How I started Rosary prayer
I have been Catholic since my childhood. My Mother is very devoted to the Rosary prayer. Until the last year, I have had only little knowledge about the Rosary and it meaning. It seemed to me that Rosary is used just to repeat the “our father”, “Hail Mary” and “Glory be..” nothing more. So I was not praying the Rosary until 2011. On 31 January 2011, after my night prayer, I was somehow directed to Medjugorje website. There I read the whole history about Rosary, the different Mysteries, and how to pray it. Finally it was time to go to bed. Before I slept, I went to switch off the lights. At the end when I switch off the last lump. I saw a big cross ( about half a meter) on our door between the bed and the living room. It was shining like fluorescent lump. It disappeard after few seconds. I was very happy when I see the vision. Then I thanked God. The way I understood the vision, it was given to me as a sign that Rosary prayer brings us to light, Jesus christ! This was my first vision regarding Rosary.
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Rufus and Zosimus were citizens of Antioch (or perhaps Philippi) who were brought to Rome with St. Ignatius of Antioch during the reign of Emperor Trajan. They were condemned to death for their Christianity and thrown to wild beasts in the arena two days before the martyrdom of Ignatius. Feast Day December 18. continue reading
Everything we know about the husband of Mary and the foster father of Jesus comes from Scripture and that has seemed too little for those who made up legends about him. We know he was a carpenter, a working man, for the skeptical Nazarenes ask about Jesus, "Is this not the carpenter's son?" (Matthew 13:55). He wasn't rich for when he took Jesus to the Temple ... continue reading
- "excerpts taken from Victories of the Martyrs," by St. Alphonsus de Liguori Taken from the Acts of St. Anastasia, who is mentioned in the Canon of the Mass, and commemorated by the Church [old calendar] on December 25, St. Anastasia was a spiritual child of St. Chrysogonus (also martyred). The time frame is during the Diocletian persecution in the fourth ... continue reading
The name Gabriel means "man of God," or "God has shown himself mighty." It appears first in the prophesies of Daniel in the Old Testament. The angel announced to Daniel the prophecy of the seventy weeks. His name also occurs in the apocryphal book of Henoch. He was the angel who appeared to Zachariah to announce the birth of St. John the Baptizer. Finally, he ... continue reading
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If Christ Jesus dwells in a man as his friend and noble leader, that man can endure all things, for Christ helps and strengthens us and ... continue reading
God and his angels look down upon us; Christ, who looks on as we do battle in the contest of faith. What great dignity and glory are ... continue reading