The Glorious Mysteries Rosary

14/09/2016
Themes: praying, Rosary
Charles Pritchard

Opening Reading

“Let not your heart be troubled. You believe in God, believe also in me. In my Father's house there are many mansions. If not, I would have told you: because I go to prepare a place for you. And if I shall go, and prepare a place for you, I will come again, and will take you to myself; that where I am, you also may be. And whither I go you know, and the way you know. Thomas saith to him: Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No man cometh to the Father, but by me.” (John 14:1−6)

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

The Resurrection

Meditation

“Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; nor wilt thou give thy holy one to see corruption.” (Douay-Rheims: Psalm 15:10; Others: 16:10)

“And in the end of the sabbath, when it began to dawn towards the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalen and the other Mary, to see the sepulchre. And behold there was a great earthquake. For an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and coming, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it. And his countenance was as lightning, and his raiment as snow. And for fear of him, the guards were struck with terror, and became as dead men. And the angel answering, said to the women: Fear not you; for I know that you seek Jesus who was crucified. He is not here, for he is risen, as he said. Come, and see the place where the Lord was laid. And going quickly, tell ye his disciples that he is risen: and behold he will go before you into Galilee; there you shall see him. Lo, I have foretold it to you. And they went out quickly from the sepulchre with fear and great joy, running to tell his disciples. And behold Jesus met them, saying: All hail. But they came up and took hold of his feet, and adored him. Then Jesus said to them: Fear not. Go, tell my brethren that they go into Galilee, there they shall see me. Who when they were departed, behold some of the guards came into the city, and told the chief priests all things that had been done. And they being assembled together with the ancients, taking counsel, gave a great sum of money to the soldiers, saying: Say you, His disciples came by night, and stole him away when we were asleep. And if the governor shall hear this, we will persuade him, and secure you. So they taking the money, did as they were taught: and this word was spread abroad among the Jews even unto this day. And the eleven disciples went into Galilee, unto the mountain where Jesus had appointed them. And seeing him they adored: but some doubted. And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth. Going therefore, teach ye all nations; baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world.” (Matthew 28:1−16)

“And on the first day of the week, very early in the morning, they came to the sepulchre, bringing the spices which they had prepared. And they found the stone rolled back from the sepulchre. And going in, they found not the body of the Lord Jesus. And it came to pass, as they were astonished in their mind at this, behold, two men stood by them, in shining apparel. And as they were afraid, and bowed down their countenance towards the ground, they said unto them: Why seek you the living with the dead? He is not here, but is risen. Remember how he spoke unto you, when he was in Galilee, Saying: The Son of man must be delivered into the hands of sinful men, and be crucified, and the third day rise again. And they remembered his words. And going back from the sepulchre, they told all these things to the eleven, and to all the rest. And it was Mary Magdalen, and Joanna, and Mary of James, and the other women that were with them, who told these things to the apostles. And these words seemed to them as idle tales; and they did not believe them. But Peter rising up, ran to the sepulchre, and stooping down, he saw the linen cloths laid by themselves; and went away wondering in himself at that which was come to pass. And behold, two of them went, the same day, to a town which was sixty furlongs from Jerusalem, named Emmaus. And they talked together of all these things which had happened. And it came to pass, that while they talked and reasoned with themselves, Jesus himself also drawing near, went with them. But their eyes were held, that they should not know him. And he said to them: What are these discourses that you hold one with another as you walk, and are sad? And the one of them, whose name was Cleophas, answering, said to him: Art thou only a stranger to Jerusalem, and hast not known the things that have been done there in these days? To whom he said: What things? And they said: Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, who was a prophet, mighty in work and word before God and all the people; And how our chief priests and princes delivered him to be condemned to death, and crucified him. But we hoped, that it was he that should have redeemed Israel: and now besides all this, today is the third day since these things were done. Yea and certain women also of our company affrighted us, who before it was light, were at the sepulchre, And not finding his body, came, saying, that they had also seen a vision of angels, who say that he is alive. And some of our people went to the sepulchre, and found it so as the women had said, but him they found not. Then he said to them: O foolish, and slow of heart to believe in all things which the prophets have spoken. Ought not Christ to have suffered these things, and so to enter into his glory? And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded to them in all the scriptures, the things that were concerning him. And they drew nigh to the town, whither they were going: and he made as though he would go farther. But they constrained him; saying: Stay with us, because it is towards evening, and the day is now far spent. And he went in with them. And it came to pass, whilst he was at table with them, he took bread, and blessed, and brake, and gave to them. And their eyes were opened, and they knew him: and he vanished out of their sight. And they said one to the other: Was not our heart burning within us, whilst he spoke in this way, and opened to us the scriptures? And rising up, the same hour, they went back to Jerusalem: and they found the eleven gathered together, and those that were staying with them, Saying: The Lord is risen indeed, and hath appeared to Simon. And they told what things were done in the way; and how they knew him in the breaking of the bread. Now whilst they were speaking these things, Jesus stood in the midst of them, and saith to them: Peace be to you; it is I, fear not. But they being troubled and frightened, supposed that they saw a spirit. And he said to them: Why are you troubled, and why do thoughts arise in your hearts? See my hands and feet, that it is I myself; handle, and see: for a spirit hath not flesh and bones, as you see me to have. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and feet. But while they yet believed not, and wondered for joy, he said: Have you any thing to eat? And they offered him a piece of a broiled fish, and a honeycomb. And when he had eaten before them, taking the remains, he gave to them. And he said to them: These are the words which I spoke to you, while I was yet with you, that all things must needs be fulfilled, which are written in the law of Moses, and in the prophets, and in the psalms, concerning me. Then he opened their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures. And he said to them: Thus it is written, and thus it behoved Christ to suffer, and to rise again from the dead, the third day: And that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. And you are witnesses of these things. And I send the promise of my Father upon you: but stay you in the city till you be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:1−49)

