Joyful Mysteries: Introduction

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  • 1. Begin the Cenacle byrecitation of the Holy Rosary with Mary,Our Lady of all NationsFor the New Evangelization of NationsO Lord, Take from us all lukewarmness in meditationand all dullness in prayer. Give us fervour anddelight in thinking of you, and the grace to work forthe things we pray for. (St. Thomas More) Pray the Creed.
  • 2. Cenacle with Mary The Cenacle is Group prayer, with Mary and all angels and saints, using the Rosary, to invoke the descent of the Holy Spirit (a second Pentecost), for a second evangelization of continents and nations. (Asia, Africa, Russia, China, India, etc) Pray the Our Father
  • 3. The Cenacle Pray with 3 virtues 1. Faith 2. Hope 3 3. Love. 2 Pray with 3 choirs 1 1. Angels 2. Saints 3. Confraternity of the Rosary To invoke the descent of the Holy 1 2 3 Spirit upon nationsThe prayer of the Rosary is no longer a monologue or a dialogue,but a chorus, a TRUE COMMUNION OF ANGELS AND SAINTS
  • 4. First Joyful Mystery The Annunciationand when the angel had come toher, he said, “Hail, full of grace, theLord is with thee. Blessed art thouamong women.”Fruit of the Mystery: Humility
  • 5. 1. “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.”“Do you know why God did this? Because I hadbelieved in Him and because I had humbled myself.”---The blessed Virgin spoke to St. Elizabeth of Schoenau.Leonardo Da Vinci. 1452-1519. The Annunciation. Uffizi. Florence. Italy
  • 6. 2. The blessed virgin is often depicted as fetching water with a pitcher, as she prepares herself to be the “container” of Jesus. Water plays a powerful symbolic role. Jesus said “Those who drink the living waters will never suffer spiritual thirst.”Twelve century mosaic, Basilica of San Marco. Venice.
  • 7. 3. Trust in Mary The Church has great trust in her. For it must be recognized thatThe archangel holds a lily before anyone else itwhich signifies Mary’s was God himself, thevirginity. Eternal Father who entrusted himself to the Virgin of Nazareth, giving her His own Son in the mystery of the Incarnation. (Pope John Paul II) The Madonna bows her head and places a hand She became the Arc of on her chest, a gesture of the Covenant, the submission. tabernacle of the Most Master of St. Verdiana, The Annunciation,1410. Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles. High.
  • 8. 4.*** Seek the will of God “Happy is the soul, to which the Most High manifests his holy and perfect will; but more happy and blessed is he, who puts into execution, what he has learned.” (Mary of Agreda) Francesco Alberni. Annunciation.. Hermitage museum. St. Petersburg.
  • 9. 5. Hear the delicate voice of the Lord “I wish to see thee very attentive, and very quick and diligent in following it up in deed. In order to hear this most delicate and spiritual voice of the Lord it is necessary that the creature live entirely according to the spirit. Listen, my daughter, and incline thy ear; free thyself from all visible things.” (Mary of Agreda)Rubens, The Annunciation, Rubens House. Antwerp
  • 10. 6.*** Say “Yes” “In many ways God shows to God to mortals the highways and pathways of eternal life: by the Gospels, by the Sacraments and laws of the holy Church, by the writings and examples of the saints, and by the obedience due its ministers. Whenever by any of these means thou hast come to the knowledge of the will of God, I desire thee to assume the wings of humility and obedience, and, hasten to execute it.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 11. 7. As obedient servant “He intimates his perfect will to them in a supernatural manner. God is always sweet in commanding, just in his commands, powerful in giving the necessary help, quick in disposing circumstances so that He can be obeyed.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 12. 8. The Holy Spirit will come upon theeThe Rosary is genuine “training in holiness” in the “School of Mary”. Sheteaches by obtaining for us the gifts of the Holy Spirit.---Pope John Paul II “I teach you how to live; I form you in a practical way to live with me. Live in daily communion of life and of love with me.” (Gobbi) Mary is vital to our spiritualNicolas Poussin 1657. National Gallery. London. growth.
