The Joyful Mysteries Rosary

17/09/2016
Themes: praying, Rosary
Charles Pritchard

Opening Readings

“Come ye near unto me, and hear this: I have not spoken in secret from the beginning: from the time before it was done, I was there, and now the Lord God hath sent me, and his spirit.” (Isaiah 48:16)

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.” (John 3:16)

“And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.” (John 1:1:14)

Opening Prayer ... Apostles Creed ... Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat three times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Annunciation

Meditation

“Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and his name shall be called Emmanuel.” (Isaiah 7:14)

“And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being came in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women. Who having heard, was troubled at his saying, and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: Fear not, Mary, for thou hast found grace with God. Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb, and shalt bring forth a son; and thou shalt call his name Jesus. He shall be great, and shall be called the Son of the most High; and the Lord God shall give unto him the throne of David his father; and he shall reign in the house of Jacob for ever. And of his kingdom there shall be no end. And Mary said to the angel: How shall this be done, because I know not man? And the angel answering, said to her: The Holy Spirit shall come upon thee, and the power of the most High shall overshadow thee. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of thee shall be called the Son of God. And behold thy cousin Elizabeth, she also hath conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren: Because no word shall be impossible with God. And Mary said: Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word. And the angel departed from her.” (Luke 1:26–38)

“Mother Mary with St Joseph also went through difficult times. They did not have easy lives. My people must understand that the holy Family of Nazareth was chosen by me, their Father God, for a task, a mission. They accepted, but they also did not know what the future ahead of them was. As the angel appeared to Mother Mary to announce the birth of my Son Jesus Christ, that he was to be born, Mother Mary did not hesitate to accept her mission. Yes, it was also all new to her: the Annunciation of the angel Gabriel for her to be the Mother of my Son Jesus Christ through the power of the Holy Spirit. St Joseph was going to be married to Mary. They had no relations, yet he was also suffering during those difficult times. But the angel told him not to be afraid, to carry this task, as it was the time for my Son Jesus Christ to be born.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [1], 2017)

Commentary

Mother Mary, filled with God’s grace, immediately identified the angel Gabriel as a true messenger of God. She accepted God’s call in humility and obedience, even though she was not sure what it all meant. Being full of grace she was filled the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit [2] and quickly came to the understanding that despite her virginity, with God anything is possible [3] and that the only gift in return she could give to God was her will. God calls many today, yet few accept his invitation [4]. Instead of following God’s call through his true messengers, many are deceived (blinded by their own sin) into following the false prophets of this world who come dressed as sheep but inwardly are ravenous wolves who disguise themselves as angels light [5].

Suggested prayer for the living

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee, blessed art though amongst women. Help us to be obedient to God’s call, as you were in humbly accepting to be the Mother of the Saviour of the world. St Joseph, despite the difficulties you encountered in those times, thank you for accepting God’s call of being the foster father of Jesus Christ. Mother Mary and St Joseph, the Holy Family of Nazareth, pray with me for all the mothers and fathers in the world to be obedient to God’s call, to humbly accept him in their homes, to pray as a family and to live together in love, peace and unity.

My loving Holy Trinity, I pray for the gift of holiness in my family and all the families in the world, for the strength to do your will despite worldly pressures and for the gift of discernment to be aware of the threats of evil in society today. Help us to grow more in God’s love and be the bearers of the good news of Jesus Christ in the world today. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Father God, I humbly ask through this prayer that my Blessed Mother Mary, Star of the Sea, may also be a messenger of good news to souls in purgatory to announce their release into heaven, in particular my deceased family members and those for whom no one is praying. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Visitation

