and a proper recitation of the rosary indicates a perfect way of reading the Bible. How are we to understand this?

Concisely, the rosary is made up of Mental and Vocal prayers. The mental prayers consist of meditating and contemplating on the chief mysteries of our salvation (the birth, mission, suffering, death and the glory of Jesus, and also the important role played by Mary in the salvation history) alongside the recitation of the vocal prayers. The vocal prayers consist of the recitation of the Creed, “The Lord’s Prayer” (Our Father), “Hail Mary” (Angelic greeting), and the Mysteries. In an attempt to understand better, we readily turn to Bible. Below are some explanations.

  1. The “Our Father” (The Lord’s prayer) – is literally biblical: Matt. 6:5-13
  2. The first part “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you” corresponds to the Angel Gabriel’s salutation at the Annunciation (Lk. 1:28). Consequently, the phrase: “Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb (Jesus)” is exactly the expression of Elizabeth, wife of Zachariah, by the influence of the Holy Spirit – we were told, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit immediately she heard Mary’s greetings (Lk. 1:40-42).
  3. The second part of the rosary prayer, “Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”, might be understood as follows:

(i) “Holy Mary” again corresponds to the biblical passage of the Annunciation “full of grace”.Pin on //Pintura que me gusta\\ Some versions of the Bible indicate “highly favoured daughter”. Now let us turn to the Greek version of the Bible (the original language in which the New Testament Bible was written). In the Greek version of the Bible, we see “KECHARITOMENE” in Luke 1:28. With the knowledge of Biblical Greek, I’ve come to understand that KECHARITOMENE is the PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE of the verb “CHARITOO”. This means “to fill or endow with grace.” Now, sincere biblical scholars would agree with me that “KECHARITOMENE” – a PERFECT PASSIVE PARTICIPLE implies that the Blessed Virgin Mary was graced in the past and with continuing effects in the present. Therefore, the grace Mary enjoyed was not a result of the angel’s visit; She had already been in the state of sanctifying grace in the past. As a matter of fact, we Roman Catholics hold that it extends over the whole of her life, from the very moment of her conception onwards (That is how we arrive at the doctrine of the Immaculate Conception). Therefore, she was in a state of sanctifying grace from the first moment of her existence, that is why we call her Holy Mary.

Mary, Mother of God - Catholic Apostolate Center(ii) The expression “Mother of God” refers to the fact that the fruit of her womb (Jesus) is also God (True man and True God {the God-Man} – Theo-anthropos). Hence, Mary did not give birth to a Jesus who is only a man, but gave birth to Jesus, True God, and True Man). Little wonder Elizabeth who was filled with the Holy Spirit added to her expression: “Why should I be honoured with a visit from the MOTHER OF MY LORD” (Lk. 1:43).

(iii) The phrase “Pray for us” can be referred to as the intercessory role of Mary and it can be related to the Wedding Feast at Cana where Mary intercedes with her Son for the couple who ran out of wine. (John 2:5). In other words, Jesus’ first sign was prompted by his mother. Hence, we implore her intercession till the hour of our death because we are sinners.

File:The Holy Trinity.jpg - Wikimedia Commons(iv) Finally, the doxology “Glory be to the Father” makes direct reference to the Trinity; Father, Son and Spirit and the praise due to them. Put differently, the “Glory be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit…”; refers to the song the angels sang at the birth of Jesus Christ, “glory to God in the highest…” (cf. Lk. 1:13-14). In the Godhead is the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, if the Father is glorified, then the Son and the Holy Spirit are equally glorified because the Three Persons (however distinct) are united and undivided – One God.


praying the joyful mysteries of the rosary - Online Discount Shop for Electronics, Apparel, Toys, Books, Games, Computers, Shoes, Jewelry, Watches, Baby Products, Sports & Outdoors, Office Products, Bed & Bath, Furniture,As stated earlier, the rosary is the summary of the childhood, ministry, suffering, death, and resurrection of Christ, and also the important role played by Mary in the salvation history. We have the following mysteries: Joyful, Luminous, sorrowful, and Glorious.

1. JOYFUL MYSTERIES: (i) The Annunciation – Luke 1: 26-38; John 1:14. (ii) The Visitation – Luke 1: 39-56. (iii) The Nativity of Christ – Luke 2: 6-20. (iv) The Presentation of Jesus in the temple – Luke 2: 22-39. (v) The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple – Luke 2: 41-51luminous mysteries history Cheaper Than Retail Price> Buy Clothing, Accessories and lifestyle products for women & men -.

2. LUMINOUS MYSTERIES: (i) The Baptism of Jesus – Matthew 3:11-17; Luke 3:15-22; John 1:22-34. (ii) The manifestation of Jesus at the Wedding Feast at Cana – John 2: 1-12. (iii) The Proclamation of the Kingdom and call to Conversion – Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 5:1-8; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:21. (iv) The Transfiguration of Jesus – Luke 9:28-36; Matthew 17:1-8. (v) The Institution of the Eucharist – Matthew 26:26-28; John 6: 33-59.

(Note: The five Luminous Mysteries, or Mysteries of Light, were introduced in 2002 by Pope John Paul II)

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3. SORROWFUL MYSTERIES: (i) The Agony of Christ in the Garden – Matthew 26: 36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22: 39-46. (ii) The Scourging of Christ at the Pillar – Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; John 19:1. (iii) The Crowning with Thorns – Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 1: 2-3. (iv) The Carrying of the Cross – Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23: 26-32. (v) The Crucifixion of Christ – Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 19: 17-374.

4. GLORIOUS MYSTERIES: (i) The Resurrection of Christ – Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; LukeBeads of Joy" by RosaryManJim: The Glorious Mysteries 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29. (ii) The Ascension into heaven – Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11 (iii) The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Acts 2: 1-41 (iv) The Assumption Revelation 12:1. (v) Coronation of Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth Revelation 12:1

Mary‘s Assumption and Coronation are implied in Revelation Chapter 12 and in other Biblical references, but neither is directly stated in the Bible. Both events are part of Catholic Tradition. The Catechism of the Catholic Church defines the Assumption in Sections 966 and 974.

From what we have seen so far, the conclusion is inescapable – the rosary prayer is indeed, the summary of the New Testament. Put differently, it is just like reading the Bible (especially the New Testament) perfectly (7 times).

I've done this for strangers, students, enemies, and friends. I pray for myself. Thank you. I love you and … | Mother mary pictures, Prayers to mary, Blessed motherDear friends in Christ, inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pope St. Pius V instituted the feast of the Holy Rosary as a result of the favour he received for praying the rosary. In other words, it was in thanksgiving for the great naval victory over the Turks at the battle of Lepanto (on October 7, 1571); a favour granted to him due to the recitation of the Rosary. Pope St. Pius V and all Christians had prayed the Rosary for victory. This victory saved Europe from being overrun by the forces of Islam. Therefore, this month of October offers us the opportunity to intensify our devotion to our Blessed Mother Mary. Let us endeavour to pray the rosary daily.

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

👏🏼👏🏼 Great job reflecting on Day 31! God bless you!!!  👏🏼👏🏼

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Michael Umande
Michael Umande
26 days ago

God bless you too Padre. Journeying with you this month of October was really an enriching experience. Thank you for being part of my October 2021

17 days ago

Amazing article,and very spiritually uplifting. a share button should be added so we can easily share on our social platforms ,this way we can join in propagating the messages God is preaching through you.thanks

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