Thursday, April 17, 2014

Stations of the Cross

Stations of the Cross

Opening 

Galatians 2:20
I am crucified with Christ: 
nevertheless I live;
 yet not I,
 but Christ liveth in me: 
and the life which I now live 
in the flesh 
I live by the faith of the Son of God, 
who loved me, 
and gave himself for me.


Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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1st Station: 

Jesus is before Pilate

O Jesus!
 so meek and uncomplaining,
teach me resignation in trials.

Matthew 27:2
And when they 
had bound him, 
they led him away, a
nd delivered him 
to Pontius Pilate the governor.

Matthew 27:16-22

16 And they had 
then a notable prisoner, 
called Barabbas.

17 Therefore when they 
were gathered together, 
Pilate said unto them, 
Whom will ye 
that I release unto you? 
Barabbas, or Jesus 
which is called Christ?...
21 … They said, Barabbas.
22 Pilate saith unto them,
 What shall I do then 
with Jesus called Christ? 
They all say unto him,
 Let him be crucified.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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2nd Station: 

Jesus carries His cross

My Jesus, 
this Cross should be mine, 
not Thine; 
my sins crucified Thee.

Matthew 27:31
31 And after that they had mocked him,
 they took the robe off from him, 
and put his own raiment on him, 
and led him away 
to crucify him.

John 19:17
17 And he bearing his cross 
went forth into a place 
called the place of a skull, 
which is called in the Hebrew
 Golgotha:



Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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3rd Station:

 Jesus falls the first time

O Jesus! 
by this first fall, 
never let me fall 
into mortal sin.

Psalm 22:14
14 I am poured out like water, 
and all my bones are out of joint: 
my heart is like wax; 
it is melted in the midst of my bowels.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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4th Station: 

Jesus meets his mother

O Jesus!
may no human tie,
however dear,
 keep me from following
 the road of the Cross.

Luke 2:34-35
34 And Simeon blessed them,
 and said unto Mary his mother, 
Behold, this child is set 
for the fall and rising again
 of many in Israel; 
and for a sign which 
shall be spoken against;
35 (Yea, a sword shall pierce
 through thy own soul also,) 
that the thoughts of many
 hearts may be revealed.

Let us pray:

Through her Heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Lo! the piercing sword had passed. 

O how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother, highly blessed,
Of the Sole-Begotten One. 

Mournful, with Heart's prostration,
Mother meek, the bitter Passion
Saw She of Her glorious Son. 

Who on Christ's dear Mother gazing,
In Her trouble so amazing,
Born of woman, would not weep?

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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5th Station: 

Simon of Cyrene 

helps Jesus to carry his cross

Oh Jesus, 
You said, "take up thy cross
and follow me"
Grant that I 
may with patience 
suffer all for Thee.

Matthew 27:32
And as they came out,
 they found a man of Cyrene, 
Simon by name: 
him they compelled
 to bear his cross.

Mark 10:21
Then Jesus beholding him
 loved him,
 and said unto him, 
One thing thou laciest: 
go thy way, 
sell whatsoever thou hast,
 and give to the poor,
 and thou shalt have treasure
 in heaven: 
and come,
 take up the cross,
 and follow me.

Let us pray,

St. Simeon,
The Lord, opened your eyes
and heart and gave you a share
in his cross.
Pray for us to God,
that we may also
be raised to 
eternal life.
Through Jesus Christ
Our Lord.
Amen.

We adore Thee,  O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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6th Station: 

Veronica wipes 

the face of Jesus

O Jesus! 
Thou didst imprint 
Thy sacred features 
upon Veronica's veil; 
stamp them also 
indelibly upon my heart.

Psalams 22
11 Be not far from me; 
for trouble is near; 
for there is none to help.

Isaiah 53
2 ... he hath no form 
nor comeliness; 
and when we shall see him,
 there is no beauty that 
we should desire him.

Proverbs 7:15
Therefore came I forth to meet thee, 
diligently to seek thy face, 
and I have found thee.

Let us pray:

St. Veronica, 
you gave Christ a towel 
on His way to Cavalry 
which He used to wipe 
the Precious Blood from His Holy Face.
 In return for this great act of kindness 
He left you His most Holy image on the towel. 
Pray for us to Our Lord 
that His Holy Face 
may be imprinted on our hearts
 so that we may be always mindful
 of the Passion and Death 
of Our lord Jesus Christ,
through the same Christ our Lord,
Amen. 

