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We have a future, in Heaven!
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September 27, 2019 
St. Vincent de Paul 
33 Day Consecration – Day 24

Dear Family of Mary!


33 Day Prayer of Consecration to Our Lady of the Rosary – Day 24


In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit!
Receive our Consecration Prayer, O dearest Mother Mary!

Today we continue with Fr. Shaman’s discussion of why the Rosary promotes good thinking:

The Rosary is good thinking. It drives home four great truths of religion. (today reason #3)

3. The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary teach the third great truth of religion; namely, life has a purpose, a goal beyond this life.

For the Christian, life is not cyclic: we are not going around in circles, like pagans. That is why the hallmark of the pagan is ennui, boredom, suicide. Purposeless activity can be maddening. If you had to throw a bowling ball down an alley with no pins, for just one evening, it would bore you to death. Put pins up, put purpose into the throwing and it becomes an enjoyable game.

For the Christian, life is linear; we are going somewhere – to Heaven or to Hell. The Glorious Mysteries emphasize that our destiny is Heaven; a glorious life beyond this life. 
(Rev. Albert J. M. Shamon. The Power of the Rosary. 1990 p. 4, 10)


Yes, the Glorious Mysteries give us a look into the future. They assure us that we are meant to live forever with God in Heaven. We are meant, and so we have meaning! This is very good news and helps us to think rightly! God wants us to keep Heaven in our view finder all the time!

As Our Lady has said:

May 25, 2017  “Dear children! The Most High has permitted me to call you anew to conversion. Little children, open your hearts to the grace to which you are all called. Be witnesses of peace and love in this peaceless world. Your life here on earth is passing. Pray that through prayer you may yearn for Heaven and the things of Heaven and your hearts will see everything differently. You are not alone; I am with you and intercede before my Son Jesus for you. Thank you for having responded to my call.”


Dearest Mother, thank you for the gift of the Rosary! Thank you turning our eyes towards our eternal future, a life with God in Heaven. Don’t let us ever forget this glorious future or endanger it in any way through sin. Mother, be our advocate and guide as we journey towards eternity, a life with God forever!

 
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!! 

In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
Cathy Nolan
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