Sunday, April 28, 2013

Rosary Quotes Sunday 04.28.13

BEADS OF JOY 04-28-13
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Here are the "Quotes"
I posted on my Facebook Wall this week...
Remember today is "Rosary Quotes Sunday"

Even More Quotes
Assembled by Jim Dacey Jr OFS – Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry~Milford.PA.USA.

The Rosary & Our Lady

1."Love our Lady. And she will obtain abundant grace to help you conquer in your daily struggle." ~St. Josemaria Escriva

2. "Have confidence. Return. Invoke our Lady and you'll be faithful." ~St. Josemaria Escriva

3. "So your strength is failing you? Why don't you tell your mother about it? . . . Mother! Call her with a loud voice. She is listening to you; she sees you in danger, perhaps, and she—your holy mother Mary—offers you, along with the grace of her son, the refuge of her arms, the tenderness of her embrace . . . and you will find yourself with added strength for the new battle." ~St. Josemaria Escriva

4. "All the sins of your life seem to be rising up against you. Don't give up hope! On the contrary, call your holy mother Mary, with the faith and abandonment of a child. She will bring peace to your soul." ~St. Josemaria Escriva
5. "May I give you some advice for you to put into practice daily? When your heart makes you feel those low cravings, say slowly to the Immaculate Virgin: Look on me with compassion. Don't abandon me. Don't abandon me, my Mother! -- And recommend this prayer to others." ~St. Josemaria Escriva
6. "When you see the storm coming, if you seek safety in that firm refuge which is Mary, there will be no danger of your wavering or going down." ~St. Josemaria Escriva

7. "Only after the Last Judgment will Mary get any rest; from now until then, she is much too busy with her children." ~St. John Vianney

8. "To serve the Queen of Heaven is already to reign there, and to live under her commands is more than to govern." ~St. John Vianney

9. “Let us run to Mary, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” ~St. Francis de Sales

10. “After the love which we owe Jesus Christ, we must give the chief place in our heart to the love of His Mother Mary.” ~St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

11. “With reason did the Most Holy Virgin predict that all generations would call her blessed, for all the Elect obtain eternal salvation through the means of Mary." ~St. Ildephonsus, Bishop

12. “No one will ever be the servant of the Son without serving the Mother.” ~St. Ildephonsus, Bishop

13. "Devotion to you, O Blessed Virgin, is a means of salvation which God gives to those whom he wishes to save." ~St. John Damascene

14. “For if we are bidden to honor carnal fathers and mothers, how much more the spiritual? If this virtue of charity has been overlooked, a man will lose any fruit of salvation in any good he may do.” ~Pope Saint Gregory VII

15. “It is impossible to save one's soul without devotion to Mary and without her protection.” ~St. Anselm, Archbishop and Doctor of the Church

16. “Not only do they offend thee, O Lady, who outrage thee, but thou art also offended by those who neglect to ask thy favors. He who neglects the service of the Blessed Virgin will die in their sins. He who does not invoke thee, O Lady, will never get to Heaven. Not only will those from whom Mary turns her countenance not be saved, but there will be no hope of their salvation. No one can be saved without the protection of Mary.” ~St. Bonaventure, Cardinal-Bishop and Doctor of the Church

17. “We may seek graces, but shall never find them without the intercession of Mary.” ~St. Cajetan, Founder of the Theatines

18. “I have great doubts about the salvation of those who do not have special devotion to Mary.” ~St. Francis Borgia

19. “It seems unbelievable that a man should perish in whose favor Christ said to His Mother: ‘Behold thy son’, provided that he has not turned a deaf ear to the words, which Christ addressed to him: ‘Behold thy Mother.’” ~St. Robert Bellarmine, Cardinal-Bishop and Doctor of the Church

20. “A man is no true Christian if he has no devotion to the Mother of Jesus Christ.” ~St. John Eudes

21. “All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father." ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

22. “Let not that man presumes to look for mercy from God who offends His Holy Mother!" ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

23. “For God, having given her power over his only-begotten and natural Son, also gave her power over his adopted children - not only in what concerns their body - which would be of little account - but also in what concerns their soul.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

24. “We must conclude that, being necessary to God by a necessity which is called "hypothetical", (that is, because God so willed it), the Blessed Virgin is all the more necessary for men to attain their final end. Consequently we must not place devotion to her on the same level as devotion to the other saints as if it were merely something optional.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