“But Mary [Magdalen] stood at the sepulchre without, weeping. Now as she was weeping, she stooped down, and looked into the sepulchre, and she saw two angels in white, sitting, one at the head, and one at the feet, where the body of Jesus had been laid. They say to her: Woman, why weepest thou? She saith to them: Because they have taken away my Lord; and I know not where they have laid him. When she had thus said, she turned herself back, and saw Jesus standing; and she knew not that it was Jesus. Jesus saith to her: Woman, why weepest thou? Whom seekest thou? She, thinking it was the gardener, saith to him: Sir, if thou hast taken him hence, tell me where thou hast laid him, and I will take him away. Jesus saith to her: Mary. She turning, saith to him: Rabboni (which is to say, Master). Jesus saith to her: Do not touch me, for I am not yet ascended to my Father. But go to my brethren, and say to them: I ascend to my Father and to your Father, to my God and your God. Mary Magdalen cometh, and telleth the disciples: I have seen the Lord, and these things he said to me. Now when it was late that same day, the first of the week, and the doors were shut, where the disciples were gathered together, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the midst, and said to them: Peace be to you. And when he had said this, he shewed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad, when they saw the Lord. He said therefore to them again: Peace be to you. As the Father hath sent me, I also send you. When he had said this, he breathed on them; and he said to them: Receive ye the Holy Spirit. Whose sins you shall forgive, they are forgiven them; and whose sins you shall retain, they are retained. Now Thomas, one of the twelve, who is called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came. The other disciples therefore said to him: We have seen the Lord. But he said to them: Except I shall see in his hands the print of the nails, and put my finger into the place of the nails, and put my hand into his side, I will not believe. And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them. Jesus cometh, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said: Peace be to you. Then he saith to Thomas: Put in thy finger hither, and see my hands; and bring hither thy hand, and put it into my side; and be not faithless, but believing. Thomas answered, and said to him: My Lord, and my God. Jesus saith to him: Because thou hast seen me, Thomas, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and have believed. Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of his disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing, you may have life in his name.” (John 20:20–31)

“And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day, according to the scriptures: And that he was seen by Cephas [Peter]; and after that by the eleven. Then he was seen by more than five hundred brethren at once: of whom many remain until this present, and some are fallen asleep. After that, he was seen by James, then by all the apostles. And last of all, he was seen also by me, as by one born out of due time.” (1 Corinthians 15:4–8)

“I am alive, as my Father God’s desire that his Only Begotten Son be crucified, died, laid in a tomb for three days and then to be risen from the dead for the salvation of all of you. I am the redeemer of all of your sins. I paid my price to save you all. I am your Saviour. I conquered death. I am your loving Jesus Christ. Oh, my dear children, my love for you is an ocean of mercy. My dear ones, my pain was unbearable, beyond human understanding and comprehension. I did it for the love of you. My pains were incomprehensible to you... the pains! But I was carrying the cross of your sins. I fell three times. I couldn’t get up, but I looked at each one of you and I then regained my strength to carry it till the end. My love for you is for all eternity. I love you unconditionally. I am alive. I bring you a new life, a new beginning. I am the true, only true love, the light of a new life. Live, my dear children, with this, my light, and you will never peril, you will never be lost. I have risen for you to have life in abundance (John 10:10). This is me, your Lord Jesus Christ. I came at this hour, as I have risen from my tomb. I ask you all, my precious children: live your life within me, your Jesus. I want you to live forever in my kingdom of heaven. Don’t let my pains, my sufferings be in vain. I came to ask you: transform your lives, change your hardened hearts. Leave your sinful lives now. Don’t fall into darkness. Follow me, my light. You won’t be lost. I have resurrected to be with you, to take care of you. You are my sheep, my flock, I am searching for the lost ones. I came to save the sinners. Don’t ever go astray from me. I am your light. Come, follow me. I am waiting for you. Live within me, stay with me. I love you all. I have no favourites. My love is sufficient for you if you chose to be with me till eternity in paradise. You are mine. Take my hand. Hold it tight. I will take care of you.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [1], 2017)

