Front Page October Issue (oct2006a.htm)

Month of the Holy Rosary
October 1 through November 4, 2006      Volume 17, nos. 262-296


We are proud to be able to provide for our readers the exact Proper and Ordinary of each day's Holy Sacrifice of the Mass in Latin and English for the Traditional Calendar.


"How Great is the Power of Prayer"

  • October 1 - 7 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:    The Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost through the Feast of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary
    October 1October 2 October 3October 4 October 5 October 6 October 7

  • October 8 - 14 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Eighteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Feast of Saint Bridget of Sweden) through the Feast of Pope Saint Callixtus I
    October 8October 9 October 10October 11 October 12 October 13 October 14

  • October 15 - 21 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:    The Nineteenth Sunday After Pentecost (Feast of St. Teresa of Avila) through the Blessed Virgin Mary on Saturday
    October 15October 16 October 17October 18 October 19 October 20 October 21

  • October 22 - 28 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     The Twentieth Sunday After Pentecost through the Feast of Saints Simon and Jude
    October 22October 23 October 24October 25 October 26 October 27 October 28

  • October 29 - November 4 Daily Propers of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass from:     Solemnity of Christ the King (21st Sunday After Pentecost) through the Feast of Saint Charles Borromeo
    October 29October 30 October 31November 1 November 2 November 3 November 4

    (L) Most Rev. Bishop Mark Pivarunas, CMRI    (R) Sisters & Lay Choir chant Introit at Sunday High Mass in St. Michael's Chapel


       Each day from Wednesday through Monday the daily schedule includes the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass and recitation of the Rosary. Optional Tours are available as well as lodging on campus or off campus. Meals can be included or are also optional. For more information and to register, see 2006 Fatima Conference

    (L) Packed Room at last year's Annual Fatima Conference   (R) Fr. Casimir Puskorius, CMRI, Pastor of St. Michael's addresses Conference

       As an added bonus there will be a special debate on Monday, October 16 at 7:00 p.m. PDT in the auditorium of Lewis and Clark High School in Downtown Spokane featuring John Lane of Australia and editor of the St. Thomas Aquinas site who will provide the arguments that the conciliar popes cannot possibly be Catholic and therefore the Church remains in a continued state where the chair remains empty until the election of a valid Pope. Robert Sungenis, president of Catholic Apologetics Inc., and a convert who was on EWTN for several years, will take the opposite position, arguing that we must give consideration to the conciliar popes as valid and therefore consent to conciliarism and all the baggage it brings with it in contradiction to Catholic truth.

       Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey will serve as the moderator for this special debate which promises to be interesting and packed to the rafters with spectators on both sides since this venue will be held at the neutral location of Lewis & Clark High School at 521 W. 4th in Downtown Spokane just off I-90 at the Lincoln St. Exit, the same exit for Sacred Heart Medical Center. Admission is only $5.00 per person for

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       Christ or chaos is the site where Dr. Thomas A. Droleskey has posted some of the most significant articles of our times. There is probably no more prolific writer in the Traditional Catholic Movement today than Tom, whose mission in life is to save souls and to restore the patrimony of the Roman Catholic Church. Few are more dedicated to this cause in not only preaching it, but living what he preaches. He has walked and driven the journey for it is doubtful anyone - anyone - has assisted at Holy Mass at more Traditional Chapels in the United States than Tom and his wife Sharon and their young daughter Lucy. If souls can be equated to miles, than we can be most optimistic that the fruits of his labors, the persecution he has endured both within and without the Traditional Movement, and his constant call for what Pope Pius XI called for as the only answer for world peace in Quas Primas - the restoration of the Social Kingship of Jesus Christ. Only by following His Blessed Mother's advice and honoring her as her divine Son honored and obeyed her for 30 years can we hope to attain such a lofty, but necessary goal for the sake of souls everywhere. We present several of his recent columns on the right on the other side of the rosary beads since we'll only be updating and monitoring the site to alert you to his latest column once a week. We strongly encourage you to go there often for you will get the unadulterated Catholic truth and always a frank, honest, and crystal clear assessment of the current crisis and why Holy Mother Church is in eclipse as Our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, the Scriptures, Saints and Our Lady foretold. Tom has the solutions and it begins with prayer and perseverance and then truly knowing your Faith so you can keep it in this time of The Great Apostasy. Below are most of his most recent ones. Each is powerful on its own. This should give the reader plenty of reading material for September not only the articles below but by going to his latest column during October at Christ or chaos Columns

