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The Spiritual Oasis of the Rosary: Explore ways to open the Golden Door to Christ's Sacred Heart to Bring Peace into the World

A reminder of the Prince of Peace, God who is Love; Fr. Elias Mary Mills returns, with Fr. David Michael, Fr. Nuno's Marian Day, Dr. Lombardi on the Rosary in Pentecost"Mash-up" (Sunday night special)
Come, Holy Ghost, Creator, come 
From thy bright heavenly throne,
Come, take possession of our souls
And make them all thy own.  

(Pentecost HYMN, Solemnity, Evening Prayer, Liturgy of the Hours)
THE ROSARY HOUR PODCAST | PENTECOST 2024, SUNDAY MAY 19, 2024 | 2nd Edition, 1st Edition posted by Amelia (Junior Editor for today's post); notes re: ENCONTRO

Dear Readers & Friends who are called, beloved in God the Father and kept safe for Jesus Christ:

The Veni Creator Spiritus (Canto Gregoriano) is included in St. Louis Marie de Montfort’s 33-day Consecration to Jesus through Mary, with the Holy Spirit being the focus for 12 days. Learn the chant here:

In this month of May, we seek to increase our capacity to live each day the consecration we make to the Immaculate Heart of Mary. 

If the ROSARY BRINGS US TO UNION WITH GOD, today, we also recall Oct. 5, 1980 (also the Feast of St. Faustina Kowalska) how St. John Paul II stated that: 

“The Rosary should be a spiritual oasis in the course of a day for every Christian and even more for Christian families, so they may renew their trust and courage”. (St. John Paul II)

In today’s video, Fr. David Michael Moses prays for the listeners, hoping this podcast about the Rosary will be “a source of refreshment for your 'Spiritual Lives'” as the Rosary can be a sort of Spiritual Oasis for each one of us.

To begin that journey1 50 days after Easter into the mystery of this prayer, Fr. David Michael teaches the “Digital Toolkit for Rosary Leaders” curated with Fátima prayers by Fr. Nuno Rocha in Portugal, whose book, “The Secret of Joy” is published in Italian for today’s video, translated from the original Portuguese by Travessa da Senra House Press.2

  • Today, Fr. David Michael teaches the introductory prayers:

    • The Sign of the Cross (slow motion)

    • The “Meu Deus” in English, which was also featured in Fátima for the May 13, 2024 events.

    • The “Vinde Espíritu Santo” in English for today’s Pentecost Sunday

St. John Paul II suggested that we PRAY THE "COME HOLY SPIRIT PRAYER" every decade of the Rosary. You can listen to that prayer with Fr. Peter Turrone, IMC and Amelia here.
  • All rosary prayers w/ Fátima prayers curated by Padre Nuno Rocha

 T.R. Reid notes that we cannot underestimate the prolific contribution of St. Pope John Paul II:

“As the most prolific pope of modern times -- he produced 14 major policy statements or encyclicals plus hundreds of apostolic letters homilies speeches and articles -- John Paul II was hard to pigeonhole as a theologian.

His subject matter was broad ranging from age-old questions about the Gospel and the Holy Trinity to such contemporary issues as international trade urban planning and maternity leave. He made a religious case for Third World debt relief years before that idea caught on as an international issue.”

His writing can be can be reviewed here:

The Rosary was the favorite prayer of St. John Paul II: 

It is well-known that the Rosary was the favorite prayer of Pope John Paul II.

But why do we pray the Rosary?

In the intro to this video mash-up, Dr. Kaufman explores Venerable Father Patrick Peyton's note on the prayer of the Rosary and its link to peace as we recall another great Rosary Pope, St. John Paul II.3 Fr. Anthony Gramlich, MIC also provides creative notes on how to pray the Rosary for the first time with children.

  • Our team has noted the influence of Cardinal Dom. António Marto who once wrote: "É preciso encontrar uma nova pedagogia para ensinar as crianças a rezar o terço".

  • One year after this statement was published via the Sanctuary website in Fátima, Maria de Jesus reports that she was given the chance to lead the Marian Devotion Day (Sessão Mariana) to teach the Apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima.

  • We’d like to thank Fr. David Michael Moses and Fr. Elias Mary Mills who recited and recorded this translation of the the Solemn Rosary for pilgrims edited by Padre Nuno which is featured in “The Secret of Joy”. This guide to praying the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary for Camino pilgrims will be released July 27, 2024 with the help of the Artistic Director of this project, Dr. Deolinda Carneiro, as well as Executive Producer, Dr. Blythe Kaufman and others.


