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A Rosary Tip, Concerning Our Lady's Titles

Do this when you pray the Rosary: At the point in the Angelic Salutation where you pray, "Mother of God," substitute it in a rotation of titles that come from the Litany of Our Lady, Marian apparitions, and other ones found in church-approved texts. The examples go as follows: Holy Mary, Mother of Mercy, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Holy Mary, Queen of Angels, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Holy Mary, Mirror of Justice, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Holy Mary, House of Gold, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Holy Mary, Morning Star, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. Also include Mother of God in your Rosary throughout the month. In your Rosary recitation, you are simply adding to the title, Mother of God, other official titles that define the Virgin Mary. Therefore, this tip consists in incorporating the Rosary of the Virgin Mary with her litany. It's the act of praying two devotions simultaneously. Of course, chose one or more Marian titles that you find applicable to the Rosary mystery upon which you are meditating. For example, for the Annunciation, the title Queen of Angels fits, because an angel appeared to Mary, saluted more highly than any human in history, and announced that she would become the mother him who would be called Son of God. Being that the angel called Mary full of grace, and therefore free of sin, you can also pray (while meditating on the Annunciation) Holy Mary, the Immaculate Conception, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. This is because Mary identified herself as the Immaculate Conception at Lourdes ... during her final visit there. However, keep in mind that many titles of Mary apply to any one mystery of the Rosary. Other examples of suiting a Marian title with a Rosary meditation include, but are not limited to: 1 - The Nativity of Jesus: Holy Mary, Mother of Our Savior, being that angels appeared to shepherds that night and told them that a savior had been born unto them. 2 - The Scourging at the Pillar: Holy Mary, Tower of Ivory, being that she was suffering intense grief and needed to spiritually ascend to the symbolic ivory tower. 3 - The Crucifixion: Holy Mary, Our Lady of Sorrows .... self-explanatory. 4 - The Descent of the Holy Spirit: Holy Mary, Queen of the Apostles, being that she was in the Cenacle with the apostles, during the nine days of prayer.

5 - The Assumption of Our Lady: Holy Mary, Gate of Heaven ... self-evident. Employ whatever title the Holy Spirit inspires you to use. EWTN used to air two TV shows hosted by former North American Director of the Militia Immaculata, Father James McCurry. While on air, Fr. Jim defined the titles of the Virgin Mary as being "efficacious ones." Of course, this refers to the titles in the Litany of Our Lady and elsewhere. When you announce these titles in any applicable prayer, as opposed to pointlessly announcing them, you unleash light. This is because they each define an aspect of Mary and that aspect becomes alive in your perception. This means that using these titles in prayer is actually the act of calling upon the power of Mary related to the power symbolized by the title you use. For example, if someone is ill, it would be wise to pray, "Holy Mary, Health of the Sick, Pray for us now and at the hour of death" ... while you are praying the Rosary. This will bring three-dimensionality to your prayer. It will keep you alert, also. The bottom line is that the titles of Mary have meaning. They are not mere window dressing. ________________________________________________________________ By the way, Fr. Jim told me, while we both were in Massachusetts, that he believed the root of today's evils were the Dialectics of Hegel. This translates into problem solving via Thesis ... resulting in Antithesis ... followed by Synthesis. This translates actually into compromising morals and changing doctrine according to human whim ... or to convenience ... or in the image and likeness of a self-seeking manipulator. I have two of my own theories as to why things are so evil. I simply decided to let you in on what a former director of St Maximilian Kolbe's Militia Immaculata thought on the subject. The thing that impressed me the most about Fr. Jim is that he was apparently taught exquisite manners while growing up. But, his actions were a reflex action. There was nothing fake or contrived about them. Only a South American book award winner I was published along-side a couple times had manners more exquisite. Only a Latin American gentleman whose typewriter I once borrowed had the equivalency. I have to vent. Fr. James McCurry's manners, at least while he was stationed with Conventuals at Granby Massachusetts, were impressive. More importantly, James McCurry, the last time I checked, knew his Mariology ... and then some. Thus, he would make an excellent reference source, in learning anything about Mary. ______________________________________________________________ The tip of the moment is to use several Marian titles while praying the Rosary. If you don't limit yourself, you will eventually have unlimited power intersect your life.

At Fatima Mary said, "God has entrusted the Peace of the World to my Immaculate heart." This means that without Mary, there will be no world peace. In fact, if you don't find peace in your heart, you won't find it anywhere else. Being that the higher percentage of humanity ignores or deplores Mary, the world has been traveling in the opposite direction on the Road to Peace. As a result the various subsets of humanity have been crashing into each other, thereby triggering deadly conflicts of varying sorts. The formula for World Peace includes praying, Holy Mary, Queen of Peace, pray for us sinners now and at the hour of death. _______________________________________________________________ Mary's titles in the Litany of the Virgin Mary include: Holy Virgin of Virgins Mother Most Admirable Virgin most prudent Virgin most merciful Seat of Wisdom Mystical Rose House of Gold Morning Star Queen of Angels Queen of Apostles Queen of Virgins There is also: The Immaculate Conception Our Lady of Mount Carmel Our Lady of Good Success Comforter of the Afflicted Help of Christians Sincerely, Our Lady of Good Counsel (good advice) Mystic Spouse of the Holy Spirit Our Lady of Perpetual Help Our Lady of Victory Mother of Mercy Mother of Divine Grace Mother Most Amiable Mother of our Creator Mother of our Savior Virgin most renowned Virgin most powerful Virgin most faithful Mirror of Justice Cause of our Joy Spiritual Vessel Tower of David Tower of Ivory Ark of the Covenant Gate of Heaven Health of the Sick Refuge of sinners Queen of Patriarchs Queen of Prophets Queen of Martyrs Queen of Confessors Queen of all Saints Queen of peace