25. “The pious and learned Jesuit, Suarez, Justus Lipsius, a devout and erudite theologian of Louvain, and many others have proved incontestably that devotion to our Blessed Lady is necessary to attain salvation. This they show from the teaching of the Fathers, notably St. Augustine, St. Ephrem, deacon of Edessa, St. Cyril of Jerusalem, St. Germanus of Constantinople, St. John Demascene, St. Anselm, St. Bernard, St. Bernardine, St. Thomas and St. Bonaventure. Even according to Oecolampadius and other heretics, lack of esteem and love for the Virgin Mary is an infallible sign of God's disapproval. On the other hand, to be entirely and genuinely devoted to her is a sure sign of God's approval.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

26. “The Son of God became man for our salvation but only in Mary and through Mary.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

27. “If devotion to the Blessed Virgin is necessary for all men simply to work out their salvation, it is even more necessary for those who are called to a special perfection. I do not believe that anyone can acquire intimate union with our Lord and perfect fidelity to the Holy Spirit without a very close union with the most Blessed Virgin and an absolute dependence on her support.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

28. “From day to day, from moment to moment, she increased so much this twofold plenitude that she attained an immense and inconceivable degree of grace. So much so, that the Almighty made her the sole custodian of his treasures and the sole dispenser of his graces. She can now ennoble, exalt and enrich all she chooses. She can lead them along the narrow path to heaven and guide them through the narrow gate to life. She can give a royal throne, scepter and crown to whom she wishes. Jesus is always and everywhere the fruit and Son of Mary and Mary is everywhere the genuine tree that bears that Fruit of life, the true Mother who bears that Son.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

29. “The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

30. “Woe to those who despise devotion to Mary! . . . The soul cannot live without having recourse to Mary and recommending itself to her. He falls and is lost who does not have recourse to Mary.” ~St. Alphonsus Maria Liguori, Doctor of the Church and Founder of the Redemptorists

31. “The honor of Mary is so intimately connected with the honor and glory of Jesus that to deny the one is at the same time a denial of the other.” ~Blessed William Joseph Chaminade

32. “To desire grace without recourse to the Virgin Mother is to desire to fly without wings.” ~Pope Pius XII, 1876-1958 AD

33. “The conflict with Hell cannot be maintained by men, even the most clever. The Immaculata alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan.” ~St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

34. “Jesus honored her before all ages, and will honor her for all ages. No one comes to Him, nor even near Him; no one is saved or sanctified, if he too will not honor her. This is the lot of Angels and of men.” ~St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe, Martyr

35. “If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother." ~St. Maximilian Kolbe, Martyr, 1894-1941 AD

36. “Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.” ~St. Padre Pio, 1887-1968 AD

37. “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

38. “What a joy to remember that she [Mary] is our Mother! Since she loves us and knows our weakness, what have we to fear?” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

39. “The clients of this most merciful Mother are very fortunate. She helps them both in this life and in the next, consoling them and sponsoring their cause in Purgatory. For the simple reason that the Souls in Purgatory need help so desperately, since they cannot help themselves, our Mother of Mercy does so much more to relieve them. She exercises over these Poor Souls, who are the spouses of Christ, particular dominion, with power to relieve them and even deliver them from their pains. See how important it is then to have devotion to this good Lady, because she never forgets her servants as long as they suffer in these flames. If she helps all the Poor Souls, she is especially indulgent and consoling to her own clients.” ~St. Alphonsus Liguori, Doctor of the Church, The Glories of Mary

40. “You are My Mother, the Mother of Mercy, and the consolation of the souls in Purgatory." ~St. Bridget to our Lady

41. “Mary seeks for those who approach her devoutly and with reverence, for such she loves, nourishes, and adopts as her children." ~St. Bonaventure, Doctor of the Church

42. “Mary has the authority over the angels and the blessed in heaven. As a reward for her great humility, God gave her the power and mission of assigning to saints the thrones made vacant by the apostate angels who fell away through pride. Such is the will of the almighty God who exalts the humble, that the powers of heaven, earth and hell, willingly or unwillingly, must obey the commands of the humble Virgin Mary. For God has made her queen of heaven and earth, leader of his armies, keeper of his treasure, dispenser of his graces, mediatrix on behalf of men, destroyer of his enemies, and faithful associate in his great works and triumphs." ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort, True Devotion to the Blessed Virgin

43. “All true children of God have God for their father and Mary for his mother; anyone who does not have Mary for his mother, does not have God for his father." ~St. Louis Marie de Montfort

44. “If anyone does not wish to have Mary Immaculate for his Mother, he will not have Christ for his Brother." ~St. Maximilian Kolbe

45. “Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the great praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son. There can be no doubt that whatever we say in praise of the Mother gives equal praise to the Son." ~St Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

