October Rosary (Days 10-12)
October 10, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 10
“The Rosary is the most excellent form of prayer. It is the remedy for all our evils, the root of all blessings. There is no more excellent way of praying.” (Pope Leo XIII)
Our Father…

1) Jesus, full of the Holy Spirit, returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit in the wilderness, where for forty days he was tempted by the devil. (Luke 4:1) Hail Mary (and after each verse)….
2) The devil said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command this stone to become a loaf of bread.” (Luke 4:3)
3) Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘One does not live by bread alone.’” (Luke 4:4)
4) Then the devil led him up and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world.  And the devil said to him, “To you I will give their glory and all this authority; for it has been given over to me, and I give it to anyone I please.  If you, then, will worship me, it will all be yours.” (Luke 4:5-7)
5) Jesus answered him, “It is written, ‘Worship the Lord your God, and serve only him.’” (Luke 4:8)
6) Then the devil took him to Jerusalem, and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down from here, for it is written, ‘He will command his angels concerning you, to protect you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up, so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’” (Luke 4:9-11)
7)  Jesus answered him, “It is said, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’” (Luke 4:12)
8) When the devil had finished every test, he departed from him until an opportune time. (Luke 4:13)
9) We do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who in every respect has been tested as we are, yet without sin. (Heb. 4:15)
10) Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need. (Heb. 4:16)
Glory be to the Father… 
Lord, you know that our thoughts on earth
are full of fear and uncertainty;
through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary,
from whom your Son took flesh and blood,
send us the gift of counsel
to teach us how to discern your will
and to guide us in all we do.
Through our Lord Jesus Christ, your Son,
 who lives and reigns with you
in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary, Mother of Good Counsel)
Day 11
"This simple prayer helps us to contemplate all that God in his love has done for us and for our salvation, and allows us to understand that our life is united to that of Christ." (Pope Francis)
Our Father….
1) Now after John was arrested, Jesus came to Galilee, proclaiming the good news of God, and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God has come near; repent, and believe in the good news.” (Mark 1:14-15) Hail Mary (and after each verse)….
2) When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he went to the synagogue on the sabbath day, as was his custom. He stood up to read, and the scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him. He unrolled the scroll and found the place where it was written: “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to bring good news to the poor.” (Luke 4:15-18a)
3) When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. (Matt. 5:1-3)
4) He put before them another parable: “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed that someone took and sowed in his field; it is the smallest of all the seeds, but when it has grown it is the greatest of shrubs and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches.” (Matt. 13: 31-32)
5)  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. When the wine gave out, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.”  His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” (John 2: 1,3,5)
6) Now there was a royal official whose son lay ill in Capernaum. When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea to Galilee, he went and begged him to come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death.” (John 4:46-48)
7) Now in Jerusalem by the Sheep Gate there is a pool, called in Hebrew Beth-zatha, which has five porticoes. In these lay many invalids--blind, lame, and paralyzed. One man was there who had been ill for thirty-eight years.… Jesus said to him, “Stand up, take your mat and walk.” At once the man was made well…. (John 5:2-5,8-9)
8)  When evening came, his disciples went down to the sea, got into a boat, and started across the sea to Capernaum…. The sea became rough because a strong wind was blowing…. They saw Jesus walking on the sea and coming near the boat, and they were terrified. But he said to them, “It is I; do not be afraid.” (John 6:16-17,19-20)
9) As he walked along, he saw a man blind from birth…. He spat on the ground and made mud with the saliva and spread the mud on the man’s eyes, saying to him, “Go, wash in the pool of Siloam” (which means Sent). Then he went and washed and came back able to see. (John 9:1a,6-7)
10)  Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany… He told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I am going there to awaken him….” Then Jesus…greatly disturbed, came to the tomb…. Jesus said, “Take away the stone….” He cried with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out!” The dead man came out…. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” (John 11:1,11,38a,39a)
Glory be to the Father….
All-holy Father,
in your divine wisdom and love
you chose that the Blessed Virgin Mary
should play her part
in the mysteries of our salvation;
grant that by heeding the words of Christ’s Mother
we may do what he commands
in the Gospel he has given.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit, 
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Our Lady of Cana)
Day 12 
"In the current world, so dispersive, this prayer helps to put Christ at the centre, as the Virgin did, who meditated within all that was said about her Son, and also what he did and said." 
(Pope Benedict XVI)
Our Father….
1) Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray. (Luke 9:28) Hail Mary (and after each verse)….
2)  And while he was praying, the appearance of his face changed, and his clothes became dazzling white. (Luke 9:29)
3)  Suddenly they saw two men, Moses and Elijah, talking to him. They appeared in glory and were speaking of his departure, which he was about to accomplish at Jerusalem. (Luke 9:30-31)
4) Now Peter and his companions were weighed down with sleep; but since they had stayed awake, they saw his glory and the two men who stood with him. (Luke 9:32)
5)  Just as they were leaving him, Peter said to Jesus, “Master, it is good for us to be here; let us make three dwellings, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah”--not knowing what he said. (Luke 9:33)
6) While he was saying this, a cloud came and overshadowed them; and they were terrified as they entered the cloud. (Luke 9:34)
7) Then from the cloud came a voice that said, “This is my Son, my Chosen; listen to him!” (Luke 9:35)
8) When the voice had spoken, Jesus was found alone. And they kept silent and in those days told no one any of the things they had seen. (Luke 9:36)
9) And all of us, with unveiled faces, seeing the glory of the Lord as though reflected in a mirror, are being transformed into the same image from one degree of glory to another; for this comes from the Lord, the Spirit. (2 Cor. 3:18)
10) For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we had been eyewitnesses of his majesty…. We ourselves heard this voice come from heaven, while we were with him on the holy mountain. (2 Pet. 1:16,18)
Glory be to the Father….

May the venerable intercession of the glorious Virgin Mary
come to our aid, we pray, O Lord,
so that, fortified by her protection,
we may reach the mountain which is Christ.
Who lives and reigns with you in the unity of the Holy Spirit,
God, for ever and ever. Amen.
(Masses of the Blessed Virgin Mary; Mary, Mother and Teacher)