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Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary: Thursday

What are the luminous mysteries of the Rosary? The luminous mysteries were introduced by John Paul II in 2002 with the publication of the encyclical Rosarium Virginis Mariae. In this encyclical he explains them as follows: "Passing from the childhood and life of Nazareth to the public life of Jesus, contemplation leads us to the [...]
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Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary: Wednesdays and Sundays

What are the glorious mysteries of the Rosary? The glorious mysteries, as St. John Paul II explains in the encyclical Rosarium Virginis Mariae, "nourish in believers hope in the eschatological goal towards which they are journeying as members of the pilgrim People of God in history. This will necessarily impel them to bear courageous witness to that 'joyful proclamation' [...]".
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The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary: Tuesdays and Fridays

What are the sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary? The sorrowful mysteries are also known as the mysteries of sorrow. As John Paul II explains in the encyclical Rosarium Virginis Mariae, the sorrowful mysteries "lead the believer to relive the death of Jesus by placing himself at the foot of the cross with Mary, in order to penetrate with her into the immensity [...]".
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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary: Mondays and Saturdays

What are the joyful mysteries of the Rosary? The joyful mysteries, as John Paul II explains in the encyclical Rosarium Virginis Mariae, have deep roots. Meditating on them "means entering into the ultimate motives of Christian joy and its deepest meaning. It means fixing one's gaze on the concreteness of the mystery of the Incarnation and on the [...]
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The Rosary "compendium of the Gospel".

">https://www.arguments.es/rosario/wp-content/uploads/2021/05/JPII.jpg"> Carta apostólica Rosarium Virginis Mariae, de Juan Pablo II "Recorrer con María las escenas del Rosario es como ir a la ‘escuela’ de María para leer a Cristo, para penetrar sus secretos, para entender su mensaje". (...) "Recitar el Rosario, en efecto, es en realidad contemplar con María el rostro de Cristo". En su […]
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Pilgrimages in honor of the Virgin Mary

What is a Romería? The word "romería" comes from "romero", as it was used to designate the people who went on pilgrimage to Rome. Later, the meaning was extended and nowadays a pilgrimage is the visit to a sanctuary or to an image of the Virgin Mary. Origin of the pilgrimages The origin of the [...]
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Letter of Pope Francis for May 2020 and two prayers to end the Rosary

Letter of Pope Francis for the month of May in the year of the pandemic Dear Brothers and Sisters: The month of May is approaching, when the people of God manifest with particular intensity their love and devotion to the Virgin Mary. During this month, it is a tradition to pray the Rosary at home, with the [...]
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Prayer to St. Michael the Archangel

The prayer to St. Michael and Pope Leo XIII The prayer to St. Michael the Archangel was composed by Pope Leo XIII around the 1880s. It is not very clear what exactly led him to ask for the protection of this archangel, besides encouraging all Christians to [...]
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Do you know the history of the image of Our Lady in St. Peter's Square?

There is no image of Our Lady! During Holy Week 1980 in Rome, a young university student who was participating in UNIV, noticed that there was no image of Our Lady in St. Peter's Square, and he told St. John Paul II, Pope [...]
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All the prayers of the Popes at Fatima

During Pope Francis' May 2017 pilgrimage to Portugal for the canonization of the shepherd children to whom Our Lady appeared, Jacinta and Francisco, the Pope prayed a prayer to Our Lady of Fatima. (The part in bold is the sung response of the choir). But it is not the first time [...].
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