Recent Posts

Wednesday, 15 January 2014

The Litany of Loreto Rosary Part Three- The Joyous Mysteries-The Second Mystery, The Visitation

The Litany of Loreto Rosary  The Joyous Mysteries

The Second Mystery The Visitation Luke 1:39-56

Our Father

"And how have I deserved that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?" Come, Dear Mother, and be with us as we pray.

Hail Mary one

1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice always. Pray without ceasing. In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus regarding you all.

Hail Mary two

Mother of Divine Grace
The word grace connotes graciousness, gentleness, and courtesy as well as denoting God's "life". Mary is the Lady of Courtesy, showing respect to her cousin, Elizabeth. But, Mary's grace is not merely human gentleness, but the very kindness of God. Mary's title, Mother of Divine Grace, indicates that she carries Divinity to us, just as she carried Christ in her womb to Elizabeth. More than that, Mary imparts the grace of God into the fetus, John the Baptist, who is immediately freed from Original Sin. Thus, the Precursor is the first of all men born of woman and man to be freed as we are in baptism of sin and satan. Mary's visit is, indeed, joyful.

Hail Mary three

Mary, Mother of Divine Grace, pray for us that in our busy, anxious lives, we may be always courteous and grace-full to all we meet.

Hail Mary four

1:Thessalonians 5:5
For you are all children of the light and children of the day. We are not of night, nor of darkness.

Hail Mary five

Mother most pure
To be pure means to be clear, like a pane of glass. Mary is a window through which the Light of Christ comes into the world, into us. Mary's clarity reveals not only one virtue of purity, but a prism of virtues made of love. She is pure of heart, mind and soul. Even her body is pure. Mother most pure.

Hail Mary six

Blessed Mother most pure, pray that we may become purified, like glass, revealing Christ's light in this murky, confused world.

Hail Mary seven

1 Thessalonians 4:3-4
For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that you abstain from immorality; that every one of you learn how to possess his vessel in holiness and honor...

Hail Mary eight

Mother most chaste
Chastity is not merely the absence of sexual sins, but purity in thought and action. Chastity implies simplicity and discipline. Again, Mary reminds us of a noble, self-possessed Lady--clear, strong, modest. Her chastity is not the mere avoidance of sin, but an active position of interior integrity and peace.

Hail Mary nine

Mother most chaste, Mother inviolate, intercede for us, that we may be strong, witnessing a counter-culture Kingdom of God to the world

Hail Mary ten

Glory be

Fatima prayer

To be continued...

(Notice the language of this text which is at least 31 years old.)