From 'Mementoes of the Martyrs' : "...which provoked a Frenchman who was there to comment on the strange ways of the English, "those who are for the pope are hanged, those who are against him are burned:"                                               Saint John-Paul II wrote: "The fact that one can die for the faith shows that other demands of the faith can also be met."                                                 Cardinal M├╝ller says, “For the real danger to today’s humanity is the greenhouse gases of sin and the global warming of unbelief and the decay of morality when no one knows and teaches the difference between good and evil.”                                                  St Catherine of Siena said, “We've had enough exhortations to be silent. Cry out with a thousand tongues - I see the world is rotten because of silence.”                                                  Chesterton said, “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”                                                Brethren, Wake up!

COLLECTS FOR THE ROSARY MYSTERIES - GLORIOUS

We present here the last of the set of Rosary Prayers from the Manual of Prayers (see previous two posts).

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES 
For Wednesdays and Saturdays throughout the year, 
and the Sundays from Easter till Advent. 

I. THE RESURRECTION 
Let us contemplate in this mystery, how our Lord 
Jesus Christ triumphed gloriously over death, and 
rose again on the third day. 

Our Father. Hail Mary, ten times. 
Glory be to the Father. 

Let us pray. 
O GLORIOUS Virgin Mary, by that un- 
speakable joy which was thine at the resur- 
rection of thy Son, obtain of him, for us, that our 
hearts may never go astray after the false joys of 
this world, but may be ever employed in the pursuit 
of the true and solid joys of heaven. Amen. 

II. THE ASCENSION OF CHRIST INTO HEAVEN 
Let us contemplate in this mystery, how our Lord 
Jesus Christ, forty days after his resurrection, 
ascended into heaven, attended by angels, before 
the eyes of his holy Mother and of his holy apostles 
and disciples. 

Our Father. Hail Mary, ten times. 
Glory be to the Father. 

Let us pray. 
O MOTHER of God, comfort of the afflicted, 
as thy beloved Son, when he ascended into 
heaven, lifted up his hands and blessed his apostles, 
so lift up thy pure hands to him for us, that we 
may enjoy his blessing and thine also, both on earth 
and hereafter in heaven. Amen. 

III. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY GHOST 
ON THE APOSTLES 
Let us contemplate in this mystery, how our Lord 
Jesus Christ, being seated at the right hand of God, 
sent, as he had promised, the Holy Ghost upon his 
apostles, who had returned to Jerusalem, and had 
continued in prayer with the Blessed Virgin Mary, 
expecting the performance of his promise. 

Our Father. Hail Mary, ten times. 
Glory be to the Father. 

Let us pray. 
O SACRED Virgin, tabernacle of the Holy 
Ghost, we beseech thee, obtain by thy inter- 
cession, that this Comforter, whom thy beloved 
Son sent down upon his apostles, may teach us 
the true way to salvation, and make us walk in 
the paths of virtue and good works. Amen. 

IV. THE ASSUMPTION OF THE BLESSED 
VIRGIN MARY INTO HEAVEN 
Let us contemplate in this mystery, how the 
glorious Virgin, twelve years after the resurrection 
of her son, passed out of this world unto him, and, 
accompanied by the holy angels, was assumed body 
and soul into heaven. 

Our Father. Hail Mary, ten times. 
Glory be to the Father. 

Let us pray. 
MOST prudent Virgin, who entering the 
heavenly palace, didst fill the holy angels 
with joy, and man with hope, intercede for us at 
the hour of our death ; that we may be delivered 
from the illusions and temptations of the devil, and 
pass joyfully out of this temporal state into the 
happiness of eternal life. Amen. 

V. THE CORONATION OF THE BLESSED 
VIRGIN MARY IN HEAVEN, AND THE 
GLORY OF ALL THE SAINTS 
Let us contemplate in this mystery, how the glori- 
ous Virgin Mary, to the great jubilee and exultation 
of the whole court of heaven, was crowned by her 
Son with the brightest diadem of glory, and how 
all the saints rejoice with her in bliss. 

Our Father. Hail Mary, ten times. 
Glory be to the Father. 

Let us pray. 
O GLORIOUS Queen of heaven, accept this 
Rosary which we offer as a crown of roses 
at thy feet, and grant, gracious Lady, that our hearts 
may be inflamed with desire to see thee in thy 
glory, a desire so ardent that it may never die in 
us until it gives place to its happy fruition. Amen. 

SALVE REGINA 
HAIL, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, hail, 
our life, our sweetness, and our hope! To 
thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve ; 
to thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and 
weeping in this vale of tears. Turn, then, most 
gracious advocate, thy eyes of mercy towards us ; 
and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed 
fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, 
O sweet Virgin Mary. 

V. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God. 
R. That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ. 

Let us pray. 
O GOD, whose only-begotten Son, by his life, 
death, and resurrection, has purchased for us 
the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech thee, 
that, meditating upon these mysteries, in the most 
holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may 
both imitate what they contain, and obtain what 
they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen. 

The painting at the top shows Pentecost by El Greco,
form the collection of the Prado.