    Today the infidels within and without are storming the ramparts and are inside the walls. Because of these dire times, we encourage you to find out more about sharing the Rosary through the BLOCK ROSARY Campaign. Just as St. Pius V urged the faithful to pray the Holy Rosary for Our Lady's protection and intercession, pray Mary's Psalter for those who do not love Christ, do not honor Him, do not trust Him. Pray that America and the infidels of the world, the flesh, and the devil will turn from the road to perdition, and uphold the moral sanctity of life in all aspects. Give thanks for blessings received and we urge prayers for the conversion to the True Faith of the apostate bishops in Rome and throughout the world who cling to the heresies of Vatican II and the pagan-Masonic synthetic Novus Ordo rite.

    Promises imparted by Our Lady for those who Pray the Holy Rosary

    The following promises were given by the Blessed Mother of God to Saint Dominic and Blessed Alan in the twelfth century. To every person who devoutly prays the Rosary, Our Lady promises:

    1. Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall receive signal graces.
    2. I promise my special protection and the greatest graces to all those who shall recite the Rosary.
    3. The Rosary shall be powerful armor against hell. It will destroy vice, decrease sin and defeat heresies.
    4. It will cause virtue and good works to flourish. It will obtain for souls the abundant mercy of God. It will withdraw the hearts of men from the love of the world and its vanities, and will lift them to the desire of eternal things. Oh, that souls would sanctify themselves by this means.
    5. The soul which recommends itself to me by the recitation of the Rosary, shall not perish.
    6. Whoever shall recite the Rosary devoutly, applying himself to the consideration of its sacred mysteries, shall never be conquered by misfortune. God will not chastise him in His justice. He shall not perish by an unprovided death. If he be just, he shall remain in the grace of God and become worthy of eternal life.
    7. Whoever shall have a true devotion for the Rosary shall not die without the sacraments of the Church.
    8. Those who are faithful to recite the Rosary shall have, during their life and at their death, the light of God and the plentitude of His graces. At the moment of death, they shall participate in the merits of the saints in paradise.
    9. I shall deliver from Purgatory those who have been devoted to the Rosary.
    10. The faithful children of the Rosary shall merit a high degree of glory in heaven.
    11. You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.
    12. All those who propagate the holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities.
    13. I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court during their life and at the hour of death.
    14. All who recite the Rosary are my sons and brothers of my only Son, Jesus Christ.
    15. Devotion of my Rosary is a great sign of predestination.

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      * This same plenary indulgence may also be gained from noon on Saturday, November 4th until midnight Sunday November 5th, but only by those who did not gain it on the preceding November 1st and 2nd. In other words it's either Wednesday and Thursday, November 1 and 2, or Saturday and Sunday, November 4 and 5; but not both.

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    Editor Michael Cain takes a page from the popular comedic schtick of Jeff Foxworthy, famous for his "You might be a redneck, if..." routine. Cain has adapted a less humorous approach; in fact a most serious adaptation of Foxworthy's routine, entitled "You might be a lukewarm Laodician, if..." to point out how many fall into the category illustrated so vividly and starkly in Apocalypse 3: 16 when the Lord said exactly what He would do to the lukewarm, tepid souls who wallow so in apathy and forsake their responsibility to the Communion of Saints as members of the Church Militant. This is intended to tweak the senses so that with eyes you will see, and with ears you will hear and be fearless, confident in God's protection when one is in the State of Sanctifying Grace and obedient to the true holy Church He established and what was observed and passed on in the patrimony of the Deposit of the Faith from Saint Peter through Pope Pius XII. Are you earless or fearless?