“My children think I do not suffer anymore after my death. Oh my children, my pierced heart is like having a crown of thorns, worse than the one that was placed on my head during my passion when I was being scourged. If only my children would see my pains that I still endure because of the atrocities of their sins. Only a few of my devoted children alleviate my pains with their love for me and my Mother. Oh, I desire my children to amend their ways of life, to stop committing atrocities in their sinful daily lives. Oh, my aching heart.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [2], 2016)

“For it is impossible for those who were once illuminated, have tasted also the heavenly gift, and were made partakers of the Holy Spirit, have moreover tasted the good word of God, and the powers of the world to come, and are fallen away: to be renewed again to penance, crucifying again to themselves the Son of God, and making him a mockery.” (Hebrews 6:4–6)

Commentary

The fact that Jesus is the only person ever to raise himself from the dead proves his divinity, and prior to departing, he confirmed that all power in heaven and earth has been given to him from his Father. The resurrected Lord was witnessed by more than 500 people at the time. He truly has come to give us new life.

St Paul saw Jesus in a vision, as has been the case of many of Christ’s saints and servants throughout the ages, proving that he truly is alive today. Jesus rose with his sacred wounds, which persist today in eternity because of our sins. Many saints experienced a small taste of these pains when they received their stigmata, which they carried in love of Christ to help to alleviate his suffering to help more souls to come to salvation. Prior to departing, Jesus made it clear that penance and remission of sins should be preached in his name, unto all nations − here he was referring to the Sacrament of Penance. Although Jesus forgives on repentance, our bondage to evil as a result of sin is remitted only through the Sacrament of Confession, which truly sets the captives free [3]. Jesus also blessed and broke the bread, as his priests do today at the point of Consecration in Holy Mass, where the bread and wine becomes the Body and Blood of Christ.

Suggested prayer for the living

My loving Jesus Christ, you showed your divinity through your resurrection and left behind your Catholic Church with the healing sacrament of Confession for the remission of sins. Thank you for this act of love to free us from our bondage to sin. Through your glorious resurrection and ongoing suffering in atonement for our sins, I pray for the gift of new life in your people, for scales to be removed from eyes, for all to see you with the eyes of their hearts and bring you joy instead of pain. I pray for the conversions of sinners, for more people to embrace your Sacraments, to pray without ceasing and to obey your living Word on earth, as it is in heaven. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

Our loving Jesus Christ, through your glorious resurrection, I pray that you will bring new life to your repentant children when you come to judge both the living and the dead. My Eternal Father, have mercy on those the purifying souls in eternity and bring them into your heavenly kingdom. Amen.

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

The Ascension

Meditation

“Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord who is strong and mighty: the Lord mighty in battle. Lift up your gates, O ye princes, and be ye lifted up, O eternal gates: and the King of Glory shall enter in. Who is this King of Glory? The Lord of hosts, he is the King of Glory” (Douay-Rheims: Psalm 23:7−10; Others Psalm 24:7−10)

“He that believeth and is baptised, shall be saved: but he that believeth not shall be condemned. And these signs shall follow them that believe: In my name they shall cast out devils: they shall speak with new tongues. They shall take up serpents; and if they shall drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them: they shall lay their hands upon the sick, and they shall recover. And the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sitteth on the right hand of God. But they going forth preached everywhere: the Lord working withal, and confirming the word with signs that followed.” (Mark 16:16–20)

“And he led them out as far as Bethania: and lifting up his hands, he blessed them. And it came to pass, whilst he blessed them, he departed from them, and was carried up to heaven. And they adoring went back into Jerusalem with great joy. And they were always in the temple, praising and blessing God. Amen.” (Luke 24:50−52)

“They therefore who were come together, asked him, saying: Lord, wilt thou at this time restore again the kingdom to Israel? But he said to them: It is not for you to know the times or moments, which the Father hath put in his own power: But you shall receive the power of the Holy Spirit coming upon you, and you shall be witnesses unto me in Jerusalem, and in all Judea, and Samaria, and even to the uttermost part of the earth. And when he had said these things, while they looked on, he was raised up: and a cloud received him out of their sight. And while they were beholding him going up to heaven, behold two men stood by them in white garments. Who also said: Ye men of Galilee, why stand you looking up to heaven? This Jesus who is taken up from you into heaven, shall so come, as you have seen him going into heaven.” (Acts 1:6–11) 

“The Lord said to my Lord: Sit thou at my right hand: Until I make thy enemies thy footstool.” (Douay-Rheims: Psalm 109:1; Others: Psalm 110:1)

Commentary

Prior to departing, our Lord Jesus Christ confirmed that his servants would cast our devils, speak with new tongues, fear no evil and be impervious to it, and heal the sick. Many in the Church today brand these servants of God (either lay people or priests who participate in this ministry) as fanatics and persecute them, often as a result of enviousness and jealousy, as the Pharisees of old did. The deliverance ministry is not reserved only for priests as our Lord Jesus confirmed in the Gospels [4]. It is interesting to note that when doing deliverances, demons obey you only when you command them out in the name of Jesus, proving the absolute divinity and dominion our Lord Jesus Christ, who truly came to set the captives free and to whom every knee will bow and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord [5]. As Jesus was taken up into heaven, so he will come for his Second Coming: “And then shall they see the Son of man coming in the clouds, with great power and glory.” (Mark 13:26)

Suggested prayer for the living

My loving Jesus Christ, I look forward to the day when you come on the clouds of heaven with great power and glory. In anticipation of this great day, I pray for all of your followers on earth to fervently help you to bring souls to salvation, to cast out demons in your name, to be impervious to deadly things, to speak with new tongues, to perform miracles and to heal the sick.

