One Minute Reflection – 5 October – The Memorial of Blessed Bartholomew Longo – Apostle of the Holy Rosary
Blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfilment of what was spoken to her from the Lord……Luke 1: 45.
REFLECTION – “Rosary in hand, Blessed Bartolo Longo says to each of us: “Awaken your confidence in the Most Blessed Virgin of the Rosary. enerable Holy Mother, in You I rest all my troubles, all my trust and all my hope!” – St Pope John Paul II in his homily during the beatification ceremony for Blessed Bartholomew
PRAYER – And we exult you, O Mary Assumed into Heaven, as we contemplate you who have been glorified and, in the risen Christ, have become the co-worker of the Holy Spirit in communicating divine life to mankind. In you we see the goal of holiness to which God calls all the Church’s members. In your life we recognise the clear sign of the path to spiritual maturity and Christian holiness. With you, with Blessed Bartholomew Longo and with all the saints, we glorify God the Trinity, who sustains our earthly pilgrimage and lives and reigns for ever and ever. Amen (by St Pope John Paul Nov 2000)