Category Archives: The Holy Rosary

October, month of the Holy Rosary

 Pope Leo XIII: In Mary, God has given us the most zealous guardian of Christian unity. There are, of course, more ways than one to win her protection by prayer, but as for Us, We think that the best and … Continue reading

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Maria Victrix

Veronese, the Doges’ palace, Venezia The Battle of Lepanto took place on 7 October 1571 when a fleet of the Holy League, a coalition of southern European Catholic maritime states, decisively defeated the main fleet of the Ottoman Empire in … Continue reading

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The Rosary and the Holy Souls

The rosary is a very powerful prayer. In fact, St. Alphonsus Liguori stressed the best way to help the souls in Purgatory, after having Masses said for them, is to pray rosaries and join the Confraternity of the Rosary.  He … Continue reading

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“I AM OF HEAVEN” – the first Fatima apparition

On Sunday, May 13, 1917, on a slope in the Cova da Iria, the three children (Lucia, Jacinta and Francisco) were playing, building a little stone wall around a clump of furze. Suddenly they saw a flash of lightning. Lucia, … Continue reading

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Repent; do penance; pray

On November 28, 1981, the Virgin Mary began appearing in the tiny village of Kibeho, Rwanda.  Among Our Lady’s many messages was a chilling prophecy. This prophecy of mass genocide sadly came true in the nineties when a million people were killed … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Fatima

Litany of Our Lady of Fatima   Feast Day: May 13 Our Lady of Fatima, Pray for our beloved country. Our Lady of Fatima, Sanctify our clergy. Our Lady of Fatima, Make our Catholics more fervent. Our Lady of Fatima, Guide and inspire those who … Continue reading

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Fatima – Sr. Lucia’s vision

In what has been sometimes described as ‘the last vision of Fatima’, Sr. Lucia, one of the three children present when Our Blessed Lady appeared at Fatima, writes, in her own words her ‘last’ vision of the Holy Trinity. Sister … Continue reading

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Catholics and the dangers of New Age movement – the Experience of Father Kneemiller

Nowadays, it is not uncommon that Catholics feel themselves attracted to New Age Movement. They are sometimes, alas, even encouraged by their priests to do so. But what is the New Age Movement? Dr. Shea gives us the following explanation: … Continue reading

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Eucharistic Adoration and The Rosary

As we approach the Feast of Christ the King, when all parishes will (I trust) have a period of Eucharistic Adoration before the Blessed Sacrament, the following will, I know, be of interest to those who, like me, pray the Holy … Continue reading

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Sometimes we sit and talk – meditative prayer

In the next two posts, I want to tease out the two types of prayer that are mostly about listening – meditative and contemplative prayer. To me, the difference is that meditation is thinking about God, and contemplation is spending … Continue reading

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