must live clean lives – live the Ten Commandments. They are
not impossible to live up to as some of you seem
to think. God does
not make laws that are impossible.
“Don’t hide and do evil things in the
darkness of the basement,
then come up and pretend to your neighbors that
you are holy. You
must keep the Commandments of God. God would
not have given them to
you, if you could not keep them. You can, and
“You children of God who are sick and
crippled, you must pray
with your hearts; have wholehearted faith and
you will be helped. You
must not only try to pray, but you must pray the
Rosary daily, do
penance, make sacrifices daily to convert
Russia. You must pray
yourself. Get on your knees and pray hard
yourself, and you will be
MEDITATIONS ON THE MYSTERIES
OF THE ROSARY
FIRST JOYFUL MYSTERY, “The Annunciation”
The Angel Gabriel announces to the Virgin Mary that
God wishes Her to become the Mother of His Son. Mary obeys with
humility and joy.
Ask for an increase in the Virtue of Humility.
SECOND JOYFUL MYSTERY, “The Visitation”
Mary visits St. Elizabeth, who is to be the Mother of St.
John the Baptist. She remains and
assists Elizabeth lovingly for three months.
Ask for an increase in the Virtue of Charity.
THIRD JOYFUL MYSTERY, “The Nativity”
Jesus Christ, The Son of God, is born in a stable.
His mother places Him in a manger.
He is visited by the Shepherds and Wise Men.
Ask to better understand the true value of spiritual
things; the shortness of time, the length of eternity and the greatness of
FOURTH JOYFUL MYSTERY, “The Presentation”
In obedience to the law of Moses, Mary and Joseph
take the Infant Jesus to the Temple at Jerusalem to present Him to His Heavenly
Ask to better understand and appreciate the privilege we
now have to receive each day, Our Lord Himself, into our very hearts and souls
in Holy Communion.
FIFTH JOYFUL MYSTERY, “The Finding of the Christ Child in the
Having lost Jesus, Mary and Joseph seek Him.
After three days they find Him in the Temple talking with
the learned men.
Ask for the grace never to separate ourselves from
Our Lord through sin.
FIRST SORROWFUL MYSTERY, “The
Agony in the Garden”Jesus prays in the Garden of
The vision of the sins of the world, for which he was to
make atonement thru His Suffering and Death on the cross caused Him so anguish
much and grief that He sweat blood. Ask for the
grace to never commit serious sin.
SECOND SORROWFUL MYSTERY,
“The Scourging at the Pillar”
Our Lord Jesus Christ is stripped and scourged,
leaving scarcely a place to put a pin that was not bruised, torn and bleeding.
Ask for the grace to avoid sins of the flesh.
Our Lady of Fatima said, “More souls go to hell for the
sins of the flesh than all the other sins.”
THIRD SORROWFUL MYSTERY,
“The Crowning with
A crown of
thorns is pressed into the head of Jesus. His eyes are
filled with tears and
His executioners mock and spit upon Him.
Pope Pius XII
stated, “You live in a world that attacks your faith and purity in a thousand
You must fight vigorously against a hostile world
penetrated by paganism.”
Ask for the grace to guard against all dangers to
FOURTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY,
“The Carrying of the Cross”
Jesus walks the road to Calvary, weighed down by the
heavy cross and the sins of the world. Mary suffers
with Him and tries to console Him. Ask for the grace to
accept trials and persecution, to carry your cross with patience and resignation
to God’s will.
FIFTH SORROWFUL MYSTERY,
Jesus hangs in agony for three hours on the Cross.
Ask to better understand and appreciate the great gift we
have in the Mass, as it is the Walk to Calvary and the Suffering and Death of
Our Lord on the Cross.
FIRST GLORIOUS MYSTERY,
Jesus rises from the dead, glorious and immortal, on Easter Sunday.
He conquers death and opens the gates of heaven.
Ask that we may always be mindful that living for and with
Christ here on earth will merit for us the grace to rise gloriously and to be
with Him in Heaven for all eternity.
SECOND GLORIOUS MYSTERY,
Forty days after His Resurrection, Jesus ascends, in the presence of His Mother
and His disciples, into Heaven. Before His
Ascension Our Lord promised to send the Holy Ghost, the Spirit of Truth, to
Let us ask the Blessed Mother to intercede with Her Divine
Son, to send the Holy Ghost to guide our Country and our Church in the severe
THIRD GLORIOUS MYSTERY, “The Descent of the Holy Ghost”
Ten days after the Ascension, the Holy Ghost descends in tongues of fire upon
Mary and the Apostles.
Let us beg The Holy Ghost to give us full knowledge
of the requests of Our Holy Mother, confident that carrying them out to the best
of our ability we will assist Her to obtain the Peace the World is seeking.
The “Peace” that Her Divine Son alone can give.
FOURTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY, “The Assumption”
The apostles go to the tomb of the Blessed Mother. They find it
filled with flowers.
The angels had taken Their Queen to Heaven.
Let us ask for the grace of final perseverance.
FIFTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY, “The Crowning of Mary”The entire Court of
Heaven, in all its Majesty and Splendor, is present to take part in Mary’s
Glorious Crowning by Her Divine Son. She now reigns
as Queen of Heaven and Earth, the Rosary and Peace. Let us live so
we may join the Heavenly Court to sing the praises of Her Divine Son for all