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Patiently Waiting: Dr. Bob Schuchts reflects on imitating Christ's meekness, a virtue even greater than humility, as we rediscover the theological virtues with our guests for Season 2.

New Rosary Broadcast Live Record: Ponder Our Lady's 7 Sorrows w/ coverage from the latest annual Festa for Nossa Senhora das Dores on the Camino + start Novena to St. Michael & the Holy Angels tonight

ETERNAL WISDOM


by: St. Catherine of Sienna1

“Build yourself a spiritual cell, which you can always take with you, and that is the cell of self-knowledge; you will find there also the knowledge of God's goodness to you.”


THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST NEWSLETTER [1st Edition, PACIFIC TIME]


+JMJ

21 setembro | 21 September

[Reviewed by Izzy, PACIFIC STANDARD TIME (San Diego, California), sent automatically by e-mail at 7:00 PM PST]

Feast of St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist.

Dear Readers:

We want to thank you for journeying with us as we re-discover the prayers of the Rosary and how they lead us to the imitation of Christ.

This evening, we invite you to join us in praying a 9-day novena to St. Michael and the Holy Angels.


St. Michael and the Holy Angels Novena: Day 1

Pray to the Celestial Choir of Seraphim2

V/. Oh God, + come to my assistance
R/. Oh Lord, make haste to help me.

Glory Be to the Father and to the Son and to the Holy Spirit.

By the intercession of St. Michael and the celestial Choir of Seraphim may the Lord make us worthy to burn with the fire of perfect charity. 

Amen.

Our Father & Three Hail Marys

CONCLUDING PRAYER: O GLORIOUS Prince St. Michael, chief and commander of the heavenly hosts, guardian of souls, vanquisher of rebel spirits, servant in the house of the Divine King, and our admirable conductor, thou who dost shine with excellence and superhuman virtue, vouchsafe to deliver us from all evil, who turn to thee with confidence, and enable us by thy gracious protection to serve God more and more faithfully every day.

V/. Pray for us, O glorious St. Michael, Prince of the Church of Jesus Christ.
R/. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

Almighty and Everlasting God, Who by a prodigy of goodness and a merciful desire for the salvation of all men, hast appointed the most glorious Archangel, St. Michael, Prince of Thy Church, make us worthy, we beseech Thee, to be delivered from all our enemies that none of them may harass us at the hour of death, but that we may be conducted by him into the august presence of Thy Divine Majesty. This we beg through the merits of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

Amen.


PRAY FOR US ON SEPTEMBER 29th, 2023


The Rosary Hour Podcast is in the process of preparing for a LIVE RECORD interview with Teresa Tomeo that will take place on the Feast of the Holy Angels. We invite our readers to leave a question for Ms. Tomeo through our Newsletter by clicking on the comment box below.

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ABOUT TODAY’S ROSARY BROADCAST3


📽 VIDEO 🌐

📼 PART 1: Dr. Bob Schuchts explores the “Virtue of Patience” in 2 minutes.4

In this segment, Dr. Schuchts (founder of the John Paul II Healing Center and author of the book “Be Healed” which The Rosary Hour Podcast5 reviews here: https://jpiihealingcenter.org/rosarypodcast) explores this virtue6 in light of a citation we offered to him as a reflection.

Together we all explored the meaning of “Christ’s Mode of Time”, Chapter 1 of Hans Urs von Balthasar’s book A Theology of History. We specifically cited pages 36 and 37 where the author states the following profound explanation of this particular virtue in light of the concept of “God’s time”.

Listen to the audio below:

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It is not the case that Christ before his Passion was only appearing to live in time, as though his “eternity” were always latent in the background, breaking through, as it were, on Mount Tabor, as the “truth” of his temporal existence. It is on the contrary the very structure of his temporality, transfigured, not abrogated, on Tabor (they were conversing about his Passion), which gives most unmistakable expression to his eternal life.

What tells us more than anything [else] that Jesus’ mode of time is indeed real is the fact that he does not anticipate the will of the Father. He does not do that precise thing which we try to do when we sin, which is to break out of time, within which are contained God’s dispositions for us, in order to arrogate to ourselves a sort of eternity, to “take the long view” and “make sure of things”. Both Irenaeus and Clement consider that original sin consisted in anticipation of this kind; and indeed, at the close of Revelation the reward which the Son bestows upon the victor that is the fruit of Paradise which the sinner had to his own hurt stolen in anticipation (Rev. 2:7).