    "Qui legit, intelligat"
    In Father Louis Campbell's sermon for the Seventeenth Sunday After Pentecost, he emphasizes the power of prayer which is our antidote to the world, the flesh and the devil. It is a command that Christ asks for prayer is communication with God, an affection toward God for He so loved us that He gave His only begotten-Son that we might have life - everlasting life - and have it more abundantly. In today's Gospel our Lord clarifies so succinctly the law of the New Testament with the love of God first and the love of neighbor second, out of love for God. There are no humanistic tendencies in the bible, but divine love for the human, created in God's image and likeness. And yet, as St. Peter says, the devil goes about like a roaring lion seeking whom he might devour and, sadly, as Father illustrates, having a feast on clueless souls who are so ravaged by the cacophony of chaos today that they reject prayer as useless and superstitious. They follow another spirit, not the one St. Paul speaks of in today's Epistle to the Ephesians that is the perfect formula for prayer. And it is a simple prayer that is so powerful as the saints have illustrated and as history has proven, that it pierces the celestial castle in calling on the ramparts of the Church Triumphant to assist the flanks of the Church Militant. Such is an example of "How Great is the Power of Prayer"
    The Straight Stuff
    Griff Ruby asks if there any sedevacantists really so silly and foolish as to be unable to answer "Ten items that Sedevancantists can't or won't talk about." Says who? Not Griff, for he tackles this very thing in his October column. He illustrates how there really is no question that cannot be answered. Yet often times, sincerity is masked when certain questions are asked with the purpose of trapping or intimidating one so they will not reply. Such are often intended not as sincere questions, but posed in the very same manner of questioning that Jesus faced with the Scribes and Pharisees - the Hypocrites of the Sanhedrin, whom our Lord castigated so vigorously with such vivid imagery in Matthew 23. Often times such questioning is one's way of throwing stones, and by posing the questions without a balanced response, are often intended to hurt or to pile up mortar to hide the asker's own ignorance or other ulterior motives. Griff takes on a little known 'Letters to the Editor' from a California physician posted in The Remnant a few months ago, and yet as Griff shows, the questions are really not that difficult when answered through the truth of Faith. One should certainly hope and pray that The Remnant, in the interest of truth and fairness and providing a balance, might print 10 Simple Answers to 10 Easy Questions
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    Gabriel Garnica reminds us of the treasure the Holy Catholic Church has provided in her traditional liturgy and how we can reap the dividends and the harvest of the fruits of the saints. It was built on the solid foundation of the Corner Stone - Jesus Christ - and fortified by the blood, sweat and tears sacrificed by countless martyrs as the seeds of the true Faith. Because the foundation is firm, this Church cannot be destroyed despite the conciliar church's best effort to tear it down. Gabriel focuses on this month's cornucopia of feasts and the edification of the saints commemorated to show us how the Church, through divine inspiration, gives us the blueprint for the solid foundation of what it takes to Rebuild His Church as Christ asked of one of this month's featured saints, St. Francis of Assisi. The saints and feasts this month all point to how we can go about being constructive builders for the Church Militant as Gabriel explains in his column this month Octoberfest of Feasts
    Transition to Tradition
    Denise M. Trias shares the plight of a Marist priest who ministered to the homeless as the Boston Waterfront Chaplain with his ministry Apostalatus Maris. But once he himself fell upon hard times with a stroke, he was soon left homeless by his unCatholic order who showed their true colors when push came to shove. When they discovered that a dedicated woman was willing to devote her life to helping Father return to health and would dare introduce him to what he had long ago lost - the Traditional Catholic Faith and the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass - they went ballistic and did everything they could to prove they were heartless, ruthless and law breakers by leaving him penniless and homeless, and banning Susan from assisting in anyway. But, as Denise explains, two ordinary souls relied on extraordinary grace to fight back beginning with reintroducing him to the Traditional Latin Mass and placing as much emphasis on the Spiritual Works of Mercy as the Corporal Works, a balance lost on the conciliar church today, especially in the corrupt archdiocese of Boston where that city's conciliar hierarchs and scandal are synonymous. Denise illustrates a heart-wrenching scenario that provides hope for the true faith to make a comeback in her piece Two Hearts of Self-Sacrifice

