Friday, October 08, 2010

The Sorrowful Mysteries

As a guide to meditation on the Mysteries of the day, I have a little "prayerbook" on my Rosary website.  Here is a devotional guide to today's Sorrowful Mysteries.

Often I find myself dwelling on the Agony in the Garden.  I think it is at that point that i can most relate to the suffering of Jesus.  When I peer beyond that to all He underwent at the hands of His tormentors, for my sake, my understanding fails me.  The awful torments He chose out of love!  But mental distress, this I can guess at, at least dimly.

The most distressing thought of all is that it is my sins which caused this; and which daily still serve to distress Him.

King of Mercy, King of Love!

Thursday, October 07, 2010

Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary

Happy Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary!

I am spending a little extra time today in Rosary meditations, as best I can, as a poor little gift to Our Lady--my Mother who has me as the least of her daughters, and who loves me better than I can tell.

I use Yahoo Widgets for lots of little gadgety things, but one widget is much more than a gadget.  It is my Rosary widget, which has the mystery of the day (or you can selct one to pray over and over--as with the Sorrowful Mysteries during Lent, say), pictures and a selection of meditations.  There are links to two sets of online meditations, one from St. Josemaria Escriva and the other from Father Z.  Today I decided to spend a bit of extra meditation time on the First Luminous Mystery--here, and here.

There are so many wonderful links and tools relating to "The Weapon" of choice in Spiritual Battle.  We are so blessed today to access to all of this.  As time permits today, I will post up some more links and resources.