God intended man to have all good, but in his, God’s time; and therefore all disobedience, all sin, consists essentially in breaking out of time. Hence the restoration of order by the Son of God had to be the annulment of that premature snatching at knowledge, the beating down of the hand outstretched toward eternity, the repentant return from a false, swift transfer into eternity to a true, slow confinement in time. Hence the importance of patience in the New Testament, which becomes the basic constituent of Christianity, more central even than humility: the power to wait, to persevere, to hold out, to endure to the end, not to transcend one’s own limitations, not to force issues by playing the hero or the titan, but to practice the virtue that lies beyond heroism, the meekness of the lamb which is led.”

AUDIO FOR THE VISUALLY IMPAIRED: “THE MEEKNESS OF THE LAMB” RECORDING FOR THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST NEWSLETTER.

📼 PART 2: Fr. Anthony Gramlich, Founding Spiritual Director of the Rosary Hour Podcast, returns from his desk at the National Shrine of the Divine Mercy in Stockbridge, MA. (USA). Visit https://thedivinemercy.org.

In this micro-broadcast, he continues to give more advice on prayer, and reflects on praying for children who have gone astray from the Faith; he shares his wisdom on the power of modelling prayer, regardless of the circumstances, and encourages listeners to have hope.


📼 PART 3: The Importance of Our Lady of Sorrows in Portugal7

Today’s video was created to reflect on the first virtue we might consider in light of how children of God might strive to imitate the life of Christ.8

The feast of Our Lady of Sorrows on the Camino to Santiago in the Portugal came to a close this past Tuesday as the final major festival drawing in large numbers to Northern Portugal year. Thousands from all over the Porto Region came to the Chapel of Our Lady of das Dores from the morning until 23h00 to venerate the hand of the Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Sorrows, and still more participated in the annual festivities held annually every 3rd Sunday of September, and reviewed briefly in this video. This chapel sits along original Camino route where some pilgrims continue to walk through the interior, a route that takes them to the Church of São Pedro de Rates, located due North of Vila do Conde in Portugal.

This well-attended festival event ended the same day that the city unveiled its new bus system which will allow the flow of tourists on the Camino to Santiago to explore the Porto Region with greater ease. See update on the new bus schedule in the upcoming October posts for Rosary on the Camino soon.


For Season 2, we ask “What does it mean to be a child of God?”9 Children’s Rosary Member ® Amelia provides below her regular “Sermon Spotlight“ summaries for the 24th Sunday in Ordinary time. (Afterthoughts with the citation help of the RHP team).


MY SERMON PICKS

by: Amelia

SERMON #1: The first sermon I listened to last Sunday was by Bishop Godfrey Igwebuike ONAH and I heard the part where he preaches about why we need to put back in the Church the “crucified Christ and the love he offers”: he says he wants to see Jesus back into the Church in Nigeria, and he says that “the present day resurgence of paganism and fetishism” is “the effect of a crossless, decaffeinated, selfish Christianity”. Here is his full homily on https://linktw.in/w8EXJ.

SERMON #2: The second sermon I listened to was Fr. Peter Turrone’s sermon on Matthew 18:21-35: in this homily, he talked about forgiveness (how we forgive); and if Jesus can forgive you of a large amount that you cannot pay back and you cannot forgive someone for a little amount. Also, he talks about forgiving yourself. [Click here to listen at 23:29]. (Fr. Peter is one of the Spiritual Advisors for the RHP).

SERMON #3: The third sermon I listened to was Bishop Barron’s sermon, “Enter the Adventure” which was basically about how your life isn’t about yourself; it is about how you are participating in God’s plan for you. I like how Bishop Barron explained Romans 14, 7-9:

We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s. For to this end Christ died and lived again, so that he might be Lord of both the dead and the living.

RHP ANNOTATIONS: Bishop Barron talks about

  • The “permanent adolescence of society” and how to accept our mission

  • “The wants of children” vs. “mature adults”

  • He explains the question, “Why is society coming apart?”

    • ANSWER: Everyone in this “Permanent Adolescence” is not performing / finding their mission.

He also talks about “Safe Spaces” (and the difference between obsession vs. Modicums of Safety). He says that Catholic religion “doesn’t put a premium on safety” but “we focus on spiritual adventure”:

  • “dangerous?”, yes

  • “courage?”, yes

  • “hard?” invariably

  • “Involving the fact that life isn’t about you?” Exactly!

