Monday, September 29, 2014

October is the month of Holy Rosary

 

“By tradition, the Catholic Church dedicates each month of the year to certain devotion. The month of October is dedicated to the holy rosary, one of the best known of all Catholic devotions.”
THE POWER OF THE ROSARY

St. Louis de Montfort states in his classic book, The Secret of the Rosary:

 If you say the Rosary faithfully until death, I do assure you that, in spite of the gravity of your sins, you shall receive a never fading crown of glory. For even if you are now on the brink of damnation, even if you have one foot in hell, even if you have sold your soul to the devil…sooner or later you will be converted and will amend your life and save your soul. If you say the Rosary devoutly every day of your life.

 

For interactive Rosary go to my Blog dated March 2, 2012. And Rosary in English or Malayalam in text form please go to my Blog dated February 2, 2012

Saturday, September 27, 2014


Novena Prayer To Our Lady of Velankanni






Oh Most Holy Virgin! You were chosen by the Most Adorable Trinity from all eternity to be the most pure Mother of Jesus. Permit me, your humble and devoted servant, to remind you of the joy received in the instant of the Most Sacred Incarnation of our Divine Lord and during the nine months you carried Him in your chaste womb. I wish most sincerely that I could renew, or even increase that joy,by the fervour of my Prayers.


Oh! Tender Mother of the afflicted! Grant me under my present necessities that special protection You have promised to those who devoutly commemorate this ineffable joy. Relying on the infinite mercies of your Divine Son, trusting in the promise which He has made that those who ask should receive, and penetrated with confidence in your powerful prayers, I most humbly entreat you intercede for me. I beg you to obtain for me the favours which I petition for in this novena, if it be the Holy Will of God to grant them; to ask for me whatever graces I most stand in need of.


(Here specify your requests)
I desire by this novena, which I now offer in your honour, to prove the lively confidence I have in your intercession. Accept it, I beseech you, in honour of that supernatural love and joy, with which your Immaculate Heart was replenished during the abode of your divine Son in your womb; in veneration of which, I offer you the sentiments of my heart.
(Repeat the Hail Mary nine times)

 

and then say the following prayer:-


Oh! Mother of God! accept these salutations in union with the respect and veneration with which the Angel Gabriel first hailed you, "Full of Grace" I wish most sincerely that they may become so many gems in the crown of your incidental glory, which will increase in brightness to the end of the world.
I beseech you, Oh! comfortress of the afflicted, by the joy you received, when the word was made flesh, to obtain for me the favours and graces, which I have now implored through your powerful intercession. For this end I offer you all the good works which have even been performed in your honour. I most humbly entreat you for the love of the amiable Heart of Jesus, with which yours was ever so inflammed, to hear my humble prayers and to obtain my requests.

- Amen.

This Novena prayer will be helpful to those helpless people when everything fails, and who wants
speedy and visible answers to their agony.


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 )