I pray for those who serve your Church – your pope, bishops, priests, clergy and lay people – for your light to shine through them so that they can help to bring many non-believers and sinners to conversions while we still have time. Thank you Jesus for your love towards us, for never deserting us and being with us all the days of our lives. All honour, power and glory to the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Lord Jesus Christ, I pray that through this Rosary and your glorious ascension into heaven that many souls will ascend from purgatory into heaven. Have mercy on all the suffering souls in eternity. Amen.

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

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

Meditation

“In the beginning God created heaven, and earth. And the earth was void and empty, and darkness was upon the face of the deep; and the Spirit of God moved over the waters.” (Genesis 1:1)

“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God.” (John 1:1)

“But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayst do it.” (Deuteronomy 30:14)

“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)

“And when the days of the Pentecost were accomplished, they were all together in one place: And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit, and they began to speak with diverse tongues, according as the Holy Spirit gave them to speak. Now there were dwelling at Jerusalem, Jews, devout men, out of every nation under heaven. And when this was noised abroad, the multitude came together, and were confounded in mind, because that every man heard them speak in his own tongue. And they were all amazed, and wondered, saying: Behold, are not all these, that speak, Galileans? And how have we heard, every man our own tongue wherein we were born? Parthians, and Medes, and Elamites, and inhabitants of Mesopotamia, Judea, and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia, and Pamphylia, Egypt, and the parts of Libya about Cyrene, and strangers of Rome, Jews also, and proselytes, Cretes, and Arabians: we have heard them speak in our own tongues the wonderful works of God. And they were all astonished, and wondered, saying one to another: What meaneth this? But others mocking, said: These men are full of new wine. But Peter standing up with the eleven, lifted up his voice, and spoke to them: Ye men of Judea, and all you that dwell in Jerusalem, be this known to you, and with your ears receive my words. For these are not drunk, as you suppose, seeing it is but the third hour of the day: But this is that which was spoken of by the prophet Joel: And it shall come to pass, in the last days, (saith the Lord), I will pour out of my Spirit upon all flesh: and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, and your young men shall see visions, and your old men shall dream dreams. And upon my servants indeed, and upon my handmaids will I pour out in those days of my Spirit, and they shall prophesy. And I will shew wonders in the heaven above, and signs on the earth beneath: blood and fire, and vapour of smoke. The sun shall be turned into darkness, and the moon into blood, before the great and manifest day of the Lord come.” (Acts 2:1–20)

“Now concerning spiritual things, my brethren, I would not have you ignorant. You know that when you were heathens, you went to dumb idols, according as you were led. Wherefore I give you to understand, that no man, speaking by the Spirit of God, saith Anathema to Jesus. And no man can say the Lord Jesus, but by the Holy Spirit. Now there are diversities of graces, but the same Spirit; And there are diversities of ministries, but the same Lord; And there are diversities of operations, but the same God, who worketh all in all. And the manifestation of the Spirit is given to every man unto profit. To one indeed, by the Spirit, is given the word of wisdom: and to another, the word of knowledge, according to the same Spirit; To another, faith in the same spirit; to another, the grace of healing in one Spirit; To another, the working of miracles; to another, prophecy; to another, the discerning of spirits; to another, diverse kinds of tongues; to another, interpretation of speeches. But all these things one and the same Spirit worketh, dividing to every one according as he will. For as the body is one, and hath many members; and all the members of the body, whereas they are many, yet are one body, so also is Christ.” (1 Corinthians 12:1−12)

“If I speak with the tongues of men, and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And if I should have prophecy and should know all mysteries, and all knowledge, and if I should have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity [love], I am nothing. And if I should distribute all my goods to feed the poor, and if I should deliver my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. Charity is patient, is kind: charity envieth not, dealeth not perversely; is not puffed up; Is not ambitious, seeketh not her own, is not provoked to anger, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth with the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. Charity never falleth away: whether prophecies shall be made void, or tongues shall cease, or knowledge shall be destroyed. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect is come, that which is in part shall be done away. When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child. But, when I became a man, I put away the things of a child. We see now through a glass in a dark manner; but then face to face. Now I know in part; but then I shall know even as I am known. And now there remain faith, hope, and charity, these three: but the greatest of these is charity.” (1 Corinthians 13)