46. “No matter how sinful one may have been, if he has devotion to Mary, it is impossible that he be lost." ~St. Hilary of Poitiers - Bishop, Father, and Doctor of the Church

47. “Seek refuge in Mary because she is the city of refuge. We know that Moses set up three cities of refuge for anyone who inadvertently killed his neighbor. Now the Lord has established a refuge of mercy, Mary, even for those who deliberately commit evil. Mary provides shelter and strength for the sinner." ~St. Anthony of Padua, Doctor of the Church

48. “If anyone does not believe that Holy Mary is the Mother of God, such a one is a stranger to the Godhead.” ~St. Gregory Nazianzen, Father and Doctor of the Church

49. “Prayer is powerful beyond limits when we turn to the Immaculata who is queen even of God's heart." ~St. Maximilian Kolbe

50. “She is more Mother than Queen." ~St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

51. “In that first ‘fusion’ with Jesus (holy communion), it was my Heavenly Mother again who accompanied me to the altar for it was she herself who placed her Jesus into my soul.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

52. “In trial or difficulty I have recourse to Mother Mary, whose glance alone is enough to dissipate every fear.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux, Doctor of the Church

53. “Think of what the Saints have done for their neighbor because they loved God. But what Saint's love for God can match Mary's? She loved Him more in the first moment of her existence than all the Saints and angels ever loved Him or will love Him. Our Lady herself revealed to Sister Mary Crucified that the fire of her love was most extreme. If Heaven and earth were placed in it, they would be instantly consumed. And the ardors of the seraphim, compared with it, are like cool breezes. Just as there is not one among all the Blessed who loves God as Mary does, so there is no one, after God, who loves us as much as this most loving Mother does. Furthermore, if we heaped together all the love that mothers have for their children, all the love of husbands and wives, all the love of all the angels and Saints for their clients, it could never equal Mary's love for even a single soul.” ~St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Glories of Mary

54. “Do not marvel at the novelty of the thing, if a Virgin gives birth to God." ~St. Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

55. “Even while living in the world, the heart of Mary was so filled with motherly tenderness and compassion for men that no-one ever suffered so much for their own pains, as Mary suffered for the pains of her children.” ~St. Jerome, Father and Doctor of the Church

56. “The world being unworthy to receive the Son of God directly from the hands of the Father, he gave his Son to Mary for the world to receive him from her." ~St. Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church

57. “As mariners are guided into port by the shining of a star, so Christians are guided to heaven by Mary." ~St. Thomas Aquinas, Doctor of the Church

58. “Let us then cast ourselves at the feet of this good Mother, and embracing them let us not depart until she blesses us, and accepts us for her children.” ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

59. “That one woman is both mother and virgin, not in spirit only but even in body. In spirit she is mother, not of our head, who is our Savior himself—of whom all, even she herself, are rightly called children of the bridegroom—but plainly she is the mother of us who are his members, because by love she has cooperated so that the faithful, who are the members of that head, might be born in the Church. In body, indeed, she is the Mother of that very head." ~St. Augustine, Father and Doctor of the Church

60. “The Virgin Mary, being obedient to his word, received from an angel the glad tidings that she would bear God." ~St. Irenaeus, Father of the Church

61. “Let us run to her, and, as her little children, cast ourselves into her arms with a perfect confidence.” ~St. Francis de Sales, Doctor of the Church

62. “The day of the Nativity of the Mother of God is a day of universal joy, because through the Mother of God, the entire human race was renewed, and the sorrow of the first mother, Eve, was transformed into joy." ~St. John Damascene, Father and Doctor of the Church

63. “There is no danger of exaggerating. We never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.” ~St. Josemaria Escriva

64. “May the Mother of Jesus and our Mother, always smile on your spirit, obtaining for it, from her Most Holy Son, every heavenly blessing.” ~St. Padre Pio

65. “Always stay close to this Heavenly Mother, because she is the sea to be crossed to reach the shores of Eternal Splendour.” ~St. Padre Pio

66. “Let us bind ourselves tightly to the Sorrowful Heart of our Heavenly Mother and reflect on its boundless grief and how precious is our soul." ~St. Padre Pio

67. “Let the storm rage and the sky darken - not for that shall we be dismayed. If we trust as we should in Mary, we shall recognize in her, the Virgin Most Powerful ‘who with virginal foot did crush the head of the serpent’.” ~Pope Saint Pius X

68. “The reason why Christ is unknown today is because His Mother is unknown." ~Blessed Cardinal John Henry Newman

69. “I am not only the Queen of Heaven, but also the Mother of Mercy." ~Our Lady to Saint Faustina