    Under the Spiritual Direction of Padre Nuno Rocha who is today featured in the above video from the City of the Rosary for a special July 26/27 event that will take place on the Atlantic Coastal Camino to Santiago in the Porto Region of Portugal is yesterday’s “Sessão Mariana”. This prayer text was edited and curated by Fr. Nuno as recorded by Fr. David Michael Moses (Pilgrim Rosary, USA), and Fr. Elias Mary Mills (Franciscan of the Immaculate USA).

  • Dr. Blythe Kaufman and Asher will join in prayer of this Rosary with Fr. Nuno in the lead up to an upcoming "Live Record Live" presentation. Watch to the end.

A catechist, Maria de Jesus runs a second Solemn Rosary led by children at Padre Nuno’s parish, St. Joseph’s by the Sea. Here is the Marian Hymn.

Cântico: “Desde toda a eternidade”

1. Desde toda a eternidade, / Sois a eleita do Senhor,
Virgem Santa, Mãe de Deus, / Te cantamos com fervor:

Ave, ave! Ave Maria! (2x)

2. És a estrela da manhã, / Que anuncia o tempo novo;
Mãe de Deus e Mãe dos homens, / Ouve a prece do teu povo:

Ave, ave! Ave Maria! (2x)

3. És a aurora que precede / O divino Sol da graça:
A alegria resplandece / Onde a tua sombra passa:

Ave, ave! Ave Maria! (2x)

4. Nos perigos és auxílio, / Protecção de quem te chama,
És Senhora, és Rainha / da Igreja que te aclama:

Ave, ave! Ave Maria! (2x)


At the end of the Solemn Rosary, all children in Fr. Nuno’s classes were given a special book teaching the Apparitions of the Angel of Portugal in Valinhos and the six apparitions of Our Lady of Fátima.

This book has an introduction by Padre Virgílio Antunes (Reitor do Santuário de Fátima, Portugal) with illustrations by Pedro Aires of Venerable Lúcia’s Memoir. The text is taken verbatim from her diary and Padre Nuno has distributed the book to all of his catechists as part of the month of May initiative to teach the story of Fátima and the “why” behind the prayers of the Terço, with a specific focus on teaching the origin of the “Meu Deus” as well as the “Santíssima Trindade”. The book gives children the context for Our Lady’s wishes to “Pray the Rosary Every Day” for peace in the world and to end the war”. It also takes the time to explore the 3 secrets of the message of Fátima. This was done after a 1 hour session where the children learned and recited together the Rosary text edited by the pastor with a focus on five apparitions that are featured in the book. A powerpoint was used to explore all the apparitions as the children were walked through the various stories through the meditations. We’ll strive to publish an edited version in translation by July 27, 2024 through our Consecration Journey via

Quinto Mistério: 

Neste mistério, contemplamos o Milagre do Sol, que foi experienciado por setenta mil pessoas, a 13 de outubro de 1917, tal como prometido por Nossa Senhora.  Nesse dia, os três pastorinhos afirmam terem visto a Sagrada Família a abençoarem a multidão.

In this mystery, we contemplate the Miracle of the Sun, which was experienced by 70,000 people on October 13, 1917, as promised by Our Lady. On that day, the three little shepherds claim to have seen the Holy Family blessing the crowd.

No meio de situações dramáticas, dominados pela angústia e pela incerteza, quando a força do mal e o pecado parecem impor o seu domínio, a Virgem Maria faz sempre brilhar em todo o seu esplendor a proximidade misericordiosa de Deus. O seu convite à conversão, à simplicidade da oração com Maria e à penitência pretende desbloquear o que nos impede de experimentar o dócil amor de Deus que está depositada no nosso coração.

In the midst of dramatic situations, dominated by anguish and uncertainty, when the power of evil and sin seem to impose their dominion, the Virgin Mary always makes God's merciful closeness shine forth in all its splendour. His invitation to conversion, to the simplicity of prayer with Mary and to penance is intended to unblock what prevents us from experiencing the docile love of God that is deposited in our hearts.

À semelhança dos pastorinhos de Fátima, coloquemos a nossa esperança e confiança em Deus e abramos a nossa vida ao Seu amor.

Like the little shepherds of Fatima, let us place our hope and trust in God and open our lives to His love.

ℝ𝕆𝕊𝔸ℝ𝕐 ℂ𝕆ℕ𝕋𝕀ℕ𝕌𝔼𝕊: 𝟙𝟘𝕥𝕙 𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕖 𝕒𝕟𝕕 𝟝𝕥𝕙 𝔾𝕣𝕒𝕕𝕖 𝕤𝕡𝕝𝕚𝕥 𝕣𝕖𝕤𝕡𝕠𝕟𝕤𝕚𝕓𝕚𝕝𝕚𝕥𝕪 𝕠𝕗 𝕣𝕖𝕔𝕚𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝔽𝕣. ℕ𝕦𝕟𝕠'𝕤 ℝ𝕠𝕤𝕒𝕣𝕪

LEITOR 2: Pai Nosso, que estais no céus, santificado seja o Vosso nome, venha a nós o Vosso reino, seja feita a Vossa vontade, assim na Terra como no Céu.

