October Rosary (Days 25-27)
October 25, 2023
Fr. John Colacino C.PP.S.
Day 25
This mode of prayer has the perfume of evangelic simplicity and requires humility of spirit; and, if we disdain humility, as the Divine Redeemer teaches, it will be impossible for us to enter the heavenly kingdom. (Pope Pius XI)
Our Father….
1) When the day of Pentecost had come, they were all together in one place. And suddenly from heaven there came a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. (Acts 2:1-2) Hail Mary (and after each verse)

2) Divided tongues, as of fire, appeared among them, and a tongue rested on each of them. All of them were filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other languages, as the Spirit gave them ability. (Acts 2:3-4)

3) Now there were devout Jews from every nation under heaven living in Jerusalem. And at this sound the crowd gathered and was bewildered, because each one heard them speaking in the native language of each. (Acts 2:5-6)

4) All were amazed and perplexed, saying to one another, “What does this mean?” But others sneered and said, “They are filled with new wine.” (Acts 2:12-13)

5) [Peter said], “No, this is what was spoken through the prophet Joel: ‘In the last days it will be, God declares, that I will pour out my Spirit upon all flesh.’” (Acts 2:16)

6) All who are led by the Spirit of God are children of God. For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear, but you have received a spirit of adoption. When we cry, “Abba! Father!” it is that very Spirit bearing witness with our spirit that we are children of God. (Rom. 8:14-16)

7) The Spirit helps us in our weakness; for we do not know how to pray as we ought, but that very Spirit intercedes with sighs too deep for words. And God, who searches the heart, knows what is the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints according to the will of God. (Rom. 8:26-27)

8) No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God lives in us, and his love is perfected in us. By this we know that we abide in him and he in us, because he has given us of his Spirit. (1 John 4:12-13)

9) The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. There is no law against such things. And those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires. (Gal. 5:22-23)

10) If we live by the Spirit, let us also be guided by the Spirit. (Gal 5:25)
Glory be to the Father….

O God, who gave the Holy Spirit to your Apostles
as they joined in prayer with Mary, the Mother of Jesus,
grant through her intercession
we may faithfully serve your majesty
and extend, by word and example, the glory of your name.
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 MaryBook of Common Prayer; Mary, Queen of Apostles)
Day 26
“Through the Rosary, the faithful receive abundant grace as though from the very hands of the Mother of the Redeemer." (Pope Francis)
Our Father….
1) If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ from the dead will give life to your mortal bodies also through his Spirit that dwells in you. (Rom. 8:11). Hail Mary (and after each verse)

2)  For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus has set you free from the law of sin and of death. (Rom. 8:2)

3) For those whom he foreknew he also predestined to be conformed to the image of his Son, in order that he might be the firstborn within a large family. (Rom. 8:29)

4) And those whom he predestined he also called; and those whom he called he also justified; and those whom he justified he also glorified. (Rom. 8:30)

5) For as all die in Adam, so all will be made alive in Christ. (1 Cor. 15:22)

6) But each in his own order: Christ the first fruits, then at his coming those who belong to Christ. (1 Cor. 15:23)

7) There are also heavenly bodies and there are earthly bodies; but the splendor of the heavenly bodies is one kind, and the splendor of the earthly bodies is another. (1 Cor 15:40)
8) The body that is sown is perishable, it is raised imperishable; it is sown in dishonor, it is raised in glory; it is sown in weakness, it is raised in power; (1 Cor 15:42b-43)
9) It is sown a natural body, it is raised a spiritual body.  If there is a natural body, there is also a spiritual body. (1 Cor 15:44)

10) [Mary said, “The Lord] has brought down the powerful from their thrones, and lifted up the lowly.” (Luke 1:52)
Glory be to the Father….

Lord our God, through your power and goodness
the Blessed Virgin,
the fairest fruit of your redeeming love,
shines forth as the perfect image of the Church;
grant to your people on their pilgrim way on earth
that, with eyes fixed on Mary,
they may follow closely in the footsteps of her Son
until they come to that fullness of glory,
which now they contemplate in his Mother
with hearts filled with joy.
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, Image and Mother of the Church III)
Day 27
The Rosary is also a prayer for peace because of the fruits of charity which it produces. When prayed well in a truly meditative way, the Rosary leads to an encounter with Christ in his mysteries and so cannot fail to draw attention to the face of Christ in others, especially in the most afflicted. (Pope St. John Paul II)
Our Father…
1)  A great portent appeared in heaven: a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. (Rev. 12:1) Hail Mary (and after each verse)
2) The saying is sure: If we have died with him, we will also live with him; if we endure, we will also reign with him. (2 Tim. 2:11-12) 

3) To him who loves us and freed us from our sins by his blood, and made us to be a kingdom, priests serving his God and Father, to him be glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Rev. 1:5-6)

4) After this I [John] looked, and there in heaven a door stood open! …. At once I was in the spirit, and there in heaven stood a throne, with one seated on the throne! (Rev. 4:1-2)

5) Then I saw between the throne and the four living creatures and among the elders a Lamb standing as if it had been slaughtered…. He went and took the scroll from the right hand of the one who was seated on the throne. (Rev. 5:6-7)

6) When he had taken the scroll, the four living creatures and the twenty-four elders fell before the Lamb, each holding a harp and golden bowls full of incense, which are the prayers of the saints. (Rev. 5:8)

7) They sing a new song: “You are worthy to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slaughtered and by your blood you ransomed for God saints from every tribe and language and people and nation; you have made them to be a kingdom and priests serving our God, and they will reign on earth.” (Rev. 5:9-10)

8) Then I saw thrones, and those seated on them were given authority to judge…. They came to life and reigned with Christ a thousand years. (Rev. 20:4)

9) Blessed and holy are those who share in the first resurrection. Over these the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him a thousand years. (Rev. 20:6)

10) They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads. And there will be no more night; they need no light of lamp or sun, for the Lord God will be their light, and they will reign forever and ever. (Rev. 22:4-5)
Glory be to the Father….

O God, who made the Mother of your Son
to be our Mother and our Queen,
graciously grant that,
sustained by her intercession,
we may attain in the heavenly Kingdom
the glory promised to your children.
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, Queen of All Creation)