We adore Thee,  O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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7th Station: 

Jesus falls the second time


By Thy second fall,
 preserve me, 
dear Lord, 
from relapse into sin.

Psalm 22
12 Many bulls 
have compassed me: 
strong bulls of Bashan
 have beset me round.
13 They gaped upon me 
with their mouths, 
as a ravening
 and a roaring lion.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


*********************

8th Station:

 Jesus consoles 

the women of Jerusalem

My greatest consolation
would be to hear Thee say:
"Many sins are forgiven thee,
because thou hast loved much."

Luke 23
27 And there followed him 
a great company of people, 
and of women, 
which also bewailed 
and lamented him.
28 But Jesus turning unto them said, 
Daughters of Jerusalem, 
weep not for me, 
but weep for yourselves, 
and for your children.
29 For, behold, the days are coming,
 in the which they shall say, 
Blessed are the barren, 
and the wombs that never bare, 
and the paps which never gave suck.
30 Then shall they begin to say 
to the mountains,
 Fall on us; 
and to the hills, 
Cover us.

Luke 19
41 And when he was come near, 
he beheld the city, 
and wept over it,
42 Saying, If thou hadst known, 
even thou, at least in this thy day, 
the things which belong unto thy peace!
 but now they are hid from thine eyes.
43 For the days shall come upon thee, 
that thine enemies
 shall cast a trench about thee, 
and compass thee round, 
and keep thee in on every side,
44 And shall lay thee
 even with the ground, 
and thy children within thee; 
and they shall not leave in thee 
one stone upon another;
 because thou knewest not 
the time of thy visitation.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


*********************

9th Station: 

Jesus falls a third time

O Jesus! 
when weary 
upon life's long journey,
 be Thou my strength 
and my perseverance.

Psalms 22
19 But be not thou far from me, 
O Lord: O my strength, 
haste thee to help me.
20 Deliver my soul 
from the sword; 
my darling 
from the power of the dog.
21 Save me from the lion's mouth: 
for thou hast heard me
 from the horns of the unicorns.
22 I will declare thy name
 unto my brethren: 
in the midst of the congregation
 will I praise thee.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


*********************

10th Station

Jesus Stripped of His Garments

My soul has been robbed 
of its robe of innocence; 
clothe me, dear Jesus, 
with the garb 
of penance and contrition.

Psalm 21 (Douay Rheims)

They have dug my hands and feet. 
[18] They have numbered all my bones. 
And they have looked and stared upon me. 
[19] They parted my garments amongst them; 
and upon my vesture they cast lots.

Matthew 27:35
And they crucified him,
 and parted his garments,
 casting lots:
 that it might be fulfilled 
which was spoken by the prophet, 
They parted my garments among them, 
and upon my vesture did they cast lots.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


*********************

11th Station
Jesus Nailed to the Cross

Thou didst forgive Thy enemies;
 my God, teach me to forgive
as you do

Psalm 22
16 For dogs have compassed me:
 the assembly of the wicked have inclosed me:
 they pierced my hands and my feet.

Mark 15:25
And it was the third hour, 
and they crucified him.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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12th Station
Jesus Dies on the Cross

Thou art dying, my Jesus,
 but Thy Sacred Heart 
still throbs with love
 for Thy sinful children.

Luke 23
34 Then said Jesus, 
Father, forgive them; 
for they know not 
what they do…..
44 And it was about the sixth hour, 
and there was a darkness 
over all the earth 
until the ninth hour.
45 And the sun was darkened, 
and the veil of the temple
 was rent in the midst.
46 And when Jesus
 had cried with a loud voice, 
he said, Father, 
into thy hands
 I commend my spirit: 
and having said thus, 
he gave up the ghost.

Let us pray,

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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Thirteenth Station
Jesus Taken Down from the Cross

Receive me into thy arms, 
O Sorrowful Mother; 
and obtain for me 
perfect contrition for my sins.

Luke 23
50 And, behold, 
there was a man named Joseph, 
a counsellor; 
and he was a good man, and a just:
51 (The same 
had not consented to the counsel a
nd deed of them;) 
he was of Arimathaea,
 a city of the Jews: 
who also himself 
waited for the kingdom of God.
52 This man went unto Pilate,
 and begged the body of Jesus.
53 And he took it down, 
and wrapped it in linen, 
and laid it in a sepulcher 
that was hewn in stone, 
wherein never man before was laid.

