«The only thing secular is sin.»
– Robert Hugh Benson
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Seduxisti me Domine et seductus sum.
I who have written this story, or rather this fable, give no credence to the various incidents related in it. For some things in it are the deceptions of demons, other poetic figments; some are probable, others improbable; while still others are intended for the delectation of foolish men.
(Closing lines of the Táin Bó Cúalnge)
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Category Archives: rosary
The Proclamation of the Kingdom is a special mystery because it involves not only Christ and it is not limited in time or space. Anywhere the preaching of Christ is embodied in the world the Kingdom is taking place. Of … Continue reading
My most sincere apologies for the lateness of this post – it should have happened on Sunday! This mystery is about the Wedding at Cana: given all the hoopla currently around marriage, I think is a mystery for us all … Continue reading
In the East this event is commemorated on 6 January, which feast is called the Theophany, or manifestation of God. In the West the Baptism of Our Lord is commemorated on 13 January: the Octave Day of Epiphany, which feast … Continue reading
To the standard 15 Decades of the Rosary, Pope John Paul II suggested another 5, the Mysteries of Light or the Luminous Mysteries. He did this in his letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae on 16 October 2002. Whilst these have been accepted … Continue reading
When praying the Rosary, it is traditional to do one set of five mysteries (eg, The Joyous Mysteries) – also known as five decades – at a time, although another pious practice is to do three Mysteries a day as … Continue reading
Our Lady’s coronation by her divine Son as Queen of Heaven is, in fact, the second coronation in the Rosary: the first being that of her Son, himself, by the Romans; but where the Virgin receives a crown of twelve … Continue reading
Here, at last, is one place where the Romans and the Orthodox might differ in the Rosary – although as recently as the middle of the last century this was not so. When I was a freshman in High School … Continue reading
Our Lord’s Ascension is the first evidence that the “key has changed” as I noted in the last mystery: the Eastern liturgical texts speak of how amazed the Angels are at seeing one of our race of men entering into the … Continue reading
The Glorious Mysteries are the key to the entire Rosary: The Resurrection of Our Lord The Ascension of our Lord The Coming of the Holy Ghost at Pentecost The Assumption of Our Lady The Coronation of Our Lady The rest … Continue reading