70. “Whosoever shall die wearing my Scapular shall not suffer the flames of Hell." ~Our Lady of Mount Carmel

71. “Even while living in this world, the heart of Mary was so filled with tenderness and compassion for men, that no one ever suffered so much for his own pains as Mary suffered for the pains of others.” ~St. Jerome

72. “O sinner, be not discouraged, but have recourse to Mary in all you necessities. Call her to your assistance, for such is the divine Will that she should help in every kind of necessity.” ~St. Basil the Great

73. “Happy, indeed sublimely happy, is the person to whom the Holy Spirit reveals the secret of Mary, thus imparting to him true knowledge of her. Happy the person to whom the Holy Spirit opens this enclosed garden for him to enter, and to whom the Holy Spirit gives access to this sealed fountain where he can draw water and drink deep draughts of the living waters of grace. That person will find only grace and no creature in the most lovable Virgin Mary. But he will find that the infinitely holy and exalted God is at the same time infinitely solicitous for him and understands his weaknesses. Since God is everywhere, he can be found everywhere, even in hell. But there is no place where God can be more present to his creature and more sympathetic to human weakness than in Mary. It was indeed for this very purpose that he came down from heaven. Everywhere else he is the Bread of the strong and the Bread of angels, but living in Mary he is the Bread of children.” ~from The Secret of Mary, by Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

74. “May Mary, who bearing Jesus in her womb was the first living "tabernacle" of the Eucharist, communicate to us her same faith in the holy mystery of the Body and Blood of her divine Son, so that it may truly be the center of our life." ~Pope Benedict XVI

75. “The only perfect day, is a day spent with Jesus and the most special way I gain the most Joy from that day; is when Our Lady is with me, when I am with Him.” ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS

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And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

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Sunday, April 14, 2013

All The Quotes I Shared

BEADS OF JOY 04-13-13

©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Here are ALL the "Quotes"
I posted on Facebook Wall today...
Remember today was "Rosary Quotes Sunday"
Assembled by Jim Dacey Jr OFS – Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry~Milford.PA.USA.

The Rosary & Our Lady

1. “You must know that when you ‘Hail’ Mary, she immediately greets you! Don’t think that she is one of those rude women of whom there are so many—on the contrary, she is utterly courteous and pleasant. If you greet her, she will answer you right away and converse with you!” ~St. Bernardine of Siena
2. “Even if you are on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil as sorcerers do who practice black magic, and even if you are a heretic as obstinate as a devil, sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and will save your soul, if—and mark well what I say—if you say the Holy Rosary devoutly every day until death for the purpose of knowing the truth and obtaining contrition and pardon for your sins.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

3. "The Rosary is the best therapy for these distraught, unhappy, fearful, and frustrated souls, precisely because it involves the simultaneous use of three powers: the physical, the vocal, and the spiritual, and in that order." ~Archbishop Fulton Sheen

4. "There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot solve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary." ~Sr. Lucia, of the seers of Fatima

5. “By its nature the recitation of the rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord’s life as grasped by the heart of her who was closer to the Lord than all others” ~Paul VI ~ Devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary~

6. “The rosary sets forth the mystery of Christ in the very way in which it is seen by St. Paul in the celebrated ‘hymn’ of the Epistle to the Philippians" ~Pope Paul VI

7. "If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.” ~Blessed Alan de la Roche

8. "One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.” ~St. Dominic

9. "The Rosary is my favorite prayer. A marvelous prayer! Marvelous in its simplicity and in its depth . . . the simple prayer of the Rosary beats the rhythm of human life.” ~Pope John Paul II

10."Humility is to the various virtues what the chain is in a rosary. Take away the chain, and the beads are scattered; remove humility and all virtues vanish.” ~St. John Vianney

11. "Say the Holy Rosary. Blessed be that monotony of Hail Mary's which purifies the monotony of your sins.” ~Saint Josemaria Escriva >>>MONOTONY is referring to the repetitiveness of the Hail Mary’s as to the repetitiveness of the sins we keep sinning. <<<

12. “Let us always recognize the face of Jesus in those who are suffering; let us also open our hearts to their needs, loving them and praying for them and doing for them; whatever God has led us to do. Never allow our own selfish pride of ‘my stuff’ hold us back from sharing and giving to those our Lord sends before us. What would Jesus do? Is exactly what we must do! Without haste, but rather, as soon as we possibly can …to help them!!!” ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS

13. "You always leave the Rosary for later, and you end up not saying it at all because you are sleepy. If there is no other time, say it in the street without letting anybody notice it. It will, moreover, help you to have presence of God.” ~Saint Josemaria Escriva

