Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:
November 22, A.D. 2002
A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:
Recently, our Holy Father, John Paul II wrote an apostolic letter called
'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', The Rosary of the Virgin Mary. Today's Gospel
brings to mind that the Rosary is a prayer that we often participate in with
others, after Mass. Coast to coast, worldwide, wherever you go, small Church
or large Cathedral, we find the faithful devoted to praying the Rosary.
Mary, our Blessed Mother, an incomparable model of contemplation, lived with
her eyes fixed on Christ, treasuring His every word. "She kept all these
things, pondering them in her heart." (Luke 2:19)
The new 'Mysteries of Light' or the 'Luminous Mysteries' provide us with a
way to carry out the command of Jesus who says "my house will be a house of
prayer." Focusing on five significant moments of Christ's life: 1) his
Baptism in the Jordan, 2) his self-manifestation at the Wedding of Cana, 3)
his proclamation of the Kingdom of God with his call to conversion, 4) his
Transfiguration, and 5) by the institution of the Eucharist as the
Sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery, we are joined again with
Mary, our blessed Mother, as we ponder in our hearts all that Jesus has done
for us. The blessed rosary of Mary, sweet chain linking us to God allows us
to make our home in his heart any time of the day or the night.
Allow us O Lord, to pray always;
be with us every day to comfort us.
Fill us with your peace and joy
and empower us to be your witnesses.
- Deacon Bill Powers (firstname.lastname@example.org)
St. Cecilia, virgin, martyr
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