An Ordinary Rosary
Meditations for the Rosary on Monday, February 28, 2022 (during Ordinary Time)
For Our Lady of the Rosary Classical School
The First Joyful Mystery, The Annunciation
St. Josemaria Escriva wrote about this mystery, “Charity cannot be content with just nice feelings; it must find its way into our conversations and, above all, into our deeds.”
Mary did not merely say yes; she lived according to that yes with her whole life.
Our Lady of the Annunciation, pray for us that we might let our yes to God’s love become the story of our lives.
The Second Joyful Mystery, The Visitation
Mary, who had been blessed with the impossible, hastened to visit her cousin, who also had been blessed beyond anyone’s expectations.
The woman knew that the miraculous child were blessings not only to their families, but unto all Israel.
Our Lady of the Visitation, pray for us that we might bless all people we meet with the good news about Jesus proclaimed with the zeal of John.
The Third Joyful Mystery, The Nativity of Jesus
Pope Benedict the Sixteenth said: “God has done everything: He has done the impossible. He has become flesh. His all-powerful love has accomplished something which surpasses all human understanding: the Infinite has become a child, has entered the human family. And yet, this same God cannot enter my heart unless I open the door to Him.”
Our Lady of the Nativity, pray for us that our hearts might be completely open to God.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery, The Presentation in the Temple
God, the creator of all the universe, does not need sacred space. He declared unto King David, “Is it you who would build me a house to dwell in?” The heavens are like His throne and the earth His footstool! It is we mortals who need Temples, pilgrimages, rituals, fasts, and feasts.
Our Lady of the Presentation, pray for us that we might approach God’s sanctuaries with the devotion of Simeon, the fervor of Anna, and the humility of the Holy Family.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery, The Finding in the Temple
A cardinal of the Church meditating on this mystery wrote, “To search for Jesus the principal obligation of the soul; to find him is the highest happiness! Separated from Him, our hearts are filled with remorse, emptiness, and yearning. Only when Jesus is with us, have life and death any meaning.”
Our Lady of the Finding, pray for us that we might never cease to seek the Lord Jesus Christ.