    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory completes all the approved Mysteries of the holy Rosary during this month dedicated to Mary's most holy Rosary. For the Fifth Glorious Mystery he appropriately brings us the second part of encyclical Munificentissimus Deus by His Holiness Pope Pius XII on November 1, 1950 in officially proclaiming the Dogma of the Assumption, as the Fathers, Doctors, Saints and Popes of Christ's holy Church have agreed on as the only conclusion of what happened to Our Lady - an everlasting reward. What greater glory can there be for a lifetime of devotion and uncompromising fiat to the divine will than to be recognized for all time that which the Blessed Mother accomplished and rewarded by being crowned by her divine Son and heavenly Father with the assistance of the Holy Ghost, her divine Spouse. It is a lesson for us that indeed there is a light at the end of this worldly tunnel, a light from the Beatific Vision attainable only by adhering willingly and lovingly to the will of Almighty God for she is the Woman of the Apocalypse, with a crown of twelve stars. John shares his meditation on the Fifth Glorious Mystery The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary as Queen of Heaven and earth
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory completes the last two Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary in this month of Mary's holy Rosary with meditation on Pope Pius XII's Apostolic Letter in proclaiming the Dogma of the Assumption on November 1, 1950 with his encyclical Munificentissimus Deus. John takes this papal decree and divides it with the first part applying to the Fourth Mystery of the Rosary on the Assumption of Our Lady into Heaven. The belief of this dogmatic fact was long held by the Magisterium of the Church from the very time of the Blessed Mother being lifted up into Heaven, yet never fully proclaimed as a definitive Dogma until His Holiness Pius XII. in complete harmony with all the authentic bishops of the Church, decreed it. This inspiring papal decree is the compendium of an ideal meditation on the Fourth Glorious Mystery. In honor of this month, we present the other thirteen Mysteries in order of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious below that John has shared over the past year. First he shares: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory began on December 9 with a series on the Joyful Mysteries leading up to Christmastide. Naturally he commenced with the wondrous Annunciation as John provides inspiring meditation that many might not have even considered as he equates the sinful selfishness of contraception and abortion today as the antithesis of Mary's fiat. God is not happy with those who deny not only a child a place in the inn, but snuff out the very life and soul of one of God's chosen ones. They have not tasted the wrath that will visit those who dare to play God, who dare to not serve, who dare to tempt Him or denigrate His Blessed Mother. That is why it is absolutely essential to have a healthy, renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Annunciation, only by cooperating with her fiat can we enhance our chance of gaining Heaven. John shares his thoughts with the reader in his meditation of the beautiful words in Luke 1 announcing to the Virgin Mary her chosen mission for mankind in The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation.
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory continues his series on the Joyful Mysteries leading up to Christmastide. Today he delves into the Visitation and the magnificence of not only the Babe in Mary's womb, but the one in Elizabeth's womb - the one who leapt with joy: St. John the Baptist. John points out the purity of this moment and how the devil mocks it by enslaving man to abortion and rape. John then relates how scripturally Mary's visitation corresponds with David the Prophet, from whose House of lineage Jesus would come. John lays out the correlating verses of scripture from 2 Kings 6 and Luke 1, then, in the fashion of wrapping a package for the Christ Child for His Birthday, John ties it all in a beautiful bow as God intended by showing the correlation of the first book of the Old Testament (Genesis 3) with the last book of the New Testament (Apocalypse 12). He illustrates the role of the man, the woman, the serpent and the angel in salvation history with the man child Jesus Christ - the New Adam, the woman as the Blessed Virgin Mary - the New Eve, the serpent as the dragon which is the devil and the angel which is both Gabriel and Michael. For John's fascinating meditation, see The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation.
    Faithful to Tradition
    John Gregory continues his series on the Joyful Mysteries leading up to Christmastide. Today he arrives at the great Mystery of Christ's incarnation - the Nativity of the promised Messiah. John provides insight from various reliable sources to enhance the meditation on the Third Joyful Mystery and better prepare ourselves for the Holy Night while giving all a greater appreciation of Mary's role in salvation and how, through the Nativity of her Divine Son, and in cooperation with the chosen Joseph, She cooperated with God's call to bear all things in love, silence and obedience to God in all things for His greater honor and glory. For John's inspiring meditation, see The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of Our Lord Jesus Christ.