14. “Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day be led astray. This is a statement that I would gladly sign with my blood.” ~St. Louis de Montfort

15. “The Holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results.” ~St. Josemaria Escriva

16. “Our Lady has never refused me a grace through the recitation of the rosary.” ~St. Padre Pio

17. “When it is all over you will not regret having suffered; rather you will regret having suffered so little, and suffered that little so badly.” ~St. Sebastian Valfre

18. “You will be consoled according to the greatness of your sorrow and affliction; the greater the suffering, the greater will be the reward.” ~St. Mary Magdalen de'Pazzi

19. “If God sends you many sufferings, it is a sign that He has great plans for you and certainly wants to make you a saint.” ~St. Ignatius Loyola

20. “The road is narrow. He who wishes to travel it more easily must cast off all things and use the cross as his cane. In other words, he must be truly resolved to suffer willingly for the love of God in all things.” ~St. John of the Cross

21. “Blessed be He, Who came into the world for no other purpose than to suffer.” ~St. Teresa of Avila

22. “Suffering is a great favor. Remember that everything soon comes to an end . . . and take courage. Think of how our gain is eternal.” ~St. Teresa of Avila

23. “We should strive to keep our hearts open to the sufferings and wretchedness of other people, and pray continually that God may grant us that spirit of compassion which is truly the spirit of God.” ~St. Vincent de Paul

24. “If you really want to love Jesus, first learn to suffer, because suffering teaches you to love.” ~St. Gemma Galgani

25. “If you seek patience, you will find no better example than the cross. Great patience occurs in two ways: either when one patiently suffers much, or when one suffers things which one is able to avoid and yet does not avoid. Christ endured much on the cross, and did so patiently, because when he suffered he did not threaten; he was led like a sheep to the slaughter and he did not open his mouth.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas

26. “Dear brothers and sisters, I pray God may open your eyes and let you see what hidden treasures he bestows on us in the trials from which the world thinks only to flee. Shame turns into honor when we seek God's glory. Present affliction become the source of heavenly glory. To those who suffer wounds in fighting his battles God opens his arms in loving, tender friendship. That is why he (Christ) tells us that if we want to join him, we shall travel the way he took. It is surely not right that the Son of God should go his way on the path of shame while the sons of men walk the way of worldly honor: "The disciple is not above his teacher, nor the servant greater than his master.” ~a letter from St. John of Avila

27. “If we only knew the precious treasure hidden in infirmities, we would receive them with the same joy with which we receive the greatest benefits, and we would bear them without ever complaining or showing signs of weariness.” ~St. Vincent de Paul

28. “No earthly pleasures, no kingdoms of this world can benefit me in any way. I prefer death in Christ Jesus to power over the farthest limits of the earth. He who died in place of us is the one object of my quest. He who rose for our sakes is my one desire.” ~St. Ignatius of Antioch

29. “I have come to this conclusion, not that I haven’t considered it before, for I have; and I did respond accordingly as I am about to share this conclusion. For it is better to hunger desperately and daily for The Holy Eucharist; than to hunger and eat the food of man. There is no other meal that I so desire. There was a time when The Eucharist was my first consumption of my every day; nothing else ever touched my lips first, only Jesus. I miss that, I must return.” ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS

30. “The Blessed Virgin Mary comforts and refreshes those who are in their last agony. Then she also receives their souls at death.” ~St. Vincent Ferrer

31. “My children, do you want to obtain perseverance? Then be devoted to our Blessed Lady!” ~St. Philip Neri

32. “Those who love Mary must silence within themselves the desires of the senses. They must also silence the disordered longings of passions.” ~St. John Eudes

33. “As a consoler of the human race, Mary never ceases to pour out before her Son her prayer for the salvation of the faithful crushed by the weight of their sins.” ~St. Pius V

34. “Human beings will never comprehend sufficiently the anguish and immensity of Mary’s sorrows. Very few Christians partake of those sufferings and even fewer offer any consolation to her.” ~St. Bridget of Sweden

35. “In danger, anguish, or doubt, think of Mary and call upon her! Following her, you will never lose your way. Praying to her, you will never sink into despair. Contemplating her, you will never go wrong.” ~St. Bernard

36. “O sinners, be not discouraged...Call Mary to your assistance, for you will always find her ready to help. It is God’s Will that she should help in every need.” ~St. Basil

37 “Mary’s words were discreet, and her voice was measured. She did not shout and she was careful not to say anything bad about another person - nor even to listen willingly to wrong what was spoken.” ~St. Athanasius

38. “Ask Mary for the grace to love our Lord as she loves Him and to remain faithful to Him in life and in death.” ~St. Bernadette