  • 13. 9. “Let it be to me….” Mary’s words “Let it be to me” indicates not a passive acceptance but an active embracing and a desire for God’s will in her life. His plan for our lives is always the best for us, and corresponds to our heart’s deepest longings. Mary’s “Yes” serves as a model of faith for all believers. (Pope John Paul II) Orazio Gentileschi. Annunciation 1623. Turin Galleria Sabanda.
  • 14. 10.** An angel appear to St. Joseph in adream “I invite you to strengthen your bonds with your guardian angels. They have the tasks of being a light upon your path, a defence for your life, and of waging together with you the same battle.” (Gobbi) Saints intercede. Angels intervene.Gian Giacomo Barbelli, Joseph’s Dream. 1660.
  • 15. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
  • 16. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of Nations (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar
  • 17. Second Joyful Mystery The Visitation Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: “Blessed are you among women, and blessed art the fruit of thy womb.”Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbour
  • 18. 1. Mary rose up and went with all haste to a city of Juda, inthe hill country. “I am in a hurry because the times havearrived. Souls are daily being lost in greater numbers. I wantto save them through an extraordinary intervention of mymaternal love. I need your help and your love.” (Gobbi) You thought of others rather than yourself. Help us to be selfless too, and to put other’s need before our own.Joseph von Fuehrich, Mary’s walk across the mountains, 1841.
  • 19. 2** Mary took a 4 day journey, travelling 80 miles south in the hilly country.How beautiful on the mountains are the feet ofthose who bring good news. (Isaiah 52.7) “Oh, in your days, how beautiful are the feet of those who announce peace, and spread the good news of salvation. You must be the vigilant sentinels on mountains.”Giotto, The visitation. (Gobbi)
  • 20. 3.* The Greeting: There entering in, she gaveElizabeth greeting. “As I visited Elizabeth out of love, I wish to visit you out of love. I wish to come into your situation whatever it may be: to be present with you and to pray with you and for you.” “I am at your side when you pray.”
  • 21. 4. The Leap for joy No sooner had Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting than the child leaped in her womb for joy. God, when the infant John leapt in Elizabeth’s womb in recognition of Christ’s divinity, You miraculously showed us that the sanctity of life begins before birth. It was an unborn child who first paid homage to Our Lord. Help our society to recognize the sanctity of lives of the unbornJoseph Strub The Visitation. 1505. Madrid children.
  • 22. 5. Elizabeth’s Exultation Elizabeth was filled with theHoly spirit and cried out in a loud voice: blessed art thou among women. Whenever we pray the rosary our Heavenly Mother is at our side, praying with us and for us. We should also jump with joy and say to ourselves: “How have I deserved to be thus visited by the Mother of my Lord?”Domenico Ghirlandaio, The visitation, 1491. Musee du Louvre. Paris.
  • 23. 6.** Bring Christ to others“Speak always byyour life. Let yourlife be your word.”(Gobbi)“Preach the Gospelat all times, and ifnecessary usewords.”(St. Francis of Assisi)
  • 24. 7.**Turn praise to God Mary, when Elizabeth praise you, calling you “blessed among all woman”, you turned your praise toward God immediately. In your humility, you saw that you were but a mirror of God’s own glory. Help us always to recognize Him as the source of our own gifts and blessings.Visitation on glass window. Holy Rosary Church. Minneapolis. MN.
  • 25. 8.* • Every time the Son of . God comes to us in the “ “poverty” of the sacramental signs of bread and wine, the seeds of the new history wherein “the mighty are put down” and “the lowly are exalted” takes root in the world. • The Eucharist has been given to us so that our life, like that of Mary, may become completely a Magnificat! (Pope John Paul II )
  • 26. 9.**St. John’s privilege Mary had been with her for aboutthree months, until John the Baptist was born. One of the privileges ofthe Baptist is to have been first held by Mary, Mother of God. Dear blessed Mother, help me to share Christ with others less privileged spiritually. Whenever I keep my faith in Christ to myself, please remind me to share, at least through the charity of prayer.Rogier van der Weyden, St. John the Baptist . 1450. Gemalde-galerie. Berlin.
