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October, The Month of the Holy Rosary

Devotion for October,
The Month of the Most Holy Rosary

In 1885, Pope Leo XIII ordered the Rosary to be recited everyday during the month of October in every Parish Church and Cathedral, throughout the world.
Those of the faithful who could not be present at this recital he exhorted to say it with their families or in private.

How should we say the Rosary?

Properly,… and slowly, with a distinct pronunciation of the prayers and mysteries.
Devoutly, not only with the lips but also with the heart. More particularly, we ought to meditate upon the Mysteries that come before us, thus, at the Joyful Mysteries, we should think of the infinite love of God to men and on His humiliation for us, thanking Him and promising our love to Him in return.
At the Sorrowful Mysteries we should have compassion on the .
Saviour suffering for us, should, from the heart, detest the sins which were the cause of His sufferings and, make the most earnest resolutions for the future.
At the Glorious Mysteries, we should remember the glory which awaits us too, if we follow Jesus and Mary. (Fr Leonard Goffiné O.Praem (1648-1719)

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Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,Queen of the Most Holy Rosary – Day Four – 1 October

Novena to the Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Queen of the Most Holy Rosary

By Father Joseph Cacella, 1947

FOURTH DAY

Intention: “Relief for the Souls in Purgatory”

Oh Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Mother most merciful,
to thee do we plead the cause
of the poor suffering souls in Purgatory, e
specially those most abandoned.
In obedience to thy request at Fatima,
we beg for their relief.
Oh Mother most merciful,
we ask thee to lessen their toll of expiation.
Deign to accept our humble prayers
and sacrifice in reparation
and payment for the punishment
that is due from them.
We pray that through the treasures
of thy Divine Son,
thou own special merits and sorrows
and those of the Saints
that God may be mindful of our prayers
on behalf of the suffering souls in Purgatory
and bring them into His Kingdom,
to love and serve Him forever.
Amen.

Our Lady of Fatima, Mother most merciful,
inflame our hearts with the love and repartion
for the Souls in Purgatory.

We pray our Daily Rosary now
with the same Intention:
“Relief for the Souls in Purgatory”

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Thought for the Day – 1 October – The Month of the Holy Rosary

Thought for the Day – 1 October – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

The Month of the Holy Rosary

It is untrue to say that the Rosary is a monotomous prayer in that it neccessitates a constant repetition of the same formulae.
In the first place, recitation of these prayers should be accompanied by meditation on the principal Mysteries of our Religion.
Secondly, if we are inspired by love, the repetition of the same words can draw from them, each time, a new significance.

The Catholic who loves God and His Divine Mother, will be happy to call on his heavenly Father with filial confidence and to pray to the Blessed Virgin, with trust in her maternal protection.
An affectionate son does not find it boring to speak with his own Mother!”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/01/thought-for-the-day-1-october-the-month-of-the-holy-rosary/
PART TWO:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/01/thought-for-the-day-1-october-the-month-of-the-holy-rosary-2/

Posted in MARIAN Saturdays, OCTOBER - The HOLY ROSARY, ROSARY QUOTES, St Louis-Marie Grignion de MONTFORT, The HOLY ROSARY/ROSARY CRUSADE

Quote/s of the Day – 1 October – The Holy Rosary

Quote/s of the Day – 1 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary”

Both Saint Bernard and Saint Bonaventure say,
that the Queen of Heaven is certainly
no less grateful and conscientious,
than gracious and well-mannered people of this world.
Just as she excels in all other perfections,
she surpasses us all in the virtue of gratitude –
therefore, she would never let us honour her,
with love and respect,
without repaying us one hundred fold.
Saint Bonaventure says,
that Mary will greet us with grace,
if we greet her with the Hail Mary.”

Never will anyone
who says his Rosary everyday,
be led astray.
This is a statement
that I would gladly sign
with my blood.

St Louis Marie Grignion de Montfort (1673-1716)

The Rosary is the most beautiful
and the most rich in graces
of all prayers.
It is the prayer that touches most
the Heart of the Mother of God…
and, if you wish peace to reign ,
in your homes, recite the family Rosary.

