October Rosary (Days 16-18)
October 16, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 16
The Rosary is composed of words proceeding from God Himself, from the Archangel Gabriel, and from the Church; full of praise and of high desires; and it is renewed and continued in an order at once fixed and various; its fruits are ever new and sweet. (Pope Leo XIII)
Our Father….

1) First they took him to Annas, who was the father-in-law of Caiaphas, the high priest that year. (John 18:13) Hail Mary (and after each verse) 
2) Then the high priest questioned Jesus about his disciples and about his teaching. (John 18:19)
3) Then Annas sent him bound to Caiaphas the high priest. (John 18:24)

4) Then they took Jesus from Caiaphas to Pilate’s headquarters. It was early in the morning. (John 18:28a)
5) Pilate went out to them and said, “What accusation do you bring against this man?”  (John 18:29)
6) Pilate said to them, “Take him yourselves and judge him according to your law.” (John 18:31a)
7) Then Pilate entered the headquarters again, summoned Jesus, and asked him, “Are you the King of the Jews?” (John 18:33)

8) Jesus answered, “My kingdom is not from this world.” (John 18:36a)
9) Pilate asked him, “So you are a king?” Jesus answered, “You say that I am a king. For this I was born, and for this I came into the world, to testify to the truth. Everyone who belongs to the truth listens to my voice.” (John 18:37)
10) Pilate asked him, “What is truth?” After he had said this, he went out to the Jews again and told them, “I find no case against him.” (John 18:38)
Glory be to the Father…

Lord our God,
in your loving plan of redemption
you chose the Blessed Virgin,
your lowly handmaid,
to be the Mother and companion of Christ your Son;
grant that by constantly looking up to her
we may give you wholehearted service
in untiring care for the salvation of the world.
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; Holy Mary, Handmaid of the Lord)
Day 17
Often make use of this powerful instrument, the prayer of the Holy Rosary, because it brings peace to hearts, to families, the Church and the World. (Pope Francis)
Our Father….

1) Then Pilate took Jesus and had him flogged. (John 19:1) Hail Mary (and after each verse)
2) I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting. (Isa. 50:6)

3) He was despised and rejected by others; a man of suffering and acquainted with infirmity; and as one from whom others hide their faces he was despised, and we held him of no account. (Isa. 53:3)
4) But he was wounded for our transgressions, crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the punishment that made us whole, and by his bruises we are healed. (Isa. 53:5)
5) All we like sheep have gone astray; we have all turned to our own way, and the LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isa. 53:6)
6) Yet it was the will of the LORD to crush him with pain. (Isa. 53:10)
7) For to this you have been called, because Christ also suffered for you, leaving you an example, so that you should follow in his steps. (1 Pt. 2:21)
8) When he was abused, he did not return abuse; when he suffered, he did not threaten; but he entrusted himself to the one who judges justly. (1 Pt. 2:23)
9) He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that, free from sins, we might live for righteousness; by his wounds you have been healed. (1 Pt. 2:24)
10) For you were going astray like sheep, but now you have returned to the shepherd and guardian of your souls. (1 Pt. 2:25)
Glory be to the Father….

Almighty and eternal God,
you gave the Blessed Virgin Mary,
glorious Mother of your Son,
as a pillar of strength
to all who call upon her aid;
grant through her intercession
that we may be strong in faith,
unwavering in hope, and steadfast in love.
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, Pillar of Faith)
Day 18
By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord's life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are unfolded. (Pope St. Paul VI)
Our Father….

1) And the soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head, and they dressed him in a purple robe. (John 19:2) Hail Mary (and after each verse)

2) They kept coming up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and striking him on the face. (John 19:3)

3) I am a worm, and not human; scorned by others, and despised by the people. (Ps. 22:6)

4) All who see me mock at me; they make mouths at me, they shake their heads. (Ps. 22:7)

5) He had no form or majesty that we should look at him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him. (Isa. 53:2)

6) Pilate went out again and said to them, “Look, I am bringing him out to you to let you know that I find no case against him.” (John 19:4)

7) So Jesus came out, wearing the crown of thorns and the purple robe. Pilate said to them, “Here is the man!” (John 19:5)

8) Pilate entered his headquarters again and asked Jesus, “Where are you from?” But Jesus gave him no answer. (John 19:9)

9) Pilate therefore said to him, “Do you refuse to speak to me? Do you not know that I have power to release you, and power to crucify you?” Jesus answered him, “You would have no power over me unless it had been given you from above.” (John 19:9-11)

10) Just as there were many who were astonished at him--so marred was his appearance, beyond human semblance, and his form beyond that of mortals--so he shall startle many nations. (Isa 52:14-15)
Glory be to the Father….

All-holy Father,
hear the prayers of your children,
weighed down by our sinfulness,
as we turn to you and call upon the merciful love
that moved you to send your Son as Savior of the world
and to enthrone holy Mary as the Queen of mercy.
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; Holy Mary, Queen and Mother of Mercy)