Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Our Lady of Consolation

BEADS OF JOY 06-20-17
“Our Lady of Consolation”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Devotional: Our Lady of Consolation

The story of Our Lady of Consolation is really one of amazement and one of deep faith. The year was 1034, Robert the Magnificent was sailing from England, he was the Duke of Normandy at the time. He was in a very bad, violent storm at sea. As he prayed for safety, he promised to build 3 chapels devoted to the Blessed Virgin. Once the storm ended, he returned home and began to fulfill his promise to our Lady.

One of the chapels were built near his castle, he dedicated that one to Our Lady of Mercy. Then he built the second one near Caen, he called that one Notre-Dame de la Deliverance. Then the third chapel was built on a plateau overlooking Honfluer, he named that one Notre Dame de Grace

A Prayer for Patience
Blessed Mary, Mother of Consolation, pray with me for the virtue of patience. There are so many times when my lack of patience keeps me from becoming the kind of person God wants me to be.

Guide my thoughts to you and the example we have in your own life. Help me to become patient, as you were patient. Through your guidance, may I become more accepting of others around me. Assist me to welcome difficult times with a patient heart.

May I be patient, Mary, as was your beloved husband, Joseph. His quiet acceptance of the will of Our Loving Father should be an example for me always. His patience was most wonderful in the eyes of God.

Pray for me, dear Mother of God, that I will allow the Father to come into my heart and help me grow in patience. Amen.


O God, who through the Virgin Mary has willed to give to your people the true consolation, Jesus Christ; grant to us who venerate her, under the title of Our Lady of Consolation, the grace to co-operate with her in the work of Redemption, we ask this through Christ Our Lord.  Amen.

Rosary of Our Lady of Consolation

This rosary consists of 13 beads with a medal of St. Augustine. On each bead, you say an Our Father and a Hail Mary, then at the end of these you say the Hail Holy Queen. The 12 Our Fathers and Hail Mary’s are said in remembrance of the 12 Apostles. The other Our Father and Hail Mary are said in remembrance of Our Lord, King of the Apostles. While reciting these prayers you should also be praying for the safety of our Holy Father, the Pope, and for the welfare of our Church.


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

Today is Tuesday: We pray the Sorrowful Mysteries:

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony on the Garden (Sorrow for sin) –Matt 26:36-46
2. Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) –Mark 15:1-16
3. Crowning with Thorns (Moral Courage) –Matt 27:27-31
4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience) –Mark 15:20-22
5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance) –Luke 23:33-46

Thank you Lord for loving us so much…

Rosary Man Jim’s Sorrowful Reflection: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-sorrowful-mysteries_11.html