Meditation

“And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Juda. And she entered into the house of Zachary, and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass, that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit: And she cried out with a loud voice, and said: Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. And whence is this to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of thy salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. And blessed art thou that hast believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to thee by the Lord. And Mary said: My soul doth magnify the Lord. And my spirit hath rejoiced in God my Saviour. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; and holy is his name. And his mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear him. He hath shewed might in his arm: he hath scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He hath put down the mighty from their seat, and hath exalted the humble. He hath filled the hungry with good things; and the rich he hath sent empty away. He hath received Israel his servant, being mindful of his mercy: As he spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his seed for ever. And Mary abode with her about three months; and she returned to her own house.” (Luke 1:39–56)

Commentary

Through the holy friendship between Mother Mary and St Elizabeth, God is showing us that little infants in mothers’ wombs experience joy when in the presence of the Holy Spirit and our Lord Jesus Christ. In contrast, foetuses will experience despair and spiritual suppression when in the presence of demonic spirits that come as a result of sinful conduct by their parents. Instead of embracing pregnancies with true love, sacrificial love, and respecting the rights of infants, many people today believe the lies of the enemy by justifying that a child is not born at the moment of conception [6]. Many are deceived into thinking that they can repay evil with evil by justifying an abortion [7], and even more have been deceived into thinking that over the counter “24 hour” pills are not murder weapons. Besides these weapons of mass destruction being sold in pharmacies around the world, the vast majority of countries today allow doctors and nurses clinics to poison, stab, mutilate or crush these innocent little ones in their mothers wombs − all under the guise of “freedom of choice” when in fact the innocent child is given no choice to choose life. Abortion brings the most horrific suffering to these infants who, from the instant of conception, feel the pain and cry out in shock, despair and terror for help [8]. This legalised and openly promoted holocaust in the world today is, in the words of our Blessed Mother Mary, “more dangerous to this world than all the weapons ever made”, and “is a crime against the Holy Spirit for those who have not repented” [9]. Many parents, doctors, nurses, pharmacists, politicians and lawmakers risk losing their souls for all eternity to the fires of hell, while the infants, after undergoing the most gruesome martyrdom, are not given the opportunity to live on earth and earn their reward in heaven. Contrite Confession is vital for the salvation of these parents and agents of abortion. All must be encouraged to baptise and choose saints in heaven as godparents for both miscarried and aborted babies who are waiting in eternity to be named [10].

Suggested prayer for the living

My dear Holy Trinity, who created us with so much love, who came to save us from the fires of hell and who gives us the breath of life, through the intercession of my Blessed Mother Mary, St Elizabeth, St John the Baptist and all the angels and saints in heaven, I pray for holy parents, holy marriages and holy friendships in society today.

My Almighty God, the creator of this entire universe, the strongest of heaven and earth with whom everything is possible, please stop the horrendous crime of abortion in the world today. Pour out your Holy Spirit in this lost and confused world. Melt the hearts of those who are involved in promulgating this horrific crime throughout the world and help them to see the error of their ways before it is too late. Through the Precious Blood of Jesus, have mercy on the sinners; save the innocent babies from being martyred and comfort the children who are victims of abuse, violence, rejection, alcoholism, drug addictions, divorce and discord in families. Soften the hearts of the parents whom you entrusted to care for your children. Bring them to salvation before it is too late and help the innocent victims of these crimes. Bless and help all your people who are working towards saving the little ones and tending to the destitute, lonely and afflicted children of this world. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My Holy Trinity, your mercy is endless and extends from generation unto generations. Have mercy on those who are suffering in eternity because of sins against young children, in particular the most abandoned souls in eternity for whom no one is praying. I pray, too, for the baptism of the aborted little ones; that all in your Church will hear our Blessed Mother Mary’s call in this respect, to name them, to choose saints as their godparents and baptise them with holy water in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Nativity

Meditation

“For a child is born to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called, Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.” (Isaiah 9:6)

“And thou, Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda: out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity. Therefore will he give them up even till the time wherein she that travaileth shall bring forth: and the remnant of his brethren shall be converted to the children of Israel.” (Micah 5:2−3)

“The multitude of camels shall cover thee, the dromedaries of Madian and Epha: all they from Saba shall come, bringing gold and frankincense: and shewing forth praise to the Lord.” (Isaiah 60:6)

