Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Day 3 of Novena-- Fight FOCA!

January 13, St. Hilary-- bishop and doctor of the Church

Today's Rosary Mysteries: (Tuesdays and Fridays)

The first mystery:
The Agony in the Garden: Contrition
Meditation: Jesus went with them to a place called Gethesemani. He advanced a little and fell prostrate in prayer. "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass me by." Matthew 26:36 & 39

The second sorrowful mystery:
The Scourging at the Pillar: Purity
Meditation: The people said, "Let His blood be upon us and upon our children." At that, he released Barabbas to them. Jesus, however, he first had scourged. Matthew 27:25-26

The third sorrowful mystery:
The Crowning with Thorns: Courage

Meditation: The stripped off His clothes and wrapped Him in a scarlet cloak. Weaving a crown out of thorns, they fixed it on His head and began to mock Him.
Matthew 27:28-29

The fourth sorrowful mystery:
The Carrying of the Cross: Patience
Meditation: Jesus was led away, and carrying the cross by Himself, went out to what is called the Place of the Skull. There they crucified Him. John 19:17-18

The fifth sorrowful mystery:
The Crucifixion: Self Denial
Meditation: The curtain in the sanctuary was torn in two. Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, "Father, into Your hands I commend my spirit." After this, He expired. Luke 23:45-46

Read an account written by a former abortionist, in his own words.

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