Sunday, May 23, 2010

Montfort Method Four: Luminous Mysteries

I've inserted Douay Rheims Bible verses (gleaned from the Summa Theologica and Summa Contra Gentiles of St. Thomas Aquinas) for better reflection on the Mysteries of our Redemption. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Louis de Montfort, pray for us poor sinners, now and at the hour of our death! Amen. These are my own proposed points of reflection, since St. Louis reposed in the Lord long before Ven. Pope John Paul II the Great proposed the Five Luminous Mysteries in his 10/16/2002 Apostolic Letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae" §21. I hope they are pleasing and acceptable to God and helpful to you, my beloved readers.

†In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Credo:

Faith in the presence of God.
Faith in the Gospel.
Mark 1:15: The time is accomplished and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel.
Faith and obedience to the pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19: "And I say to you: That you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Our Father: Unity of one, living and true God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole strength.

Hail Mary: To honor the eternal Father Who conceives His Son in contemplating Himself.
Hail Mary: The eternal Word, equal to His Father and Who with Him produces the Holy Spirit by Their mutual love.
John 1:1-3: In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him: and without Him was made nothing that was made.
Hail Mary: The Holy Spirit Who proceeds from the Father and the Son by the way of love.
Revelation 22:1-2: And He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month: the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Baptism of the Lord
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this sixteenth decade in honor of Thy Baptism in the River Jordan, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, gratitude for the gift of faith and perfect loyalty to our Baptismal promises. Amen.

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May the grace of the Mystery of the Baptism of Our Lord come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Wedding of Cana
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this seventeenth decade in honor of Thy self-manifestation at the Wedding of Cana, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, fidelity to Thy commandments and calling. Amen.

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May the grace of the Mystery of the Wedding of Cana come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this eighteenth decade in honor of Thy Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, an ardent desire for holiness and Your transforming forgiveness. Amen.

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10. Hail Mary: To persevere in worship of Jesus Christ, the King of kings and Lord of lords.
Revelation 19:13-16: And He was clothed with a garment sprinkled with Blood. And His Name is called: "THE WORD OF GOD." And the armies that are in Heaven followed Him on white horses, clothed in fine linen, white and clean. And out of His mouth proceeds a sharp two-edged sword, that with it He may strike the nations. And He shall rule them with a rod of iron: and He treads the winepress of the fierceness of the wrath of God the Almighty. And He has on His garment and on His thigh written: "KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS."

May the grace of the Mystery of the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Transfiguration
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this nineteenth decade in honor of Thy marvelous Transfiguration on Mt. Tabor, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, spiritual courage even unto the shedding of our blood for You. Amen.

Our Father: God is light.
Psalm 35:10: For with You is the fountain of life; and in Your light we shall see light.
John 1:9: That was the true light, which enlightens every man that comes into this world.
John 14:21: "He that has My commandments and keeps them; he it is that loves Me. And he that loves Me shall be loved of My Father: and I will love him and will manifest Myself to him."
1 Timothy 6:13-16: I charge you before God Who quickens all things, and before Christ Jesus Who gave testimony under Pontius Pilate, a good confession: That you keep the commandment without spot, blameless, unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, which in His times He shall show, Who is the Blessed and only Mighty, the King of kings and Lord of lords: Who only has immortality and inhabits light inaccessible: Whom no man has seen, nor can see: to Whom be honor and empire everlasting. Amen.
James 1:17: Every best gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with Whom there is no change nor shadow of alteration.
1 John 1:5: And this is the declaration which we have heard from Him and declare unto you: That God is light and in Him there is no darkness.

1. Hail Mary: Our Lord's election of Sts. Peter the Prince of the Apostles, James the Greater, and John the Theologian to come with Him to the summit of Mt. Tabor, to prepare them for the scandal of the Cross.
Matthew 17:1: And after six days Jesus takes unto Him Peter and James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart: And He was transfigured before them.
Mark 9:1: And after six days, Jesus takes with Him Peter and James and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves, and was transfigured before them.
Luke 9:28: And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that He took Peter and James and John and went up into a mountain to pray.
John 1:14: And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
2 Peter 1:16-18: For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of His greatness. For He received from God the Father honor and glory, this voice coming down to Him from the excellent glory: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And this voice, we heard brought from Heaven, when we were with Him in the holy mount.
2. Hail Mary: His Holy Face shining like the sun.
Matthew 17:2: And He was transfigured before them. And His face did shine as the sun.
Luke 9:29: And whilst He prayed, the shape of His countenance was altered.
3. Hail Mary: His garments becoming snow-white and glittering.
Matthew 17:2: and His garments became white as snow.
Mark 9:2: And His garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white.
Luke 9:29: and His raiment became white and glittering.
4. Hail Mary: The conversation of Sts. Moses (representing the Law) and Elijah (representing the Prophets) with Jesus.
Matthew 17:3: And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him.
Mark 9:3: And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus.
Luke 9:30-31: And behold two men were talking with Him. And they were Moses and Elijah, appearing in majesty. And they spoke of His decease that He should accomplish in Jerusalem.
5. Hail Mary: St. Peter's pious offer to make three tabernacles, one for Jesus, one for St. Moses, and one for St. Elijah.
Matthew 17:4: And Peter answering, said to Jesus: "Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah."
Mark 9:4-5: And Peter answering, said to Jesus: "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear.
Luke 9:32-33: But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw His glory and the two men that stood with Him. And it came to pass that, as they were departing from Him, Peter says to Jesus: "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses; and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said.
6. Hail Mary: The bright cloud of the Holy Spirit overshadowing them.
Matthew 17:5: And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them.
Mark 9:6: And there was a cloud overshadowing them.
Luke 9:34: And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them. And they were afraid when they entered into the cloud.
7. Hail Mary: The voice of God the Father proclaiming His love for His Only-Begotten Son and telling the Apostles to listen to Him.
Matthew 17:5: And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased: hear Him!"
Mark 9:6: And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: "This is My most beloved Son. Hear Him!"
Luke 9:35-36: And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!" And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone.
8. Hail Mary: The brightness of the divine light radiating from Jesus, too bright for mortal eyes to bear.
Matthew 17:6-8: And the disciples hearing fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them: "Arise, and fear not." And they lifting up their eyes, saw no one, but only Jesus.
9. Hail Mary: The clarity of glory with which the bodies of the saints shall shine in the Resurrection.
Wisdom 3:7: The just shall shine, and shall run to and fro like sparks among the reeds.
Matthew 13:43: "Then shall the just shine as the sun, in the Kingdom of their Father."
1 Corinthians 15:43: It is sown in dishonor: it shall rise in glory.
Philippians 3:20-21: But our conversation is in Heaven: from whence also we look for the Savior, our Lord Jesus Christ, Who will reform the body of our lowness, made like to the body of His glory, according to the operation whereby also He is able to subdue all things unto Himself.
10. Hail Mary: The wisdom of Jesus, Who is Hypostatic Wisdom Begotten, in admonishing His Apostles to tell the vision to no man until after His resurrection.
Matthew 17:9: And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: "Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead."
Mark 9:7-8: And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus only with them. And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead.
Luke 9:36: And they held their peace and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen.

May the grace of the Mystery of the Transfiguration come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this twentieth decade in honor of Thy Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, active participation at Mass and a profound devotion to You Who are really substantially present, Body and Blood, Soul and Divinity, under the accidents of bread and wine. Amen.

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May the grace of the Mystery of the Institution of the Holy Eucharist come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
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†In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is excellent! Thank you for posting this.