Daily Rosary

Daily Rosary

By The Rosary Network
Discover the life-changing experience of daily meditating upon the Holy Rosary. Live video prayer at 7:30 pm ET from New York and podcasts on major platforms. In English with parts in Latin. Make the Virgin Mary smile! More at therosarynetwork.org.
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August 7, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment:  Taking Our Cross] Friends of the Rosary, The fruits and the virtues to cultivate of the fifth mystery of Jesus dying in the cross—that we pray today—are self-denial, perseverance, and salvation. Moreover, as we learn in today’s reading (MT 16:24-28), Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” You might wonder if this message is insensitive and too extreme because, after all, we are already suffering countless difficulties and disappointments in our daily lives. The factual reality is that Jesus’ words mean hope and joy. How is that? Look, in our fear, lack of charity, and faith—and in many cases, with our pride and rebellion—we have lost sight of who Jesus, the Father, the Holy Spirit, the Virgin Mary, the saints, and our Heavenly family are. They are love and they are rooting for us. When we understand that our path to the fullness of life here on earth is to serve the Lord, because we were created with that purpose, then we comprehend that losing our life for Christ is in truth to save it. We serve Jesus and Mary in this life and we enjoy their presence in the next one. Saints, with all their suffering, were the happiest people on Earth. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]Friends of the Rosary,
31:49
August 8, 2020
August 6, 2020, Transfiguration Feast: Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: God’s Face] Friends of the Rosary, We commemorate today the feast of the Transfiguration of the Lord (MT 17:1-9), the biblical passage we reflect on the fourth Luminous mystery. Before his Passion and Death, Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them to a retired mountain. There, the Man-God appeared transfigured in a brilliant white light. The three apostles present were wonderfully delighted with the glorious vision, which included Moses and Elijah. The Transfiguration showed that Jesus’ redeeming work had two phases: the suffering of the Cross and the glory of the Resurrection. The Transfiguration anticipated the glory of heaven, where we will see the Lord face to face. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]Friends of the Rosary,
26:07
August 7, 2020
August 5, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Saints and the Rosary] Friends of the Rosary, There are many saints who bounded themselves to pray the Rosary every single day. St Francis of Sales and St Charles Borromeo strongly recommended this devotion to anyone. The greatest Popes, from St Pious V to St John Paul II said the Rosary every day. St Ignatius of Loyola, St Francis Xavier, St Francis Borgia were deeply devoted to the Rosary. Contemporary saints who prayed it were St Theresa of Calcutta, St Josemaria Escriva, and St Padre Pio, among many others. And here is an interesting thought. St Alphonsus Liguori said: “It is more efficacious to say the Rosary in the company with others than to say it alone.” [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]Friends of the Rosary,
25:12
August 6, 2020
August 4, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Contemplating the Passion] Friends of the Rosary, Contemplating and meditating on the Passion and Death is an absolute need for every Christian.   The Virgin Mary insisted on it in Her latest apparitions, including the one of Garabandal in the sixties in Spain.   St Augustine emphatically said the turning our thoughts to the suffering of Our Savior was the most fruitful spiritual exercise.   Time and time again, Jesus invited St Faustina Kowalska to contemplate the Passion as a way to plumb the depths of the love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. “No greater love has no one than to lay down His life for his friends.”  (John 15:13)   The Holy Rosary commemorates the whole life and passion of Jesus Christ. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
25:44
August 5, 2020
August 3, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Heaven Rejoices] Friends of the Rosary, The mysteries we pray today are rightly called joyful because of the joy they gave to the whole universe. St Louis Mary de Montfort explained that Our Lady and the angels were overwhelmed with joy when the Son of God was incarnate. St Elizabeth and St John the Baptist were filled with joy by the visit of Mary and Jesus. Heaven and Earth rejoiced at the birth of Our Savior. Holy Simeon was filled with joy when he took the Holy Child in his arms. The doctors were lost in admiration at the answers of Jesus at the temple of Jerusalem. And Mary and Joseph were exultant when they found the Child Jesus after three days of search. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