Let us pray,

Merciful God, 
whose servant Joseph of Arimathea, 
with reverence and godly fear, 
prepared the body of our Lord and Savior
 for burial and laid it in his own tomb: 
grant to us, your faithful people, 
grace and courage
 to love and serve Jesus 
with sincere devotion 
all the days of our life.
Amen.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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Fourteenth Station
Jesus Laid in the Sepulchre

When I receive Thee
 into my heart in Holy Communion,
 O Jesus, 
make it a fit abiding place 
for Thy adorable Body. 
Amen.

John 19
39 And there came also Nicodemus, 
which at the first came to Jesus by night, 
and brought a mixture 
of myrrh and aloes, 
about an hundred pound weight.
40 Then took they the body of Jesus, 
and wound it in linen clothes 
with the spices, 
as the manner of the Jews is to bury.
41 Now in the place 
where he was crucified
 there was a garden; 
and in the garden a new sepulcher,
 wherein was never man yet laid.
42 There laid they Jesus 
therefore because of the Jews' preparation day; 
for the sepulchre was nigh at hand.

Let us pray:

Merciful God,
whose servant Nicodemus
was a secret disciple of Christ,
meeting him by night
 to avoid the wrath
of the other members of the Sanhedrin,
and eventually spoke out to that body
to remind them that Jesus
 had a right to a hearing
and with reverence and godly fear
prepared the body of our Lord
and Savior for burial:
 Grant to us, your faithful people,
grace and courage to love
 and serve Jesus with sincere devotion
 all the days of our life;
 through Jesus Christ our Lord,
who lives and reigns with you
 and the Holy Ghost,
one God, for ever and ever.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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15th Station
The Resurrection

Matthew 28

28 In the end of the sabbath,
as it began to dawn
 toward the first day of the week,
came Mary Magdalene
and the other Mary
 to see the sepulchre.
2 And, behold,
there was a great earthquake:
for the angel of the Lord
descended from heaven,
 and came and rolled back the stone
 from the door,
 and sat upon it.
3 His countenance was like lightning,
and his raiment white as snow:
4 And for fear of him
 the keepers did shake,
and became as dead men.
5 And the angel answered
and said unto the women,
Fear not ye: for I know that ye seek Jesus,
which was crucified.
6 He is not here:
for he is risen, as he said.
Come, see the place where the Lord lay.
7 And go quickly,
 and tell his disciples that he is risen from the dead;
and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee;
 there shall ye see him: lo, I have told you.

1 Corinthians 15
12 Now if Christ be preached
 that he rose from the dead,
how say some among you
that there is no resurrection of the dead?
13 But if there be no resurrection of the dead,
then is Christ not risen:

14 And if Christ be not risen,
 then is our preaching vain,
and your faith is also vain.

15 Yea, and we are found false witnesses of God;
 because we have testified of God
 that he raised up Christ:
whom he raised not up,
 if so be that the dead rise not.

16 For if the dead rise not,
then is not Christ raised:

17 And if Christ be not raised,
your faith is vain;
ye are yet in your sins.

18 Then they also
which are fallen asleep in Christ
are perished.
19 If in this life only
we have hope in Christ,
we are of all men most miserable.

20 But now is Christ risen from the dead,
and become the firstfruits of them that slept.

21 For since by man came death,
 by man came also the resurrection of the dead….

55 O death, where is thy sting?
 O grave, where is thy victory?
56 The sting of death is sin;
and the strength of sin is the law.
57 But thanks be to God,
which giveth us the victory through
 our Lord Jesus Christ.

We adore Thee, O Christ, and praise Thee.
Because by Thy cross and resurrection
Thou hast redeemed the world.


Our Father, 


Hail Mary


Glory Be


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To end:

Stabat Mater

At the Cross her station keeping
Stood the mournful Mother weeping,
Close to Jesus to the last. 

Through her Heart, His sorrow sharing,
All His bitter anguish bearing,
Lo! the piercing sword had passed. 

O how sad and sore distressed
Was that Mother, highly blessed,
Of the Sole-Begotten One. 

Mournful, with Heart's prostration,
Mother meek, the bitter Passion
Saw She of Her glorious Son. 

Who on Christ's dear Mother gazing,
In Her trouble so amazing,
Born of woman, would not weep? 

Who on Christ's dear Mother thinking,
Such a cup of sorrow drinking,
Would not share Her sorrow deep? 

