Our Lady of the Rosary: Thursday 7th October, 2021

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

The Rosary Prayer: Today, we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary.  Ponder on, “Do we pray the Rosary meaningfully by contemplating the twenty mysteries of Jesus, our Lord and Saviour?  Do not be discouraged by distractions during your prayer.  God understands us; so, let us renew our love for Jesus and Mary daily.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 1:26b-32, 34-35, 38

The angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the House of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. He went in and said to her, ‘Rejoice, so highly favoured! The Lord is with you.’ She was deeply disturbed by these words and asked herself what this greeting could mean, but the angel said to her, ‘Mary, do not be afraid; you have won God’s favour. Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.’

Mary said to the angel, ‘But how can this come about, since I am a virgin?’ ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you,’ the angel answered, ‘and the power of the Most High will cover you with its shadow. And so the child will be holy and will be called Son of God.’

‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘Let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.