St. Teresa of Kolkata
33 Day Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary, Day 2
Dear Family of Mary!
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!
“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! The Luminous Mysteries!!
I also have a treat for you! The homily for September 4 at English Mass was given by Fr. Pat, who has been leading our Novena in honor of Our Lady’s Birthday, Sept. 8. Our shipmate, Stephanie, transcribed it for us. It is a true gift! Here it is in full:
GospeL: Luke 4:38-44
I often ask myself the question, “Was there ever a time when there were so many individuals suffering so deeply? So many individuals suffering, so deeply?”
The Intensive Care Unit. I am not saying that lightly, or to amuse you. I am saying it in all sincerity as a result of the numerous times I have visited the Intensive Care Unit, which is Medjugorje, over the last 35 years. I must be a chronic case!
Our misery meets the Endless Mercy of Jesus! Jesus invites you to come. He welcomes you in Confession. And whether it’s been seven days since your last confession, or seven weeks, or seven decades, you are equally welcome – that’s not true actually. That’s not true, in fact, if you’re seven decades away, you will actually – totally unfair – but you will get a far, far bigger welcome. That’s the kind of Jesus we have.
But there are some, of course, who will say, that’s ok for others, but not for me. God couldn’t forgive what I have done. And, of course, that is not true. I just give you one example, but it could be any, we could pick any example for different people. The one example that I am most conscious of is, maybe a person here this morning would say:
“I can’t be forgiven, because I had an abortion,” or
I want you to hear this, and this is true: Jesus died on the cross for you too!
In conclusion, could I just say it to myself and to all of you: Don’t waste these precious days here! The time will come when the apparitions here will stop. And you will be saying, “Wasn’t I so privileged that I was here?”
But, don’t waste the time in drinking cups of coffee all day. It’s wonderful to meet with people. You meet the most inspiring people here, who will really inspire you. But also you need to get time on your own. So, husbands and wives: Time on your own. You can blame the priest!
And on your own, pour out your heart to our Blessed Mother. Whatever is in there, whatever hurt, whatever pain – whatever it is – pour it out to Our Blessed Mother. And allow Her to lead you to experience, in a very real way, the Love that Jesus has for You!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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