39. “So pleasing to God was Mary’s humility that He was constrained by His goodness to entrust to her the Word, His only Son. And it was that dearest Mary who gave Him to us.” ~St. Catherine of Siena

40. “Do you wish to know the most intimate perfections of Jesus and the most hidden attractions of His Love? Then seek them in the Heart of Mary!” ~St. Peter Julian Eymard

41. “Mary’s sole object in this world was to keep her eyes constantly focused on God so as to discover His will. Then when she had found out what God wanted, she did it.” ~St. Bernardine of Siena

42. “Do not be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her enough. And Jesus will be very happy, because the Blessed Virgin is His Mother.” ~St. Therese of Lisieux

43. “Blessed are those who cherish the name of Mary. Her favor will sustain them in the midst of trials, and they will bring forth fruits of salvation.” ~St. Anthony of Padua

44. “The name of Mary contains the brilliance of the virtues, the sweet refulgence of modesty and the sacrifice pleasing to God. It is the sign of hospitality and the center of holiness.” ~St. Francis Xavier

45. “May the Blessed Virgin Mary help me to live a holy life and die a holy death. Then at the last instants of my life, may she come to my assistance and lead me to heaven.” ~St. Dominic Savio

46. “The Blessed Virgin never committed any actual sin - not even a venial one. Otherwise, she would not have been a Mother worthy of Jesus.” ~St. Thomas Aquinas

47. “Our Lord preserved the soul together with the body of the Blessed Virgin in that purity which became her who was to receive God into her womb. For, as God is holy, He reposes only in holy places.” ~St. John Damascene

48. "We never give more honor to Jesus than when we honor his Mother, and we honor her simply and solely to honor him all the more perfectly. We go to her only as a way leading to the goal we seek - Jesus, her Son.” ~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

49. “The greatest saints, those richest in grace and virtue will be the most assiduous in praying to the most Blessed Virgin, looking up to her as the perfect model to imitate and as a powerful helper to assist them.” ~Saint Louis Marie de Montfort

50. “Mary having co-operated in our redemption with so much glory to God and so much love for us, Our Lord ordained that no one shall obtain salvation except through her intercession.” ~St. Alphonsus Maria de Liguori

51. “Men do not fear a powerful hostile army as the powers of hell fear the name and protection of Mary.” ~St. Bonaventure

52. "To give worthy praise to the Lord's mercy, we unite ourselves with Your Immaculate Mother, for then our hymn will be more pleasing to You, because She is chosen from among men and angels. Through Her, as through a pure crystal, Your mercy was passed on to us. Through Her, man became pleasing to God; Through Her, streams of grace flowed down upon us." (1746) ~St. Faustina

53. “Never be afraid of loving the Blessed Virgin too much. You can never love her more than Jesus did.” ~St. Maximilian Kolbe

54. "Before, by yourself, you couldn't. Now, you've turned to our Lady, and with her, how easy!" ~St. Josemaria Escriva

55. "In dangers, in doubts, in difficulties, think of Mary, call upon Mary. Let not her name depart from your lips, never suffer it to leave your heart. And that you may obtain the assistance of her prayer, neglect not to walk in her footsteps. With her for guide, you shall never go astray; while invoking her, you shall never lose heart; so long as she is in your mind, you are safe from deception; while she holds your hand, you cannot fall; under her protection you have nothing to fear; if she walks before you, you shall not grow weary; if she shows you favor, you shall reach the goal." ~St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Father and Doctor of the Church

56. "Mary, give me your Heart: so beautiful, so pure, so immaculate; your Heart so full of love and humility that I may be able to receive Jesus in the Bread of Life and love Him as you love Him and serve Him in the distressing guise of the poor." ~Blessed Mother Teresa

57. "If you invoke the Blessed Virgin when you are tempted, she will come at once to your help, and Satan will leave you." ~St. John Vianney

58. "When we were little, we kept close to our mother in a dark alley or if dogs barked at us. Now, when we feel temptations of the flesh, we should run to the side of our Mother in Heaven, by realizing how she is to us, and by means of aspirations. She will defend us and lead us to the light." ~St. Josemaria Escriva

59. "The Immaculate alone has from God the promise of victory over Satan. She seeks souls that will consecrate themselves entirely to her, that will become in her hands forceful instruments for the defeat of Satan and the spread of God's kingdom." ~St. Maximilian Kolbe

60. "If you ever feel distressed during your day — call upon our Lady — just say this simple prayer: 'Mary, Mother of Jesus, please be a mother to me now.' I must admit — this prayer has never failed me." ~Blessed Mother Teresa