“But while he thought on these things, behold the angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto thee Mary thy wife, for that which is conceived in her, is of the Holy Spirit. And she shall bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. For he shall save his people from their sins. Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Behold a virgin shall be with child, and bring forth a son, and they shall call his name Emmanuel, which being interpreted is, God with us. And Joseph rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife. And he knew her not till she brought forth her firstborn son: and he called his name Jesus.” (Matthew 1:20-25)

“And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child. And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn. And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger. And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying: Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will. And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath shewed to us. And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.” (Luke 2:4–20)

“They had to run away to find a place for their Son to be born. Yes, they knocked at a few places to find a proper home for their Son to be born, yet all the doors were closed behind them. Mother Mary and St Joseph were very tired because of the long journey on a donkey through the desert. Oh, my people, yes, they also suffered tremendous pains, then my Son Jesus had to be born in a barn, in a manger, between the animals. My people, again, King Herod was so furious because he knew the Saviour of the world, the Messiah, was going to be born. Oh my people, imagine the pain and sufferings of these parents but yet, they never gave up in trusting and carrying their task in this world.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [11], 2017)

Commentary

The Holy Trinity − God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit − existed from the beginning [12]. God loved us so that he made us in his image. With this love came the gift of free choice, the choice to love him or the choice to reject him and his way. As a result of our wrong choices, most people on this earth were in such bondage to evil. In order to save us from the fires of hell, Jesus Christ, God in the flesh, humbled himself as a man to redeem us from our sins, to show us his way, his truth and his life, to lighten our crosses of purification. Despite the hardships that St Joseph and Mother Mary experienced with the infant Jesus, they remained united in love and trust of God: they did not abandon their mission or each other; they remained together as the Holy Family of Nazareth and set the perfect example for others to follow. The Messiah, the Saviour of the world, the Alpha and the Omega, entered this world in a stable: he did not seek status or riches as so many in this world blindly seek. Instead, he took the path of humility and poverty. This life is a teaching, a cleansing and a purification for eternal life [13]. If we embrace our crosses in love of God and each other and give our will to God, as the Holy Family of Nazareth did, we then allow God to mould us into what we were created to be and we will reap a big reward in heaven.

Suggested prayer for the living

Thank you Jesus for humbling yourself as a man to live with us, to save us and to show us your way, truth and life. My loving Holy Trinity, I ask, through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth for your gifts of faith, understanding, fortitude, humility, purity, modesty, love and peace to reign in our hearts and homes, despite the difficulties we may encounter. I pray for the poor, marginalised and destitute in this world, in particular those who don’t know Jesus and who don’t know where to turn in their times of tribulation. Help them to see Jesus with the eyes of their hearts, comfort them and bring alleviation to their suffering.

My Holy Trinity, you are the strongest in heaven: please stop the killings of your people, the Christians, and bring their persecutors to repentance. St Michael, St Gabriel and St Raphael Archangels, come with your troops of angels to stand with the Christians and stop their persecutors [14]. My Blessed Mother Mary, I ask you to cover all your children with your Virginal Mantle, as you did to Baby Jesus, and protect them. Bring your heavenly angels and saints to help those who are victims of war and other crimes against humanity, in particular the little children who are lost, lonely, starving and marginalised, not knowing where to turn. Bring them to your Son Jesus, the Only Begotten Son of God the Father, the Saviour of the world, their friend, their brother, their comforter, their everything. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My precious Baby Jesus, you came to this earth to save the sinners. Through your infancy, have mercy on the lost souls in eternity, especially the abandoned souls for whom no one is praying and for those who did not know you. Mother Mary and St Joseph, intercede to your Son Jesus to ask his Father, our Almighty Father God and our Loving Holy Spirit, our Breath of Life, to alleviate the suffering of all of his children in eternity and bring them into heaven. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Presentation in the Temple