23:32
August 4, 2020
August 2, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Love of God] Friends of the Rosary, Neither distress, ideologies, people, persecution nor even death can separate us from the love of God revealed in Jesus Christ. We are bound to the Creator as his children, as St. Paul reminds us in his letter to the Romans today (ROM 8;35, 37-39). It is a big lie to say that Jesus and Mary have abandoned you and do not love you. Quite the contrary. Jesus and Mary are dying for you and me. To perceive this merciful love in a more intense way we must serve God and take care of our neighbors. Jesus is interested not only in instructing us but in feeding us as well, as we read today through the miracle of the multiplication of fishes and loaves. Let’s express our love to our Heavenly family by saying the Holy Rosary. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
24:23
August 3, 2020
August 1, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Lady of Light] Friends of the Rosary, The name Mary means “lady of light”. The Virgin Mary was chosen as the Lord’s instrument to incarnate the Eternal Word. Through the Annunciation–the greatest event on history–the world was redeemed and peace was restored between God and man. In the Rosary we rejoice by invoking Our Lady, the most perfect of God’s creatures. When we honor Our Lady of the Rosary, Jesus is glorified. The mother of Jesus and our spiritual mother lighted up Heaven and Earth. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
27:52
August 2, 2020
July 31, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: St. Ignatius of Loyola] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the Memorial Day of St. Ignatius of Loyola, founder of the Society of Jesus–the Jesuits–and one of the greatest Spanish saints, along with St. Dominic, St. Teresa of Avila, St. Francis Xavier, and others. The Jesuits started in the sixteenth century as the Church’s spiritual troops in the battle against the spread of Protestantism in Europe. St. Ignatius sent Francis Xavier to the Indies, and other disciples were dispersed around the world, declaring war against paganism, superstition, and heresy. The Jesuits would become the largest Catholic organization in the service of evangelization and culture–with hundreds of universities and colleges worldwide today. Willing to die for the faith and devoted to gain souls for the greatest glory of God, St. Ignatius of Loyola underwent the hardest trials, even imprisonment and beating almost to death. Favored by God with wonderful spiritual lights and power over demons, St. Ignatius wrote the book of the Spiritual Exercises, often used today for retreats and individual discernment. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
27:26
August 1, 2020
July 30, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: Good and Evil] Friends of the Rosary, In our society, good and evil are often confused or intermingled. What’s wrong is even presented as justice and collective rights. Inverting the values is a sin against the Holy Spirit. People might end up unknowingly worshipping the anti-Christ. We all need discernment to detect today’s lies. Prayer and good deeds can be a source of discernment. As we read today, Jesus reminded us (Mt 13, 47-53) “at the end of the age, the angels will go out and separate the wicked from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace, where there will be wailing and grinding of teeth.” Christ’s judgment shows things as they are, good or evil. Every day, five times in the Fatima prayer we ask to be saved from the fires of hell. We also seek the protection of St Michael the Archangel. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube and Facebook Channel ]
26:21
July 31, 2020
July 29, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Martha Served] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the memorial day of Saint Martha. Martha, her sister Mary of Bethany, and their brother Lazarus were close friends of Jesus. Martha made a strong statement of faith in Jesus right after her brother’s death, outside the tomb of Lazarus who had died four days earlier. “Jesus told her, ‘I am the resurrection and the life; whoever believes in me, even if he dies, will live, and everyone who lives and believes in me will never die. Do you believe this?’ She said to him, ‘Yes, Lord. I have come to believe that you are the Messiah, the Son of God, the one who is coming into the world” (John 11:25-27). Martha’s great faith would be confirmed by Jesus’ raising her brother Lazarus from the grave. In an earlier well-known passage of the New Testament, we saw an active Martha preparing the meal for Jesus and the Lord instructing her not to be anxious and worried about many things. Jesus emphasized the importance of contemplating Him before all things. Later, Martha, infused with her faith, would appear serving the Lord at a house of Bethany.  There Jesus was reclining at the table with Lazarus raised from the dead. As John’s Gospel tells, Martha served. Doing so, she showed us the way of Christian life. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
