THE "HEART" OF OUR DEVOTIONAL PRAYER
(COUNT THE DECADES)
IT IS TIME FOR ALL TO CONSIDER PRAYING
"THE SIXTH GLORIOUS MYSTERY"
On May 17, 1998 in Houma, Louisiana, a new mystery began to be prayed. That new mystery simply added an additional decade after the customary Fifth Glorious Mystery (“The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth”). The additional decade is called the Sixth Glorious Mystery. (“The Glorious Return of Her Son”). It is true, Our Blessed Mother will be truly “Crowned” when Her Son returns. At that point, the whole world will know that She is who we declare Her to be in Her Rosary ("The Queen of Heaven and Earth"). Her Immaculate Heart will Triumph!
This additional decade not only represents and celebrates the last step in the life of Jesus – His Glorious Return at the Final Coming (Rev. 22) – but also His return through the Eucharistic Miracle that occurs during each valid Mass – and the sacraments each day! By the multiple ways of His daily return, “The Light truly Returns into the Darkness” of this world. Through the Holy Eucharist, He has remained with us, as He promised.
"THE LIGHT RETURNS INTO THE DARKNESS"
To move to affirm this practice that commenced in 1998, to everyone's surprise, in 2002, Pope John Paul II wrote a letter to all Catholics regarding the Rosary. In this letter, which was entitled The Most Holy Rosary, Pope John Paul II announced the addition of the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary...THE MYSTERIES OF LIGHT!
This new decade called The Sixth Glorious Mystery is not mandatory, but most appropriate to pray, and it is sought to be added only after the Fifth Glorious Mystery. By praying the Sixth Glorious Mystery, in this way, we are effectively praying for His return by using His Mother’s rosary – an efficacious practice that will bear good fruit because at Fatima and other locations His Mother asked us to pray the rosary. Can Our Lord really resist prayers offered in such way. This requested practice is so aligned with the objectives of the Come, Lord Jesus! the lay apostolate that is spreading across Louisiana and elsewhere. The "lagniappe" decade can be heard regularly over the air waves of Radio Maria, USA that broadcasts from Louisiana.
IMAGINE, IF YOU WOULD!
Imagine, an image of what Jesus will wear when he returns.
Imagine, as part of His attire was a tremendous blue cape that stretched to the horizon - as far as one could see.
Imagine, as Jesus approached, His cape was not really just blue but it was instead a patchwork of separate pieces of cloth...all colors, shapes, designs. Actually, pieces of "remnant" cloth!
Imagine, He will mysteriously and mystically "wear" His "remnant" church as He returns.
THE REMNANT CHURCH...
“STITCHED TOGETHER WITH HIS MOTHER'S ROSARY!
(PHOTO FROM ST. BRIDGET CATHOLIC IN SCHRIEVER, LA)
PHOTO FROM ST. BERNADETTE HOME (COUNT THE DECADES)
Our Lady (Mary) of Lourdes, France had a six-decade Rosary versus the traditional five-decade Rosary during her meetings with St. Bernadette. St. Bernadette asked Our Lady what the sixth decade was for. Our Lady replied: "The sixth decade is for the souls in purgatory!" The saying of the sixth decade for this purpose was not univerally accepted by the church after Lourdes.
Our Lady (Mary) at Fatima, Portugal then instituted a new prayer for the souls in purgatory. The prayer, "Oh my Jesus, forgive us our sins. Save us from the fires of Hell. Lead all souls to heaven, especially those in most need of Thy mercy." This prayer has been universally accepted by the church after Fatima.
Since "Time is of the Essence", let us prayerfully consider to now voluntarily use this sixth decade to pray for The Glorious Return of Jesus!
MARANATHA...COME, LORD JESUS!
THESE ARE EXTREMELY SERIOUS TIMES!
TIME IS OF THE ESSENCE!
THE ROSARY IS A SPIRITUAL SWORD IN THESE TIMES
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