Posted in MARIAN PRAYERS, MARIAN QUOTES, MEDITATIONS - ANTONIO CARD BACCI, OCTOBER - The HOLY ROSARY, The 5th Sorrowful Mystery - The CRUCIFIXION, The HOLY ROSARY/ROSARY CRUSADE

Thought for the Day – 13 October – The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery, The Crucifixion

Thought for the Day – 13 October – Meditations with Antonio Cardinal Bacci (1881-1971)

“Month of the Holy Rosary”
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
The Crucifixion

Be our Mother, O Mary, for you have borne us spiritually on Mount Calvary, at the foot of the Cross.
Deign to obtain for us, through your intercession that we may love Jesus as you loved Him and follow Him faithfully, as you followed Him, unto Death. Amen
.”

Antonio Cardinal Bacci

PART ONE:
https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/12/thought-for-the-day-12-october-the-fifth-sorrowful-mystery-the-crucifixion/
PART TWO:
https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/13/thought-for-the-day-13-october-the-fifth-sorrowful-mystery-the-crucifixion/

Posted in CONFESSION/PENANCE, MARIAN DEVOTIONS, MARIAN QUOTES, MARIAN TITLES, OCTOBER - The HOLY ROSARY, ROSARY QUOTES, The FIVE FIRST Saturdays, The HOLY ROSARY/ROSARY CRUSADE

Quote/s of the Day – 13 October – Our Lady’s Words

Quote/s of the Day – 13 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary and of the Angels” and the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition

Our Lady’s Words

Let not your heart be disturbed.
Do not fear that sickness,
nor any other sickness or anguish.
Am I not here, who is your Mother?
Are you not under my protection?
Am I not your health?
Are you not happily within my fold?
What else do you wish?
Do not grieve nor be disturbed by anything.

Our Lady of Guadalupe to Juan Diego
9 December 1531

“Penance, penance, penance.
Pray for sinners.

Our Lady to St Bernadette Soubirous
at Lourdes, 1858

I have come, to warn the faithful,
to amend their lives
and ask pardon for their sins.
They must not continue to offend Our Lord,
Who is already too much offended.

Look, my Daughter,”
Our Lady said to Lúcia on 10 December 1925,
“at my heart, surrounded with thorns,
with which ungrateful men pierce me.”

My child, behold my Heart
all pierced with thorns,
which the blasphemies
and ingratitude of men
drive deeper at every moment . . .
make known to men that
:

I promise to assist.
at the hour of death.
with the graces necessary for salvation,
all those who, on the first Saturdays
of five consecutive months,
go to Confession,
receive Holy Communion,
say the Rosary
and spend a quarter of an hour with me,
in meditation on te fifteen
Mysteries of the Rosary,
with the object of making reparation to me.

“Say the Rosary everyday
to obtain peace for the world.
And after each decade,
say the following prayer:
‘O my Jesus, forgive us our sins,
save us from the fires of Hell,
lead all souls to Heaven,
especially those in most need of Thy mercy
.’”

Our Lady of Fatima
1917

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One Minute Reflection – 13 October – ‘ …This Sacred Household is the Holy, Catholic Church …’

One Minute Reflection – 13 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary and of the Angels” and the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition – Sirach 31:8-11, Luke 12:35-40 – Scripture search here: https://www.drbo.org/

Blessed are those servants whom the Master, on His return, shall find watching.” – Luke 12:37

REFLECTION – “Wishing to emphasise the special office of the servants, whom He has placed in charge of His people, the Lord says, ‘Who, do you think, is the faithful and wise steward, whom the Lord sets over His household, to give to them their measure of wheat at the proper time? Blessed is that servant whom his Master will find so doing when he comes.” Who is that Master, brethren? Without a doubt, it is Christ, Who says to His disciples: “You call me Teacher and Lord and you are right, for so I am” (Jn 13,13). What, too, is the Master’s Household? Doubtless it is the one which the Lord Himself ransomed… This Sacred Household is the Holy, Catholic Church, which is spread through the whole earth with abundant fertility and glories in the fact, that she has been redeemed by the Precious Blood of her Master. As He Himself says: “The Son of Man came, not to be served but to serve and to give His Life as a ransom for many” (Mk 10,45).