  • 27. 10.** Miracle in your Life.“My children, never doubtthat God can work a miraclein your life even if thingsseem impossible: all thingsare possible with God. TrustHim.Offer this mystery to theHeavenly Father that Hewill also work a miracle ofgrace in your life.” (Gobbi)
  • 28. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
  • 29. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of Nations (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar
  • 30. Third Joyful Mystery The Birth of JesusShe gave birth to her first-bornson and wrapped him inswaddling clothes and laid him ina manger, for there was no roomfor them in the inn.Fruit of the Mystery: Spirit of Poverty
  • 31. 1.* THE CENSUS: “Follow me along the way ofincessant prayer, so that it may become a colloquy of love, oftrust, and of filial abandonment to the plan of salvation ofthe Lord.” (Gobbi) The spirit of constant prayer is the greatest gift we can offer to a broken world. (St. Seraphim) Pieter Bruegel the Elder. The Census at Bethlehem. 1566. Brussels Museum
  • 32. 2.*** Road to Bethlehem (means “House of Bread” in Hebrew) “You must tread the same road as your heavenly Mother: that of intimate union with God, of detachment from all creatures, and of perfect service to the Lord.” (Gobbi)
  • 33. 3. No Room In the Inn: “Since I bearHumanity had no place for Him. Him in my womb let us give thanks for having disposed events in this way. Let us lovingly embrace poverty. Let us go gladly wherever the Lord shall guide Joseph von Fuehrich, No room in the inn. us.“ (Mary of Agreda)
  • 34. 4. The Silent Night “When I gazed at His beauty, I realized that I was not worthy of such a Son. When I looked at the places where the nails would be driven into His hands and feet, my eyes filled with tears and my heart was torn with grief! I knew that it was His will and that it would be for the good, and I made my whole will conform to His. Thus my happiness was ever mixed with sorrow.” Our Lady spoke to St. Bridget of Sweden.
  • 35. 5.**The Holy Night“This is the nightwhich has conqueredall darkness forever.The life of every mantakes on a newmeaning: Do not beafraid, God is withyou!He asks for your giftof love.” (Gobbi)Philippe de Champaigne, The nativity,1643. Lille, Musee des Beaux-Arts.
  • 36. 6. “ ..and peace on earth to men of good will.” “His name is peace: Peace between God and man, and peace among all men---- because you are all children of God, true brother of Jesus and of each other.” (Gobbi)Rembrandt 1666-1669 The angels appearing to the shepherds
  • 37. 7. Encounter with “Prepare yourselves Jesus. with me for the coming of Jesus, which is . realized each day in the mystery of his real Eucharistic presence and under the human clothing of every person whom you meet. This daily encounter with Jesus must become for you a joyous and perennial Nativity.” (Gobbi)
  • 38. 8.****Poverty and Humility “No one should despise the humility and poverty which the Lord loved and chose for Himself as the very means of teaching the Way of Eternal Life. Few are those who stop to consider this truth and as a result, only the few reap the fruit of these mysteries.” (Mary of Agreda)Anton Raffael Mengs. Adoration of the Shepherds. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
  • 39. 9.*** Adoration of the Shepherds“Of all the human race, those who merited to be the first tosee the Christ Child were the poor, humble, and devoutshepherds.” “The Lord works only by means of littleness and weakness. The mercy of the Lord manifest itself only by means of poverty and misery.” (Gobbi)Murillo, The Adoration of the Shepherds. 1650. Museo del Prado. Madrid.
  • 40. 10.*** Adoration of “Thy ceaseless offer, the Magi however, must be Love, which is the gold; continual Prayer, which is the incense; and the patient acceptance of labors and true Mortifications, which is the myrrh.” (Mary of Agreda)Rubens, Adoration of the Magi, Museum of Louvre. Paris
  • 41. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
  • 42. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of Nations (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar
  • 43. Fourth Joyful Mystery The Presentation When the day came to purify themaccording to the law of Moses, thecouple brought him up to Jerusalem sothat he could be presented to the Lord,for it is written in the law of the Lord,“Every first-born male shall beconsecrated to the Lord.”Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience
  • 44. 1. The Sacrifices “The Son of God, with (8th day) immeasurable love, offered up to the eternal Father three sacrifices of so great value that each one would have been sufficient for the Redemption of a thousand worlds. 1.He assumed the condition of a sinner. 2.The willingness to suffer the pains. 3.The most ardent love with which He began shed his blood for the human race. (Mary of Agreda)Micheal Pacher, The Circumcision of Christ, 1479. St. Wolfgang Church. Austria.