33:59
July 30, 2020
July 28, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Pandemic]           Friends of the Rosary, A coronavirus resurgence is hitting much of the world. The increase of the daily new cases is a worrisome reminder that crushing the virus was not a one-time event. This COVID-19 pandemic and the economic downturn have revealed who we truly are, what we believe, and what kind of people and society we have become. It's a moral test and invitation to set our priorities straight, getting rid of distractions. At our community of the Rosary Network, we believe that the answer should be prayer and full trust in Jesus and Mary. We'll notice then that the Holy Spirit comes to heal and comfort us. Trials and difficulties won't go away, but we'll know how to proceed. Let's meditate today on the passion and death of Jesus Christ, picturing our Savior sweating drops of blood for all our sins. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
26:46
July 29, 2020
July 27, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Kingdom at Hand]         Friends of the Rosary, This month, we read Jesus’ parables of the Kingdom of God in the New Testament. Our Savior is not talking about a distant eternity. He teaches us that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand. Jesus meant that we need to start building the truth now and here, without further delay. We must transform the Earth into the Kingdom of Heaven. The Lord trusts in our hands and our voice to build a new reality. He sends us the Spirit, the God’s power, in our help. For sure, we will find injustice, lies, and evil. It’s not our function to uproot the weeds of the harvest. Evil exists. But our mission, as servants, is to harvest good seed. The Householder, the Lord, will burn the weeds. We are just builders. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
31:30
July 28, 2020
July 26, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Holy Lives]         Friends of the Rosary, Today, we commemorate Saints Anne and Joachim, parents of the Virgin Mary and grandparents of Jesus Christ. Through the visions of the German, mystic nun Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich, we learned about the virtuous and holy lives of Anne and her husband Joachim, who was of the line of David. Saint Anne gave birth to Mary, free from original sin. Joachim and Anne embraced in ecstasy, the light shone around them, and the Immaculate Conception of Mary took place. The heavens above opened and the Holy Trinity and angels rejoiced over the Immaculate Conception of Mary. The Virgin Mary was formed in the blood of Saint Anne, just as the God-man Jesus was formed in the blood of Mary. Anne taught Mary to love, pray, and serve the Lord. Mary would live in all perfection, humility, and virtue. [Video Podcast on YouTube and Facebook] [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
25:47
July 26, 2020
July 25, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: The James’ Way]       Friends of the Rosary, Today is the festivity of Saint James, the brother of John the Evangelist, and the first Apostle to be martyred. James was one of the three Apostles who were particularly close to Jesus. He was with his brother and Peter at the Transfiguration and in the Garden of Gethsemane. After the Crucifixion, Resurrection, and Ascension of Jesus, he traveled to preach to Spain, Roman Hispania at that time. While he was praying upon the banks of the Ebro River in Caesaraugusta, Saragossa, he experienced the first apparition of the Virgin Mary, in a mystical phenomenon known as bilocation. It was the first Marian supernatural apparition; it occurred in the year 40th while Mary was still alive on earth (she was living in Jerusalem). The Blessed Mother would become Our Lady of the Pillar, Nuestra Señora del Pilar, in Spanish. James would be the patron saint of Spain and the pilgrims. After James was beheaded in Jerusalem by the order of Herod Agrippa, his remains were transported to the end of the earth, the Finisterre, in northwestern Spain, in Galicia. There, he is venerated at Santiago de Compostela, a medieval pilgrimage site, the James’ Way, el Camino de Santiago, still very popular today. [ Video Podcast,  https://youtu.be/wQKm3ql4N6w ] [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
26:03
July 26, 2020
July 24, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Resisting Through Prayer]     Friends of the Rosary, In the Gethsemane garden (Luke 22:39-46), Jesus, praying earnestly, sweating drops of blood, found His disciples asleep, exhausted from sorrow. Jesus asked them: “Get up and pray so that you will not fall into temptation.” Temptation is a reality of human life that nobody, not even Jesus in His humanity, could escape. How do we resist, so temptation doesn’t get the best of us? Through prayer. Prayer transforms us. We don’t understand why and how this happens, but it happens. When we surrender, the Father, in His infinite love, answers and creates a new future for us. As Our Lady of the Rosary requested, we pray for us and for all who have no one to pray for them. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