“Oh, my Son, Jesus Christ, his Holy Church celebrating Pentecost Sunday as it happened in the upper room, as you had the privilege to be there in the Holy Land, Jerusalem, Israel. Oh, the Apostles were astonished. They didn’t know what was happening to them, receiving tongues of fire. The Holy Spirit came upon them. They saw upon them, like they described “tongues of fire” and they started speaking in tongues according to where they came from. Yes, this was all the plan of our Father God, the Son Jesus Christ and the Holy Spirit, the Paraclete. Some of my children don’t know about this special gift being given to them on different occasions. Yes, my children, they have beautiful gifts, the seven gifts and fruits of the Holy Spirit, the charisms, and gifts of wisdom and knowledge that my children have many times, but they think because of this wisdom etc. etc. that these gifts are from themselves. No, nothing in them belongs to them. They must always be aware that they owe it to the Triune God as they are the Three-in-One Persons, inseparable, the Holy Trinity.” (Mother Mary to Fernanda de Sequeira [6], 2017)

“I am the breath of life. I am the light of your first breath. I am the light of your heart, soul and mind. I am the one who infuses you, my children, with wisdom, knowledge, prophecy and all the gifts of the Holy Spirit. When you are created by God the Son – my Son – and Father God, I, the Holy Spirit, come to you to give you the breath of life, and I am the one who takes away your last breath on earth, on your last day and minute before you come to eternity forever. I am the Holy Spirit, with you for your entire life. I am constantly with you. Oh but sometimes many of my children ignore me. I am with you constantly but you very seldom call me to come and help you. I am your companion, your friend, your brother with the Holy Trinity. My children, I am very joyous when you call me, when you ask me for wisdom, vision and knowledge; to infill you with the right judgement and knowledge in times of tribulations. Oh, many times, if you listen in the depths of your heart, I help you in many dangers to avoid the snares of the enemy. Know, my people: respect, love and adore the Holy Spirit as the Holy Triune God, as the Three-in-One Persons inseparable.” (The Holy Spirit to Fernanda de Sequeira [7], 2012)

Commentary

We must use our gifts from the Holy Spirit for the honour and glory of our Lord Jesus Christ, in Christ’s image, in accordance to his way, not the way of the world [8]. God’s true servants will exhibit all the fruits of the Holy Spirit, too, where the most important of these is charity – sacrificial love. Sometimes evil can make people think they have gifts from the Holy Spirit when in fact it is the opposite. Examples of these include false tongues, mocking spirits that mimic the gift of joy, false prophecies that manifest through “gifts” of automatic handwriting, deceptive visions, demonic voices in one’s head and so on. [9] This is why we are instructed to test the spirits before engaging with people that come across as “healers” with spiritual “gifts”. Jesus instructs us to discern the good from the bad by their fruits: God’s true servants will always be humble, charitable, forgiving, patient, gentle, calm and peace loving, and will be known for their works of mercy and unconditional love. They will never take offence at Catholicism or try to take people away from the Catholic Church, the Sacraments and our Blessed Mother Mary. Instead, they will participate in unity of Christ, in his Body, as various parts of the same Body of Christ. True servants of God will never deny the truth when shown it or twist the truth to suit themselves.

Being a servant of God is not only reserved for Catholics, so we should not put down others who may not yet understand the full truth. Instead we must humbly and gently try to draw them back to the Catholic Church, which is the pillar and foundation of truth [10]. God’s true servants will not become agitated, angry, jealous or envious of anyone who is trying to bring souls to Christ. It is the demonic spirit of malice, vanity, arrogance, enviousness and jealousy that seeks personal recognition and status and which tries to put obstacles in the paths of those who love our Lord Jesus Christ, often coming from within the Church, causing much damage and scandal within the Church today.

The way to acquire more gifts of the Holy Spirit is to love God and neighbour through total obedience to the Word of God, the Bible [11], to pray without ceasing, in particular the Rosary, to regularly go to the Sacrament of Confession, to Receive the Body of Christ Worthily in Holy Mass (daily if possible), to make sacrifices for others and do works of mercy: this is the way of the saints, saints who endured much persecution for sake of the salvation of souls [12].

Suggested prayer for the living

Come Holy Spirit, come by means of the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, your well-beloved Spouse. Come, Holy Spirit, fill the hearts of thy faithful and enkindle in them the fire of thy love. Send forth thy Spirit and they shall be created. And thou shalt renew the face of the earth. Let us pray. O God, who instructed the hearts of the faithful by the light of the Holy Spirit, grant us in the same Spirit to be truly wise, and ever to rejoice in his consolation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen.

Our loving Holy Spirit, infill your children with your gifts of wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, godliness and fear of the Lord. Strengthen us with your fruits of love, joy, peace, patience, benignity, goodness, longanimity, mildness, faith, modesty, continency and chastity. Open up the hearts, minds and souls of your people to our Lord Jesus Christ and his Catholic Church.

My Triune God, pour out your Spirit upon us so that your divine presence can manifest in us, so that eyes will be opened: bring what is in the dark to the light so we can reconcile with God. Help those who are in darkness to see your way, truth and light before it is too late, before the great day of the Lord comes.