Meditation

“And after eight days were accomplished, that the child should be circumcised, his name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel, before he was conceived in the womb. And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord: Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord: And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons: And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon, and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel; and the Holy Spirit was in him. And he had received an answer from the Holy Spirit, that he should not see death, before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when his parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for him according to the custom of the law, he also took him into his arms, and blessed God, and said: Now thou dost dismiss thy servant, O Lord, according to thy word in peace; because my eyes have seen thy salvation, which thou hast prepared before the face of all peoples: A light to the revelation of the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel. And his father and mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning him. And Simeon blessed them, and said to Mary his mother: Behold this child is set for the fall, and for the resurrection of many in Israel, and for a sign which shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.” (Luke 2:21–35)

Commentary

St Joseph and Mother Mary were obediently following the law of Lord. We must do the same today and live a sacramental life in the Catholic Church, which Jesus founded, gave the keys of heaven to and prophesied that the gates of hell shall not prevail against it [15]. God’s sacraments give us the spiritual armour to be filled with his Holy Spirit and arm ourselves and our family for the spiritual battle ahead [16].

Simeon’s prophesy regarding the sword piercing Mary’s soul was the start of her sorrows. She knew what was written about the suffering of her beloved Son Jesus and this came as constant reminder to her as she mothered him so lovingly throughout his earthly life [17]. As time progressed, St Joseph and Mother Mary were slowly being prepared by the Holy Spirit for what was to come.

We, too, must put our trust in God, be attentive to the call of the Holy Spirit in our hearts, and discern what God’s visionaries and messengers are saying today. Our Lord Jesus tells us in Matthew 7:20 that we will know his servants by their fruits. The fruits of the Holy Spirit – love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, long-suffering, gentleness, faith, modesty, self-control and chastity – will manifest in them [18]. We, too, can be filled with the gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, the peace of Christ, if we love God with all our heart, mind and soul, and our neighbour as ourselves [19]. With this love comes living the sacramental and prayerful life that Jesus teaches and requests of us [20].

Suggested prayer for the living

Our loving Jesus Christ, help us to obey your law, your commandments and come to the Catholic Church, to which you gave the keys of heaven. Help us to present ourselves to you regularly and contritely in Confession, so that we can receive your Precious Body and Blood worthily in Holy Mass and alleviate the crown of thorns on your Sacred Heart. Soften our hearts so we can love sacrificially and forgive those who hurt us, irrespective of what they are doing or have done to us. Help us to see others with your eyes, your heart, your mercy and compassion; to be the light in the world, to overcome evil and alleviate the pains of the sword that pierces the soul of your Blessed Mother Mary. St Joseph, St Simeon and all the angels and saints in heaven, pray for us. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My Father God, I offer up this prayer, my earthy sacrifices and Jesus’ living sacrifice in all the Masses around the world today for the suffering souls in eternity, in particular those who went to Mass and received you unworthily in Holy Communion, who went to Confession but did not confess contritely nor make sufficient reparation to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and to those they sinned against. Have mercy on them.

My Holy Trinity, together with my Blessed Mother Mary, I pray, too for those who were not given the graces of Baptism, Confession and Holy Communion, as well as those who went astray from your Church. Have mercy on these, your children whom you created with so much love. Receive them in your loving embrace in your heavenly kingdom. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ...

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

Meditation

“And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the Passover. And when he was twelve years old, they went up into Jerusalem, according to the custom of the feast. And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not. And thinking that he was in the company, they came a day’s journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and acquaintance. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him. And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. And seeing him, they wondered. And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought me? Did you not know, that I must be about my Father's business? And they understood not the word that he spoke unto them. And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And his mother kept all these words in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom, and age, and grace with God and men.” (Luke 2:41–52)

