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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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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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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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A worldwide rosary to pray for peace

"Mater Fatima", a worldwide invitation to pray a rosary for peace "Mater Fatima" is an initiative promoted by Father Hector Ramirez that encourages the whole world to join in praying the rosary to pray for peace. The Virgin Mary, 101 years ago, appeared in the Cova da Iria and asked us to [...]
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A special request from the Pope for the young people at WYD

Since the beginning of his Pontificate, Pope Francis has always shown great affection for the Virgin Mary. Every time he begins a trip, he goes to the Basilica of St. Mary Major to place himself in the hands of Our Lady and pray for the journey he is about to begin. When he returned to Rome, he [...]
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7 criticisms of the recitation of the Rosary (and the responses of St. John Paul II)

John Paul II and his devotion to the Rosary Pope St. John Paul II is one of the most relevant popes when it comes to praying the Rosary in the 21st century. It was he who in 2002 wrote the encyclical Rosarium Virginis Mariae, in which he reproposes to the society of the new millennium that [...]
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