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The Rosary

The brain still our mind through meditation of the mysteries.

without meditation the Rosary becomes a monotonous repetition – a body without soul – just like Mary ”kept all the words in her heart” –


The prayers of the Rosary lead us to the Cross.

OUR STORY

OF

the STEP-BY-STEP ROSARY


Our story began in May 2015, when one of our founding members approached another founding member and said: 


“There is so much evil around.
We need to form a prayer group.
We need to pray the Rosary!”


In June, a handful of us met at a local chapel to pray the Holy Rosary together. That first prayer meeting was long on enthusiasm and short on organization and we realized that we needed to put together a pamphlet with the most common prayers and meditations.


By August, we had produced a little pamphlet called “How to Pray the Rosary”, which made it easier for our participants to join in prayer regardless of how familiar they were with praying the Rosary.


During 2016, a new format, a “step-by-step” version, was developed. A retired researcher started to ask questions about the Rosary. He did not expect anyone to answer his questions. Instead he embarked on a quest to learn as much as he could about the Rosary, its history and the special position it holds as an instrument of the Mother of God. He delved into every available source he could find and took off. 


We also moved to another, more private, Chapel, which allowed us to grow.


DEVELOPMENT of PRAYING THE STEP-BY-STEP ROSARY


The Rosary has long been considered as a most powerful weapon against the devil. The adversary does not rest, as everyone must be cognizant of today. It would certainly serve his purposes that important aspects of “How to Pray the Rosary” have been hidden away or ignored, like the many other essential tenets of our Faith that have become watered down during the past century, particularly. 


One burning Question


IF, the Rosary hs long been considered a most powerful spiritual weapon against the devil ...

why is there not "one cristal clear version" presented by the Vatican?


This question guided us forward. Over the years we have studied and discussed our sources on how to pray the Rosary. We have questioned  and double-checked our material in order to find the proper way to glorify God through our work. And, how to best honour Our beloved Lady of the Rosary. 


We have read about the apparitions of Our Lady at Fatima and we have read and talked about the weeping statue of the Blessed Virgin at Akita and Her apparition there. We have consulted the Codex Sinaiticus and questioned some modern translations of the mysteries. We have read those mysteries in several sources in English, German, French, Latin, Swedish and Spanish. It was quite clear that texts had been tampered with. Texts can differ based on the translator’s knowledge, on the political or social climate in a society, on carelessness, incompetence, or a zealousness to achieve change.


A major part of the step-by-step development emanated from reading the Bible texts before and after the suggested mystery. While we have followed the recommended Bible chapters linked to each mystery, we have occasionally added portions suitable to meditate on when praying the Rosary.


Another of our early questions were: Why does one stop at the connecting medallion where we sing the hymn Salve Regina?  Why do we not pray all the way back to the Cross? Why do we not praise Our Lady with the hymn Salve Regina and allow our intentions and the Rosary prayers to connect right at the medallion – the point that binds together the entire Rosary.


When Our Lady of Akita states that the only weapons at our disposal in the ultimate battle are “the sign of my Son and the Rosary”, it would stand to reason that our Rosary begins and ends with His Cross.


How are we to fight for Christianity if our weapons are not used in concert?


HOW TO PRAY THE ROSARY, STEP-BY-STEP


We realised quite early that many people say that they know how to pray the Rosary,


If you ask them to lead, many are not comfortable.


We decided to go with the idea, that very few really know how to pray the Rosary.

This will allow us to meet them on a common ground where no one becomes embarressed for not knowing how to pray it.



We also decided that we expect some clergy to have tempered with prayers over time, as the Devil on the inside wants to weaken the defence of the Church. That is why we now try to include the Latin texts next to the local language. It gives our users a chance to select a format that suits the person praying.


It was quite clear to us early on, that many sources of "How to Pray the Rosary..." only included the link to the bible texts, instead of the actual texts when it came to the Mystery. It was an easy decision to include each Mystery in our various Rosary's. We do not regret this decision for one second. It gives us such wonderful chance to meditate/read/find an inner sense.


Our Lady of Fatima says in her third apparition in Fatima in 1917:

" When you pray the Rosary, say after each mystery: “O my Jesus, forgive us, save us from the fire of hell. Lead all souls to Heaven, especially those who are most in need.” "


Including each Mystery text has also given us a chance to work with and develop the content. For examples:

  • our version for children show a lesser amount of text, important bits and larger text font.
  •  the advanced version may include some texts before and after the suggested Mystery text as well as some text from another apostle. To give a more depth to the Mystery.
  •  Our print-your-own-broschure has a limited amount of pages, and Mystery text need to be adopted to the broschure, instad of printing a professional A5 copy.
  •  As we add illustrations from an art collection, we may pick illustrations showing certain words from the Mystery.


