The month of May is the month of Mary, the Mother of God.
During May we will pray the rosary at the shrines to Our Lady in our parish, at the following dates:
- Tuesday, 17 May at 8pm at the Grotto in Coolmeen;
Tuesday, 24 May at 8pm at the Cillenn in Clondrina;
- Tuesday, 31 May at 8pm at the Grotto in Shessive.
The rosary invites us into meditation. The gentle repetition of its prayers makes it an excellent means to moving into deeper meditation. It gives us an opportunity to open ourselves to God’s word, to refine our interior gaze by turning our minds to the life of Christ.
By focusing on the lives of Christ and Mary through meditation on the mysteries, we learn about ourselves in relation to God. Mary herself is the model for the daily practice of meditation. She received the word of God through Gabriel. She pondered God’s word in her heart. She took in the events around her, capturing them internally and carrying them within her like a treasure. This is the essence of meditation—receiving God’s word and making it our treasure.
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