31:45
July 25, 2020
July 23, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: Looking But Not Seeing]   Friends of the Rosary, Our radical ego, along with our particular interpretation of suffering, determines our views. We are absorbed by our convictions, anxieties, and material interests. Additionally, society’s rules today–mostly contrary to the true faith–lead us into this direction. We are so dependent on our emotions that we are unable to believe and experience the healing power of the Kingdom of Heaven here on earth. Add to it our pride of not accepting anything that we cannot physically see, touch, and understand. In today’s reading, Jesus explains that He speaks in parables because we “look but do not see and hear but do not listen or understand.” With the help of our most gracious advocate, the Virgin Mary, we open the eyes of our heart to the Holy Spirit in order to understand the mysteries and the fruits of the Kingdom–wonderfully summarized in our daily Rosary, a true gift from Heaven. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
27:05
July 24, 2020
July 22, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: First Witness of the Resurrection] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the liturgical feast of St. Mary Magdalene, a follower of Jesus, on par with the Apostles. She was one of the three women present at Christ’s crucifixion. Jesus Himself had healed her of evil spirits and infirmities. Mary Magdalene was the first recorded witness of the Resurrection. She announced to the grieving Apostles the bodily rising of Christ from death. The first Glorious Mystery proclaims today that Jesus is truly alive, not in a metaphorical sense. Heaven and Earth, the two orders of our existence, are coming together. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
25:58
July 23, 2020
July 21, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: The Holy Spirit Interceding]     Friends of the Rosary, In the Rosary meditation, we ask for our petitions and intentions to be fulfilled, rightfully so, within the Divine Will. We often convert our prayer in a list of petitions; however, we don’t really know what it is convenient for us. Saint Paul explained in this eighth letter to the Romans, that the Holy Spirit helps us in our weakness and intercedes for us by praying for what we should. The Spirit aligns our request to God’s will. Saint Ignatius of Loyola said the love and grace of God were wealth enough. The Spirit, whom the Father sends in name of Jesus, comes upon us, giving us peace and helping to set our priorities. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
26:57
July 22, 2020
July 20, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: False Creeds and Prophets]   Friends of the Rosary, As it happened in the time of the early Church, today we also see many false creeds and prophets. How do we detect them? Saint John gave us a clue in his first letter. "Whoever rejects that Jesus is from God is a false prophet." Moreover, that is the spirit of the Antichrist, said John the Apostle. The first leaders of the early Church openly talked about the presence in the world of the Antichrist. The Antichrist denies the Father and the Son. “The reason the Son of God appeared was to destroy the works of the devil,” said St. Peter. We implore Our Lady of the Rosary to keep us alert, so we detect who wants to destroy us. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
26:41
July 21, 2020
July 19, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Sacrilegious Attacks] Friends of the Rosary, This Friday, a Church in New Haven, Connecticut, was attacked with satanic symbols painted on the door. Also, this month, statues of the Virgin Mary and Jesus in Tennessee, New York, Boston, Miami, and Colorado Springs were vandalized. In Los Angeles, a fire destroyed the church of the Mission San Gabriel, founded by St. Junipero Serra. In Ocala, Florida, a man crashed a minivan into a Catholic Church and then lit it on fire. This vandalism against the true Faith is happening in the U.S. and all over the world. In Spain and Europe, we are even witnessing profanations of the Eucharist. These sacrilegious attacks are manifestations of the anti-Christ and evildoers. We hold our Rosary, asking for the intercession of the Virgin Mary, God’s most perfect creature who crashed the head of the dragon. Our Blessed Mother told us that “at the end, my immaculate heart will triumph”. With this certitude, we pray today the Glorious Mysteries. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
26:21
July 20, 2020