Praise be to our Lord Jesus Christ, the King of Kings, the Saviour of the world, the Alpha and Omega, who is, who was and who is to come. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My merciful, compassionate and loving Almighty God the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, I pray for the release of the souls in purgatory who are in await of our earthly prayers to enter heaven. Grant them the grace of being filled with love, joy and peace in the Holy Spirit in heaven. Release them from the furnace of divine justice, the purifying fires of purgatory where they have been atoning for their sins, and grant them the grace to see the Holy Face of God that they have been yearning for since they departed earth.

I ask this in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world, the Redeemer of our sins. Amen 

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

The Assumption of Mary

Meditation

On Mary’s purity: the only unbaptised person, together with Jesus, to be called “full of grace” and “blessed” by all generations:

“Her children rose up, and called her blessed: her husband, and he praised her.” (Proverbs 31:28)

“One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticle of Canticles/Song of Solomon 6:9−10)

“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 come in, said unto her: Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women.” (Luke 1:27–28)

“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 1:14)

“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.” (Luke 1:41–42)

“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.” (Luke 1:46-48)

In relation to the Assumption, Jesus Christ gave to his Catholic Church the authority to define truth:

“And I say to thee: That thou art Peter [13]; and upon this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to thee the keys of the kingdom of heaven. And whatsoever thou shalt bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in heaven: and whatsoever thou shalt loose upon earth, it shall be loosed also in heaven.” (Matthew 16:18–19)

“...which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)

On 1 November 1950, invoking his dogmatic authority, Pope Pius XII defined the dogma of the Assumption:

“Hence the revered Mother of God, from all eternity joined in a hidden way with Jesus Christ in one and the same decree of predestination, immaculate in her conception, a most perfect virgin in her divine motherhood, the noble associate of the divine Redeemer who has won a complete triumph over sin and its consequences, finally obtained, as the supreme culmination of her privileges, that she should be preserved free from the corruption of the tomb and that, like her own Son, having overcome death, she might be taken up body and soul to the glory of heaven where, as Queen, she sits in splendour at the right hand of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages...

“For which reason, after we have poured forth prayers of supplication again and again to God, and have invoked the light of the Spirit of Truth, for the glory of Almighty God who has lavished his special affection upon the Virgin Mary, for the honour of her Son, the immortal King of the Ages and the Victor over sin and death, for the increase of the glory of that same august Mother, and for the joy and exultation of the entire Church; by the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ, of the Blessed Apostles Peter and Paul, and by our own authority, we pronounce, declare, and define it to be a divinely revealed dogma: that the Immaculate Mother of God, the ever Virgin Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. Hence if anyone, which God forbid, should dare wilfully to deny or to call into doubt that which we have defined, let him know that he has fallen away completely from the divine and Catholic Faith.”

Jesus Christ on the Assumption to his End of Times messenger, Fernanda de Sequeira [14]:

“While I was dying upon the cross, I said, ‘Woman, this is your son,’ and to John, the obedient apostle, I said, ‘John, this is your Mother.’ My son John the apostle then took my Mother to Ephesus in Turkey but it was too dangerous there. Then, John took my Mother, ‘his Mother’, to his house. My Mother lived a normal life until the age of sixty-six years old. Then, the angels took my Mother in her sleep to heaven, in body, soul and spirit, pure as crystal water, without any sin while she lived on earth. Yes, my children are saying my Beloved Mother died: no, she was taken in her sleep to the beam of heaven, she ascended to heaven. Oh, it was beautiful to see how the angels carried my Mother.”

Commentary

Mother Mary is the only unbaptised person, together with our Lord Jesus Christ, to have been called full of grace in the Bible, confirming her Immaculate Conception (born without original sin) as dogmatically declared by the Church by Pope Pius IX in 1854 and as Mother Mary confirmed to St Catherine Labouré in 1830, St Bernadette in 1858 and various other visionaries.

Notice in John 1:14 that Jesus Christ was additionally born full of truth because he was God the Son and the entirety of the truth belongs only to Triune God, the Spirit of truth. The Bible mentions generational sins in various places and because God is undefiled, so, too did Mother Mary have to be to encompass the Son of God in her womb (see Jeremiah 31:22). The reference to Mother Mary in the Song of Solomon (see Revelation 12:1), the perfect one, alludes to her sin-free status, so, too does her blessedness together with Christ’s declared blessedness in Luke 1:42. Jesus and Mary truly are our new Adam and Eve, born without original sin, never sinning in their lives, to the demise and fury of the dragon, Satan, who arrogantly thought he could get them to sin on earth.

Jesus’ crucifixion and resurrection destroyed death [15] and because Mary stayed sin free, she did not have to pass through death, as would have been the case of Eve if she had not sinned [16]. Mary therefore did not die, as some falsely claim today; she was assumed body and soul into heaven in her sleep, as confirmed by our Lord Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira.

