Our Lady of the Rosary: Wednesday 7th October, 2020

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

The Rosary: Today, as we celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, let us pray for the wisdom to be more fully devoted to praying the Rosary.  This will not only help us develop a regular prayer life, but also gives us a healthy spirituality that is focused on contemplating the life of Jesus and loving Mary our Mother.

  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, you who enjoy God’s favour! 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. Look! You are to conceive in your womb 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 have no knowledge of man?’  The angel answered, ‘The Holy Spirit will come upon you, 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.’

Mary said, ‘You see before you the Lord’s servant, let it happen to me as you have said.’ And the angel left her.