July 18, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Being Marian] Friends of the Rosary, Protestant Christians and even many Catholics question our devotion to the Virgin Mary. We passionately believe in Mary as the Spiritual Mother of all humankind, as Jesus instructed in the Cross to Saint John. We reach our brother Jesus Christ and our Almighty Father through the Virgin Mary. Meeting Jesus through Mary is the fruit of the second Luminous mystery. Our Lady’s full acceptance of God’s plans for humanity and the incarnation that followed was the most extraordinary event in human history, along with the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus. We need to be Marian to be Christian. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET from New York on our YouTube Channel ]
25:54
July 19, 2020
July 17, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Mercy] Friends of the Rosary, We read this week in the New Testament about Pharisees’ views hiding into the Law when they just were playing politics and pursuing personal gain. This might sound familiar today. Jesus went beyond this hypocrisy and highlighted what is God about, mercy. “I desire mercy, not sacrifice,” said Jesus. In his infinite mercy, the eternal Father is just waiting for all of His children, including the worst sinners–as we remind every day with the Fatima prayer. God sacrificed His own Son so we could model our lives following Him. However, the majority still don’t get it and keeps on badly beating the Lord. As we picture in the first Sorrowful Mystery, Jesus, in His anguish, continues sweating drops of blood due to our sins. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET on our YouTube Channel ]
27:44
July 18, 2020
July 16, 2020, Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: Star of the Sea] Friends of the Rosary, Today, July 16th is the liturgical feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. In the 13th century in Palestine, the Virgin Mary appeared to an Englishman called Saint Simon Stock–a prior of the Carmelite Order–and gave him the Brown Scapular and the Carmelite brown habit. The Brown Scapular, a medal that shows thanksgiving to Mary, has been a popular devotion since the 15th century. Our Mother promised to protect anyone who wears the Scapular. In Catholic-majority countries, there has been a particular devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel–la Virgen del Carmen, in Spanish. In coastal towns of Spain and Latin America, la Virgen del Carmen is venerated as Stella Maris, Star of the Sea. The visionaries of Fatima reported that Our Lady of Mount Carmel was among the titles claimed by Mary. Four decades later, in the sixties, the Blessed Virgin of Mount Carmel appeared in San Sebastian de Garabandal, Spain. In Garabandal, the Virgin Mary asked to lead good lives, make many sacrifices, give much importance to the Eucharist, and visit frequently the Blessed Sacrament. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET on our YouTube Channel ]
30:34
July 17, 2020
July 15, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Counting Gold Coins] Friends of the Rosary, By each Hail Mary, we bless both Jesus and Mary. The value of each Hail Mary is beyond human comprehension. There is an interesting story of one saint, the German Benedictine nun Saint Gertrude, who lived in the thirteen century. One day, Saint Gertrude had a vision of Our Lord counting gold coins. She had the courage to ask what Jesus was doing. He answered: “I’m counting the Hail Marys that you have said; this is the money with which you can pay your way to Heaven.” [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Live Broadcast Every Day at 7:30 pm ET on our YouTube Channel ]
26:12
July 16, 2020
July 14, 2020: Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Spiritual Warfare] Friends of the Rosary, As it was in the time of the Roman Empire, today darkness mostly runs the world. People opposed to the Lord continue poisoning the minds and hearts of many, trying to turn them from the kingdom of truth, joy, and goodness of the Holy Spirit. In this spiritual warfare, we naturally stand with God’s kingdom of light. To resist the attacks, we hold our most powerful spiritual sword, crafted by Heaven: the Holy Rosary. As we carry our own crosses, we know that much tribulation and suffering awaits us. However, we need to persevere. How? By modeling our lives into the example of Jesus and Mary and embracing the fruits of the mysteries. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Video Podcast Available ]   
27:48
July 15, 2020
July 13, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Third Fatima Apparition]  Friends of the Rosary, Over a century ago, on July 13th, 1917, the Virgin Mary appeared for the third time to the three shepherds of Fatima, in Portugal. Our Lady asked us to sacrifice for sinners, and when doing so, to say this prayer: “O Jesus, this is for love of You, for the conversion of sinners, and in reparation for the sins committed against the Immaculate Heart of Mary.” Immediately after, the Virgin revealed to the children a terrifying vision of hell full of demons and lost souls amid indescribable horrors. To save the souls from hell, Mary assured that “God wishes to establish in the world devotion to my Immaculate Heart.” [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Video Podcast Available ] Resource:   • Read what happened in Fatima, along with details of the three secrets, on the free PDF eBook, “The Rosary, A Gift From Heaven”