He is, too, the Good Shepherd ”Who laid down His Life for His sheep” (Jn 10,11)…As to who the steward is, who ought to be faithful, as well as wise, the Apostle Paul shows us, when, speaking of himself and his companions, he says: “This is how one should regard us, as the servants of Christ and stewards of the mysteries of God. Moreover, it is required of stewards that they should be found trustworthy” (1Cor 4,1-2).

Now, lest anyone of us should think that it is only the Apostles who have been made stewards…, the blessed Apostle Paul shows us that the Bishops also are stewards, when he says: “For a bishop, as God’s steward, must be blameless” (Tt 1,7)…We, therefore, who are the servants of the Master of the Household, we are the stewards of the Lord, we have received the measure of wheat to disburse to you.” – St Fulgentius of Ruspe (467-532) Bishop in North Africa (Homily 1, on the Lord’s servants) (trans. Breviary Common of Pastors).

PRAYER – From all perils of soul and body defend us, O Lord, we beseech Thee and by the intercession of blessed and gloriosus ever Virgin Mary, Mother of God,and all the Saints, graciously grant us, safety and peace that all adversities and errors being overcome, thy Church may serve Thee in security and freedom. 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 – 13 October – Act of Consecration and Reparation to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

Our Morning Offering – 13 October – “The Month of the Most Holy Rosary” and the Memorial of Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition

Act of Consecration and Reparation
to the Immaculate Heart of Mary

O Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Queen of Heaven and Earth
and tender Mother of men,
in accordance with thy ardent wish
made known at Fatima,
I consecrate to thee, myself, my brethren,
my country and the whole human race.
Reign over us and teach us
how to make the Heart of Jesus reign
and triumph in us and around us,
as It has reigned and triumphed in thee.
We wish to atone for the many crimes
committed against Jesus and thee.
We wish to call down upon our country
and the whole world,
the peace of God in justice and charity.
We promise to imitate thy virtues,
by the practice of a Christian life
without regard to human respect.
We resolve to receive Holy Communion
on the first Saturday of every month
and to offer thee five decades
of the Rosary on this day,
together with our sacrifices
in the spirit of reparation and penance.
Amen.

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Saint of the Day – 13 October – St Simbert of Augsburg (Died c 809) Bishop

Saint of the Day – 13 October – St Simbert of Augsburg (Died c 809) Bishop of Augsburg, Monk, Abbot, Miracle-worker, he restored and built Churches and the Cathedral of Augsburg, as well as, contributed vastly to the reconstruction of the City after the devastation of war. Simbert – name means: on a brilliant path (old high German) Died on 13 October in c 809 of natural causes. Also known as – Simpert, Sintbert, Sinthert. He was Canonised by Pope Nicholas V. Patronages – against headaches, of children and youth of the Diocese of Augsburg and the third Patron of the Diocese.

The Roman Martyrology reads: “In Augsburg in Bavaria in Germany, St Simbert, who was Bishop and Abbot of Murbach.

Hans Holbein the Younger: St Simpert and the wolf legend, 1492, in the Bavarian State Library in Munich

Simpert, probably the son of Duke Ambertus of Lorraine and his wife Simphorina, a sister of Charlemagne , was educated in a Monastery. King Karl, with whom he was in close contact throughout his life, appointed him Bishop of Augsburg – probably in 778 – as Bishop Tozzo ‘s successor . In documents from 798 and 799, Simpert was also referred to as Bishop of Neuburg an der Donau , in 800 he became Bishop of Neuburg. It was only between 801 and 807 that the areas of the Diocese east and west of the Lech, which had previously been separated, were united and Augsburg, once again, became the sole Episcopal See – this union was due to the great merit of Simbert.

Augsburg was badly damaged in the fighting between Bavaria and Franconia, at the time, and Simpert contributed greatly to the reconstruction of the City of Augsburg. To renovate his Diocese, he received extensive gifts and goods. In Augsburg, he had the destroyed Church of St Afra – today St. Ulrich and Afra – rebuilt and also completed the new building of the Cathedral, which he accordingly Consecrated in 807. He also founded the Cathedral school.