For His people's sins rejected,
Saw Her Jesus unprotected.
Saw with thorns, with scourges rent. 

Saw Her Son from judgement taken,
Her Beloved in death forsaken,
Till His Spirit forth He sent.

Fount of love and holy sorrow,
Mother, may my spirit borrow
Somewhat of your woe profound. 

Unto Christ with pure emotion,
Raise my contrite heart's devotion,
To read love in every wound. 

Those Five Wounds on Jesus smitten,
Mother! in my heart be written,
Deep as in your own they be. 

You, your Saviour's Cross did bare,
You, your Son's rebuke did share.
Let me share them both with Thee. 

In the Passion of my Maker,
Be my sinful soul partaker,
Weep 'til death and weep with you. 

Mine with you be that sad station,
There to watch the great salvation,
Wrought upon the atoning Tree. 

Virgin, you of virgins fairest,
May the bitter woe Thou bearest
Make on me impression deep. 

Thus Christ's dying may I carry,
With Him in His Passion tarry,
And His Wounds in memory keep. 

May His Wound both wound and heal me,
He enkindle, cleanse, strengthen me,
By His Cross my hope and stay. 

May He, when the mountains quiver,
From that flame which burns forever,
Shield me on the Judgement Day. 

Jesus, may Your Cross defend me,
And Your Mother's prayer befriend me;
Let me die in Your embrace. 

When to dust my dust returns,
Grant a soul, that to You yearns,
In Your paradise a place.

Amen.

Mary, Mother of Mercy, Pray for us!

Journey Home - 9th Deep in History

Douay Genesis 27


Book Of Genesis  Chapter 27

Jacob, by him mother's counsel, obtaineth his father's blessing instead of Esau. And by her is advised to fly to his uncle Laban.

[1] Now Isaac was old, and his eyes were dim, and he could not see: and he called Esau, his elder son, and said to him: My son? And he answered: Here I am. [2] And his father said to him: Thou seest that I am old, and know not the day of my death. [3] Take thy arms, thy quiver, and bow, and go abroad: and when thou hast taken some thing by hunting, [4] Make me savoury meat thereof, as thou knowest I like, and bring it, that I may eat: and my soul may bless thee before I die. [5] And when Rebecca had heard this, and he was gone into the field to fulfill his father' s commandment,

[6] She said to her son Jacob: I heard thy father talking with Esau thy brother, and saying to him: [7] Bring me of thy hunting, and make me meats that I may eat, and bless thee in the sight of the Lord, before I die. [8] Now, therefore, my son, follow my counsel: [9] And go thy way to the flock, bring me two kids of the best, that I may make of them meat for thy father, such as he gladly eateth: [10] Which when thou hast brought in, and he hath eaten, he may bless thee before he die.

[11] And he answered her: Thou knowest that Esau my brother is a hairy man, and I am smooth. [12] If my father shall feel me, and perceive it, I fear lest he will think I would have mocked him, and I shall bring upon me a curse instead of a blessing. [13] And his mother said to him: Upon me be this curse, my son: only hear thou my voice, and go, fetch me the things which I have said. [14] He went, and brought, and gave them to his mother. She dressed meats, such as she knew his father liked. [15] And she put on him very good garments of Esau, which she had at home with her:

[16] And the little skins of the kids she put about his hands, and covered the bare of his neck. [17] And she gave him the savoury meat, and delivered him bread that she had baked. [18] Which when he had carried in, he said: My father? But he answered: I hear. Who art thou, my son? [19] And Jacob said: I am Esau thy firstborn: I have done as thou didst command me: arise, sit, and eat of my venison, that thy soul may bless me. [20] And Isaac said to his son: How couldst thou find it so quickly, my son? He answered: It was the will of God, that what I sought came quickly in my way.

[21] And Isaac said: Come hither, that I may feel thee, my son, and may prove whether thou be my son Esau, or not. [22] He came near to his father, and when he had felt him, Isaac said: The voice indeed is the voice of Jacob; but the hands are the hands of Esau. [23] And he knew him not, because his hairy hands made him like to the elder. Then blessing him, [24] He said: Art thou my son Esau? He answered: I am. [25] Then he said: Bring me the meats of thy hunting, my son, that my soul may bless thee. And when they were brought, and he had eaten, he offered him wine also, which after he had drunk,

