Friday, October 7, 2011

Feast of the Holy Rosary

Today is the Feast of the Holy Rosary. It is Thanksgiving Day for the Missionaries of Charity founded by Mother Teresa. It is also Feast day in our Archdiocese. Our Cathedral is Holy Rosary Cathedral.

This morning I had the joy to celebrate Mass at the new convent of the Missionaries of Charity in downtown, Vancouver.

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I placed the relic of Pope St. Pius V on the altar during Mass. It was Pius V who instituted today’s Feast after the victory on October 7, 1571.

These few days, I had the joy to honor different relics of saints on their feast days---St. Therese the Little Flower (October 1), St. Francis of Assisi (October 4), Blessed Bartolo Longo (October 5), and St. Bruno (October 6).

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The Rosary is the favorite prayer of Our Lady because while on earth, meditating on the life of Jesus was the favorite form of prayer for her. Now in heaven, Our Lady wants her children to meditate on and to think about Jesus with her through the Rosary.

The repetition of Hail Mary provides an atmosphere to focus our mind to mediate with Mary.

On September 26, the five of us who were ordained in 2006 got together to celebrate Mass and had dinner. Happy 5th Anniversary to us!!!

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I am continuing the series of articles on The B.C. Catholic on the Creed.

You can read the series of articles HERE.

The latest article is on the Creation and the Fall of Angels.