54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 10

Day 10

The sunrise has always been the Christian symbol of the resurrection and second coming of Christ. It is called the ad orientem. The common direction of prayer for virtually all of the Church’s liturgical tradition. During the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, we go to the Lord who comes to us. But all of our prayers are about going to the Lord, and looking for His coming to us. It is a longing and a sign of hope that we await His final coming at the consumption of the world. We do not just lip some words. “This Jesus, who was taken up from you into heaven, will come in the same way as you saw him go into heaven” (Acts 1:11). So we wait, we hope, and we long for the Lord. The Virgin Mary spent her life in longing and waiting. She longed for His incarnation, when the Word became flesh in her Immaculate womb. Our Lady also waited for His public revelation, when He would make Himself know to all as the Savior of the world. The Virgin also waited after His death and resurrection for Him to come and take her to the Father’s house. If was a joyful waiting, full of hope in the promise. So we also wait, hope, long and pray for the Lord to come to us. Maranatha! Come Lord Jesus.

Quotes:

“Advent is here. What a marvellous time in which to renew your desire, your nostalgia, your real longing for Christ to come — for him to come every day to your soul in the Eucharist. The Church encourages us: Ecce veniet! — He is about to arrive!” – St. Josemaria Escriva

“If I find in myself a desire which no experience in the world can satisfy, the most probable explanation is that I was made for another world.” – C.S. Lewis

“Our hearts were made for You, O Lord, and they are restless until they rest in you.” – St. Augustine

“Let us go forward in peace, our eyes upon heaven, the only one goal of our labors.” – St. Therese of Lisieux

Musical Inspiration:

Palestrina – Missa Papæ Marcelli – II. Gloria

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

Prayer before the recitation: Sign of the cross. Hail Mary.

In petition (first 27 days): Hail, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, my Mother Mary, hail! At thy feet I humbly kneel to offer thee a Crown of Roses, snow white buds to remind thee of thy joys, each bud recalling to thee a holy mystery, each 10 bound together with my petition for a particular grace. O Holy Queen, dispenser of God’s graces, and Mother of all who invoke thee, thou canst not look upon my gift and fail to see its binding. As thou receivest my gift, so wilt thou receive my petition; from thy bounty thou wilt give me the favor I so earnestly and trustingly seek. I despair of nothing that I ask of thee. Show thyself my Mother!

Say: The Apostles’ Creed, Our Father, 3 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

The Annunciation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of humility and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Visitation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Nativity – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of detachment from the world and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

The Presentation – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of purity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.

Concluding Prayer: I bind these snow-white buds with a petition for the virtue of obedience to the will of God and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.

Say: The Hail Holy Queen.

In petition (first 27 days): Sweet Mother Mary, I offer thee this spiritual communion to bind my bouquets in a wreath to place upon thy brow. O my Mother! Look with favor upon my gift, and in thy love obtain for me (specify request). Hail Mary …

Intentions:

For the spiritual and temporal needs of Holy Ghost Parish, and the personal intentions of all praying this novena. (Add your own personal intentions.)

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