    Faithful To Tradition
    John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary presenting today, on this Feast of both the Presentation of the Child Jesus and the Purification of His Blessed Mother in the Temple, that marvelous mystery of obedience and submission to the law in total humility. John illustrates a renewed perspective of Mary's role in salvation in how her life parallels her holy obedience to all God has asked. Though her divine Child would be submissive to her as an obedient, loving Son for the next 30 years, it was here, 40 days after His birth that Mary followed the letter of the Jewish Law not only to present Him to the Jews as the Messiah, so recognized by Simeon, but also for Mary to obediently go through the rite of purification in the eyes of man - though she already was the purest vessel ever created by the Almighty, free of original sin. In a sense, for the rest of us born with Original Sin, her submission was the precursor for the Sacrament of Penance. The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation
    Faithful To Tradition
    John Gregory completes his comprehensive meditation on the Joyful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today on the Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple. It is the last time we hear anything from Jesus or Mary until His public life. That is 18 years of silence of the Holy Family's private life. In this mystery John illustrate how the passage of Luke 2: 42-52 gives us a hint of what Mary might have "pondered in her heart" during all that time in Nazareth. He also provides insight to a mother's heart and the volumes told in the first words by our Lord recorded in Sacred Scripture that laid the groundwork for what He was about to do: His Father's business. John shares meditative thoughts on this interesting Mystery in The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple
    Faithful To Tradition
    John Gregory begins his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Thus it begins at the Mount of Olivet - the grueling trek to Calvary. There in the Garden He was alone for even His Apostles could not watch one hour with Him. How lonely it must have been, how harrowing the agony to see our sins and transgressions. How can we ease His suffering? By resolving not to place ourselves in the occasions of sin; by being part of the hope and light that sustained Him and encouraged Him to continue His course for He was a man, like us in every way, save for sin. Why, oh, why do we persist in offending the Son of God? And yet, while we still expect God to do so much for us, are we willing to spend even an hour a day with Him and for Him? Thoughts to meditate on as John begins the Sorrowful Mysteries in Lent. The First Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
    Faithful To Tradition
    John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Christ has been captured in the dark of the night and still under cover of darkness and deceit, the Sanhedrin plot against the Son of Man. John cites the passages that affirm this and ties in prophesies from the Old Testament Prophets who foretold the very scourging and humiliation that Christ would be subjected to, all for our sins. Yes, it was our sins which lashed His precious flesh and continues today to lacerate anew our Lord's Most Sacred Heart as well as the Immaculate and Sorrowful Heart of Mary when we offend God so by our sins, revealing ourselves not as those who would weep and pray for and with Him, but His very executioners. That is a sobering thought which few today are sober enough in the Faith to grasp. John shares his thoughts to meditate on for in the Second Sorrowful Mystery during Lent. The Scourging at the Pillar
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    John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Christ, the Lamb of God, is brought before Pilate seemingly beaten and having been subjected to ridicule and mockery with the cruel crown of thorns. At any time He could have ripped that piercing tiara from His head and struck down His persecutors and emerged in man's eyes victorious over the Romans and Jews, but He was the God-Man, come to redeem us through love, not hate; exhibited with holy Humility, not pride. Just as the Jews cried out in pride to patronize Pilate "We have no king but Caesar," so also we, who are true sons of God, must, in all humility, state unequivocally: "We have no King but Jesus." Where He is mocked, we offer humble prayer of reparation and expiation for these terrible sins against the Incarnate Word so cruelly tortured and disfigured. John shares his thoughts to meditate on for the Third Sorrowful Mystery during Lent. The Crowning of Thorns
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    John Gregory continues his comprehensive meditation on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Holy Rosary today. Scourged, berated, whipped, crowned with thorns, mocked, and blasphemed, Christ, the Lamb of God, has accepted the heavy wood. The time continuum between the Praetorium where the Jews screeched 'Crucify Him!', and the moment He arrived at the summit of Calvary could well have taken thirty minutes to an hour and a half. In this time, we have in the Via Crucis, several lessons we can garner from this interval, including His reunion with His Sorrowful Mother, the aid of Simon of Cyrene, the gentle charity of Veronica, the weeping of the women of Jerusalem, and three cruel falls along the way; each more crushing and exhausting. Despite all this, the question arises: do we have the spiritual stamina to keep up with Him? John shares his thoughts and Scriptural passages in meditating on the Fourth Sorrowful Mystery during this Passiontide. The Carrying of the Cross