61. "No one can live continually in sin and continue to say the Rosary: Either they'll give up sin or they'll give up the Rosary." ~Bishop Hugh Doyle
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
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Saturday, April 13, 2013

My 5 Spiritual SUPER HERO'S

BEADS OF JOY 04-13-13
“My 5 Spiritual Super Hero’s”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

I’d like to introduce you to 5 incredible men of God in my life. I believe it's so important that we have people in our lives that we LOVE and ADMIRE and spend time with. The people we spend time with is inevitably who we become. Consider your own "Spiritual Super Hero's" in your life. Jesus -YES.. Our Lady -OF CAUSE.. How about those you spend time talking to, praying with, praying for, learning from.. These are mine... and have been mine for many years.


#1. Fr. Gerald Mullally –Born 05.11.50 -PASSED AWAY on 12.14.11 (friends since 1991) what can I say that I haven’t already; and that I will continue to say? He was truly one of my best friends. He was truly my brother. I was always able to contact him directly. Cell phone, text, email, Facebook, twitter. It didn’t matter. We spoke pretty most every day to some degree. He was my Spiritual Director, back when he wasn’t comfortable being one. I begged him to be mine. He agreed and I showed what to do. LOL… I always had a Spiritual Director. Eventually he became an incredible advisor spiritually for me. No matter where I was we always made time for one another. I miss so much, words won’t ever convey the loss in my heart. I can write volumes of books about all that Father and I shared.

#2. Jack McElligott -Born 01.13.25 -PASSED AWAY on 10.15.10 (friends since 1992) a very dear friend, he to, has gone to be with the Lord. I miss you Jack. Jack was a man who I spoke to, online, on the phone, and in person. One day, a few months before he passed away three years ago, (when Chrissy first got diagnosed with cancer) he said to me while hanging out in my yard, “You know Jim, I get it, and I think I really understand you now. No matter how much stress you are under, no matter how many horrible things get thrown at you, you stay upbeat and happy and joyful all the time… It’s the depths of your faith, isn’t it?” I said, “Of cause it is, it always has been.” He just smiled at me and said, “You have a wonderful gift, the gift of Joy in your heart, I am so happy for you Jim.” That was one of our last real wholesome faith filled conversations we had.

#3. Jerry Kelly –Born 11.04.45 He was 67 y/o -PASSED AWAY on 04.10.13 
(friends since 1983) The Leader of Our Lady’s Pathways prayer group. A dear close friend, he was there from the beginning, when I first gave my life to Jesus. Jerry is a true man of honor and a true man of God; his private words to me, always touched the prayers that I privately prayed. God spoke through him many times to me. His love for our Lady is the love I learned from for her. I always think of him (Jerry) when I am really into my love for Mary. I always try to emulate his love for her. I met Jerry back in 1983 just prior to him and Carol starting (Our Lady’s Pathways Prayer Group), which I joined also. He and I met at (Our Mother of Consolation Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group) at the convent. And we also together belonged to the (St. Patrick’s Catholic Charismatic Prayer Group) in Richmondtown, Staten Island.

#4. Fr Peter Calabrese 
(friends since 2002) He is the Associate Director of Our Lady of Fatima Shrine in Lewiston, NY. He is busier these days, compared to the days when I use to hang out with him and Fr. Julio at the shrine. He is living the life I would have loved to live if I were to be a priest (which I did at one point). Fr Peter was also my Spiritual Director for a while, when we lived up in Niagara Falls. He is a man of some incredible insightful wisdom. His bible studies where out of this world.  I really miss living only 6 miles from the Shrine. 

#5 Al Picogna OFS 
(friends since 2005) He is my Franciscan brother / adopted-father / dear close friend. He and I talk most every single day. He pointed out after Fr Mullally’s passing that he understands the depths of my sorrow. He said to me, “Jim, you talked about whatever was going on with you and Father, every single day we ever talked.” I was like, “I did??” Al’s insights and deeply rooted faith based life are a true inspiration to me. He is a remarkable friend, a true man of honor and an incredibly devoted dad to his daughters and their families and wonderful attentive grandfather. His family is so fortunate to have a man like him in their lives.