Suggested prayer for the living

My dear Mother Mary, created by God, honoured by God, pure as crystal water, greeted with a hail by the Angel Gabriel: thank you for agreeing to be the Mother of the Saviour of the world, our Lord Jesus Christ. Blessed are you amongst women. Wrap us in your Virginal Mantle. Protect us from evil and help us through God’s power to obey your Son’s commandments.

Mother Mary, free from all sin, taken body, soul and spirit to the beam of heaven by the angels: pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My Almighty God the Father in heaven, our Loving Jesus Christ, the Saviour of the world and the Holy Spirit, our breath of life, you took our Blessed Mother Mary’s pure body, soul and spirit into heaven. My Almighty God, through my Blessed Mother Mary’s tears of blood, I humbly ask that as many souls as this prayer allows to be released from purgatory into their heavenly home in await. I pray in particular for my deceased family and the most abandoned souls for whom no one is praying. Amen

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

The Coronation of Mary

Meditation

“To whom hath the root of wisdom been revealed, and who hath known her wise counsels? To whom hath the discipline of wisdom been revealed and made manifest? and who hath understood the multiplicity of her steps? There is one most high Creator Almighty, and a powerful king, and greatly to be feared, who sitteth upon his throne, and is the God of dominion. He created her in the Holy Spirit, and saw her, and numbered her, and measured her. And he poured her out upon all his works, and upon all flesh according to his gift, and hath given her to them that love him.” (Ecclesiasticus 1:6-10)

“I am the mother of fair love, and of fear, and of knowledge, and of holy hope. In me is all grace of the way and of the truth, in me is all hope of life and of virtue. Come over to me, all ye that desire me, and be filled with my fruits. For my spirit is sweet above honey, and my inheritance above honey and the honeycomb. My memory is unto everlasting generations.” (Ecclesiasticus 24:24−28)

“Thy throne, O God, is for ever and ever: the sceptre of thy kingdom is a sceptre of uprightness. Thou hast loved justice, and hated iniquity: therefore God, thy God, hath anointed thee with the oil of gladness above thy fellows. Myrrh and stacte and cassia perfume thy garments, from the ivory houses: out of which the daughters of kings have delighted thee in thy glory. The queen stood on thy right hand, in gilded clothing; surrounded with variety.” (Douay-Rheims: Psalm 44:7−10; Others: Psalm 45:7−10)

Mary, the “woman” of the Old and New Testament:

“I will put enmities between thee and the woman, and thy seed and her seed: she shall crush thy head, and thou shalt lie in wait for her heel.” (Genesis 3:15)

“How long wilt thou be dissolute in deliciousness, O wandering daughter? For the Lord hath created a new thing upon the earth: A woman shall compass a man.” (Jeremiah 31:22)

“And Jesus saith to her: woman, what is that to me and to thee? My hour is not yet come.” (John 2:4)

“When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: woman, behold thy son.” (John 19:26)

“And the temple of God was opened in heaven: and the ark of his testament was seen in his temple, and there were lightnings, and voices, and an earthquake, and great hail. And a great sign appeared in heaven: A woman clothed with the sun, and the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 11:19–12:1)

“Arise, O Lord, into thy resting place: thou and the ark, which thou hast sanctified.” (Douay-Rheims: Psalm 131:8; Others: Psalm 132:8)

“One is my dove, my perfect one is but one, she is the only one of her mother, the chosen of her that bore her. The daughters saw her, and declared her most blessed: the queens and concubines, and they praised her. Who is she that cometh forth as the morning rising, fair as the moon, bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array?” (Canticle of Canticles/Song of Solomon 6:9−10)

“And when the dragon saw that he was cast unto the earth, he persecuted the woman, who brought forth the man child.” (Revelation 12:13)

“And the dragon was angry against the woman: and went to make war with the rest of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.” (Revelation 12:17)  

“My Mother will crush the serpent’s head in the end, but for this we need intense prayers.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [17], 2010)

“Oh, Mother Mary, she is a powerful intercessor to her Son Jesus. My people must acknowledge Mother Mary as the Queen of Heaven, crowned to be a perfect Mother to all of her children. She is the most obedient Mother. She is so perfect, without sin. I have chosen her to be the Mother of the Saviour of the whole world. My Children must respect Mother Mary. She is the most sanctified of heaven.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [18], 2012)

“You can’t come to my Son’s Heart and not to his Mother’s Immaculate Heart because they are always inseparable.” (Father God to Fernanda de Sequeira [19], 2012)

“Why does my Mother Mary plea and cry Tears of Blood? Because her Immaculate Heart and my Sacred Heart are pierced because of all of these perfidious sinners, broken marriages, families in disunity, quarrels, not talking to one another, hatred and unforgiveness. All of these hurt me and my Mother, and when my children come to eternity with all of this garbage, unconfessed sins and no repentance in their hearts, to face the face of God the Father, and God the Son Jesus Christ with the black book with many sins, oh, my pains at that moment are very painful. But my children continue in this world, ignoring these, our messages, which have been divulged all over the world from my messengers and my Mother’s visionaries. My Mother appears in many different places all over the world. It was and it is for the same reason: my pains, to pray the Rosary, repent, Confession, love one another, pray for conversions and ‘my Son Jesus’ heart is suffering intense pains’. All of these message are all about the same thing ‘Come to my Son’s heart’. My aim is to save my children. I bleed for the salvation of souls.” (Jesus Christ to Fernanda de Sequeira [20], 2017)

Commentary

Mother Mary is the perfect one, chosen by God, prophesied by God, as the one whom the dragon, Satan, is angry with and at war with because he was unable to get her to sin and is powerless in her presence.