  • 45. 2.*** Docility “I have asked you for the consecration to my Immaculate Heart to form all of you to that interior docility which is necessary for me in order that I may be able to work in each one of you, bringing you to a profound transformation. I am forming you to prayer which must always be carried out by you in union with me.” (Gobbi)Mantegna, The circumcision, 1474. Uffizi, Florence.
  • 46. 3.**Your Presentation “My children, with docility, let yourselves be carried in my motherly arms, and you will see everywhere the marvels of grace and mercy of my Immaculate Heart. I am bringing you to the Father. Expect and receive everything as a gift of love from the Father.” (Gobbi)
  • 47. 4.*** Your Thanksgiving “Accustom thyself to humble thanksgiving for the benefits which thou receivest, since thou, among many generations, art so specially signalized by the riches of grace with which my Son and I visit thee without any merit of thine. I was wont to repeat many times this verse of David: "What shall I render the Lord for all the things that he hath rendered to me?" (Ps. 15, 12). (Mary of Agreda)Jan van Scorel. Presentation at the temple. 1524. Kunsthistorisches Musee. Vienna
  • 48. 5.***Your Offering: labours and sufferings “We suffered so much for creatures and for their salvation, I desire thee to imitate Us in this conformity to the divine will. Suffer with a magnanimous heart, and labor to increase the possessions of thy Lord and Master, namely, souls, which are so precious in his sight and which He has purchased with his life- blood. Never shouldst thou fly from labors, difficulties, bitterness and sorrows, if by any of them thou canst gain a soul for the Lord.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 49. 6. Recognizing Christ “Let your minds be illumined to know how to always recognize Him under the fragile and painful features of the little, the poor, the sick, the dying, the sinners, the needy, the oppressed, the marginalized, the persecuted, and those far away.” (Gobbi)How to pray with icons. By Myroslaw Tataryn
  • 50. 7. Simeon took into his arms the master of the entireuniverse, and in his joy he exclaimed: My eyes have seenyour saving deeds. Now you may let your servant go in peace “The Holy Spirit comes down upon a poor old man. A poor old man and a woman come to be the first to understand this great mystery.” (Gobbi)
  • 51. 8. Simeon’s Prophesy: He will be a sign of contradiction. “You will be called today to be this sign of contradiction. By your life which will be purely a living Gospel. By your word, which will repeat loudly the truth Jesus has revealed to you. By your witness, which must be a light and example for all the . Church.” (Gobbi)Rembrandt, The presentation in the Temple. 1628. Hamburg.
  • 52. 9.*** Our Lady of “ The doctrine contained in this mystery will teach thee to strive Sorrows after the constancy and expansion of heart by which thou may prepare thyself to accept blessings and adversity, the sweet and the bitter, with equanimity. How persistently the human heart forgets that its Teacher and Master has first accepted sufferings, and has honoured and sanctified them in His own Person!” Seek ever to preserve inward peace.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 53. 10.*** The Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart of Mary “Teach souls to love the Heart of My Mother pierced by the very sorrow which pierced Mine. It is hearts that must be changed. Recourse to My Mother under this title I wish for her universally, is the last help I shall give before the end of time.” ----Our Lord to Berthe Petit.Picture discovered at the time of the 1918 armistice.
  • 54. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
  • 55. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of Nations (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar
  • 56. The Fifth Joyful Mystery The Holy Family and the Finding of Jesus in the TempleThey came upon him in the temple sitting in themidst of the teachers, listening to them and askingthem questions. All who heard him were amazed.Fruit of the mystery: Joy in Finding Jesus Piety A critical contemporary issue: the family, the primary cell of the society, is increasingly menaced by forces of disintegration on both the ideological and practical planes. The revival of the Rosary in Christian families will be an effective aid to countering the devastating effects of this crisis of our age. -----Pope John Paul II.