According to his wishes,, Simpert was buried in the Church of St Afra , which he had renovated and Consecrated. In 1064 his bones were raised and reburied. Numerous miracles occurred at his tomb. Records tell us how a mother asked for the intercession of St Simbert because a wolf had kidnapped her child. The wolf then returned the child and left it, unharmed in the Church. Simper’t’s intercession rescued a man who was about to sink in a swamp. Since the late Middle Ages, Simpert has also been revered as a Miracle-worker and regionally, as a unfailing assistant in all needs. Simpert caps were worn for headaches.

St Simpert saves the child from the wolf, artwork in the Church of St. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg, where St Simbert’s tomb is enshrined

Simpert’s hagiography and reports on the miracles he performed, were written in 1230 by the Abbot of the Monastery in St. Ulrich and Afra. Emperor Maximilian I had a great devotion and veneration for him and included him in his line of ancestors. Emperor Maximillian was present as King when the bones were transferred in 1492. The large marble reclining figure above his grave, dates from 1714. The grave was opened in 1977 and an almost intact skeleton was revealed together with a copy of the biography from 1492 were found. His skull was then transferred to the St Simpert Church , which was newly built in 1978/1979 .

Reclining figure on the St Simpert Shrine and relief of the wolf miracle, 1714, in the Basilica of St. Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg

In 2007, Bishop Walter Mixa placed the Youth ministry of the Diocese of Augsburg and all children and young people under Simpert’s special protection and entrusted them to him as Patron Saint and advocate.

Josef Henselmann 1986: St Simpert with wolf and child (left), Bishop St Ulrich von Augsburg fighting the Hungarians (middle) and St Afra (right). The Group Statue composition stands at the fountain in front of the St Simbert’s Cathedral in Augsburg

In 1450 Pope Nicholas V Canonised St Simbert and allowed Simpert to be venerated as a Saint in his burial Church of St Ulrich and Afra in Augsburg, then in 1622, Pope Gregory XV approved. his veneration in the Diocese of Augsburg and in 1624 he was appointed the third Diocesan Patron.

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Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition & the Miracle of the Sun (1917) 13 October (105th Anniversary +2022) and Memorials of the Saints – 13 October

Our Lady of Fatima: The Sixth & Final Apparition & the Miracle of the Sun (1917) 13 October (105th Anniversary +2022)
HERE:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/13/our-lady-of-fatima-the-sixth-final-apparition-the-miracle-of-the-sun-1917-104th-anniversary-and-memorials-of-the-saints-13-october/
AND:
Our Lady of the Holy Rosary (the name she gave herself when Lucia asked her name).
All about Our Lady of Fatima:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/05/13/the-centenary-of-the-apparitions-of-our-lady-of-fatima-our-lady-of-the-holy-rosary-13-may-2017/

St Edward King and Confessor (c 1003-1066) “Confessor ” reflects his reputation as a Saint who did not suffer Martyrdom, as opposed to King Edward the Martyr.
St Edward’s Life:
https://anastpaul.com/2018/10/13/saint-of-the-day-13-october-st-edward-king-and-confessor-c-1003-1066/

St Benedict of Cupra
St Berthoald of Cambrai
St Carpus of Troas
St Chelidonia
St Comgan the Monk
St Florence of Thessalonica
St Fyncana
St Fyndoca
Bl Gebrand of Klaarkamp

St Gerald of Aurillac (855-909) Consecrated Celibate Noble Layman
Biography here:

https://anastpaul.wordpress.com/2017/10/13/saint-of-the-day-13-october-gerald-of-aurillac-855-909/

St Leobono of Salagnac

St Lubentius (Died 370) Priest, Disciple of St Martin of Tours
A Zealous Servant of God:

https://anastpaul.com/2021/10/13/saint-of-the-day-13-october-saint-lubentius-died-370/

Blessed Maddalena Panattieri OP (1443–1503) Religious of the Sisters of Penance of Saint Dominic, Stigmatist, she was blessed with many Mystical gifts.
Her Life:

https://anastpaul.com/2020/10/13/saint-of-the-day-13-october-blessed-maddalena-panattieri-op-1443-1503/

St Maurice of Carnoet
St Regimbald of Speyer
St Romulus of Genoa
St Simbert of Augsburg (Died c 809) Bishop, Monk, Abbot
St Theophilus of Antioch
St Venantius

Three Crowns of Cordoba – (3 Saints): Three Christian men Martyred in the persecutions of Diocletian – Faustus, Januarius and Martial.
They were burned to death in 304 in Cordoba, Spain.