Newsletter for Sunday 2 October 2016

30 Sep

ON PRAYING TO OUR GUARDIAN ANGELS

On 29th October we celebrated the feast of the Archangels, Saints Michael, Gabriel and Raphael. On 2nd October we remember our Guardian Angels. St Bernard begins his reflections on their importance in our lives by quoting Ps 90: ‘God has given his angels charge of you, to guard you in all your ways.’ So, let us pray to our Guardian Angels each day and also teach our children and grandchildren to do the same:

Angel of God, my Guardian dear, to whom God’s love commits me here, ever this day (or night) be at my side, to light and guard, to rule and guide.

Amen.

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ON PRAYING THE ROSARY

The Roman Pontiffs have continuously and consistently stressed the importance of reciting the Rosary every day. Below are some quotations:

Would you like me to tell you a ‘secret’?  It is simple, and after all, is no secret: ‘Pray, pray much. Say the Rosary every day.’ -Pope Saint John Paul II

How beautiful is the family that recites the Rosary in the evening. -Pope Saint John Paul II

Spread the Rosary, the prayer so dear to the Virgin and so esteemed by popes; by it the faithful can best fulfil the command of Christ: ‘ Ask and it shall be given; seek and you shall find; knock and it shall be opened to you.’ (Mt. 7:7). The Rosary puts all who have trust in it into communication with Our Lady. -Pope Paul VI

The Rosary is the most beautiful and the richest of all prayers to the Mediatrix of all grace; it is the prayer that touches most the heart of the Mother of God. Say it each day.-Pope St. Pius X

The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer and the most efficacious means of attaining eternal life. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all our blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying. -Pope Leo XIII

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