“My people must know that protection comes from my Son Jesus Christ, Mother Mary and the angels and saints of heaven. They are protecting my devoted children, my people. My little ones are protected when their loved ones and family pray for protection. As I have said to you before, pray the Armour of God (Ephesians 6) and the Creed, Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory Be, the Memorare, St Michael the Archangel prayer and bless yourselves with holy water [21]. My little ones are protected by these prayers. My little ones cannot live their entire lives in a cocoon. They have to be taught, yes, about the dangers of the enemy throughout the world. Like my Son Jesus Christ − when he was twelve years old, he went on his own, he was lost for three days, but he was already doing my work. Mother Mary and St Joseph couldn’t stop him going out as a young child, but they had to trust him and help him grow to be a strong, courageous and persevering child. My youth need to be taught about the dangers of the world in a loving manner. Yes, they will learn to discern the right from the wrong. The parents must pray for their little ones, for the gift of discernment from the Holy Spirit, to guide them and to be their light at their crossroads. My children must teach and trust, trust my Son Jesus, and teach their little ones the same. Fear and worry about tomorrow and encountering dangers is not from God. They must surrender their little ones at the foot of the cross. My Son receives their prayers and their pleas. When my people ask my Son, the Triune God, for protection, Mother Mary wraps each one of them in her Virginal Mantle, especially the little ones. My people, teach my little ones and my youth to pray all of these prayers. This is the promise of Mother Mary to protect them. This is me, your Father God, who came to relay this message to you all. The parents, grandparents and great-grandparents must entrust these, my little ones and the youth to us, the Triune God, and to Mother Mary, Tabernacle of the Most High. My Son in return will be very joyous to listen to their prayers as my people sing, ‘Suffer the little children, let them come unto me.’” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [22], 2017)

Commentary

Jesus was only twelve years old when he was preaching, filled with the Holy Spirit of truth, which has been promised to all who love and obey God. Children learn from the example their parents set [23], the essence of which is centred on sacrificial love. To render the enemy powerless, families must pray together every day as a family, in particular the Rosary, and regularly (if possible, daily) offer up Masses for their loved ones [24]. Our children, our youth, need much prayer as they under severe attack from the enemy in these end times [25]. The celebration of evil has become a way of life and many are falling into the enemy’s traps without even realising it [26]. All it takes is one saint in each family to bless future generations, to plant the seeds that Jesus will water through their prayers and sacrifices [27]. When a family completely submits its will to God and takes the path of holiness, then everything that happens to that family will be for God’s greater glory and their eternal benefit. Despite the difficulty of St Joseph and Blessed Mother Mary encountered in losing their Son for a period, they came to the understanding that it was all part of God’s plan. The lesson is to trust Jesus in our trials and tribulations: they are all for a reason, for our sanctification and for God’s greater glory [28].

Suggested prayer for the living

Come Holy Spirit, come and infill us with the gifts of fortitude, knowledge, wisdom and understanding so that we can, without fear, be the voice of Christ in the world today. Protect and strengthen all of your servants, your priests, bishops and your holy pope. Give them the gift of faith, to trust Jesus, and to obediently see through the missions entrusted to them, despite the difficulties they may encounter. Our loving Lord Jesus, shine your graces through your faithful servants, so that we can plant the seeds of your love and bring many conversions to your Church while we still have time. Give them and their families the strength to handle their trials and tribulations with sacrificial love and patience, all for the honour and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Lord Jesus, help me and all of your servants to be your voice, to spread your living word and to encourage others to pray for the suffering souls in purgatory. I ask all the faithfully departed souls in purgatory to pray for this petition, too, so that we can in unison of prayer to our Almighty God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, help lift each other to eternal paradise in God’s heavenly kingdom to come. Amen.

Our Father ... Hail Mary [repeat ten times] ... Glory Be ... Fatima Prayer ... Hail Holy Queen ... Rosary Closing Prayer ...

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[2] “And the spirit of the Lord shall rest upon him: the spirit of wisdom, and of understanding, the spirit of counsel, and of fortitude, the spirit of knowledge, and of godliness. And he shall be filled with the spirit of the fear of the Lord.” (Isaiah 11:2−3). “But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22−23)

[3] “And Jesus beholding, said to them: With men this is impossible: but with God all things are possible.” (Matthew 19:26)

[4] See “The Harvest is Big but the Workers are Few - Many are Invited but Few Accept” in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za. “For many are called, but few are chosen.” (Matthew 22:14).

