54 Day Rosary Novena – Day 15

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15th Day

On Fridays we meditate on the passion and death of Our Lord. Formerly, Catholics were obliged to obtain from eating meat on all Fridays of the year. When the Bishops of the United States relaxed that observance, it was under the condition that we offer some other form of penance in it’s place. Our whole future depends on Our Lord’s sacrificial offering. It is because of His passion that we are freed from Satan, sin, and death. Meditation on the cross helps us to grow in love. The cross is our power and strength. We were marked with the sign of the cross on the day of our Baptism and we renew this every time we walk into a church dipping our fingers into the font and making the sing over our bodies. We use the sign of the cross when we rise in the morning, and when we go to bed. The cross is our sing of faith, and our hope for the future. Before his conversion the Emperor Constantine saw the cross in the sky with the words in Latin “In hoc signs vinces,” translated “In this sign thou shall conquer.” We shall all conquer in the sign of the cross.

Quotes:

No one, however weak, is denied a share in the victory of the cross. No one is beyond the help of the prayer of Christ. His prayer brought benefit to the multitude that raged against him. How much more does it bring to those who turn to him in repentance. – St. Leo the Great

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 1 Cor 1:18

Whenever anything disagreeable or displeasing happens to you, remember Christ crucified and be silent.- St. John of the Cross

Oh cherished cross! Through thee my most bitter trials are replete with graces! – St. Paul of the Cross

The Glorious 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, full-blown white roses, tinged with the red of the passion, to remind thee of thy glories, fruits of the sufferings of thy Son and thee, each rose 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.
 
For each of the following Mysteries, say: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
The Resurrection – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of faith and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
 
The Ascension – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of hope and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
 
The Descent of the Holy Spirit – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of charity and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
 
The Assumption of Mary – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with Christ and humbly lay this bouquet at thy feet.
 
The Coronation of the Blessed Mother – Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be.
 
Concluding Prayer: I bind these full-blown roses with a petition for the virtue of union with thee 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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