Saturday, July 28, 2012

Nice To Be Back

BEADS OF JOY 7-28-12 “Nice To Be Back”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
I’d like to say it feels wonderful to back online again with all my sisters and brothers; I really missed praying with all of you. But I really needed this time to step away from everything in my life for just a moment; and focus fully on Jesus and Mary and my family. You know I started doing online ministry about 6 years ago. I have always been online, since the internet actually began; sharing my faith by way of email; but with social media and the ability to blog and tweet, opportunities to share has increased tremendously.
Let us take this moment to Thank God for allowing us to have this awesome freedom to share His love with others. Let us open our hearts to do all we can, to be more like Jesus in our love, in our forgiveness and in our mercy towards others. This world does not revolve around any of us; we are all in this together, with our lives, we should really be looking out for one another constantly. Our main focus in my opinion is that we should be doing all we can; to help lead others to the eternal life they too can have with Jesus in Heaven. That’s always a big focus in my life. I am not an aggressive, forceful Catholic. Rather with love and prayer I try my best to help lead others to Jesus, every single day.
We are very fortunate to have our Blessed Mother to help us lead others to her Son. She loves us with a most sincere loving heart, and she too wants us to be with her Son. That is why I promote the Rosary so much, once you allow the Joy and Peace and Love of the Rosary into your hearts and mind; you can’t help but love our Lord and His Mother with all your heart. Jesus is here with us every day; take a moment to read this passage of God’s word and really see how much God really loves YOU. In The Gospel of John read our Lord's very words.
Jesus Promises the Holy Spirit (John 14:15-21)
15 “If you love me, keep my commands. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another advocate to help you and be with you forever— 17 the Spirit of truth. The world cannot accept him, because it neither sees him nor knows him. But you know him, for he lives with you and will be in you. 18 I will not leave you as orphans; I will come to you. 19 Before long, the world will not see me anymore, but you will see me. Because I live, you also will live. 20 On that day you will realize that I am in my Father, and you are in me, and I am in you. 21 Whoever has my commands and keeps them is the one who loves me. The one who loves me will be loved by my Father, and I too will love them and show myself to them.”
Your Brother in Christ Jesus and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Journal Entry 7.10.12 - UPDATE

BEADS OF JOY 7-10-12 “Journal Entry -Update”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends...

Rests assure my friends. I will be back; I am way deep into this retreat at this moment. Way too deep into my retreat, to share in a couple of sentences or even in a paragraph. I am still writing, A LOT… I just haven't posted them recently. I will get all caught up soon, and I will be back 1,000,000%... satan will never defeat me, he forgot we all know how this all ends, and he loses. So rests assure I will be back, STRONGER and LOUDER than ever before. I am and will continue to pray for all of you. You watch and see "Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry" will return and continue, as if it never left.

So Please...Let everyone know I am still here, doing very well, actually extremely well and I will be coming back soon… I promise… I really miss everyone. May Our Lord continue to lead you and me even closer to Himself as each day passes… Turn to Our Lady, she is the perfect guide to His Most Precious Heart through the Rosary..

Your Brother in Christ Jesus and His Most Precious Mother Mary,
Jimmy (
The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Journal Entry 7.5.12 - Annunciation

BEADS OF JOY 7-05-12 “Journal Entry - Annunciation”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Dear Lord,

Today I begin to look at each of the mysteries, in the order they occurred in Your life Lord, this will take me way more than twenty days; because there will be days I focus on other aspects of my faith and my love for You Lord. And what better way to begin this part of this fantastic journey, the only way to begin it, but with The Annunciation. Our Blessed Mother, Your Mother Lord had no clue of the depths of what was about to begin. Yet in her obedience, even with much uncertainty, and we read she was even troubled by what she has been asked; she still very bravely, trustingly said “Yes”. Oh my Lord, I am so happy, I am so thrilled that she did say yes. Her example of pure faith and trust has helped me so much through the years. Whatever plans Mary may have had in her simple life, she put it all aside to take a path; an unknown path, the very path God desired her to take. She no longer desired to seek her own interests, rather she trusted fully in Power of the Holy Spirit, and God’s plan and promise to her.

