Sunday, August 31, 2014

Eight Days Lent “Ettunombu” in preparation for Mother Mary's Birth Day.







This lent is observed in Kerala between September 1st and 8th of every year with charitable activities and special prayers to honor mother Mary. Praying Rosary in groups is an important custom these days.
The “Ettunombu” has a historical legend behind it.

A historical legend of the feast

“Tipu Sultan, famous Muslim king of Mysore, invaded Kerala and reached Alwaye in 1789. He was against Christianity, since he was deadly against the English colonization in India. To show his hatred, the infamous Tipu let loose atrocities on Christian women. The dismayed hapless women sought to fasting and prayer on the other bank of the river near Alwaye for 8 days, seeking the intercession of St. Mary. They were relieved when Tipu was forced to retreat and go back at the attack on Tipu’s capital by Governor General Lord Mornington. It is said that on this retreat Tipu lost everything and died prematurely. The women of Kerala celebrate this as a grateful commemoration.” (Posted in Wikinut )




Sunday, January 12, 2014

Quotes on Rosary


ROSARY 

Quotes of Our Lady, Popes, and Saints

“Continue to pray the Rosary every day.”

Our Lady of Fatima to Sister Lucia

******************************************************************************

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

Saint Louis de Montfort

***************************************************************************************

“You shall obtain all you ask of me by the recitation of the Rosary.”

Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

***************************************************************************************

“Give me an army saying the Rosary and I will conquer the world.”

Pope Blessed Pius IX

***************************************************************************************

“If you persevere in reciting the Rosary, this will be a most probable sign of your eternal salvation.”

Blessed Alan de la Roche

***************************************************************************************

“The greatest method of praying is to pray the Rosary.”

Saint Francis de Sales

***************************************************************************************

“When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”

Saint Louis de Montfort

***************************************************************************************

“The Holy Rosary is the storehouse of countless blessing.”

Blessed Alan de la Roche

********************************************************

“One day, through the Rosary and the Scapular, Our Lady will save the world.”

Saint Dominic

***************************************************************************************

“If you say the Rosary faithfully unto death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, ‘you will receive a never-fading crown of glory’ (1 St. Peter 5:4).”

Saint Louis de Montfort

***************************************************************************************

“The Rosary is THE weapon.”

Saint Pio of Pietrelcina (Padre Pio)

***************************************************************************************

“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!”

Saint Bernardine of Siena

***************************************************************************************

“Recite your Rosary with faith, with humility, with confidence, and with perseverance.”

Saint Louis de Montfort

***************************************************************************************

“The Rosary is the most beautiful and the richest in graces of all prayers; it is the prayer that touches most the Heart of the Mother of God…and if you wish peace to reign in your homes, recites the family Rosary.”

Pope Saint Pius X

***************************************************************************************

“Never will anyone who says his Rosary every day become a formal heretic or be led astray by the devil.”

Saint Louis de Montfort

***************************************************************************************

“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.”                                Saint Louis deMontfort

***************************************************************************************

“The Most Holy Virgin in these last times in which we live has given a new efficacy to the recitation of the Rosary to such an extent that there is no problem, no matter how difficult it is, whether temporal or above all spiritual, in the personal life of each one of us, of our families…that cannot be solved by the Rosary. There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”

Sister Lucia dos Santos, Fatima seer

***************************************************************************************

“When you say Rosary, the angels rejoice, the Blessed Trinity delights in it, my Son finds joy in it too, and I myself am happier than you can possibly guess. After the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, there is nothing in the Church that I love as much as the Rosary.”

Our Lady to Blessed Alan de la Roche

***************************************************************************************

“‘Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee!’ No creature has ever said anything that was more pleasing to me, nor will anyone ever be able to find or say to me anything that pleases me more.”

Our Lady to Saint Mechtilde

***************************************************************************************