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On Today’s Gospel

Posted: October 7, 2020 by CatholicJules in Personal Thoughts & Reflections
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October is the month of the Rosary and many Catholics around the world pray try to pray the rosary daily, if not then as often as they can. Today the 7th of October is the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary Our Lady of the Rosary.  Which was instituted by Pope Pius V to celebrate the anniversary of the defeat of the Turkish fleet at the battle of Lepanto on the first Sunday in October 1571, which ended the threat of Muslim domination of the Mediterranean and was ascribed in part to the prayers and processions of the Rosary confraternity in Rome. Later the feast was moved to the fixed date of 7 October.

The Holy Rosary is indeed a gift from the Lord our God, given to us through the inspiration of our dearest blessed Mother in heaven. Every time we pray the rosary it is a unique and wonderful opportunity to pray it together with our Blessed Mother by our side! Through her we are able to contemplate more deeply on the birth, life, death and Resurrection of her beloved Son; our Lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Through her our hearts and minds are illumined more brightly by His light. This is precisely why so many millions of God our Father’s children around the world have such a fondness and devotion to our Blessed Mother and her Rosary. For she guides and leads us always and ever closer to her Son’s bosom. Amen

O Dearest Lady of the Rosary, Blessed Mother pray for us….

First reading
Acts 1:12-14 ·
The apostles all joined in continuous prayer with Mary, the mother of Jesus

After Jesus was taken up into heaven the apostles went back from the Mount of Olives, as it is called, to Jerusalem, a short distance away, no more than a sabbath walk; and when they reached the city they went to the upper room where they were staying; there were Peter and John, James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Jude son of James. All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.


Gospel
Luke 1:26-38
‘I am the handmaid of the Lord’

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; he will rule over the House of Jacob for ever and his reign will have no end.’ 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. Know this too: your kinswoman Elizabeth has, in her old age, herself conceived a son, and she whom people called barren is now in her sixth month, for nothing is impossible to God.’ ‘I am the handmaid of the Lord,’ said Mary ‘let what you have said be done to me.’ And the angel left her.