MEDITATIONS ON THE ROSARY
For Renewal of Our Lady of Guadalupe Parish
In the Catholic Tradition the Communion of Saints does not just mean the present community of the baptized here and now, but refers to all who have gone before us and are “in Christ.” They are models, teachers and intercessors.
Our Blessed Mother is the primordial model of what it means to follow Jesus. She is the one who teaches us to “do whatever he tells you,” (John 2:5) and she is the intercessor par excellence.
For this reason, I invite all the parishioners of Our Lady of Guadalupe to seek her intercession for the missionary renewal of our parish by the frequent praying of the Mysteries of the Rosary. I offer these reflections as a guide as we pray the rosary for the sake of renewal and future of our parish.
This guide to praying the rosary will invite you to meditate on the particular aspects of the lives of Jesus and Mary and to pray for a specific grace for the renewal of our parish. As you pray each “Hail Mary” prayer, the invitation is to move beyond the mere recitation of the words and allow our minds and hearts to reflect on the particular “mystery” and intention. (From the rosary pamphlet written by Fr. James Mallon.)