Praying the Rosary with Our Lady of Guadalupe and Tales of Immigrants - The Luminous Mysteries | CLINIC

Praying the Rosary with Our Lady of Guadalupe and Tales of Immigrants - The Luminous Mysteries

Nov 30, 2016

Our Lady of Guadalupe

Our Lady of Guadalupe appeared to St. Juan Diego in 1531, speaking in his native language and requesting that he go to the head of the church in Mexico and ask that a church be built in the place where she appeared. Juan Diego faced rejection and later was tested by having to persuade Bishop Juan de Zumárraga of the miraculous apparition. Mary offered him consolation and guidance. Faithfully following her instructions, Juan Diego went to the top of a hill, where he found his sign—a garden of roses in a typically barren spot. He picked the roses and brought them back to the Virgin Mary, who arranged them in his cloak. When Juan Diego returned to the bishop to present the roses and retell the story of Mary’s appearance, another miracle occurred. Mary’s image appeared on the cloak. Convinced by the miracles that Mary was indeed present, the bishop had a church built as she had asked. Juan Diego’s cloak was placed above the altar, where it is still displayed. For many, Our Lady of Guadalupe has been a source of strength, protection, and encouragement to remain faithful through trials and hardship.

The Rosary helps to recall significant mysteries in our faith and brings us into prayer around them. With these reflections about the lives of immigrants with whom the staffs of our affiliates have worked, the Catholic Legal Immigration Network, Inc. (CLINIC) invites you to join us in praying for dignity and justice for our immigrant sisters and brothers. Just as the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary shed light on an important aspect of Christ’s mission, we hope these reflections will shed light on some immigrant experiences.

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How to Pray the Rosary
  1. Begin by making the Sign of the Cross. Then say the Apostles Creed.
  2. Recite the Our Father.
  3. Recite a Hail Mary on each of these three beads.
  4. Recite the Glory Be. Then meditate on the first mystery, followed by the Our Father.
  5. Recite 10 Hail Marys, one for each bead of the decade.
  6. Recite a Glory Be. Then meditate on the second mystery, followed by the Our Father.
  7. Recite 10 Hail Marys, one for each bead of the decade.
  8. Recite a Glory Be. Then meditate on the third mystery, followed by the Our Father.
  9. Recite 10 Hail Marys, one for each bead of the decade.
  10. Recite a Glory Be. Then meditate on the fourth mystery, followed by the Our Father.
  11. Recite 10 Hail Marys, one for each bead of the decade.
  12. Recite a Glory Be. Then meditate on the fifth mystery, followed by the Our Father.
  13. Recite 10 Hail Marys, one for each bead of the decade.
  14. Recite the Hail Holy Queen and end with making the Sign of the Cross.

 

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