St. Francis of Assisi
33 Day Consecration – Day 31
Dear Family of Mary!
33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 31
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!
Today is the Feast Day of our wonderful St. Francis of Assisi, who is the founder of the Franciscan order that cares for Medjugorje so wonderfully. It occurred to me that St. Francis demonstrated how to meditate on one of the Mysteries of the Rosary, the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. St. Francis constructed a nativity scene outdoors and called the surrounding villagers to come and behold the birth of Jesus on Christmas Eve. Here is the story told by St. Bonaventure:
A certain knight, valorous and true, Messer John of Greccio, who for the love of Christ had left the secular army and was bound by closest friendship unto the man of God, declared that he beheld a little Child right fair to see sleeping in that manger. Who seemed to be awakened from sleep when the blessed Father Francis embraced Him in both arms. This vision of the devout knight is rendered worthy of belief, not alone through the holiness of him that beheld it but is also confirmed by the truth that it set forth, and withal proven by the miracles that followed it.
For the example of Francis, if meditated upon by the world, must needs stir up sluggish hearts unto the faith of Christ, and the hay that was kept back from the manger by the folk proved a marvellous remedy for sick beasts, and a prophylactic against divers other plagues, God magnifying by all means His servant, and making manifest by clear and miraculous portents the efficacy of his holy prayers. (as told by St. Bonaventure)
Supplication to the Queen of the Holy Rosary:
“O Blessed Rosary of Mary, sweet chain which unites us to God, bond of love which unites us to the angels, tower of salvation against the assaults of Hell, safe port in our universal shipwreck, we will never abandon you. You will be our comfort in the hour of death: yours our final kiss as life ebbs away. And the last word from our lips will be your sweet name, O Queen of the Rosary of Pompei, O dearest Mother, O Refuge of Sinners, O Sovereign Consoler of the Afflicted. May you be everywhere blessed, today and always, on earth and in heaven”. (Blessed Bartolo Longo)
We commit ourselves to praying the Rosary for your intentions, dearest Mary, our Mother, as You enter this final battle with Satan, for the sake of souls. We will take up the Rosary as an obligation that we will fulfill with great joy! Together we will pray for Your Triumph over Satan, and for the coming of a New Time of Peace which has been given to us through You, Oh Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary!! Amen
Glory be to the Father, to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit! As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shall be, world without end. Amen
Now we pray our Rosary for today! Sorrowful Mysteries for Friday
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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