MEDITATIONS ON THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY
Fr. Frank Pavone
is troubled by the angel's greeting, yet rejoices to do God's will. Let
us pray that those who are troubled by their pregnancy may have the grace
to trust in God's will.
the Baptist leapt for joy in his mother's womb. We pray that people may
realize that abortion is not about children who "might" come into the world,
but is about children who are already in the world, living and growing
in the womb, and are scheduled to be killed.
Himself was born as a child. The greatness of a person does not depend
on size, for the newborn King is very small. Let us pray for an end to
prejudice against the tiny babies threatened by abortion.
Child is presented in the Temple because the Child belongs to God. Children
are not the property of their parents, nor of the government. They - and
we - belong to God Himself.
Finding of Jesus in the Temple
boy Jesus was filled with wisdom, because He is God. Let us pray that all
people may see the wisdom of His teachings about the dignity of life, and
may understand that this teaching is not an opinion, but the truth.
Luminous Mystery: Christ is Baptized in the Jordan
Jesus is baptized, the Father's voice is heard: "This is my beloved Son."
All are called to become adopted sons and daughters of God through baptism.
We pray that children in the womb may be protected, so that they may be
born and welcomed into the Christian community by baptism.
Luminous Mystery: Christ is made known at the Wedding of Cana
revealed His glory by the miracle at Cana. The new couple was blessed not
only with wine, but with faith in Christ. Let us pray for strong marriages,
rooted in the Lord, and open to the gift of new life.
Luminous Mystery: Christ proclaims the Kingdom and Calls All to Conversion
and believe the Good News." Let us pray that these first words of Jesus'
public ministry may be heard by all who have committed abortion. May they
know that the Lord calls them to conversion, and may they experience life-giving
Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
is transformed on the mountain, and the disciples see His glory. May the
eyes of all people be transformed, that they may see each and every human
life as a reflection of the glory of God Himself.
Luminous Mystery: Jesus gives us the Eucharist
is My Body, given up for you." The Eucharist teaches us how to live and
how to love. Let us pray that parents who sacrifice the babies for the
sake of themselves may learn instead to put themselves aside for the sake
of their babies.
Agony in the Garden
us pray for mothers and fathers who are in agony because they are tempted
to abort a child. May they be given the good news that there are alternatives,
and may they make use of the help that is available.
Christ's flesh was torn by the instruments of those who scourged Him, so
the bodies of babies in the womb are torn by the instruments of the abortionists.
Let us pray that abortionists may repent of these acts of child-killing.
Crowning With Thorns
suffered the pain of thorns in His head, and did so silently. We pray for
the mothers and fathers of aborted children. So many of them suffer deep
grief and regret over a choice they can never reverse. So many suffer in
silence, because others tell them it's no big deal.
Carrying of the Cross
was not condemned by the power of wicked people. He was condemned because
of the silence of good people. Silence always helps the oppressor, never
the victim. Let us pray that we may never be silent about abortion, but
rather will clearly speak up to save babies from death.
we ponder the death of Christ, let us remember the many women who have
died from so-called "safe, legal" abortions. Let us ask forgiveness and
mercy for them. May their memory save other women from making this tragic
is Risen! By his Resurrection, He has destroyed the power of death, and
therefore the power of abortion. The outcome of the battle for Life has
already been decided: Life is victorious! Let us pray that all pro-lifers
will spread this victory to every segment of our society.
ascending to the Father's throne, Christ takes our human nature, given
to us in the womb, to the heights of heaven. He shows us that human beings
are made to be raised to heaven, not thrown in the garbage. Let us pray
that the world may learn this truth and reject abortion.
Descent of the Holy Spirit
Holy Spirit is the Advocate: He pleads our cause, for we cannot save ourselves.
We pray that He will make us advocates for the babies, who cannot speak
or write or vote or protest or even pray.
Blessed Virgin Mary was taken body and soul into heaven because she is
the Mother of God. Mother and child are united. The Assumption reminds
us that they belong together. We pray that society will see that it cannot
love women while killing their children, and cannot save children without
helping their mothers. We pray that people will be touched by the pro-life
question, "Why can't we love them both?"
is the Queen of the Universe. The Church teaches that she is the greatest
creature, second only to God Himself. The Church defends the dignity of
women. We pray that people will understand that to be pro-life means to
be pro-woman, and that to be pro-woman demands that we be pro-life.