TODOS: O pão nosso de cada dia nos dai hoje, perdoai-nos as nossas ofensas, assim como nós perdoamos a quem nos tem ofendido e não nos deixeis cair em tentação, mas livrai-nos do mal.


LEITOR 2: AVÉ MARIA, cheia de graça, o Senhor é convosco. Bendita sois Vós entre as mulheres, e bendito é o fruto de Vosso ventre, Jesus. (x10)

TODOS: Santa Maria, Mãe de Deus, rogai por nós, pecadores, 

agora e na hora de nossa morte. Ámen. 

LEITOR 2: GLÓRIA ao Pai e ao filho e ao Espírito Santo.

TODOS: Como era no princípio, agora e sempre. Ámen.

LEITOR 2: Ó Maria concebida sem pecado.

TODOS: Rogai por nós, que recorremos a Vós.

LEITOR 2:     Ó meu Jesus, perdoai-nos e livrai-nos do fogo do Inferno.

TODOS:     Levai as almas todas para o Céu, principalmente as que mais precisarem.


TODOS: Salvai-nos e salvai Portugal.

LEITOR 2: São João Paulo II 

TODOS:                    Rogai por nós!


Pilgrimage to Vatican Gardens: OFFERED BY THE VATICAN MUSEUMS

ꜰᴏx ɴᴇᴡꜱ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴠɪᴇᴡꜱ ʙɪꜱʜᴏᴘ ʙᴀʀʀᴏɴ

Bishop Barron is praying for us, and his recent post noted that “Having asked Bishop Barron about the most pressing concern following the downfall of the New Atheist movement of the early 2000s, Nerozzi wrote the following:”

With dogmatic atheism in the rearview mirror, Barron’s most pressing concern for the future is the coming generations of children who will grow up with neither religion nor rigorously considered disbelief. Instead, they'll likely mature in a society lacking contemplation of a transcendent dimension altogether—“the first generation to lose that.”

“If you've really lost a sense of God, the importance of God—of religion, of ritual—you’re going to live in this very buffered space of the secular order. And that has never been the case in human history,” the bishop said. “There’s always been the village atheist, but the overwhelming majority of people have seen their happiness as a function of a relationship to a highest good, to a transcendent good.”

Read more from Tim Nerozzi’s article “The Most Popular Catholic Outside the Vatican: Bishop Barron” here:

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  • In today’s sermon at Holy Rosary Parish, Fr. Peter Turrone notes that:

When God ascended to the Father, he said to wait for power — and the apostles were filled with joy and anticipation because they knew power would come from on high. This confidence is remarkably demonstrated by the gift of the tongues of fire - as we are each called to receive the wonderful unmerited gift that God gives us.

“St. Peter is no longer afraid” and he is filled with courage. When he begins to preach, he converts over 3000 people with his first homily.” St. Peter trusted in the power of the Holy Spirit and the Holy Spirit wants to do the same thing today. Fr. Peter states that the Renewal Ministries that have taken place in the Church is a reminder that the Charisms are meant for today’s Christians and that we ask for these kinds of supernatural manifestations.

Fr. Peter talks about charisms which are given to me for the sake of the salvation of others — and God wishes to use us for his glory. He further noted in today’s sermon that:

St. Padre Pio could see things into the future, he could see and many manifestations are given so people can be closer to the Lord.

He also said that “All of us are charismatic” and thus “in a Spiritual sense, we are gifted with a special charism for the glory of God and the building up of the Church.

He gives points like, “Administration, caring for the sick, teaching etc.”

How do we know what charism God has given us?

  1. Do people come to you to ask for the same thing? Advice? Help? People who don’t know you, even? This is a sign this is coming from God.

  2. Or, is there one day, you are tired / distracted but able to do something you are seemingly incapable of doing but persevere anyway?

Fr. Peter said that the more you allow the Spirit to do this, you surrender to God, and you start to see the fruits of that in your life and the lives of those around you?

God can use us because we are his instruments and Fr. Peter uses the idea of St. Thérèse who compared herself to God’s little pencil.

Fr. Peter also explores this question of “How to know” a charism “is from God and not from the devil?”

Fr. Peter asks: Does the person demonstrate humility? Does what they see lead others closer to God?

To learn more about the Charismatic Gifts, watch the talk by Fr. Anthony Gramlich here:


The highlights and memories from his 25th year of ordination were put together by LAPA as it finished its 250th Jubilee year, the first topic of which is the ENCONTRO that we are especially building for this summer LIVE RECORD LIVE.


The song Deus é Amor is sung / performed by Ottava Choir.

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