Video: "Feliz Natal" Children's Rosary Q & A w/ DMCO. Padre Nuno leads a candlelight procession on the Camino to Santiago. 2 special musical performances by local musicians in Portugal.
More on Donna-Marie Cooper O'Boyle, photos from Children's Rosary in Malawi and Nigeria; plus sermon spotlight for the 4th Sunday of Advent.
THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST NEWSLETTER
A collaborative post by our contributors from PORTUGAL, CANADA & US
18 dezembro / 18 December 2022 [3rd Edition]
A CHRISTMAS SPECIAL WITH DONNA-MARIE COOPER O’BOYLE
PART I: LIVE RECORD
DONNA-MARIE joins CHILDREN’S ROSARY Q and A from CONNECTICUT, USA
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ABOUT DONNA-MARIE COOPER O’BOYLE
Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle is a Catholic wife, mother and grandmother. She loves teaching the Faith and has served as a Catechist for thirty years. She leads retreats and pilgrimages worldwide and is an award-winning best-selling author of more than thirty-five books. Donna-Marie is also an award-winning journalist, International speaker, and the EWTN Host and creator of three television series. Donna-Marie was blessed to know St. Teresa of Calcutta for a decade and has received a special blessing on her writing of Mother Teresa from St. John Paul II. Donna-Marie was invited by the Holy See to participate at a Vatican Congress. In addition to her own television and radio shows, she has appeared on many programs including: Fox News, Zenit News, EWTN News Nightly, Vatican Insider, Rome Reports, Faith & Culture, and Vatican Radio. She is a frequent guest on EWTN's Bookmark, Women of Grace, and Sunday Night Prime, as well as on national radio and television. Her memoir is entitled The Kiss of Jesus.
Learn more about Donna-Marie at her website: www.donnacooperoboyle.com
Welcome Donna-Marie who joins us today to support Children’s Rosary in this Christmas Q & A Interview: our Feliz Natal special led ChildrensRosary.org member & Rosary leader for Dr. Blythe Kaufman’s Children’s Rosary on Radio Maria USA, Amelia, and supported by Karen Rocha and Dr. Tina Bailey.
The book mentioned at the beginning of the video is called
“Christmas Joy w/ Grandma” available at ShopMercy.org, a store that is run by the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception who you can pray the Rosary with daily at 5 PM EST on via their website: thedivinemercy.org.
THE ESSENTIAL QUESTION ASKED IN TODAY’S VIDEO:
"HOW CAN PARENTS INSPIRE CHILDREN TO PRAY THE ROSARY?"
PART II: OUR MARIAN PILGRIMAGE TO PORTUGAL FOR 7 DEZEMBRO
Video scrapbook memory:
Transport yourself to Portugal for a walking Rosary procession on Vigil of the Feast of the Immaculate Conception (7 dezembro) which was led by a pastor on the Camino to Santiago, Padre Nuno Rocha who heads two parishes: Pároco de Nossa Senhora da Lapa e de S. José de Ribamar.
ABOUT THE MUSIC IN THIS VIDEO
This video features a musical performance of traditional music dedicated to Our Lady entitled: "BOI NOITE MARIA" (which we featured the lyrics to in a previous post) and it is performed on the guitar by Né (Emanuel Pentieiros) & Adolfo.
A brief concert performance segment at the commercial is taken from choral festival show hosted by Padre Nuno's Parish -- São José by the sea featuring educational use clip by the talented "Coura Voce", from Paredes de Coura in Portugal.
About the Presépio Exhibit at the Municipal Museum, PdV
At the end of the video, we invite you to:
Learn about the “History of the Presépio”
SERMON SPOTLIGHTS FOR THE SICK / HOMEBOUND / HOSPITALIZED
OPTION 1: “The Promise of Emmanuel” - Bishop Barron’s Sunday Sermon — notes by: The Rosary Hour Podcast
These sermons are free and a wonderful option for those who have downloaded the Word on Fire app for android / iphone.
“5 REASONS TO BE DEVOTED TO OUR LADY FOR YOUR SALVATION”
Please help support Children’s Rosary by sharing this video with others over the Christmas — and in this season, perhaps you can watch it together & pray the Rosary.
