October Rosary (Days 19-21)
October 19, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 19
Way of the Cross
From the frequent meditation on the Mysteries, the soul little by little and imperceptibly draws and absorbs the virtues they contain,
and is wondrously enkindled with a longing for things immortal,
and becomes strongly and easily impelled to follow the path which Christ Himself and His Mother have followed. (Pope Pius XII)
Our Father….
1) Then Pilate handed him over to them to be crucified. (John 19:16) Hail Mary (and after each verse)
2) He released the man they asked for, the one who had been put in prison for insurrection and murder, and he handed Jesus over as they wished. (Luke 23:25)

3) He was oppressed, and he was afflicted, yet he did not open his mouth; like a lamb that is led to the slaughter, and like a sheep that before its shearers is silent, so he did not open his mouth. (Isa. 53:7)
4) By a perversion of justice he was taken away. Who could have imagined his future? For he was cut off from the land of the living, stricken for the transgression of my people. (Isa .53:8)
5) As they led him away, they seized a man, Simon of Cyrene, who was coming from the country, and they laid the cross on him, and made him carry it behind Jesus. (Luke 23:26)
6) A great number of the people followed him, and among them were women who were beating their breasts and wailing for him. (Luke 23:27)
7) But Jesus turned to them and said, “Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me, but weep for yourselves and for your children. (Luke 23:28)
8) Two others also, who were criminals, were led away to be put to death with him. (Luke 23:32)
9) For the sake of the joy that was set before him he endured the cross, disregarding its shame, and has taken his seat at the right hand of the throne of God. (Heb. 12:2)
10) Therefore Jesus also suffered outside the city gate in order to sanctify the people by his own blood. Let us then go to him outside the camp and bear the abuse he endured. (Heb. 13:12-13)
Glory be to the Father….
O God, Father of mercies,
whose Only Begotten Son, as he hung upon the Cross,
chose the Blessed Virgin Mary, his Mother,
to be our Mother also,
grant, we pray, that with her loving help
your Church may be more fruitful day by day
and, exulting in the holiness of her children,
may draw to her embrace all the families of the peoples.
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; Image and Mother of the Church I)
Day 20
To those therefore who are striving after supreme happiness this means of the Rosary has been most providentially offered,
and it is one unsurpassed for facility and convenience. (Pope Leo XIII)
Our Father….
1) He went out to what is called The Place of the Skull, which in Hebrew is called Golgotha. (John 19:17) Hail Mary (and after each verse)
2) There they crucified him, and with him two others, one on either side, with Jesus between them. (John 19:18)
3) Meanwhile, standing near the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene. (John 19:25)
4)  When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.” Then he said to the disciple, “Here is your mother.” (John 19:26-27a)
5)  After this, when Jesus knew that all was now finished, he said (in order to fulfill the scripture), “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28)

6) At three o’clock Jesus cried out with a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” which means, “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” (Mark 15:34)
7) Then Jesus, crying with a loud voice, said, “Father, into your hands I commend my spirit.” Having said this, he breathed his last. (Luke 23:46)
8)  We proclaim Christ crucified, a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,  but to those who are the called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. (1 Cor. 1:23-24)
9) But we speak God’s wisdom, secret and hidden, which God decreed before the ages for our glory. (1 Cor. 2:7)
10)  None of the rulers of this age understood this; for if they had, they would not have crucified the Lord of glory. (1 Cor. 2:8)
Glory be to the Father….

Lord our God,
in your mysterious wisdom
you fill out the Passion of Christ
through the suffering that his members endure
in the many trials of this life.
As you chose to have the mournful Mother
stand by your Son in his agony on the Cross,
grant that we too may bring love and comfort
to our brothers and sisters in distress.
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 at the Foot of the Cross I)
Day 21
During the month of October, dedicated to Our Lady of the Rosary, prayers and petitions should be increased,
so that through her intercession the dawn of true peace may shine forth to men and women. (Pope St. Paul VI)
Our Father….

1) “Now is the judgment of this world; now the ruler of this world will be driven out.  And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.” (John 12:31-32) Hail Mary (and after each verse)
2) Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. (John 19:31)

3)  Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. (John 19:32-33)
4)  Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. (John 19:34)
5)  I am poured out like water, and all my bones are out of joint; my heart is like wax; it is melted within my breast. (Ps. 22:14)
6)  (He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.) (John 19:35)

7)  These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “None of his bones shall be broken.” (John 19:36)
8)  And again another passage of scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.” (John 19:37)
9)  This is the one who came by water and blood, Jesus Christ, not with the water only but with the water and the blood. And the Spirit is the one that testifies, for the Spirit is the truth. (1 John 5:6)

10)  There are three that testify: the Spirit and the water and the blood, and these three agree. (1 John 5:7-8)
Glory be to the Father….

Lord our God, through the Precious Blood of your Son
you reconciled the world to yourself
and at the foot of the Cross
you chose the Blessed Virgin Mary
to be the Mother of reconciliation for sinners;
grant through her intercession
that we may obtain pardon for our sins.
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 Reconciliation)