Number of articles: 69

"Behold the handmaid of the Lord"

"Our Lady listens attentively to what God wants, ponders what she doesn't fully understand and asks about what she doesn't know. Then she gives herself completely to doing the divine will: 'Behold the handmaid of the Lord, be it done unto me according to your word.'" (Christ is Passing By, 173, 4)

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"Mary's joy and sorrow and glory"

"Take the Holy Rosary, one of the most deeply rooted of Christian devotions. The Church encourages us to contemplate its mysteries. She wants to engrave upon our heart and our imagination, together with Mary's joy and sorrow and glory, the spellbinding example of Our Lord's life, in his thirty years of obscurity, his three years of preaching, his ignominious Passion and his glorious Resurrection." (Friends of God, 299, 3)

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The crowning with thorns

The Rosary is both meditation and supplication. Insistent prayer to the Mother of God is based on confidence that her maternal intercession can obtain all things from the heart of her Son. (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 16)

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The agony in the garden

From the beginning Christian piety, especially during the Lenten devotion of the Way of the Cross, has focused on the individual moments of the Passion, realizing that here is found the culmination of the revelation of God's love and the source of our salvation. The Rosary selects certain moments from the Passion, inviting the faithful to contemplate them in their hearts and to relive them. (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 22)

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The scourging at the pillar

With your help, Lord, I'll fight so as not to be held back. I'll respond faithfully to your invitations. I won't be afraid of steep climbs, nor of the apparent monotony of my daily work... (Friends of God, 121)

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Pentecost: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Ask with me for a new Pentecost, which will once again set the world alight. (Furrow, 213)

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The Ascension

The Rosary has always expressed this knowledge born of faith and invited the believer to pass beyond the darkness of the Passion in order to gaze upon Christ's glory in the Resurrection and Ascension. (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 23)

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The Annunciation: Mary Draws out our Ability to Love (Audio)

A short meditation by Fr. Eric Nicolai of Toronto, Canada.

Fostering Interior Life

To Jesus Through Mary

Text and downloadable audio of a homily of Saint Josemaria given on 4 May 1957 and published in "Christ is Passing By."

Priestly Society of the Holy Cross

Beseeching our Lady for the Church

In a 1987 Letter, Bishop Alvaro del Portillo asks us to feel "the urgency to take upon our own shoulders the needs of the Church, dedicating our entire life."

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