Our extensive research has guided us through our works. This is part of our mission; to create and develope material for people to pray the Rosary.


When looking for information of how to pray the Rosary, there are loads of "versions". We have not yet found an official source of "how to".


There is no other source, that shows such great step-by-step version of how to pray the Rosary.

There are three main reasons why we include Latin.


1) We believe that the Devil does not like latin, simply because it is the Church language. Ecclesiastical Latin is a sacred language that was reserved only for the divine service of the Church of God, in prayer and in the Sacraments. Latin also unites Catholics. The Latin text made it possible to travel and participate in Holy Mass wherever you were or wherever you are. 


Everyone knows that you are stronger as a group instead of as a single individual.



2) Our extensive research has shown that several versions in a local language have been tampered with. Texts can differ based on the translator’s knowledge, on the political or social climate in a society, on carelessness, incompetence, or a zealousness to achieve change.

When using Latin, we give our users that chance to follow the "core" texts.



3) Some prefer to pray in the local language. Some prefer to pray in Latin. We have all material in English, French, German, Italian, Latin,  Spanish and Swedish but it not yet published.


Catholics are One.  Just like Catholics acknowledge when praying Credo:



Credo in unum Deum, Patrem omnipotentem,

I believe in one God, the Father Almighty


Et in unum Dominum, Jesum Christum,

And in one Lord, Jesus Christ,


Et unam, sanctam, catholicam et apostolicam Ecclesiam.

And in one, holy, catholic, and apostolic Church.



Unam sanctam ecclesiam catholicam et ipsam apostolicam

Bonifacio VIII, Unam Sanctam, November 18, 1302.



THE 7 VIRTUES

Virtue is defined as a particular moral ecellence or a commendable quality.


We love this section, simply because it is suddenly quite straight forward of what is good or bad. Once again, this section is one of these sections that varies, depending on source. We really prefer using the Latin phrases, simply because those are the "same" on a more constant basis than the translations.

Again, there are problems of translations, knowledge of language and time.


The seven deadly sins are even more interesting. Some call it "capital sins" but we prefer deadly to make them more serious. It is here we started using synonyms, as some of the words may not "mean" anything - it is just a word...


With the synonyms, suddenly, it becomes more understandable. More so, there are certain differences in "degree of seriousness" concerning a deadly sin!

Virtues

in Latin


  1. Humilitas

  2. Liberalitas / Caritas

  3. Humanitas

  4. Patientia

  5. Vitus / Castitas

  6. Temperantia

  7. Industria

Virtues

in English


  1. Humility

  2. Charity

  3. Kindness

  4. Patience

  5. Chastity

  6. Temperence

  7. Diligence

Virtues

synonyms


  1. Modesty/humbleness/Bravely

  2. Generosity/unselfishness/Helpfulness

  3. Compassion/Gratitude/favor

  4. Mercy / Tolerans Forgiveness

  5. Abstinence / Moral

  6. Humanity / Moderation

  7. Ethics / Fervour

THE 7 DEADLY SINS

Virtue is defined as a particular moral ecellence or a commendable quality.


We love this section, simply because it is suddenly quite straight forward of what is good or bad. Once again, this section is one of these sections that varies, depending on source. We really prefer using the Latin phrases, simply because those are the "same" on a more constant basis than the translations.

Again, there are problems of translations, knowledge of language and time.


The seven deadly sins are even more interesting. Some call it "capital sins" but we prefer deadly to make them more serious. It is here we started using synonyms, as some of the words may not "mean" anything - it is just a word...


With the synonyms, suddenly, it becomes more understandable. More so, there are certain differences in "degree of seriousness" concerning a deadly sin!

Sins

in Latin


  1. Superbia

  2. Avaritia

  3. Invidia

  4. Ira

  5. Luxuria

  6. Gula

  7. Acedia

Sins 

in English


  1. Pride

  2. Avarice

  3. Envy

  4. Wrath

  5. Lust

  6. Gluttony

  7. Sloth

  Sins 

synonyms


  1. Arrogance / 

  2. Greed / Cheapness

  3. Covetousness /

  4. Revenge / Impatience

  5. Crave / Desire /

  6. Excessive ... /Indulgence

  7. Unconcern / Ignorance

THE BEATITUDES

  1. Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.

  2. Blessed are they who mourn, for they will be comforted.

  3. Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.

  4. Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness,
    for they will be satisfied.

  5. Blessed are the merciful, for they will be shown mercy.

  6. Blessed are the pure of heart, for they will see God.

  7. Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called children of God.

  8. Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.




Blessed are you when people revile you and persecute you

and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. 


Rejoice and be glad, for your reward will be great in heaven.

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