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

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Helping a Uganda Community

An Adoption has taken place Yesterday :)
Today I'd like to introduce you to a man, his church community and the community in which he lives. Our prayer community (Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry) has adopted a most blessed community in Jinja, Uganda, Africa (Beroya Gospel Fellowship). Pastor Michael Mwandha is a long-time personal friend of mine for about 15 years. We have been praying together for years. Pastor Michael is Baptist, but he loves our Lady dearly. Throughout the years we have shared much of our faith and why and how we remain so bold in our faith. He has always told me of his love for our Blessed Mother, he says,"Mama Mary who sacrificed all to bring us Jesus."
A blog I wrote about him:
Photo's say it all...
A mere $2 (US can buy 4,000 kg of rice) I have all the details to do direct deposits into their church account in Uganda. Pastor Michael didn't ask for help, but they need help, badly. Our community can pitch in change and it'll easily accumulate and it will greatly help. A monthly consistent fundraiser drive is the goal. $50-$100 a month gathered would be GREAT.
Please feel free to share this email with anyone you may feel maybe interested in either helping with prayer or finances.
"May God lead the hearts of those who can bless and help the poorest of the poor." ~Jim Dacey Jr OFS


Saturday, April 6, 2013

Adoption Day - A Pastor's Prayer

“Adoption Day -
A Pastor’s Prayer Answered”

Biography of Pastor Michael Mwandha

Pastor Michael Mwandha

How does such a Godly man lead his church and community with such strength and ability to always move forward, even in the poorest of poor conditions, never taking from the resources needed to feed others? Pastor Michael told me, "I could go without food for the whole day and the whole week or months eating only one meal a day." Pastor Michael Mwandha is an amazing humble, self-giving man. I proudly share him, as my brother and my dear longtime friend and an inspiration of faith -that I have admired for many years. This ministry, our ministry (Beads of Joy Rosary Ministry) as of today will be adopting Pastor Michael’s Church and community. Wherever you are living -if you have a roof over your head, a refrigerator, a bathroom, running water and people around you that care for you -know that you are very blessed. Pastor Michael’s Church and community don’t know what living like that is even like. Beyond words of understanding, this humble Pastor has led his village with strength and love for Jesus; sharing both faith and education to the 80 orphans they have taken in.

I’d like to introduce you to Pastor Michael Mwandha. He Pastors a church in Jinja, Uganda, Africa. What follows is a short biography of Pastor Michael’s life and ministry:

Pastor Mwandha Michael was born in Jinja, Uganda on October 11, 1967 in the family of Late Patrick and Ruth Mwandha.  Pastor Michael’s life turned into serious suffering; when his father was murdered during Amin’s regime in 1977. Michael grew up as a bush boy orphan looking after goats and cows in his village. He stayed with his grandmother, his dad’s mother.  He was never able to locate his mother; since all assets and land was grabbed and sold by the relatives and brothers of my late father who drove her away. Pastor Michael was also denied the right of education. That was until the regime of Dr. Milton Obote took over in 1981, and then he got the chance to continue with his studies when they offered free education program for orphans.  During that time he experienced serious poverty.

Then in 1989 he united with his mother, but she was sadly very ill, infected with HIV/AIDS she died that very year; but before dying she had shared her Love of Christ with Michael.  Michael gave his life to Jesus in 1984 when he heard from the preacher from Morocco called Abudalah. He stayed at the Church of Uganda. Until he got married to Sarah in 1989; and that very year Michael joined Unity for Christ who led him to a water baptism and on that very day, he got baptism in the power of the Holy Spirit. It was there that he became a youth leader until 1990; at which time he was sent to Namwiwa village to be a local Pastor.

He used to travel a distance of 80 kilometers to go and serve the church.  He use to walk sometimes or the church would send a member to come and pick him up on a bicycle until they bought a bicycle for him. He never had any salary through all that.  In 1994, Pastor Michael was taken back to Jinja where he began to establish Beroya Gospel Fellowship where he became the co-founder of that ministry.  His focus was church planting, training leaders and raising funds to buy land and build up local church structures in remote villages; helping local churches fund themselves to develop and maintain their own church affairs. They do not have international donors, though at one time they were blessed from the brothers and sisters in Christ to help fund a project for one time support.

In 1995, he attended Global Theological Seminary, where he got a degree in Theology in 1999, during that time at seminary he helped start many local churches.  In 2000 Pastor Michael joined SIFAT College where he took courses in community development and appropriate technology, project planning and proposal writing. Aside from all this Pastor Michael began to organize women in the communities of Jinja and empowered them to lead themselves and even learn how to develop their groups in the community.

Today Pastor Michael Mwandha is fully involved in a missionary calling (An Apostolic) and Speaking in Conferences and workshops basically for self-supportive of local churches and ministries in Uganda. Pastor Michael says, “I give glory to God who has made me to be what I am today and many have benefited in my humbleness and obedience to God.”

PLEASE JOIN US as we embrace the Godly works of Pastor Michael in Jinja, Uganda.
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS