THE ROSARY MEDITATION (N°1)
The joyous mysteries (Monday and Saturday)
-The annunciation : the angel visits Mary
-The visitation : Mary meets her cousin Elizabeth
-The nativity : birth of Jesus. -
-The presentation at the Temple : sign of unity between the alliance of God with Israël and the definitive one achieved in Jesus.
-The finding of Jesus in the Temple at age 12.
The luminous mysteries (Thursday)
-The Baptism of Jesus
-Jesus reveals himself at the wedding of Cana
-Proclamation of the Kingdom and call to conversion
-The Institution of the Eucharist.
The sorrowful mysteries (Tuesday and Friday)
-Jesus’ agony : the night in Gethsemani.
-The flagellation : the men mock Jesus.
-The crowning : Jesus in the real King.
-The bearing of the cross.
-Jesus dies on the cross.
The glorious mysteries (Wednesday and Sunday)
-The Resurrection of Jesus.
-The Ascension : Jesus ascends to his Father
-The Pentecost : the gift of the Spirit of Love
-The Assumption of Mary : She ascends to Heaven.
-The coronation of Mary : she intercedes for us
It is the confession of the Church’s faith that we have made ours through our baptism and that we reaffirm each Sunday.
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. And in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord : who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried ; he descended into hell ; the third day he rose again from the dead ; he ascended into heaven ; sitteth at the right hand of God the Father Almighty ; from thence he shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the communion of Saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and live everlasting. Amen.
Our Father, Who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy Name. Thy Kingdom come. Thy Will be done, on eart as it is in Heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with you ! Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now and ever shalle be, world without end. Amen.
-The Angel of the Lord declared unto Mary.
And she conceived of the Holy Ghost.
-Behold the handmaid of the Lord.
-And the Word was made Flesh.
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God.
Pray three « Glory be to the Father » in honour of the Trinity.
You have chosen this mountain as a centre of special devotion to the Mother of Your only begotten Son,
Grant us the aid of the Virgin Mary
so that we may safely reach that mountain wich is Christ.
Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
PRAYER FOR THE DELIVRANCE OF THE SOULS IN PURGATORY (COMPOSEZ PAR PIE V) (N°8)
We honour thou, O precious Cross, ornated with Jesus’ dearest members, and coloured by his very precious Blood. We worship thou. O God raised on the Sacred Cross for our love’s sake ! Lord Jesus, we have trust in thou ! AMEN ! AMEN ! AMEN !
Salve Regine, Mater misericorde : vita dulcedo et spes nostra, salve. Ad te clamamus, exules filie Hevae. Ad te suspiramus, gementes et flentes in hac lacrimarum valle. Eja ergo, Advocata nostra, illos tuos miserordes oculos ad nos converte. Et Jesum, benedictum fructum ventris tui, nobis post hoc exilium ostende. O clemens, O Pia, O Dulcis Virgo Maria.
Lord almighty who has suffered death at the patibularian tree for all my sins be with me.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ have mercy on me.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ have mercy on us.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ be my hope.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ push away from me all sharp weapons.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ avert from me all harm.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ let me accomplish the path to salvation.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ push away from me all slur of death.
Holy cross of Jesus-Christ preserve me from physical and temporal accidents.
May I worship the Holy cross of Jesus-Christ forever.
Crucified Jesus of Nazareth have mercy on me.
Drive the bad invisible spirit from me.
Forever and ever. So be it.
In honour of the precious blood of Jesus-Christ.
In honour of his incarnation by which he can lead us to eternal life, as true as Jesus-Christ was born on Christmas day of the Virgin Immaculate Conception and as he has been crucified on Holy Friday. AMEN .
PRAY ONE I BELIEVE IN GOD (CREDO) IN HONOUR OF THE CARAVACA CROSS
« May the soul strive to achieve what is most difficult rather than what is most easy ». (Saint John of the Cross)
« Only he who has known the deepest abyss can reach the highest peaks ». (Saint Teresa of Avila)
Psalm 89 (88) Hymn : God faithful to the promise made to David
Psalm 51 (50)Confession of a sinner and self-confiding prayer
Psalm 19(18) Hymn to the God of Creation
Psalm 124(123) Thanksgiving to God.