Announcement: New Home For The Catholic Me
Greetings Gentle Reader(s)! 🙂
I am in the process of duplicating this site in anticipation of (1) Dying someday and not being around to maintain my ownership of the “thecatholicme.com” domain, (2) Not wanting to pay the fees to maintain the name, even before I die or (3) Not being able to pay the fees or keep up the site before I die and having it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”. (I had thought about just letting it revert back to “rightbill.wordpress.com”, but then I thought, “that just doesn’t seem right, Bill.)
The new URL is “thecatholicme.wordpress.com“, and is up and running as of, well, right now. The only things that would not export over were the links and list of followers, so if you would like to continue following this blog, you might want to re-follow at the new site. I manually moved the links, so they are in tact. And I cleaned up some of them with broken links (no guaranty I got them all :-)).
I will be doing double duty duplicating all of my posts, etc., for awhile (probably at least until my renewal time comes around, anyway), but eventually I hope that everybody will start using the new site and letting this one go. I won’t delete it (especially if I’m dead), but I will stop updating it.
Anyway, I just wanted to let you all know so you’re not shocked to find that nothing new is happening here and I haven’t let you know where to go if you want to continue checking in.
Thanks for hanging in with me this far! 🙂
Ave Maria with Lexi Walker and the Lyceum Philharmonic
Loving Mother, Faithful Wife: A Song For Mary
Tips For Praying The Rosary Every Day
The Litany Of The Blessed Virgin Mary
Come Pray The Rosary is a site that allows you to pray the rosary along with others in the world, or by yourself. It is accompanied by photos of the Holy Land. To join in, click on the photo below or on the link located just below the photo.
The Come Pray The Rosary web site may be intermittently unavailable. However, the following Youtube videos are the same recitation as on the site.
Complete Gregorian Chant Rosary
Links to the Latin translation of the prayers:
Fatima Prayer: O MI IESU, dimitte nobis debita nostra, libera nos ab igne inferni, conduc in caelum omnes animas, praesertim illas quae maxime indigent misericordia tua.
Mission for the Love of God Worldwide
To join in, click on the photo below or on the link located just below the photo.
More Rosary videos…
How to pray the Rosary – Thanks to Danielle for doing this video and the prayers below…
And the prayers…
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; the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into heaven, sits at the right hand of God, the Father Almighty; from thence He shall 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: “The Lord’s Prayer”
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, 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 dead. 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.
The Fatima Prayer:
O my Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of hell, and lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of Your Mercy. 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 toward us; and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus; O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant we beseech you, that while meditating on these mysteries of the most holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain, and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Why the Rosary is Biblical
For a beautiful and complete explanation of the Rosary, including the verses in the Bible where each part of the prayer comes from, see Godwin Delali Adazie’s page: Let’s talk about the Rosary.
Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon ~ Fr Ripperger
A Shorter Introduction To The Rosary
When we pray the Rosary, many, if not most, of us are accustomed to beginning the prayer with the Apostle’s Creed. But did you know that in many parts of the Church the introduction to the rosary does not include the Creed?
It’s true, and, to be honest with you, I didn’t know that either.
I then checked out the
ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE
OF THE SUPREME PONTIFF
JOHN PAUL II
TO THE BISHOPS, CLERGY AND FAITHFUL
ON THE MOST HOLY ROSARY
linked to in the article and found this:
The opening and closing
37.At present, in different parts of the Church, there are many ways to introduce the Rosary. In some places, it is customary to begin with the opening words of Psalm 70: “O God, come to my aid; O Lord, make haste to help me”, as if to nourish in those who are praying a humble awareness of their own insufficiency. In other places, the Rosary begins with the recitation of the Creed, as if to make the profession of faith the basis of the contemplative journey about to be undertaken. These and similar customs, to the extent that they prepare the mind for contemplation, are all equally legitimate. The Rosary is then ended with a prayer for the intentions of the Pope, as if to expand the vision of the one praying to embrace all the needs of the Church. It is precisely in order to encourage this ecclesial dimension of the Rosary that the Church has seen fit to grant indulgences to those who recite it with the required dispositions.
If prayed in this way, the Rosary truly becomes a spiritual itinerary in which Mary acts as Mother, Teacher and Guide, sustaining the faithful by her powerful intercession. Is it any wonder, then, that the soul feels the need, after saying this prayer and experiencing so profoundly the motherhood of Mary, to burst forth in praise of the Blessed Virgin, either in that splendid prayer the Salve Regina or in the Litany of Loreto? This is the crowning moment of an inner journey which has brought the faithful into living contact with the mystery of Christ and his Blessed Mother.