DONNA-MARIE EXPANDS ON OUR LADY OF FÁTIMA AT CHRISTMAS
Here she is on ETWN from last week’s discussion Our Lady of Fátima, also featured in this episode:
CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE INTERVIEW w/ DONNA-MARIE ON EWTN:
WOMEN of GRACE https://www.womenofgrace.com/tv/1842
Thanks to Donna-Marie for their support in the contemplation of / completion of this Christmas video presentation. Visit Donna-Marie’s Website here: https://www.donnacooperoboyle.com/blog/
Thanks also to Dr. Blythe Kaufman for her support — and b-roll. Visit Children’s Rosary here: https://childrensrosary.org.
FR. CHRIS ALAR FEATURES DONNA-MARIE’S BOOK from SHOPMERCY.ORG
FR. CHRIS ALAR RECOMMENDS 3 BOOKS FROM MARIAN PRESS HERE:
Father Chris introduces The Rosary Hour Podcast’s Mini Series on the Rosary here:
We’d like to thank to Padre Nuno & Tomé for helping us with the musical credits / attribution!
If you are taking the train in from Porto to see the magnificent lights, please join Padre Nuno’s Parish for Christmas. Lapa hosted another musical performance on the Camino. More on Lapa, very soon!
Visit someone who doesn’t have anyone to spend Christmas with.
Volunteer at a home for Seniors — play cards, create puzzles, sing songs, offer to pray together.
Invite someone to pray the Rosary — introduce them to our Digital Café guest, Keith Nester who does a nice reflection today on the “Why” of the Rosary. If you haven’t prayed the Rosary yet today, join Rosary Crew:
This focus is on the Third Joyful Mystery it is an exhibition that was curated by Drª. Carneiro and her team who prepared these artefacts, that were captured in this video to teach, she explains, “the true meaning of Christmas”, and to revisit special traditions revered by the people in Póvoa de Varzim — an historical fishing community & their traditions in this specific Portuguese city.
We invite everyone in this local area, accessible via the express train line from Porto, or a short ride from Braga or Guimaræs (etc). to take some time to visit this wonderful Marian Pilgrimage city & see this limited time only exhibit, which continues through Christmas until January 8, 2023.
Pilgrims from Fátima can also take the express bus from Fátima from the bus station outside the shrine. Take the express bus which goes back to Porto (24 Agosto) then Póvoa de Varzim where you can continue your Marian Pilgrimage journey.
More on how to pray the Rosary in this area of the Camino soon from “The Catholic Foodie”, CAFOD in the UK, and others join us in this exciting endeavour.
BISHOP BARRON’S SERMON (NOTES BY THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST):
Is time “The Eternal Return to the Same”? Barron cites Nietzsche here, in the effort to explore the nature of time and then to contrast that to a Biblical sense of time in this sermon
Barron argues that “Time” is “Purposive”; he insists “it has a trajectory”, and “it has a meaning” by way of contrast to the belief that time does not have meaning.
Bishop Barron links “time” to the message of the Bible which he adds conveys a “purposive sense of time” which is, of course, because of God.
One might expand here in a deeper conversation with Barron’s words:
If “God is the author of creation” … “he is (also) the author of time.”
Barron goes back to the idea that “Time has a trajectory” and “is moving somewhere” (rather than nowhere) & he says time moves “toward Christ”, “the recapitulation of all things”.
He notes the idea of “Time Rhymes”:
from Ahaz to King David (citing the Prophet 2 Samuel Chapter 7, which he argues is “one of the most pivotal chapters in the entire Bible”)
Bishop Barron mentions the promise of a child whose reign “will be without end”
He moves on to explain that “History moves forward toward a fulfillment”
In his down-to-earth preaching, he says: “Often our lives can seem like a jumble from ‘one darned thing to another’”; Barron doesn’t give examples, but we can intuit this point during the holidays, filling in the blanks.
He states that we hear in the Bible “Echoes and Rhymes and Anticipations of what God is about in our lives”
Barron argues that God is all about “the business” of “his saving purpose”
He considers St. Paul — then asks the question: ‘What is “The Right Relationship (of a servant) to a King?” ‘
Yet he shifts to the idea of apostleship as a context:
Thematically, Barron goes back to the point that is common to our understanding that all “Apostles” (in any age) are “sent on a mission”
Thus, Bishop Barron aligns “our histories” (the ones that happen now) as those which “stand in continuity to this great Biblical History”
All of this discussion is given within the context of Jesus, who is the “long awaited, long promised King”
Like Paul, we are called to “Be sent” according to God’s purposes.
OPTION 2: FROM THE NATIONAL SHRINE OF THE DIVINE MERCY
SERMON by: FR. CHRIS ALAR above from today’s mass, 9AM EST (DAILY)