[26] He said to him: Come near me, and give me a kiss, my son. [27] He came near, and kissed him. And immediately as he smelled the fragrant smell of his garments, blessing him, he said: Behold the smell of my son is as the smell of a plentiful field, which the Lord hath blessed. [28] God give thee the dew of heaven, and of the fatness of the earth, abundance of corn and wine. [29] And let peoples serve thee, and tribes worship thee: be thou lord of thy brethren, and let thy mother' s children bow down before thee. Cursed be he that curseth thee: and let him that blesseth thee be filled with blessings. [30] Isaac had scarce ended his words, when Jacob being now gone out abroad, Esau came,

[31] And brought in to his father meats made of what he had taken in hunting, saying: Arise, my father, and eat of thy son' s venison; that thy soul may bless me. [32] And Isaac said to him: Why! who art thou? He answered: I am thy firstborn son Esau. [33] Isaac was struck with fear, and astonished exceedingly: and wondering beyond what can be believed, said Who is he then that even now brought me venison that he had taken, and I ate of all before thou camest? and I have blessed him, and he shall be blessed. [34] Esau having heard his father' s words, roared out with a great cry: and being in a great consternation, said: Bless me also, my father. [35] And he said: Thy brother came deceitfully and got thy blessing.

[36] But he said again: Rightly is his name called Jacob; for he hath supplanted me lo this second time: my first birthright he took away before, and now this second time he hath stolen away my blessing. And again he said to his father: Hast thou not reserved me also a blessing? [37] Isaac answered: I have appointed him thy lord, and have made all his brethren his servants: I have established him with corn and wine, and after this, what shall I do more for thee, my son? [38] And Esau said to him: Hast thou only one blessing, father? I beseech thee bless me also. And when he wept with a loud cry, [39] Isaac being moved, said to him: In the fat of the earth, and in the dew of heaven from above, [40] Shall thy blessing be. Thou shalt live by the sword and shalt serve thy brother: and the time shall come, when thou shalt shake off and loose his yoke from thy neck.

[41] Esau therefore always hated Jacob for the blessing wherewith his father had blessed him: and he said in his heart: The days will come of the mourning of my father, and I will kill my brother Jacob. [42] These things were told to Rebecca: and she sent and called Jacob her son, and said to him: Behold Esau thy brother threateneth to kill thee. [43] Now therefore, my son, hear my voice: arise and flee to Laban my brother to Haran: [44] And thou shalt dwell with him a few days, till the wrath of thy brother be assuaged, [45] And his indignation cease, and he forget the things thou hast done to him: afterwards I will send, and bring thee from thence hither. Why shall I be deprived of both my sons in one day?

[46] And Rebecca said to Isaac: I am weary of my life because of the daughters of Heth: if Jacob take a wife of the stock of this land, I choose not to live.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Did the early Church Fathers really believe that baptism washed away original sin?

In one of his "just for Catholics" series entitled, "Church Fathers and Baptism",  Joe Mizzi asks the question, "Did the early Church Fathers really believe that baptism washed away original sin?"

Then, he says, "Answer",  but he doesn't immediately answer the question.  First, he tries to prepare us to ignore the answer which he will provide.

Here's how it goes, quote:

Church Fathers and Baptism
Question: Did the early Church Fathers really believe that baptism washed away original sin?
Answer: This question is important because it has to do with the ultimate authority upon which we rest our faith. We value the teaching of the Church Fathers, but given that they were not infallible and that they often contradicted each another, we must look for a surer foundation for our faith. The ultimate criterion is the Word of God. Even in apostolic times, errors quickly spread among true Christian churches and the apostle Paul was amazed that they would so quickly depart from the Gospel. He points them back to the Gospel he had originally taught them and the teaching of the Scriptures. That is what we should do also.
No response to the question WHICH HE ASKED.  He wants us to believe that the question he asked is not important.  "The Church Fathers are not infallible",  he says, making the inference that we can ignore them.  But, Mizzi is also NOT infallible, therefore, by the same logic, we should ignore him.

Finally, he reluctantly, admits the truth.  He says:

As a matter of historical fact, there was a general consensus among the Fathers that baptism was the instrument of regeneration and washing away of sin. ...
This is true.  In fact, there is not one record of any early Church Father who does not believe that Baptism washes away sin.  In other words, the record shows that they ALL the Early Church Fathers believed that Baptism washes away sin.  What Joe Mizzi means when he says, "general consensus" is that the early Church Fathers are unanimous on that question.  He doesn't want that to be obvious, however.  Some of us might come to the conclusion, that the Early Church Fathers, who were taught by the Apostles and their disciples, might have it right.