  • 57. 1. Infancy of Jesus Remarkable resemblance between Mary and Anne to emphasized the strong ties between mother and daughter. Quebec.Leonardo da Vinci, The virgin and Child, St. Anne & St. John. 1500 London National Gallery
  • 58. 2.**The Flight to Egypt “My daughter, while journeying at the command of the Lord from one country to another, my heart was never troubled nor my spirit cast down; for I always held myself prepared to fulfill entirely the will of God. For in obeying the Lord no further reason is necessary than that the Lord Creator so commands and disposes.” (Mary of Agreda)Fra Bartolommeo, The Rest During the Flight to Egyptwith St. John, 1509, Paul Getty Museum. Los Angeles.
  • 59. 3. The Holy Family “Seeing the household of Nazareth, we learn the original truth of the family according to God’s plan.” (Pope John Paul II) “Pray for the unity and strengthening of Christian families, that they will truly bring the kingdom of God to thisMurillo, The two trinities, 1675. earth.”
  • 60. 4. He deserves to be known and extolled by all nations andall generations of men, since the Lord has wrought suchthings with no other man and to none has He shown suchlove. (Mary of Agreda) St. Andre Bessette St. Joseph Oratory. Montreal.Gerrit van Honthorst, The Childhood of Christ, 1620. St. Petersburg, Hermitage
  • 61. 5. Imitate Saint Joseph “Let the humble care and watchfulness of my spouse saint Joseph, his submission to divine direction and his esteem for heavenly enlightenment, serve thee as an example. Let the consciousness of thy faults serve thee as a motive to submit in all humility to the work of God.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 62. 6.** The Search for Jesus Our Lord did not spare even his holy Mother all kinds of sorrows and troubles. The cross is God’s precious treasure given to his Elect. Let us ask for the grace . to never lose Jesus. Let us make Jesus the center of our lives. Whoever has God has everything. Jesus is at the center of the picture.Pinturicchio, The Dispute in the Temple, 1510, Spello, Church of Santa Maria,
  • 63. 7. Finding Jesus in the temple “The Lord absented Himself from me in order that, seeking Him in sorrow and tears, I might find Him again in joy. I desire that thou imitate me in this mystery and seek Him with such earnestness, as to be consumed with a continual longing until thou holdst him and canst lose Him no more.” (Mary of Agreda)
  • 64. 8. Lord, give us the gift of true wisdom.“The height of perversity opposed to the order of the Creator, is thatmortals in this transitory and short life rejoice in visible things as ifthey were their last end, while they ought on the contrary, to make useof creatures to gain, not to lose, the highest Good. Do thou, therefore,my dearest, be mindful of this dangerous human folly. (Mary of Agreda)
  • 65. 9. “My son, why hast thou treat us so? Think what anguish of mind Thy father and I have endured, searching for thee?”“Your Mother wants you whole and entire at every moment with her. At every momentyou must be just as I would have you be; you must do just what I would have you do.”(Gobbi)Holman Hunt, Finding of Jesus in the Temple. 1854.
  • 66. 10. My Father’s HouseThe Children’s Bible. Hermes House.
  • 67. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of (Nations)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.”3. Prayer to Our Lady of ( Nation ): Star of the new evangelization. “Hail Holy Queen, Mother of (Nation), come and present the (National) people to Jesus, the fruit of thy womb. Look upon them continually with mercy and through your
  • 68. The ( National ) Rosary For the Evangelization of Nations (Abridged version)1. Fatima Prayer: To Eucharistic Jesus, source of all evangelization. “O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of thy mercy.”2. Invocation of the Holy Spirit: Principal agent of evangelization. “Come, Holy Spirit! Fill the hearts of the (National) people and enkindle in them the fire of your love! Come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse.” Blessed be Jesus in the Most Holy Sacrament of the altar
  • 69. Consecration to the Immaculate Heart (condensed version)“ Virgin of Fatima, Mother of Mercy, we who belong to theMarian Movement, consecrate ourselves in a special way toYour Immaculate Heart. We also consecrate our motherland(Nation) to your Immaculate Heart. We intend to live with you,through you and for you, all the obligations assumed by ourBaptismal consecration to bring about in ourselves thatinterior conversion so urgently demanded by the Gospel, thatwe may be available only to do always the will of the Father.Allow us to dwell in the garden of your Immaculate Heart .Lead us to a spiritual renewal with prayer and penance, with
  • 70. Finally pray one OurFather, one Hail Mary, andone Glory be, to the HolyFather’s intention.End of the Cenacle
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