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« Reply #15 on: May 15, 2010, 08:40:46 PM »

Let us know if we can pitch in some way. Smiley
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« Reply #16 on: May 15, 2010, 08:48:00 PM »

Feel free to suggest any quotes for meditation or pictures for meditation. Smiley

Otherwise I am doing fine!

Quotes can be broadly applicable, because we say the rosary so often, so I am very likely including a number of quotes on subject matter key to the mysteries but not directly of the mysteries. Such as about the Temple, when we do the Presentation, not just about the Presentation.

So that there is a good deal of food for thought.
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« Reply #17 on: May 15, 2010, 08:58:37 PM »

Okay I'll have to think hard about it, because I've never thought about anything far beyond the Mystery itself Huh?

For e.g. if we are talking about the Agony in the garden, what would you think about ?
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« Reply #18 on: May 15, 2010, 09:14:08 PM »

Okay I'll have to think hard about it, because I've never thought about anything far beyond the Mystery itself Huh?

For e.g. if we are talking about the Agony in the garden, what would you think about ?

The bloody sweat, Judas, the foreknowledge of Christ of all the sins of mankind.. In the fifteen prayers of St. Bridget, there is a part of a prayer, "O Jesus! Mirror of Eternal Splendor, remember the sadness which Thou experienced, when, contemplating in the light of Thy Divinity the predestination of those who would be saved by the merits of Thy Sacred Passion, Thou didst see at the same time the great multitude of reprobates who would be damned for their sins, and Thou didst complain bitterly of those hopeless, lost and unfortunate sinners."

The sleeping apostles.. the example of the Lord of submission to the will of the Father..

Well, you will see how I do these things as I add more and more quotes.

But you need not go far afield, if you find any meditations directly pertinent that's fine.. Or none at all.. Just pray for the whole work to go well is enough. I need prayers.

I am very poor at saying the rosary, though I love the devotion. It is very difficult for me, and I'm not one to go to for advice on how to say it well -- but, yet again, by relying on the saints, I escape my own lack of ability to a certain degree.
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« Reply #19 on: May 15, 2010, 09:19:05 PM »

I understand now. I'll contribute when I find something related to the Mystery. Thanks. Smiley

Yes, the Saints have a wealth of information in their quotes and writings.
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« Reply #20 on: May 16, 2010, 08:40:32 AM »

Quote:  For e.g. if we are talking about the Agony in the garden, what would you think about ?

The kiss of Judas must have been one of our Lords greatest sorrows.
Despite his treachery Judas was loved by the Lord no less than the other apostles.
It probabily could br compared to your own child betaying you and seeing the consequences of their action still having no sorroqw.
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« Reply #21 on: May 16, 2010, 09:46:25 AM »

Yes, actually, if you just tell me about each of your thoughts on the different mysteries and what you meditate upon that might help a lot.  Cheesy
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« Reply #22 on: May 16, 2010, 10:48:44 AM »

Martinfegan, You're right about the kiss of Judas. Saddest for Our Lord.

 If I may continue with the Agony of Our Lord....This is what I think about
His extreme loneliness, here He is facing torture and death and His Apostles are fast asleep. He will not see His Mother again except on the Way of the Cross...Even God seems to have turned away from His Plight as it seems.....
The weight of the sins of the world on His Shoulders...
His bravery to go ahead with the ordeal and torture that now awaits Him, He will not turn back, our salvation is uppermost in His Mind...

Mother Mary is surely with Him at this moment in prayer.... She knows what awaits, but will not impede the salvation of mankind in any way by thoughts or words.

I'll share more of my thoughts on the Mysteries as I remember them. Smiley
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« Reply #23 on: May 16, 2010, 11:39:32 AM »

Yes,  the voluntary nature of what our dear Lord was doing makes His love for us even more clear.
In John 18 where the soldiers come to arrest Him, -at the words of Jesus, “I am He,” they all fall to the ground.
I’ve read a comment on this many years ago by one of the saints who said that the demons that possessed the soldiers where struck by terror at these words and if our Lord had not freed them to do their evil they would not have been able to touch Him.
Then He says, “If it is I you seek then let these others go.”
These words touch me the most when I consider that my dear Lord was thinking of me also when He uttered them.
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« Reply #24 on: May 16, 2010, 12:48:02 PM »

For me I meditate on the extreme anxiety and downright fear that even He had and that He went ahead doing it anyway. He knew better than any of us 'moderns' how excruciating crucifixion was, but also knew ahead of time how much additional pain would be inflicted on Him for all of our sins. How much we would suffer if we knew ahead of time what suffering we would have in the future and how important it is to leave this knowledge only in Hands of the One Who knows what is best for us, along with how much we'll be able to take at the time.
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« Reply #25 on: May 16, 2010, 12:54:34 PM »

Today, of all days, we could put down what we meditate on in the mystery of The Ascension.

For myself, I meditate on how He took to His Father not only Himself, but all the knowledge of all the possible temptations and joys and hurts and sufferings of humans in this world. It soothes me to think that He truly understands what I'm feeling and to know, first hand, the temptations and attachments of this world.
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« Reply #26 on: May 16, 2010, 02:46:16 PM »

For the Mystery of Ascension and Resurrection I also tend to meditate on all that happened during the 40 days He met with his Apostles:
So I remember the breakfast He prepares for them while they are fishing, Thomas' doubt and how Our Lord patiently allays those doubts , also how He asks Peter three times if he loved Him...I read somewhere that He asked him this three times in order  to cancel his previous three denials of ever having known Him during the Passion.

Also very touching to me and that I meditate on are the words 'Take care of my sheep'

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« Reply #27 on: May 16, 2010, 07:36:00 PM »

This is all very good and inspiring. Smiley It gives me many ideas for different kinds of quotes to look up for meditations.
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« Reply #28 on: May 17, 2010, 02:13:56 PM »

Today's meditation on the Annuncation leads me to meditate on Mary's humility to God's Will, totally giving up her own plans and trusting in Him as her Lord. Trusting in Him and recognizing her abject dependence on Him, even though she knew the human consequences that she would very likely face (stoning for adultery, loss of Joseph's love and trust in her, etc.) This leads me to try to imitate her virtues of complete humility and total trust in His Will.
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« Reply #29 on: May 17, 2010, 02:28:29 PM »

Trust in God's will is the epitome of Mary!  Cheesy
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