So, he asked the question and answered it.  Then he tried to wash the answer away in a torrent of misinformation.  But there it is.

Sincerely,

De Maria


Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Treadmill Rosary - Joyful Mysteries

Joyful Mysteries

Put a check mark in the box 
as you go to keep track of your prayers.


With the Crucifix
make the Sign of the Cross: 

and still on the Crucifix
pray the Apostle's Creed: 

On the first big bead
pray the Our Father: 

On the next three beads
pray three Hail Mary's: 

On the next big bead
 pray the Glory Be: 
******************************************************************* 



Stay on that bead 
and we will begin
to pray the First Joyful Mystery.  
The Annunciation:
Still on the big bead
 pray the Our Father: 

On the next ten beads
pray ten Hail Mary's
We call this, a decade: 

On the next big bead
pray the Glory Be:
 **************************************************************


Stay on that bead 
and we will begin
to pray the Second Joyful Mystery.
  
The Visitation:
Still on the big bead
pray the Our Father: 

On the next ten beads
 another decade of  Hail Mary's: 

On the next big bead
pray the Glory Be:
*************************************************************** 



Stay on that bead 
and we will begin 
to pray the
Third Joyful Mystery.
   
The Nativity:
Still on the big bead
pray the Our Father: 

On the next ten beads,
another decade of  Hail Mary's: 

On the next big bead
pray the Glory Be:
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Stay on that bead 
and we will begin 
to pray the Fourth Joyful Mystery.
The Presentation:
Still on the big bead
pray the Our Father: 

On the next ten beads,
another decade of  Hail Mary's: 

On the next big bead
pray the Glory Be:

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Stay on that bead 
and we will begin to pray 
the Fifth Joyful Mystery.
The Finding at the Temple:
Still on the big bead
pray the Our Father: 

On the next ten beads,
another decade of  Hail Mary's: 

On the next big bead
pray the Glory Be:

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After the Rosary:
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 vale 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!
V. Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God.
R. That we may be made worthy
 of the promises of Christ.
Let us pray.
 O GOD, whose only begotten Son,
 by His life, death, and resurrection,
 has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life,
grant, we beseech Thee,
that meditating upon 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.


Then, finally,
pray One Our Father, Hail Mary and Glory Be
 for the Pope and the Bishops
and to obtain the indulgences promised:


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Divine Mercy

Divine Mercy

Put a check mark in the box 
as you go to keep track of your prayers.

With the Crucifix
make the Sign of the Cross:



On the big bead:

You expired, Jesus,
but the source of life gushed forth for souls,
 and the ocean of mercy
opened up for the whole world.
O Fount of Life,
unfathomable Divine Mercy,
envelop the whole world
and empty Yourself out upon us.




Still on the big bead:
Repeat three times
O Blood and Water,
which gushed forth from the Heart of Jesus
 as a fountain of Mercy for us,
 I trust in You!


On the next three small beads

Our Father



Hail Mary

 

Apostle's Creed




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On the next big bead
The Eternal Father:

Eternal Father,
I offer you
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world:



On the next ten beads
pray
For the sake 
of His sorrowful Passion, 
have mercy on us 
and on the whole world.  




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On the next big bead
The Eternal Father:

Eternal Father,
I offer you
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world:


On the next ten beads
pray
For the sake
of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.


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On the next big bead
The Eternal Father:

Eternal Father,
I offer you
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world:



On the next ten beads
pray
For the sake
of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.


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On the next big bead
The Eternal Father:

Eternal Father,
I offer you
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world:



On the next ten beads
pray
For the sake
of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.


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On the next big bead
The Eternal Father:

Eternal Father,
I offer you
the Body and Blood,
Soul and Divinity
of Your Dearly Beloved Son,
Our Lord, Jesus Christ,
in atonement for our sins
and those of the whole world:

On the next ten beads
pray
For the sake
of His sorrowful Passion,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.


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to conclude:

Repeat 3 times:

Holy God,
Holy Mighty One,
 Holy Immortal One,
have mercy on us
and on the whole world.


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And finally,

Eternal God,
in whom mercy is endless
and the treasury of compassion
inexhaustible,
 look kindly upon us
and increase Your mercy in us,
 that in difficult moments
we might not despair
nor become despondent,
but with great confidence
submit ourselves
to Your holy will,
which is Love and Mercy itself.