Looking at The Annunciation, I realize that all of us like Mary are faced with a decision; a really important decision, a decision that will change our life, a decision that will in many ways set forth a path of uncertainties; a decision that in the end will bring You Lord to us. Surrendering to You Lord has been my life’s greatest Joy; there is no question that I abandoned all my own selfish interests decades ago, and I am grateful that I did, all I want and desire is You Lord.

One thing is certain: I must continue to fully trust in You Lord. In our lives we will experience many times when we will have to make choices; choices that will either keep us focused on choosing You Lord, or draw us even further away from You. But with Mary The Annunciation (the choice) she made; there was only one time for her to make that choice, and she made the right choice. As I reflect upon this most incredible mystery my heart is literally filled with Joy, yes that was pun and truth. Thank you Lord for choosing Mary, in end and throughout all time; she has proved to be an excellent choice for us to learn by and to follow.

Mary my Mother, I pray that one day your fiat may become mine. I pray that in all I do Mother, I always make the choices that lead me to Jesus, that honor Him and show Him that He is always first in my life.

Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Journal Entry 7.4.12 - Silence

BEADS OF JOY 7-04-12 “Journal Entry - Silence”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
Dear Lord,
It is in the silence of my heart that greatly loves You Lord. There is no other language in the world that is so much more powerful than silence. It is in my silence each day, while I am busy, or helping someone, or tending to my responsibilities as a husband (care-taker) or dad; it is there that I have uninterrupted conversations with You every single day. No one knows I am speaking to You, no one can interrupt the comfort You give me, and no one can stop me from speaking to You; and it is there that I listen for You Lord, openly and ready. That silent secret voice we share allows me to love You so much my Lord, and I am so excited and thrilled to be allowed to love You, like I do. We will remain to keep that communication link a secret between You and me. I just love how I can literally pray to you 24/7/365, through the voice in my mind that is linked directly to You Lord.
And it is in my silence that I really more clearly understand Your Cross. In that silence I scream and cry for the pain You had to endure. I understand that Your suffering made it possible so that I would not have to suffer; Your love for me is immeasurable, as is mine for You Lord. And even though I only slightly touched upon this Lord; my silence is silent before You, for it there that I listen to You. I know well that when the mouth is flapping the ears aren’t listening. I stand before You Lord, always ready and always silent for You to lead me. Your favorite place to touch our hearts and fill our ears, is in our silence before You.
We need to find God, and he cannot be found in noise and restlessness. God is the friend of silence. See how nature - trees, flowers, grass- grows in silence; see the stars, the moon and the sun, how they move in silence... We need silence to be able to touch souls.”
~Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta
Wisdom enters through love, silence, and mortification. It is great wisdom to know how to be silent and to look at neither the remarks, nor the deeds, nor the lives of others.”
~St John of the Cross, OCD
Sorry Lord... if this entry seems a bit shorter than usual, I am just practicing my silence before You. LOL J
Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)

Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Journal Entry 7.3.12 - Love Him

BEADS OF JOY 7-03-12 “Journal Entry - Love Him”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Dear Lord,
With the sentiment of my last entry, I’d like to begin with that thought, “whatever You so desire for me, is exactly what I desire Lord.” My truest deepest love rests in trusting You my Lord. I often wonder what Your Mother may have been thinking while raising You, picking You up when you fell, taking care of Your cuts and Your colds when You needed her to nurture You. And then after all that, I think of what she may have been thinking while standing at the foot of Your Cross, knowing well that You were suffering horribly. Where is this all going Lord? Today my thoughts are that of “LOVE”, as our Lady’s love for You shines for all eternity, so too does the love God has for His Will to be lived out in my life, and the chance I will have to serve You exactly the way You so desire me to. I simply love that Lord. A rather obvious observation I have made; is that our Lady always remained silent and listened… listening for God, silent in the Father’s presence, open to His wishes. It was in a dream or through others that God’s message made it to Our Lady’s and Joseph’s ears. I pray that my life remains open to receive You in whatever way You so desire to communicate with me.

