September 17, 2019
St. Robert Bellarmine
33 Day Consecration – Day 14
Dear Family of Mary!
33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 14
In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!
In his Apostolic Letter “On the Rosary”, St. John Paul was able to bring out the beautiful significance of every facet of the Rosary. He spoke about the beads of the Rosary this way:
36. The traditional aid used for the recitation of the Rosary is the set of beads. At the most superficial level, the beads often become a simple counting mechanism to mark the succession of Hail Marys. Yet they can also take on a symbolism which can give added depth to contemplation.
Here the first thing to note is the way the beads converge upon the Crucifix, which both opens and closes the unfolding sequence of prayer. The life and prayer of believers is centered upon Christ. Everything begins from him, everything leads towards him, everything, through him, in the Holy Spirit, attains to the Father.
As a counting mechanism, marking the progress of the prayer, the beads evoke the unending path of contemplation and of Christian perfection. Blessed Bartolo Longo saw them also as a “chain” which links us to God. A chain, yes, but a sweet chain; for sweet indeed is the bond to God who is also our Father. A “filial” chain which puts us in tune with Mary, the “handmaid of the Lord” (Lk 1:38) and, most of all, with Christ himself, who, though he was in the form of God, made himself a “servant” out of love for us (Phil 2:7).
Our Lady recently referred to the Rosary prayer in this way:
July 25, 2019 “Dear children! My call for you is prayer. May prayer be a joy for you and a wreath which binds you to God. Little children, trials will come, and you will not be strong, and sin will reign but, if you are mine, you will win, because your refuge will be the Heart of my Son Jesus. Therefore, little children, return to prayer until prayer becomes life for you in the day and the night. Thank you for having responded to my call.”
This beautiful image of a wreath or a chain that binds us to God is comforting and practical. We do love our Rosaries, because with them we have spent hours and hours in contact with Jesus and Mary. With them we have been able to pray, to pour out our hearts to Mary, asking for intercession and help. With them, we have been able to receive the consolation of the Holy Spirit, knowing that our prayers are being answered. With them many a sleepless night has been filled with peace – spent in sweet converse with Jesus and Mary.
Dearest Mother, thank you for teaching us to pray. Thank you for giving us the Rosary. With this simple chain of love, we stay close to you and to Jesus, always knowing that we are not alone, and our prayers will be answered. Thank you, dearest Mother, for knowing exactly what we need to stay close to you.
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! The Joyful Mysteries!!
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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