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Saturday, October 13, 2012

Fatima, Bl Pope John Paul II, & A Rosary Giveaway



I think one of my favorite Fatima prayers is: Oh My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who have most need of Thy mercy.  It is such a beautiful and simple prayer that speaks to the heart of our human condition: sinners in need of forgiveness and God’s mercy!
I am excited that October is dedicated to the Rosary.  It’s one of my most cherished devotions.  Although my goal is to say it daily sometimes that just doesn’t happen, but it’s getting easier to accomplish this as we have started to say the Rosary together as a family at night.  

The Fatima message was basically: pray for peace and pray the Rosary daily. Bl Pope John Paul II reinforced this message quite often.  He was a great proponent of the Holy Rosary saying in the General Audience of Wednesday, October 16, 2002, Anniversary of the election of Pope John Paul II
It is more necessary than ever that from every part of the earth prayer for peace be made to Him. In this perspective, the Rosary turns out to be the form of prayer most needed. It builds peace because, while it appeals to the grace of God, it sows in the one praying it the seed of good from which we can expect the fruit of justice and solidarity for personal and community life.”
Later on in his APOSTOLIC LETTER Rosarium Virginis Mariae , he proclaimed the Year of the Rosary October 2002-October 2003 and proposed the Mysteries of Light.
I sincerely hope you will take a moment to read or re-read the apostolic letter and pray that you consider this beautiful prayer a staple in your daily life.  


In light of today being the 95th anniversary of the last apparition at Fatima and in honor of Bl Pope John Paul II, I’m offering a giveaway for a beautiful rosary with a Fatima centerpiece & a papal crucifix along with an illuminated calligraphy card of the Luminous Mysteries.

Rosary Giveaway
To be entered please leave a comment on this post telling me your favorite Luminous Mystery.

The giveaway will be open to entries until midnight on October 21st and then a random drawing of entrants will take place the morning of October 22nd. 

Have a blessed day!

4 comments:

  1. One way to get more entrants is to network with other Catholic blogs. I'd like to invite you to join Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival. We are a group of Catholic bloggers who gather weekly to share posts with each other. This week's host post is at http://rannthisthat.blogspot.com/2012/10/sunday-snippets-catholic-carnival_13.html

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  2. Hi Aleesa,
    My favorite Luminous Mystery is "The Proclamation of the Kingdom" where Jesus teaches us in laymen's terms what his Kingdom is like so we can try to understand it.
    Love,
    Aunt Jackie

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    1. Well Aunt Jackie you are the only one that entered!

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    2. Thank you, Aleesa! What a beautiful rosary and artwork you did with listing the Luminous Mysteries! I will cherish them both as keepsakes. You are quite the talented lady.
      Love,
      Aunt Jackie

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