[5] “Beware of false prophets, who come to you in the clothing of sheep, but inwardly they are ravening wolves.” (Matthew 7:15). “For such false apostles are deceitful workmen, transforming themselves into the apostles of Christ. And no wonder: for Satan himself transformeth himself into an angel of light.” (2 Corinthians 11:13−14). “But though we, or an angel from heaven, preach a gospel to you besides that which we have preached to you, let him be anathema.” (Galatians 1:8). “For there shall arise false Christs and false prophets, and shall shew great signs and wonders, insomuch as to deceive (if possible) even the elect.” (Matthew 24:24).

[6] See “At the Instant of Conception, a Child Is Born and Is Not a ‘Piece of Blood’ to Abort; Always Forgive and Be Humble in Marriages and Life” on 20/04/2017 in “Conversations on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[7] “Not rendering evil for evil, nor railing for railing, but contrariwise, blessing: for unto this are you called, that you may inherit a blessing” (1 Peter 3:9). “To no man rendering evil for evil. Providing good things, not only in the sight of God, but also in the sight of all men.” (Romans 12:17).

[8] “And the word of the Lord came to me, saying: Before I formed thee in the bowels of thy mother, I knew thee: and before thou camest forth out of the womb, I sanctified thee, and made thee a prophet unto the nations.” (Jeremiah 1:4-5). “Jesus and Mary on the Crime of Abortion, Asking for Prayer” on 15/05/2011 and “Abortion Is the Darkest of Sins: it Inflicts Horrendous Pains on These Innocent Babies and Kills a Part of Jesus Because They Are Part of his Flesh and Blood” on 22/07/2010 in “Conversations on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[9] See the message from Mother Mary in “Various Messages from Jesus and Mary against Abortion” on 07/05/1995 in www.thetwopatricks.org. “Thou shalt not kill” (Exodus 20:13). “If men quarrel, and one strike a woman with child, and she miscarry indeed, but live herself: he shall be answerable for so much damage as the woman's husband shall require, and as arbiters shall award.” (Exodus 21:22)

[10] See “Prayer for the Baptism of the Unborn – Aborted and Miscarried Babies” on 24/07/2014 in “Prayers” on www.alpha-omega.org.za. Aborted and miscarried children are waiting to be named, baptised and given heavenly saints as godparents. Help them through this baptism prayer.

[12] From Genesis 1:1, Genesis 1:26, Isaiah 48:16, John 1:1−14,  John 3:16, Micah 5:2−3 and John 8:58, it is divinely revealed that God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Spirit (collectively referred to as our Triune God or the Holy Trinity) existed before we were created and created us too, in his image and likeness.

[17] See “The Seven Sorrows Rosary” in “Rosary” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[18] “But the fruit of the Spirit is, charity, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency, chastity. Against such there is no law.” (Galatians 5:22−23).

[19] “Master, which is the greatest commandment in the law? Jesus said to him: Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. And the second is like to this: Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments dependeth the whole law and the prophets.” (Matthew 22:36−40)

[23] St Paul explains in Ephesians 5 how we should conduct ourselves at home and in social circles. See also: “How Husbands and Wives Should Conduct Themselves in Their Family Lives” (02/10/2016), “Married Couples Must Pray, Forgive and Stand Together in Their Trials and Tribulations: Divorce Is the Work of the Enemy” (26/02/2017) in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[24] Every time we go to Mass, we must, in the depths of our hearts, offer up our prayer petitions that our guardian angels take to our Lord Jesus Christ who offers them up to the Father through his living sacrifice at the Mass.

[27] The story of St Monica comes to mind. Her persistence in prayer converted her son, St Augustine, who was astray but became one of the greatest saints.