November 11, 1997
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New Ways to Pray the Rosary
Mary Shines Out Radiantly in the Five New Blesseds
Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo
Treasures Found Among the Many at the Marian Library
Below are two new publications on the Rosary devotion:
The Advent season is the auspicious moment to reflect on salvation history -- and what that means in the reader's life. Nine themes begin with Genesis Mysteries, include Early-Prophetic Mysteries [references to Immanuael, the Suffering Servant, etc] and Late-Prophetic Mysteries [references to the New Covenant, the coming of theLord, etc], the Nativity, and Parousia Mysteries. The Appendix provides the traditional prayers and Rosary form. The scriptural references offers opportunity for many people to become familiar with the Bible. 136 pages, soft-cover, pocket-sized, $6.95 plus $3;.95 s/h.
Ask at your local bookstore, or write to Our Sunday Visitor, 200 Noll Plaza; Huntington IN 46750. 800/348-2440. Fax 219/356-8472.
The Rosary prayer on this CD (also available on cassette) is enhanced with newly composed background music during the praying of the rosary. The meditations on the mysteries were written by Fr. Joseph Kentenich, a priest in the Dachau Concentration Camp, 1942-1945. The mysteries follow the traditional pattern of fifteen decades and are reflections based on Sacred Scripture.
The CDs or cassettes can be obtained by writing to: Bookstore, International Schoenstatt Center / W284 N698 Cherry Lane / Waukesha, WI 53188, or Telephone: 608 223 0892 / Fax: 608 222 0430.
Together with the new blesseds, let us now turn our minds to the Blessed Virgin, Queen of all saints. Devotion to Mary shines out eloquently in these brothers and sisters, raised to the glory of the altars. They loved and venerated Our Lady with childlike affection. They turned to her throughout their lives, and especially in times of difficulty and trial, entrusting themselves and their activities to her motherly hands and heart.The "Blesseds" are:
May the Blessed Virgin...help us respond readily and faithfully to the vocation God addresses to each one of us, according to the diversity of gifts and charisms.
|Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage,
The newsletter of the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Mary's Shrine, Volume 58, Fall/Winter 1997-98, included an article about the Solemn Dedication of the Oratory of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage, Antipolo at the National Shrine. The prayer chapel was dedicated on June 7,
|1997. The new shrine is located in the northeast corner of the Crypt Church. The new place of prayer represents over 300 years of devotion to Mary for the Filippino peoples.|
The the pictuure shows Cardinal James Hickey blessing the statue of Our Lady of Peace and Good Voyage at the National Shrine in Washington.
The most prominent feature of the Oratory is an antique replica image of Our Lady of Antipolo, given by Socorro and Pacita Mota of the Philippines. The procession of the image from the Philippines to the National Shrine was initiated at the conclusion of the 1995 International World Youth Day in Manila at which Pope John Paul II presided. Following a farewell mass at Cardinal Jamie Sin's residence, the statue was accompanied by a delegation associated with the Antipolo Shrine Project across the Pacific and, once in the United States, it made numerous visites to parishes throughout the country during its celebrated pilgrimage to the National Shrine. The blue mosaic tiled wall behind the statue of Our Lady of Antipolo is a reference to the perilous journeys of Spanish galleons during the sixteenth century who successfully completed voyages across the Pacific to Mexico while carrying the Antipolo madonna.
In establishing the Oratory of Our Lady of Antipolo, the Filippino people have made a significant contribution to the ministry of the National Shrine and provided a lasting testament fo their unique capacity to enliven the small and large concerns of everyday life with their deep and vibrant faith.
The Marian Library is a place of study and research. It is also a treasure trove of the old and the new of all things Marian. Often, researchers look for the heritage of their peoples and expressions of their culture. One of the staff recently noted, "But this is also a place to search for prayer!" We share with you one poem-prayer that was discovered among the many:
An Irish Emigrant's Reverie|
The fire upon the hearth is low,
somehow with the little prayer
O for an hour in that dear place.
Source: Mary in Song and in Prayer
Source: Gospel Prayers by C. Singer;
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