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    John Gregory presents appropriately the final Sorrowful Mystery today. We have arrived at Calvary. Three hours remain. From the sixth hour to the ninth hour Jesus Christ, the King of kings, the Lord and Savior, Redeemer and Messias, hung in abject humility upon a tree, mocked and derided as the few faithful stood near. After three hours they would all know that this man was the Son of God. Many would not admit it. Pride would not let them. But for those who were sincere, such as the good thief and the centurion; they had to be honest with themselves. So also we must be honest with ourselves as we stand with His Blessed Mother, the beloved disciple, and Mary Magdalene. For this is the moment of truth. John shares his meditation in The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord Jesus Christ
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    With the Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries completed, John Gregory begins the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary corresponding with this time of Paschaltide. For the First Glorious Mystery, the best meditation to inspire on the Resurrection of Our Lord and what followed up to His Ascension can be gleaned from Sacred Scripture and the holy Gospels of the Four Evangelists. What is remarkable is how the four accounts so readily strengthen each other. John takes the Gospels from the Resurrection and the aftermath of Christ's activity and we can see all He imparted capsulized in His messages, "Blessed are they who have not seen and believe," "Feed My sheep," and "Follow Me" as well as His charge to go out into the world and convert, not compromise, every creature. Those who believe and are baptized into the Church He founded and are obedient to all He taught and handed down, will be saved, those who think they have a better idea are in for a big surprise and it won't be Heaven. John chronicles the time from tomb to the eve of the Ascension with The Resurrection
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    John Gregory continues with the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary corresponding with this time of Paschaltide. For the Second Glorious Mystery he appropriately brings us the meditation on the Ascension today as he utilizes Sacred Scripture to illustrate the mystery of the Ascension as well as resources from A Tour of the Summa on St. Thomas Aquinas and the Catechism of Trent. Our Lord has gone to prepare a place for us, and thus the effects of the Ascension remain an on-going mystery for Christ continues to prepare for us at the Father's right hand and in that wondrous news is extended the greatest hope to all for where Christ has gone He waits for us to follow in a place of everlasting happiness for those who are obedient to His teachings and cooperate with the divine Will. Just as Jesus left instructions for His Apostles, He has left us inerrant instructions that, if we follow fully, will assure us of being with Him forever. John shares his meditation on The Ascension
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    John Gregory continues with the Glorious Mysteries of the Holy Rosary corresponding with this time of Paschaltide. For the Third Glorious Mystery he appropriately brings us the meditation on the Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary as he once again utilizes Sacred Scripture to illustrate the wondrous events of Pentecost as the Birthday of the Church with the inerrant account of Saint Luke the Evangelist in the Acts of the Apostles. Just as Christ promised, He has sent His "Spirit of Truth." The Holy Ghost came with a rush of grace and inspiration, transforming the formerly apprehensive Apostles into men of virtuous courage who were now ready to fully take up the command Christ had given them. The charism of the Church was born that day and the Faith spread rapidly with three thousand on the first day. A glorious day it was! John shares his meditation on the Third Glorious Mystery The Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles and the Blessed Virgin Mary
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    In this month of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we provide a little extra devotional prayer to add to your daily Rosary. What we provide is a litany to all of the saints whose feast days are celebrated and honored by holy Mother Church throughout this month If you add this short litany to your daily Rosary, you will have the benefit of invoking the prayers of some of these lesser-known saints for October; saints who play an important role in the Communion of Saints, providing to the Church Militant inspiration and emulation of virtue from those in the Church Triumphant. We look to these saints for intercession and call upon them for specialization in many areas of virtue and protection. Litany of October Saints

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