Saturday, May 13, 2017

The One Hundred Year Anniversary - Our Blessed Mother Mary and the Three Shepherd Children from Fatima, Portugal

Hello out there! I actually sat down today and put pen to paper and wrote out my
story the old fashioned way. The only problem is.......I will have to type it out for
y'all tomorrow!
I wanted to share something really quick with y'all before the day is over.
Today is the one hundred year anniversary of when the three shepherd children
saw the Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal. The following is what was in our local
newspaper under the, "Today in history" -
1917: "Three shepherd children, Lucia de Jesus dos Santos and two of her cousins,
Jacinta and Francisco Marto, reported seeing a vision of the Virgin Mary near
Fatima, Potugal; it was the first of six such apparitions that the children claimed to
have witnessed." (San Angelo Standard-Times)

In honor of this very special anniversary - I am going to post the Joyful Mysteries
of the Rosary with the pro-life intentions added.
 It doesn't matter whether you are Catholic or not, the scripture is from the Bible,
 and the intentions that follows are pro-life, as Christians, this is for us all.
Whoever wrote the intentions for the Pro-Life Rosary sure put their heart into it.

First Joyful Mystery
The Annunciation

Luke 1:28
And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace,
the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women."

Mary is troubled by the angel's greeting, yet rejoices to do God's will.
 Let us pray that those who are troubled by their pregnancy may have
 the grace to trust in God's will.

Second Joyful Mystery
The Visitation

Luke 1:41-42
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice:
"Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb."

John the Baptist leapt for joy in his mother's womb. We pray that people
may realize that abortion is not about children who "might" come into the
world, but is about children who are already in the world, living and growing
in the womb, and are scheduled to be killed.

Third Joyful Mystery
The Birth Of Jesus

Luke 2:7
She gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes
 and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place
 where travelers lodged.

God Himself was born as a child. The greatness of a person does not depend
on size, for the newborn King is very small. Let us pray for an end to prejudice 
against the tiny babies threatened by abortion.

Fourth Joyful Mystery
The Presentation

Luke 2:22-23
When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses,
 the couple brought Him up to Jerusalem so that He could be presented
to the Lord, for it is written in the law of the Lord, "Every first-born male
 shall be consecrated to the Lord."

The Child is presented in the Temple because the Child belongs to God.
Children are not the property of their parents, nor of the government.
They - and we - belong to God Himself.

Fifth Joyful Mystery
Finding The Child Jesus in The Temple

Luke 2:46
On the third day they came upon Him in the temple sitting in the midst of the
 teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.

The boy Jesus was filled with wisdom, because He is God. Let us pray that
 all people  may see the wisdom of His teachings about the dignity of life,
and may understand that this teaching is not an opinion, but the truth. 

As a Catholic, I pray one "Our Father", "Ten Hail Marys", one
"Glory be to the Father", and one "O My Jesus" prayer after each intention.
 For the Pro-Life Rosary we add "Jesus, protect and save the unborn."
The "Hail, Holy Queen" prayer is prayed at the very end and then make
the "Sign of the Cross."

The following are a list of the prayers:
The Sign of the CrossIn the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
The Apostles' Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth, and in
Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,
born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died,
and was buried; he descended into hell; on the third day he rose again from
the dead; he ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the
Father almighty; from there he will come to judge the living and the dead.
I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints,
the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.
Our Father
Our Father, who art in heaven; hallowed be Thy name; Thy kingdom come;
Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread;
and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us, and
lead us not into temptation; but deliver us from evil. Amen.
Hail Mary
Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women,
and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus. Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for
us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.
Glory Be To The Father
Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit;
as it was in the beginning, is now, and ever shall be, world without end. Amen.
Hail, Holy Queen
Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope,
to thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; to thee do we send up our
sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears; turn, then, most gracious
Advocate, thine eyes of mercy towards us, and after this, our exile, show unto us
the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God, that we may be made worthy of the promises
of Christ.

                                                                Blessings to you and yours!
                                                                                Bye for now, Sharla

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