28:02
July 14, 2020
July 12, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Meaning of Hail Mary] Friends of the Rosary, When we say properly the Hail Mary, we love, bless, and glorify the Holy Trinity. By each Hail Mary, we give Our Lady the same honor that God gave Her when the Archangel Gabriel greeted Her. The second part of the Hail Mary reveals the words of Saint Elizabeth, inspired by the Holy Spirit. The third part, added in the year 430 in the Council of Ephesus to condemn the Nestorian heresy, presents the Blessed Virgin Mary as the true Mother of God. When we praise Mary, God the Father is glorified, because, as Saint Louis-Marie de Montfort explained, we are honoring the most perfect of His Creatures. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Audio Podcast Available ]
26:53
July 13, 2020
July 11, 2020: Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Immortal Soul] Friends of the Rosary, We spend our lives defending ourselves against assaults on our “body”, that is, diseases, misfortunes, temptations. That’s fine. However, what really matters is our precious, eternal, and immortal soul. There are people in this world who can kill our bodies but cannot kill the soul. And there is the Evil, the enemy of the Spirit, who can destroy both our body and soul, as Jesus warned us. To take care of our soul, a virtue to cultivate is humility. As St Augustine wrote, humility is the foundation of all other virtues. We learn about Humility from the Virgin Mary through her entire holy life and especially in the first mystery of the Annunciation, when She said yes to the Lord, opening the door of hope in human history. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Audio Podcast Available ]
27:50
July 12, 2020
July 10, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Persecution] Friends of the Rosary, In today’s reading of the New Testament, Jesus predicts the persecution of his followers. It’s happening now in many parts of the world. Saint John described in his first letter that “the world lies in the power of the evil one”. We certainly see much wickedness and darkness around us. But we are of God, and “God sent his only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through him.” (1 John 4). Jesus Christ, through His Cross and Resurrection, saved us and set us free. We follow the light of the world, no matter the suffering and difficulties. As Jesus promised, “whoever follows me will not walk in darkness, but will have the light of life”. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org | Audio Podcast Available ]
28:16
July 11, 2020
July 9, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: What the Lord Wants] Friends of the Rosary, In the third Luminous mystery, Jesus Christ proclaims that the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand and calls to conversion. The Lord, reigning with all majesty, is concerned about us. The Virgin Mary told it us many times via her apparitions throughout the last three centuries. In his second letter, Saint Peter reveals to us that the Lord is long-suffering because He “is not willing that any should perish” and “all should come to repentance”. What really matters is then our conversion by turning from the slavery of sin and believing in Jesus Christ crucified and risen from the dead. Can we do that? [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org ] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
27:25
July 10, 2020
July 8, 2020, Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Becoming a Missionary] Friends of the Rosary, When you discover something beautiful you are eager to share it. Similarly, once you fully comprehend certain aspects of the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary you can become a sort of missionary. All of the prophets and saints who experienced a vision of God received a mission in parallel. Jesus explained that “the harvest is abundant but the laborers are few.” The Christian life revolves around two requirements: conversion and mission. Let’s place ourselves under the mantle of the Virgin Mary.   [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
27:28
July 9, 2020