MODERN CULTURE: My life. My death. My choice. (Tiny spiritual space) and repugnant to Romans 14: none of us lives for oneself.

THE GOSPEL TEACHES: “It’s not my life. It’s not death. It’s not my choice. I have been bought at a price.” Bishop Barron calls this an “invitation to real spiritual maturity and reality” and that is why life can be a “spiritual adventure.”


FOOTNOTES

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SOURCE: Read https://www.thedivinemercy.org/articles/divine-mercy-101-spirituality-st-catherine-siena, Dr. Robert Stackpole notes of St. Catherine of Sienna that “her spiritual teaching can be summed up in a few lines that she wrote to one of her disciples (as quoted in Thomas Maynard, Saints for Our Times, Image Books, 1955, p. 77). She continues, “There are really two cells in one, and if you live in one you must also live in the other, otherwise the soul will either despair or be presumptuous; if you dwelt in self-knowledge alone you would despair; if you dwelt in knowledge of God alone you would be tempted to presumption. One must go with the other, and thus you will reach perfection.”

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ABOUT The Celestial Choir of Seraphim

The Seraphim are the highest and most splendid of the nine accepted angelic orders. Without question they are the closest in all of heaven to the very throne of God, and their primary function is to circle the incomprehensibly beautiful throne in perpetual adoration of the Lord, chanting: “Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of Hosts, the entire earth is full of His Glory”); this is a task that is not nearly as monotonous as it might seem to mortals, given the nature of angels (who have perfect powers of concentration) and the delight that such an honor actually brings to the spirits. The seraphim are most often identified with fire—not the burning, painful heat of hell, but the redemptive, healing flame of love, for they literally are living flames. The intensity of their adoration and pure love of God pour out of them as a flawless reflection of the divine love that emanates from the Lord.

SOURCE: Bunson, Matthew. Angels A to Z (Kindle Locations 4620-4633). Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale. Kindle Edition.

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A VIDEO OVERVIEW (Brought to you by: Travessa da Senra House Press, Porto, Portugal).

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We will focus on the virtues with some of our guests, starting with the virtue of “Patience”. According to Encyclopedia Britannica:

“the seven virtues that serve to counter the seven deadly sins. Formally enumerated by Pope Gregory I (the Great) in the 6th century and elaborated in the 13th century by St. Thomas Aquinas, they are

(1) humility,

(2) charity,

(3) chastity,

(4) gratitude,

(5) temperance,

(6) patience, and

(7) diligence.

Each of these can be used to overcome the corresponding sins of

(1) vainglory, or pride,

(2) greed, or covetousness,

(3) lust, or inordinate or illicit sexual desire,

(4) envy,

(5) gluttony, which is usually understood to include drunkenness,

(6) wrath, or anger, and

(7) sloth. 

The seven heavenly virtues are similar but distinct from the seven virtues (comprising four cardinal virtues and three theological virtues) that are considered to be fundamental to Christian ethics.

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Dr. Schuchts also speaks to Fr. Alar about the Sorrowful Mysteries for our podcast here on our YouTube Channel dedicated to rediscovering the prayer of the Holy Rosary.

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THE VIRTUE OF PATIENCE


The first virtue we shall tackle in the effort to explore our identities as children of God, is the virtue of patience.

This word is derived from the Middle English and originates from the Latin patientia. We know that patient- ‘suffering’, comes from the Latin verb pati.

  • PATI, according to the ALLO LATIN dictionary means:

    (a) To suffer, undergo (by way of punishment or sim.). (b) to experience (an emotion).

  • To take, put up with (in a specified manner). esp. (b) aequo (iniquo, etc.) animo ~ti, to bear with patience or equanimity, etc. (c) facile, etc., ~ti, to bear readily, tolerate, be content with; also to be pleased at. (d) aegre ~ti, to take badly, be indignant at.

In this video, Dr. Bob Schuchts also cites the following passage from 1 Corinthians, typically read a weddings and which never loses its evangelizing power:

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is patient; love is kind; love is not envious or boastful or arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice in wrongdoing, but rejoices in the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.

Love never ends. But as for prophecies, they will come to an end; as for tongues, they will cease; as for knowledge, it will come to an end.

Our last post on “The Imitation of Christ” begins our Season 2 focus on reviewing the ways children of God can imitate Christ as His beloved sons and daughters.