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Rosario Caminador - Misterios Gloriosos

Misterios Gloriosos


Para instrucciones
como rezar, vaya a este sitio:

Con el crucifijo,
haga el signo de la cruz

siga en el crucifijo,
rezar el simbolo Apostol

En la perla grande,
Padre Nuestro:

En las tres perlitas,
tres Ave Marias:

En la perla grande,
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el primer misterio glorioso
La Resurrección del Señor:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el segundo misterio glorioso
La Ascensión del Señor:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el tercero misterio glorioso 
 La Venida del Espíritu Santo:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el cuarto misterio glorioso 
 La Asunción de Nuestra Señora a los Cielos:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el quinto misterio glorioso 
La Coronación de la Santísima Virgen:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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Para terminar:

SALVE
Dios te salve,
Reina y
Madre de misericordia,
vida, dulzura y esperanza nuestra;
Dios te salve.
A Ti llamamos
los desterrados hijos de Eva;
a Ti suspiramos,
gimiendo y llorando,
en este valle de lágrimas.
 Ea, pues, Señora, abogada nuestra,
vuelve a nosotros
esos tus ojos misericordiosos;
y después de este destierro
 muéstranos a Jesús,
fruto bendito de tu vientre.
 ¡Oh clementísima,
oh piadosa,
 oh dulce siempre Virgen María!

Ruega por nosotros,
Santa Madre de Dios,
 para que seamos dignos
de alcanzar las promesas
de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Oración.
Omnipotente y sempiterno Dios,
que con la cooperación del Espíritu Santo,
preparaste el cuerpo
y el alma de la gloriosa Virgen
y Madre María
para que fuese merecedora
de ser digna morada
de tu Hijo;
concédenos que, pues celebramos
con alegría su conmemoración,
por su piadosa intercesión
seamos liberados de los males presentes
 y de la muerte eterna.
Por el mismo Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.


Y luego
para recibir las indulgencias prometidas,
un Padre Nuestro, Ave Maria y Gloria
 para las intenciones
del Papa y sus Obispos


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Rosario Caminador - Misterios Gozosos

A este le llamo el Rosario para caminador.  Es diseñado para los que usan la maquina caminadora en el gymnasio.    Pongo mi smartphone en la banquita de libro y empiezo a rezar.  Mientras redo, marco mi progreso en los cuadritos.

Misterios Gozosos


Para instrucciones
como rezar, vaya a este sitio:

Con el crucifijo,
haga el signo de la cruz

siga en el crucifijo,
rezar el simbolo Apostol

En la perla grande,
Padre Nuestro:

En las tres perlitas,
tres Ave Marias:

En la perla grande,
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el primer misterio gozoso
La Encarnación:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el segundo misterio gozoso
La Visitación:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el tercero misterio gozoso 
El Nacimiento:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el cuarto misterio gozoso 
La Purificación:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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En la misma perla grande
empieze el quinto misterio gozoso 
La Pérdida del Niño Jesús:
En la misma perla grande
 Padre Nuestro: 

En las siguientes
diez perlitas, Ave Maria:

En la perla grande
Gloria:
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Para terminar:

SALVE
Dios te salve,
Reina y
Madre de misericordia,
vida, dulzura y esperanza nuestra;
Dios te salve.
A Ti llamamos
los desterrados hijos de Eva;
a Ti suspiramos,
gimiendo y llorando,
en este valle de lágrimas.
 Ea, pues, Señora, abogada nuestra,
vuelve a nosotros
esos tus ojos misericordiosos;
y después de este destierro
 muéstranos a Jesús,
fruto bendito de tu vientre.
 ¡Oh clementísima,
oh piadosa,
 oh dulce siempre Virgen María!

Ruega por nosotros,
Santa Madre de Dios,
 para que seamos dignos
de alcanzar las promesas
de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo.

Oración.
Omnipotente y sempiterno Dios,
que con la cooperación del Espíritu Santo,
preparaste el cuerpo
y el alma de la gloriosa Virgen
y Madre María
para que fuese merecedora
de ser digna morada
de tu Hijo;
concédenos que, pues celebramos
con alegría su conmemoración,
por su piadosa intercesión
seamos liberados de los males presentes
 y de la muerte eterna.
Por el mismo Cristo nuestro Señor. Amén.


Y luego
para recibir las indulgencias prometidas,
un Padre Nuestro, Ave Maria y Gloria
 para las intenciones
del Papa y sus Obispos


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