Our Blessed Mother I now turn to you, with a much clearer understanding of your obedience, it really is that simple. All we must do is LOVE Him, no matter what. And our love must continue to deepen, especially when times get difficult and we don’t understand the pain and the sorrow and the sword we feel ripping us apart, not with only our own suffering, but also while we watch someone we love suffer. Please continue to guide my heart in understanding how pain and suffering in and of itself is love; for by it we are drawn to love Jesus even more. Mama, I will look at your Sons suffering as one of the most blessed examples to refer to. Jesus had to die and suffer for me so that I didn’t have to. It is love that is the driving force behind that choice; it was the Father’s love for me, and in turn the entire Trinities (Father, Son and Holy Spirit’s) love for me that allowed Jesus to suffer and die, in the end it was all about uniting us with God, which is love.
As this journey with You and Your Mother continues Lord, I ask for Your hand to continue to guide me and lead me to You. My love for You Lord is beyond every breath I breathe; beyond the blood that flows, beyond anything this live could ever be. I surrender all my desires, all my wants, all my needs over to You. There is nothing on this planet that would or could ever receive the love I have for You. I would rather die physically than ever be separated from You.

Inside of my soul, my love desires to see only You Lord; that is why preparing for Heaven right now for is so important. Looking at what hell is in its simplest of explanations: It’s complete and eternal separation for You Lord, I can’t even think about that, utter eternal darkness, to never ever see You or be in Your presence.
Jesus always spoke of love to the disciples and to us, “Jesus replied: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.' This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.'” Matthew 22:37-39

The 13th Chapter of Corinthian’s says it all…
Love Is Indispensable

And yet I will show you the most excellent way.
13 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2 If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. 3 If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5 It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6 Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7 It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9 For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10 but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears. 11 When I was a child, I talked like a child; I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me. 12 For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.

And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

O Eternal Lord, I ask that You see me in Your heart, You find me tucked away wanting only You. I beg for Your mercy, Your forgiveness, Your understanding. I beg also that You enlighten my mind with the Light You shine, my mind drifts too much Lord. You know me better than I will ever know myself. My greatest Joy Lord is only found when I am completely utter consumed by You. Please continue to help me understand and know truth.
Thank You Jesus…
Praise You Jesus, Glory and Honor to You Always.. I LOVE YOU JESUS!!!

Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)

Monday, July 2, 2012

Journal Entry 7.2.12 - The Rosary

BEADS OF JOY 7-02-12 “Journal Entry – The Rosary”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Dear Lord,

Now this is love, this is what excites my life, brings my heart to exploding levels of Joy. In the end all these things are All about You Jesus and that is why I am so excited about my love for You. Simplicity allows the heart to focus, and focusing on You Lord, is all I want to do. A simple chance each day to ponder and pray on these mysteries alone, sustain me with so much eternal love each and every day. I am so content in Your love Lord; that words aren’t enough of an expression of how much I love You in return…

Joyful Mysteries:
1. The Annunciation (Humility) Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14

2. The Visitation (Charity/Love of Neighbor) Luke 1:39-56

3. The Nativity (Poverty) Luke 2:6-20; Matthew 1:18-25

4. The Presentation (Obedience) Luke 2:22-39

5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Joy in finding Jesus; prudence) Luke 2:41-51

Luminous Mysteries:

1. The Baptism of Jesus (Fidelity to our baptismal promises) Matthew 3:11-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:15-22; John 1:26-34

2. The Wedding Feast at Cana (Faith in Mary‘s intercession and maternal care) John 2:1-12

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom (Conversion of heart) Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 5:1-16; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:21

4. The Transfiguration (Desire to become a new person in Christ)Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36

5. The Institution of the Eucharist (Love of the Eucharist; active participation at Mass); Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59

Sorrowful Mysteries:

1. The Agony in the Garden (True sorrow for sin; repentance) Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46

2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Modesty and purity; mortification or self-denial) Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:16-22; John 19:1

3. The Crowning of Thorns (Moral courage; love of our enemies) Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 19: 2-3

4. The Carrying of the Cross (Patience, especially when suffering; fortitude) Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26-32

5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance; mercy) Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 1917-37

Glorious Mysteries:

1. The Resurrection (Faith) Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; Luke 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29

2. The Ascension (Hope) Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love of God; gifts of the Holy Spirit) Acts 2:1-41

4. The Assumption* (Grace of a happy death; eternal happiness) Revelation 12:1

5. The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth* (True devotion to Mary) Revelation 12:1

The Rosary is truly as a whole, a most incredibly beautiful song, sung to Jesus with Mary guiding the melody and the direction of the song. Each of us has a song in our heart and each of us has a sincere deep love for God within. What the Rosary does; is it allows our hearts, to awaken our souls to song, and the song is Jesus. Let us allow our hearts to sing with such a love, a love that we won’t ever be able to fully explain, a love that is between God and His children, a love they could only know and feel.