Our Blessed Mother Mary, a humble woman, a creation of God, the Mother of the Saviour of the world, encompassed the way and the truth, Jesus Christ, in her womb, the ark of the new covenant, and remained pure throughout her life. She is the perfect created one, the woman who sacrificed so much for us, who Jesus gifted to us on the cross as our Mother.

After assuming body and soul into heaven, aged sixty-six, approximately seventeen years after the crucifixion of her Son Jesus, our Blessed Mother Mary received the honour of being crowned as the Queen of Heaven. Our Blessed Mother Mary, whom all generations have and will call Blessed, is as bright as the sun, terrible as an army set in array to Satan and his evil spirits who wander the world seeking the ruin of souls.

In the beginning, God prophesied that our Blessed Mother will crush Satan’s head, and confirms the same today, but she needs our prayers. We must pray without ceasing and ask our Blessed Mother Mary to take our prayers to the abode of the heart of her Son Jesus at the foot of his cross, for the salvation of souls, for maximum souls to come to heaven in minimum time. 

Suggested prayer for the living

Hail Jesus Christ, the King of the Jesus, the King of Kings, the Almighty, who was and who is to come, the Alpha and the Omega. Hail Mary, Mother of the Saviour of the world, the Ark of the New Testament, whom all generations have called Blessed: we look forward to the day when the Temple of God is opened in heaven and you appear clothed with the sun and a crown of twelve stars, and crush the serpent’s head. Thank you for your undying love, tears of blood and prayers for us throughout the ages, despite the horrific pains that we inflict on your Son as a result of our sins. Cover us with your Virginal Mantle and pray for us, O holy Mother of God, so that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.

My Almighty Triune God, I pray for the alleviation of my Jesus and Blessed Mother’s pains, and for more people to pray the Rosary for the salvation of souls. Amen.

Suggested prayer for the dead

My loving Father, my loving Jesus and the Holy Spirit, my Holy Triune God, thank you for crowning my Blessed Mother Mary as the Queen of Heaven. Through the powerful intercession of the Immaculate Heart of Mary and Mother Mary’s tears of blood, I ask you to have mercy on the dead and alleviate their suffering through this prayer. I ask all the angels and saints in heaven, together with the holy souls in purgatory to pray for more of God’s graces to come to earth, so that more souls will be saved and all can witness the Immaculate Heart of Mary triumphing in the end! Amen.

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

Introduction | Rosary Prayers and Structure | The Joyful Mysteries Rosary | The Luminous Mysteries Rosary | The Sorrowful Mysteries Rosary | The Glorious Mysteries Rosary


[4] “John answered him, saying: Master, we saw one casting out devils in thy name, who followeth not us, and we forbade him. But Jesus said: Do not forbid him. For there is no man that doth a miracle in my name, and can soon speak ill of me. For he that is not against you, is for you.” (Mark 9:37−39). See also Luke 9:49−50.

[5] “That in the name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in heaven, on earth, and under the earth: And that every tongue should confess that the Lord Jesus Christ is in the glory of God the Father.” (2 Philippians 2:10−11)

[7] See “The Truth of the Holy Spirit” on 07/02/2012 in “Conversations” on www.alpha-omega.org.za.

[10] “But if I tarry long, that thou mayest know how thou oughtest to behave thyself in the house of God, which is the church of the living God, the pillar and ground of the truth.” (1 Timothy 3:15)

[11] An undefiled one like the Douay-Rheims, not those that have been changed to suit personal agendas and take people away from the Church, its seven Sacraments and our Blessed Mother Mary, as was the case with many who broke away from the Church in the 16th century. Many Bibles in circulation today are plagued with errors, as the avid reader will discover when comparing the Bible verses in this booklet with others.

[13] In John 1:42, Jesus changed Simon’s name to “Cephas”, which means “Rock” in Aramaic. Jesus spoke Aramaic, which is also confirmed in Matthew 27:46 where he called out “Eli, Eli, lamma sabacthani,” on the cross. In Matthew 16:18, Jesus was referring to building his Church on Peter, Cephas, “this rock”, not a physical rock as some have incorrectly assumed. The confusion has arisen because of the differing grammatical structures of the various translations into different languages.

[15] “But is now made manifest by the illumination of our Saviour Jesus Christ, who hath destroyed death, and hath brought to light life and incorruption by the gospel” (2 Timothy 1:10)

[16] “But of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death.” (Genesis 2:17)