July 7, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Offer the Suffering] Friends of the Rosary, Suffering is part of the human experience. No one is exempt. Everyone brings his own cross. Even Jesus Christ, the Man-God who came to free us from the slavery of sin, experienced a dramatic Passion and Death. For many, suffering leads to atheism and agnosticism, which ultimately results in a deeper pain. For Christians, torments should lead to a closer relationship with Jesus and Mary. How so? When we offer our suffering and sacrifices to Jesus, amazing things happen. St Paul, in his letter to the Colossians, said: “Now I rejoice in my sufferings for your sake”. This is a mystery we all can experience. Let’s pray today the five Sorrowful Mysteries. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
26:52
July 8, 2020
July 6, 2020, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: Why We Pray the Rosary] Friends of the Rosary, Why do we pray the Rosary on a daily basis? We all get challenged by this question. The people around us often do not help with the answer. Many will tell us that we are just praying it in a mechanical, repetitive way... almost fanatically. This answer, along with the fact that we get distracted with many thoughts, may discourage us. Remember what Saint Louis Mary of Montfort, the Saint of the Rosary said:  “Only faith suffices”. To pray the Rosary we just need faith in Jesus and Mary. Here is an answer to the question of why pray the Rosary: because our Lady of Fatima requested it. And we want to be in grace with the Virgin Mary. We need to. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org]   [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
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July 7, 2020
July 5, 2020: Holy Rosary (Glorious Mysteries)
[Comment: Doubts] Friends of the Rosary, We all doubt because we are weak and imperfect. We need we make an effort and leave behind our lack of faith. The apostle St. James the Great wrote in the New Testament that “the one who doubts is like a wave of that sea that is driven and tossed by the wind”. “That person will not receive anything from the Lord”. Friends, we must remain constant on our trials and difficulties. James the Apostle says that the one who perseveres will receive the crown of life. Inspired by this teaching we ask the help and intercession our Our Lady of the Rosary. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
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July 6, 2020
July 4, 2020, Independence Day: Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries)
[Comment: America the Beautiful] Friends of the Rosary, In September of 1987, during his visit to Detroit, Saint John Paul II encouraged America to remain and increasingly become one Nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. John Paul II highlighted that the greatest value of this country is to respect every human person, especially the weakest, the most defenseless ones, and the unborn. As we sing America the Beautiful, we pray that the U.S. continues to be the country that defends life and family all over the world, now that darkness threatens human freedom. We put ourselves under the mantle of Our Lady of Guadalupe, Our Lady of America. Happy Fourth of July! [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
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July 5, 2020
July 3, 2020, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries)
[Comment: Knowing Without Seeing] Friends of the Rosary, Today is the feast of Saint Thomas, the Apostle. Thomas, one of the twelve apostles, required a supernatural sign to believe in the Resurrection of Jesus. The Lord Himself appeared and encouraged everyone to put aside their doubts. Later, by the way, Thomas would be a great evangelizer, going outside the Roman Empire and bringing the good news as far as India. Look, questioning and seeking are our genes; however, relying on our knowledge to our poor vision doesn’t seem smart. The Lord is doing all sorts of things we cannot see, control, and measure. Consider, for example, the mysteries of the Rosary. Our faith enriches our knowledge, and if we are humble enough, and we open to the Holy Spirit, we will understand much of the mysteries, enjoying a better life. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
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July 4, 2020
July 2, 2020, Holy Rosary (Luminous Mysteries)
[Comment: Sinful Lives] Friends of the Rosary, In one of the week’s readings, Jesus drove demons out of two possessed persons. These tormented souls recognized Jesus as the Son of God. They perfectly knew what Jesus meant, and they rejected Him. Likewise, today, many people who present themselves as unbelievers know what Jesus and His Mystical Body, the Catholic Church, means. They defend their sinful lives with twisted arguments and they unite against the true faith. Most of them live under deep pain. It’s our mission to love them, encourage them to end up the offenses to the Lord, repent and convert. We all are sinners, and there is no sin we cannot commit. Along with prayer, we need to find ways to help those troubled people in need. [Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org] [Video Podcast at TheRosaryNetwork.org]
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July 3, 2020