Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lenten Season - Day 40

BEADS OF JOY 4-07-12 “Holy Saturday – Day of Silence”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Holy Saturday ~ Lenten Season – Day 40
My Friends,

Today is a day that we should not blog, speak or celebrate; after diligent research and many years of experience through Lent leading up to Easter, it is known that No Mass is in today's liturgy. This isn't a day to be sad, but rather one to be waiting with excitement and anticipation of Jesus conquering satan and evil. Death will no longer hold us; we are now able to be united with Jesus in Heaven after our death. Tomorrow will be a most joyous day for us to celebrate. Today I suggest prayer and silence; and in my prayer suggestion either the Rosary or the Stations will keep you close to Jesus, scripture and our Blessed Mother.

The Stations of The Cross
Jesus is Condemned to Die
Jesus is Made to Bear His Cross
Jesus Falls the First Time
Jesus Meets His Mother
Simon Helps Jesus Carry His Cross
Veronica Wipes Jesus' Face
Jesus Falls the Second Time
Jesus Meets the Women of Jerusalem
Jesus Falls the Third Time
Jesus is Stripped
Jesus is Nailed to the Cross
Jesus Dies on the Cross
Jesus is Taken Down from the Cross
Jesus is Laid in the Tomb


The Rosary

THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation to Mary
2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation of Mary and Elizabeth
3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity of Our Lord
4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation of the Child Jesus in the Temple
5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple

THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
1st Luminous Mystery: His Baptism in the Jordan
2nd Luminous Mystery: His self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana
3rd Luminous Mystery: Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
4th Luminous Mystery: His transfiguration
5th Luminous Mystery: His institution of the Eucharist

THE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
1st Sorrowful Mystery: The Agony in the Garden
2nd Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar
3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns
4th Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross
5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord

THE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Our Lord
2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Our Lord
3rd Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady

Today’s Challenge: PRAY PRAY PRAY. I will be praying for you.

Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS