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200 Mysteries

✙ JMJ Rosary Sunday (Our Lady of Victory) This is a special feast for the Dominicans: it even trumps Sunday. That said, I don’t know the readings for today. The Rosary is a compendium of the entire Gospel. In prayer … Continue reading

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Dolorous Mysteries: Quem enim diligit Dominus, castigat.

+JMJ+ Friday is the day on which we traditionally meditate on the Dolorous or Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary. Although I’ve written elsewhere about these as a discussion of addiction – including sexual addiction – I have been struggling with … Continue reading

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A Different Rosary

Watching the Song of Bernadette or the Miracle of Our Lady of Fatima I was often moved by crowds reciting the Rosary. Their whispered earnestness and the passion was carried through the screen: the prayer of the church through the ages. Holy Mary, … Continue reading

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Here is Deep Water

✙ JMJ The Readings for the Memorial of Joachim and Anna, Grandparents of GodThursday in the 16th Week of Ordinary Time (B2) Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 Matthew 13:10-17 Obstupescite, caeli, super hoc : et portae ejus, desolamini vehementer, dicit Dominus. Duo … Continue reading

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Total Consecration to Jesus through Mary

In preparation for the Consecration of the Archdiocese of San Francisco to the Immaculate Heart of Mary, this act of personal piety seems a good thing, indeed, a very good thing. 12 Day Preparation | Total Consecration to Jesus through … Continue reading

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The Luminous Mysteries: the Broken Road

Antiphon: God, bless the broken road that led me straight to you. In your baptism, O Christ, our God, you opened the pathway of initiation for us, into your Mysteries. I thank you for all who have moved me along … Continue reading

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Joyous Mysteries: Addiction

The Angel came to Mary. Most of us won’t ever get there. But our conscience calls out to us. That comes from Latin works meaning “with knowledge” and St Paul says we have the law of God written in our … Continue reading

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Dolorous Mysteries: Addiction

When Christ is praying in the garden he faces the darkness. He knows the reality of sin, the hardness of the world. The fear is real. He is at rock bottom. Everything he thought he had, all that he is, … Continue reading

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The Jesus Psalter

I first heard of the Jesus Psalter reading Monsignor Robert Hugh Benson’s wonderful Come Rack, Come Rope, a love story set in the time of the Elizabethan Pogroms. It was also my first introduction to how those Pogroms were conducted – … Continue reading

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The Rosary: The Transfiguration

In the Mystery of the Transfiguration, God is revealed as he really is: a human man, fully divine, enfleshed, and loving us so dearly. In the Transfiguration the Son of God is revealed as God the Son. There are some … Continue reading

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