Wednesday, August 15, 2007


... nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption (Ps 15:10)

Some years ago I wrote a short book (never published-never will be) as an aid to meditating on the mysteries of the rosary. Because at that time I always said my rosary in the car commuting home from work, I needed a very defined idea for meditation on each mystery-as there are so many distractions while driving. So for each of the mysteries, I had written essentially one line - one idea.

For the Assumption of Mary into Heaven, I wrote:

Our Mother Mary knows the way to Heaven. "Behold the handmaid of the Lord!" -Ask her to show you the way.

This is truly a day of rejoicing (and one of the only holy days left not transferred to Sunday).

At the Shrine of our Lady of South Carolina/Our Lady of Hope, there is a sign (soon to be carved in stone), which I believe was the inspiration of our (soon to be Birmingham's) Bishop Baker, which says: "Leave your burdens here!" This is what we should do this day. Leave our burdens at the foot of the altar. Go to our Mother the Blessed Virgin Mary and she will take these burdens to the Lord.

Oremus pro invicem!


Biby Cletus said...
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Mary said...

If you pray the Rosary in your car, it is sometimes a good idea to get a cd or tape with the Rosary on it....sometimes safer than a book.

JCurley said...

Mary-Thanks. I don't read the book in the car. I wrote the book based on the one-line meditations I was able to come up with.

I have heard tapes can be good aids.