Today is born our Savior, Christ the Lord....
We Adore you, O Christ, and we bless you!
Wonder-Counselor, God-Hero, Father-Forever, Prince of Peace: we bless You for the gift of Your great light. May all the world rejoice in Your coming, O Saviour and Lord, who live and reign with the Father in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, forever and ever. † Amen.
Let the Lord enter, He is King of glory!
Behold, a virgin shall conceive and bear a son;
and his name will be called Emmanuel
Rejoice in the Lord Always, again I say Rejoice!
Let us prepare for Christ's coming!
Lord, Lead your people home.
Let Us prepare for Christ's Arrival !
To you O Lord we lift up our souls!
The Judgements of the Lord are true, and all of them are Just.
Today, together we confirm that the Holy Rosary is not a pious practice banished to the past, like prayers of other times thought of with nostalgia. Instead, the Rosary is experiencing a new Springtime. Without a doubt, this is one of the most eloquent signs of love that the young generation nourish for Jesus and his Mother, Mary. In the current world, this prayer helps to put Christ at the centre, as the Virgin did, who meditated within all that was said about her Son, and also what he did and said. When reciting the Rosary, the important and meaningful moments of salvation history are relived. The various steps of Christ's mission are traced. With Mary the heart is oriented toward the mystery of Jesus. Christ is put at the centre of our life, of our time, of our city, through the contemplation and meditation of his holy mysteries of joy, light, sorrow and glory. May Mary help us to welcome within ourselves the grace emanating from these mysteries, so that through us we can "water" society, beginning with our daily relationships, and purifying them from so many negative forces, thus opening them to the newness of God. The Rosary, when it is prayed in an authentic way, not mechanical and superficial but profoundly, it brings, in fact, peace and reconciliation. It contains within itself the healing power of the Most Holy Name of Jesus, invoked with faith and love at the centre of each "Hail Mary".
September is Dedicated to Our Lady Of Sorrows
V: O God, come to my assistance;
R: O Lord, make haste to help me
V: Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
R: As it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
AVE MARIA !
In God is our joy: through Mary, our Queen, let us give thanks and praise!
The Canticle of Mary
My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord,
my spirit rejoices in God my Savior
for he has looked with favor on his lowly servant.
From this day all generations will call me blessed:
the Almighty has done great things for me,
and holy is his Name.
He has mercy on those who fear him
in every generation.
He has shown the strength of his arm,
he has scattered the proud in their conceit.
He has cast down the mighty from their thrones,
and has lifted up the lowly.
He has filled the hungry with good things,
and the rich he has sent away empty.
He has come to the help of his servant Israel
for he remembered his promise of mercy,
the promise he made to our fathers,
to Abraham and his children forever.
Magnificat anima mea Dominum;
Et exultavit spiritus meus in Deo salutari meo,
Quia respexit humilitatem ancillae suae; ecce enim ex hoc beatam me dicent omnes generationes.
Quia fecit mihi magna qui potens est, et sanctum nomen ejus, Et misericordia ejus a progenie in progenies timentibus eum.
Fecit potentiam brachio suo;
Dispersit superbos mente cordis sui.
Deposuit potentes de sede, et exaltavit humiles.
Esurientes implevit bonis, et divites dimisit inanes.
Sucepit Israel, puerum suum, recordatus misericordiae suae, Sicut locutus est ad patres nostros, Abraham et semeni ejus in saecula.
The month of August is dedicated to the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
July is dedicated to the Most Precious Blood.
Almighty and eternal God, you have appointed your only-begotten Son the Redeemer of the world, and willed to be appeased by his Blood. Grant we beg of you, that we may worthily adore this price of our salvation, and through its power be safeguarded from the evils of the present life, so that we may rejoice in its fruits forever in heaven. Through the same Christ our Lord.
June is dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Veni, Sancte Spiritus!
Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of your faithful/ and kindle in them the fire of your love.
Jesus, Mary, Joseph pray, help me walk this living way...
God is our God, and we are His people: come let us adore!
Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert to be tempted by the devil; and when he had fasted for forty days and forty nights, he was hungry.
Father, through our observance of Lent, help us to understand the meaning of your Son's death and resurrection, and teach us to reflect it in our lives.
In You, O Lord, I take refuge.
Let me never be put to shame.
Not by bread alone does man live, but by every word that comes forth from the mouth of God...