Christian Unity
 
   
   
 

Christian Unity

Part 1 - 2007

Christian Unity

Part 2 - 2007

 

Pope Benedict XVI

 

 
Christian Unity

  Pope Benedict XVI presided at an ecumentical Vespers service concluding the annual Week of Prayer for Christian Unity.  Pope Benedict XVI repeated his observation that any real progress toward Christian Unity will be built upon prayer.  Read more here.

Prayers of the Rosary Unite all Christians

The Prayers of the Rosary are Biblical

The Virgin Mary is our greatest intercessor. 

Mary prays with us as we say the Rosary and Meditate on the Life,

Death and Resurrection of Jesus. 

The Virgin Mary gives all prayers to Jesus. She keeps nothing for herself. 

"God is Love"

     "Clearly, the Christian who prays does not claim to be able to change God's plans or correct what he has foreseen.  Rather, he seeks an encounter with the Father of Jesus Christ, asking God to be present with the consolation of the Spirit to him and his work.  A personal relationship with God and an abandonment to his will can prevent man from being demeaned and save him from falling prey to the teaching of fanaticism and terrorism." (37)

     "Often we cannnot understand why God refrains from intervening.  Yet he does not prevent us from crying out, like Jesus on the Cross" 'My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?' (Mt 27:46).  We should continue asking this question in prayerful dialogue before his face: 'Lord, holy and true, how long will it be?' (Rev 6:10)... Christians continue to believe in the 'goodness and loving kindness of God' (Tit 3:4)...they remain unshakably certain that God is our Father and loves us, even when his silence remains incomprehensible." (38.)

     "My soul magnifies the Lord (Lk 1:46).  In these words she expressed her whole program of life...she wants to magnify God, not herself.  She is lowly: her only desire is to be the handmaid of the Lord (cf. Lk 1-:38)... She is a woman of hope:...Mary is a woman of faith:...Mary is a woman who loves.  We see it in the humility with which she recedes into the background during Jesus' public life...(41.)

Pope Benedict XVI, Deus Caritas Est, God is Love, December 25, 2005.

 

 

 

 

 

 
 
   

 During the July 13, 1917, Apparition,

Blessed Mother asked that the

following prayer be inserted after

each decade of the Rosary.

"O my Jesus!  Forgive us.

Save us from the fire of hell. 

Lead all souls to Heaven,

especially those who are in most need."

 

O my Jesus! Forgive us.