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Dr. Deolinda Carneiro describes the history of this building here for Rosary on the Camino:

ORIGINAL PORTUGUESE:

A partir de 1768 inicia-se a construção de uma nova capela dedicada a Nossa Senhora das Dores no local onde se encontrava a ermida do Senhor do Monte. Em 1799 já se trabalhava na construção de duas torres, mas, em 1805, o Arquiteto do Porto Joaquim da Costa Lima aconselha a que se edifique uma só torre. À roda do templo, de cariz barroco, com nave hexagonal e capela-mor retangular, foram adicionadas seis capelinhas depois de 1866. 

Em 1875 pediu-se autorização para construir a escadaria em frente à porta principal. 

Em 1964 foram restaurados, ampliados e dourados, os retábulos de talha ecléticos e colocados os painéis de azulejos desenhados por Alves de Sá e realizados na Fábrica da Viúva Lamego

Ainda no século XX foi colocado um muro e balaústres a envolver o edifício.

ENGLISH: Duck-duck-go w/ RHP Revision

The construction of a new chapel dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows in the place where the chapel of Senhor do Monte was located began in 1968.

In 1799, work was already underway on the construction of its two towers, but the Architect of Porto, Joaquim da Costa Lima, advised in 1805 that a single tower be built.

To the wheel of the Church temple was modelled in the Baroque style with a hexagonal nave and a rectangular chancel that added six chapels after 1866. In 1875 permission was sought to build the staircase in front of the main door.

In 1964 was enlarged and gilded restorations of the eclectic carved altarpieces and placing of the tile panels designed by Alves de Sá and realized in the Factory of the Widow Lamego.

Still in the twentieth century was placed a wall and balusters to surround the building.


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The opening sequence is taken from the Municipal Museum in Póvoa de Varzim, Portugal from its earlier exhibit on the Most Blessed Sacrament for Matriz celebrating 400 years of the Confraternity of the Blessed Sacrament.

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Our Season 2 theme was curated by Fr. Peter Turrone, IMC, pastor at Holy Rosary Parish and homilist on the Daily TV Mass. BTW, if you are planning to fly in Toronto (YYZ) this weekend, we invite you to visit Fr. Peter’s parish at 354 St. Clair Ave. West to join in prayer of the Holy Rosary. See the poster below:

Father Peter invites all in Toronto to unite in prayer of a Solemn Rosary at 11:15 AM this coming Oct. 1, 2023 before the Sunday family mass. There will be a Community Coffee / Family Fellowship that starts at 1 PM. All are welcome.

Also note that Holy adoration takes place from 5:45 AM every Sunday morning until 7:45 AM followed by the 8:00 AM Sensory Friendly mass for those with auditory disabilities.


PRAY FOR THE HOLY CROSS FAMILY MINISTRY & CANONIZATION OF FR. PATRICK PEYTON, the ROSARY PRIEST


If you are in Mayo County in Ireland, visit Attymass Parish…

THIS WEEK:

The Fr. Peyton Centre continues to host the Global Leadership Meeting from 18-22 September 2023. The representatives of the Holy Cross Family Ministry Centres from five continents gather for a four-day conference at Knock House Hotel.

Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton founded the Holy Cross Family Ministries, which is spread over 18 countries promoting the Family Rosary and fostering family union.

The representatives visited the Peyton Centre and joined the Eucharist to pay homage to the “Man of Mayo” and also prayed at Knock Shrine.

The Peyton Center was established in the year 1988 and touches its silver year jubilee in October 2023.

It is providential that they will be hosting the Global Leadership meeting in Ireland.

ORIGINAL SOURCE: NEWSLETTER OF ATTYMASS PARISH, led by Fr. John Mahoney & posted to Social Media

See the Attymass Parish Newsletter below for useful information should you wish to pilgrimage to the birthplace of Fr. Peyton in 2023 or 2024.

PAGE 2 of ATTYMASS PARISH

Beatification prayer for Full Canonization of Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton


Dear Jesus:

Venerable Fr. Patrick Peyton devoted his priestly life to strengthening the families of the world by calling them to pray together every day, especially the Rosary.

His message is as important for us now as it was during his life on earth.

We beg you, therefore to hasten the day of his beatification, so that your faithful people everywhere will remember his message that the family that prays together stays together, will imitate him in his devotion to your Mother and ours, and will be inspired by his holy life to draw every closer to you with childlike confidence and love.

Amen.


Here is Fr. Looney’s Reflection on Fr. Peyton:


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