St Pope Pius X (1835-1914)

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One Minute Reflection – 1 October – “Blessed is the womb that bore Thee ” – Luke 11:27

One Minute Reflection – 1 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary” and Mary’s Day – Ecclesiasticus 24:14-16, Luke 11:27-28 Scripture search here: https://www.drbo.org/

Blessed is the womb that bore Thee ” – Luke 11:27

REFLECTION – “Once indeed, God ejected the mortals and first parents of the human race from the paradise of Eden, when they had drunk deeply from the wine of disobedience and had become so affected by the hangover of sin, through the intoxication of that transgression, which led to the sleepiness of the mind’s eye. …

Then Adam and Eve, the founders of our race, exclaimed with a loud voice in great rejoicing: “Blessed are you, O daughter, who bore for us the penalties of the commands that had been broken. When you had gained a mortal body from us, you gave birth to a covering of immortality for us. You repaid us ,so that it might be well with us, since you received birth from our loins. From beyond the grave, you have called us back to our ancient seat: we closed paradise for ourselves but you made open the way of the Tree of Life. Through our actions, sadness came forth from happiness; through you, even more joyful things have returned, from sorrow. In what possible way could you be acceptable to death, O Immaculate one? You are the bridge of life and the ladder to Heaven: you are a boat over the sea of death, reaching to immortality.

But the woman herself, as she did not shrink from the truth, said: “Into Your hands, my Son, I commend my spirit. Receive this soul which is dear to You, which You have preserved free from any sin. I hand over my body, not to the earth but to You. Take me to Yourself, that where You are, You, the Child of my womb, so there I also may be Your companion. I am hastening to You, Who have often come to me on this side of that long distance.

When she had said this, she heard in reply: “Come to My rest, My blessed Mother: arise, come, My Beloved, most blessed among all women. Behold, the winter is ended. You are all fair, My Beloved and there is no spot of stain found in you: the odour of your ointments are more precious than all other aromas.” – St John Damascene (675-749) Father and Doctor of the Church (An excerpt from his Homily 9: On the Dormition of the Blessed Virgin Mary).

PRAYER – Grant us, Thy servants, O Lord God, we beseech Thee, to enjoy lasting health of mind and body and ,by the intercession of glorious and blessed Mary, ever Virgin, may we be delivered from present sorrow and partake in the full of eternal happiness. Through Jesus Christ, Thy Son our Lord, Who lives and reigns with Thee, in the unity of the Holy Ghost, God, world without end. Amen (Collect).

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Our Morning Offering – 1 October – The Holy Rosary by Pope Leo XIII

Our Morning Offering – 1 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary and of the Angels”

The Holy Rosary
By Pope Leo XIII (1810-1903)

Accept, mighty Maid, we beseech thee,
This prayer with its fragrance of flowers;
With one soul we seek thus to reach thee
And hail thee, God’s Mother and ours.

Thy heart is made glad by our praying;
Thy bounty is generous and wise;
Thy hands are enriched for conveying
What God’s tender Mercy supplies.

We kneel at thy Shrines in the Churches;
Oh, gently look down from above,
And welcome the heart that then searches
For worthy expressions of love.

Let others present precious caskets
Of gems, or heap Altars with gold;
Slight prayer-beads shall serve us for baskets
To bring thee the garland they hold.

With violets lowly we fashion
This wreath and with these combined
Red roses–our faith in the Passion
With Chastity’s lilies entwined.

Our minds, as the Mysteries vary,
Are active, our hands play their part;
And always thy name, Holy Mary,
Oft-uttered, rejoices the heart.

Be with us, we trust thee to guide us
Through life and when labouring breath
At the last, seeks thine aid, be beside us
To help at the hour of our death.
Anen

Posted in MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

Saint of the Day – 1 October – Blessed Christopher Buxton (1562–1588) Priest and Martyr

Saint of the Day – 1 October – Blessed Christopher Buxton (1562–1588) Priest and Martyr Born in 1562 in Tideswell, Derbyshire, England and died by being hanged, drawn and quartered on 1 October 1588 in Canterbury, Kent, England. Additional Memorial – 29 October as one of the Martyrs of Douai. Blessed Christopher was Beatified on 15 December 1929 by Pope Pius XI.