Spend time praying these most spectacular, exciting mysteries, emerge yourself into God’s Word, into God’s Love, surround your life with Him. As I do this every day I hold our Blessed Mother’s hand, she guides me in only one direction… to her Son. Always!!!  

Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Journal Entry 7.1.12 - The Cross

BEADS OF JOY 7-01-12 “Journal Entry - The Cross”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Dear Lord,

This journey is unlike any other I have ever ventured upon; all of my other journeys didn’t have me under the weight of so many crosses, doing all I can to stay alive while moving forward in my life. This journey also represents a turning point in my life. I ask You Lord to please continue to guide and direct me as I move forward, closer and closer to You. You know me better than I know myself and you know where my heart is. Yes I selfishly desire to serve you constantly, and yes there really isn’t anything or anyone in this world or in this life that can capture my heart like you do. But with that all said Lord I openly admit the challenges I face. I have no fear of them, nor will I back down or redirect my intentions or direction. I shall remain loyal to you and consistent in my commitment to you. People in general can disappoint and hurt each other as I know well; You alone Lord loves me, You alone Lord satisfy every possible need and desire I have, I only need You. As this journey home to You begins, I ask that You continue to show me the way, like You always do; I also ask that during this journey, if it be Your will for me, please open many new doors of opportunity to only further serve You in any possible capacity You so see fit for me. I also need more help to stay further away from intentional sin; yes I am weak, but in You Lord, I sustain my purity and You know I only desire You above all things. This world is very deceitful and very misleading, and the evil one has many soldiers to advance on those of us who are weak or worn down. I thank You Lord for always helping me find the strength I need to remain strong and loyal to You.
My Lady it is only Your Divine Son whom I fully trust in; it is only Him whom I rest all my hope in. As you know, your Son alone strengthens me, and He alone is the only one who sustains me through some of the most difficult phases in my life. I know you understand me Mother; as you have watched your Son little by little be beaten and destroyed by those who hated Him; I watch my wife the woman whom I feel God has given me, be beaten and destroyed by the horrible destruction of cancer. Mother like you, my heart burns inside wishing it were me instead taking the blows to the head, me instead taking that poison of chemo to the heart. My insides are so ripped apart seeing her suffer so much, and there is not a thing I can do about it; except lean more and more on your precious Son, and I do.
I willingly take up my cross, for my family, for my friends, for whom ever You Lord so desires me to. My life isn’t simple, my life has many trials and many burdens; none come before You my Lord, not one. But in that, I openly know the ministry of family that You have set before me; and I openly accept that responsibility and I lovingly, gratefully, thankfully embrace it. You Lord will give me the strength I need to move forward, You Lord will give me the love I will most certainly need to move forward in it. I give my every breathe, my every heartbeat to those You have entrusted to me Lord; as You have said to me, “I will never leave you or forsake you.” I to embrace that sentiment to all those around me.
As I joyfully carry my cross, denying myself for the sake of others; know Lord that I will never renege on this promise of commitment, I die to my own desires and wants and needs first, so that everyone else comes before me. For it is in our suffering and the suffering of those I love, that I find you Lord. When I suffer, I seek help and when I seek help I seek ONLY You Lord. That path to You is the path I have to stay on, knowing well that it leads to You. In the end my life don’t need a fancy title, a corner office, all my wildest desires fulfilled. NO, all I need Lord is You. YOU alone fill my heart with so much love, that a mere smile from You to me, fills my heart eternally with such an abundance of love that no lifetime could ever express it, no words can ever explain it, no worldly pleasure can ever match it.
This Journey with You Lord is truly one of the Greatest Journey’s I will embark upon. I pray that it last till the day You call me home. I pray that this focus upon You only intensifies. I pray that You alone continue to capture my thoughts, my attention, and all that I am. My life is a living sacrifice, I Joyfully surrender completely, openly and willingly to You.  I desire NO ONE Lord, Only YOU. I desire to be fully ‘on the ready’ when You call me. I desire to be of service to You 24/7/365. My own health and my own desires mean nothing, whatever You so desire for me, is exactly what I desire Lord.
Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)