Christopher was a student of Nicholas Garlick (c 1555 – 24 July 1588) (another Priest, martyred in Derby in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I) at the Grammar School, Tideswell, Peak District. Garlick entered the English College at Rheims on 22 June 1581. Buxton arrived about a month later.

In 1584 he was sent to the English College in Rome where he was Ordained on 26 October 1586. He had a lengthy and difficult journey across Europe, calling in at Rheims on his way to Dieppe. Word had already reached the continent concerning the government’s plans to exile or execute the Priests then held in prison. A Dr. Darbishire in Paris directed Buxton to delay his departure for the time being and in obedience Christopher complied. But eventually Buxton crossed to Kent in early September 1587.

He was arrested in Kent about two months later and taken to the Marshalsea prison. On 15 August 1588, he was examined and cross-questioned, at which time he admitted he was a Priest. As he was so young, it was thought that his constancy might be shaken by the sight of the deaths of his fellow Priests and his life was offered to him, if he would conform to the new religion. But he answered, that he would not purchase a corruptible life, at such a price and that, if he had a hundred lives, he would willingly surreder them all, in defence of the One True Faith.

While in the Marshalsea Prison he wrote a Rituale, the manuscript of which is now preserved as a Relic at Olney, Buckinghamshire. He sent this manuscript to a Priest, as the last token of his friendship, the day before he was taken from prison. He was taken to Canterbury for trial and execution. Christopher died at the age of twenty-six.

Blessed Christopher Buxton was Beatified by Pope Pius XI in 1929.

Posted in MARIAN TITLES, MARTYRS, SAINT of the DAY

adonna di Valverde, / Our Lady of Valverde di Rezzato, Italy (1399 and 1711) and Memorials of the Saints – 1 October

First Saturday

Madonna di Valverde, / Our Lady of Valverde di Rezzato, Italy (1399 and 1711) – 1 October:
HERE:

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St Remigius (c 438-533) Confessor, “Apostle of the Franks,” Bishop of Rheims, Lord Chancellor of France, renowned Scholar and Rhetorician, Missionary and zealous Preacher of the Gospel for the glory of the Kingdom of God, Miracle-worker. Today’s Feast is celebrated on the date of the Translation of his Relics.
Biography:

https://anastpaul.com/2022/01/13/saint-of-the-day-13-january-saint-remigius-of-rheims-c-438-533-apostle-of-the-franks/

St Aizan of Abyssinia
St Albaud of Toul
Bl Andrew Sushinda
Bl Antoni Rewera
St Aretas of Rome

St Bavo of Ghent (c 589–654) Married. Widower, Monk and Hermit, Penitent..
His Lifestory:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/01/saint-of-the-day-1-october-saint-bavo-of-ghent-c-589-654/

Bl Cecilia Eusepi
Blessed Christopher Buxton (1562–1588) Priest and Martyr
St Crescens of Tomi
St Dodo
Bl Dominic of Villanova
Bl Edward James
St Evagrius of Tomi
St Fidharleus
Bl Gaspar Fisogiro
St Gregory the Illuminator
St John Kukuzelis
Bl John Robinson
St Maxima of Lisbon
Bl Nikita Budka
St Piaton of Tournai
St Priscus of Tomi
Bl Ralph Crockett
Bl Robert Widmerpool
Bl Robert Wilcox

St Romanos the Melodist (c 490-c 556) Deacon, Hymnographer, Poet, Writer. He is said to have composed more than 1,000 hymns celebrating various festivals of the ecclesiastical year, the lives of the saints and other sacred subjects, some 60 to 80 of which survive.
Wonderful Saint Romanos!

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/01/saint-of-the-day-1-october-st-romanos-the-melodios-c-490-c-556/

St Sazan of Abyssinia
St Verissimus of Lisbon
St Virila
St Wasnulf