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5 Myths Most Catholics Probably Believe About the Holy Rosary

5 Myths Most Catholics Probably Believe About the Holy Rosary

There are many Catholics and non Catholics who believe a lot of things about the Rosary that are not true. Do you believe these common myths?

Myth: When Catholics pray the Rosary, they pray to Mary.
Truth: Catholics don’t pray to Mary. In a similar way in which we might ask a friend to pray for us, we ask Mary to intercede for us.

Myth: The Rosary is superstitious magic.
Truth: There is no magic power in the Rosary. The power of the Rosary comes from God alone. There are graces that come to those who pray the Rosary, but we must guard our hearts against becoming superstitious. The Rosary is to serve as a reminder of God and His goodness.

Myth: The Rosary is not Biblical.
Truth: Look through the first chapter of the Gospel of Luke, and you will find the words of the Hail Mary throughout the passage. The twenty mysteries of the Rosary allow us to meditate on the entire life of Jesus as described in the Gospels.

Myth: Catholics should pray a Rosary during Mass.
Truth: Because the Mass is the highest form of prayer, we should be fully present to what is happening during the Liturgy. Praying the Rosary at this time can be a distraction. It may be a comfort to hold a Rosary during Mass, but save praying it for before or after Mass.

Myth: There is only one way to pray the Rosary.
Truth: There are actually several forms of the Rosary! The Scriptural Rosary, the Patriotic Rosary, and the Rosary for Life are just a few examples. You can also use the beads of the Rosary to guide you in the Divine Mercy Chaplet.

SO SAD!!! Another Nigerian Priest Quits The Catholic Church 

SO SAD!!! Another Nigerian Priest Quits The Catholic Church 

Father Gospel .J. Inalegwu

Update: This Priest Got Married Over The Weekend, See Photos Of His Wedding Here. 

A popular Kano based Roman Catholic priest who was kidnapped last year, Father Gospel .J. Inalegwu, has “resigned” from priesthood, sending a wave of shock across the church.

Sunday Sun gathered that Father Gospel .J. Inalegwu had since tendered his resignation letter to the Bishop of Kano Diocese, Most Rev. John Namawzah Niyiring and had traveled out of the state with all his belongings.

A priest of the Catholic Church who decried his action, said the Church was yet to recover from the shock of his unprecedented action.

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He offered that the affected priest might have been affected by the trauma of his abduction, adding however that, “there could be other personal reasons behind his action”.

Sunday Sun gathered that after the priest regained freedom, he was granted a period of rest, but was eventually asked to resume at his old parish contrary to his expectation, as Sunday Sun learnt that he had anticipated to be posted elsewhere.

The Communications Director, Kano Diocese, Father Augustine Nnadi declined comment on the development, but His Lordship, the Bishop of Kano Diocese, Most Rev. John Namawzah Niyiring told Sunday Sun that, “Priests do not resign as they do in the public service, but are laicized”

While confirming that Father Inalegwu was no longer available for his pastoral assignments in the diocese, he maintained that the only authority that could process the request of a priest wishing to return to a lay status was the Holy Father, the Pope.

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Asked if he had tried to talk to the priest, he replied: “Yes I did that. I had some discussions with him to try to persuade him not to do what he is doing. I think he probably wants something else.”

The Bishop went further to debunk insinuations that the priest’s action was informed by his abduction experience, insisting that, “ Long before his kidnap saga, he had voiced out his desire to do what he did. And we have a record of that”

The Benue born Catholic priest, who was kidnapped at his parish at St Joseph Catholic Church, Jitan – Dutse, in Tudun Wada Local Government Council, Kano State, was ordained in Kano State in 2013.

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Indian School Kids Witness Marian Apparition Beneath Altar Amidst Jasmine Scent!

Indian School Kids Witness Marian Apparition Beneath Altar Amidst Jasmine Scent!

The apparition witnesses – Krishnaveda & friends

 

In India, schoolkids say Virgin Mary appeared amid scent of jasmine.

Both Hindu and Catholic schoolchildren in India claim to have witnessed an apparition of Christ and several appearances of the Virgin Mary accompanied by the scent of jasmine, the gift of contrition, and the healing of a girl’s ear problem.

The site of the alleged apparitions is St. Ambrose Church and Lower Primary School in Edavanakkad, in the far southwestern state of Kerala, 16 miles northwest of Kochi. The parish and adjacent school are under the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The Marian apparitions are said to have happened on at least two separate dates.

The church’s assistant pastor Father Merton D’Silva said archdiocesan authorities have taken a “wait-and-see” approach before intervening, the news site Matters India reports. Matters India has recounted the apparitions based on a note on the parish billboard by parish priest Father Mathew D’Cunha.

The apparition reportedly began Sept. 28 when a student at the school, a Hindu girl named Krishnaveda, went to the church to pray for her ear problem. She put some holy water on her ear. She later told her fellow students that the holy water immediately helped her ear.

When the children left the school to pray in the church, they looked up and saw in the sky a vision of Christ being scourged. They recited the name of Jesus and went into the church to thank God for healing the girl’s ear.

The only Catholic girl among them, Ambrosiya, volunteered to lead the students in praying the rosary. However she did not know the Luminous Mysteries recited on Thursday and sought a teacher’s help. The children were in prayer when the teacher reached them at about 1:45 in the afternoon.

One of the girls, named Anusree, told the teacher that the Blessed Virgin was standing under the altar. They reported the smell of jasmine flower. The alleged apparition told the children to come closer, which frightened a girl named Sivanya, who said she wanted to leave.

While the teacher was leading the children out of the church, the girls said the apparition followed them and pleaded with them not to leave. The teacher went to tell the other teachers, while some children went to the assistant pastor, Father D’Silva.

When D’Silva took the children back to the church so they could pray, the children claimed to see the Virgin Mary standing under the altar. The adults could not see anything.

According to the children, the apparition promised them help in their studies and promised to send them the Holy Spirit. The apparition also promised to take them to heaven.

When the news of the apparition spread, people began to gather at the church. Parents of the children took them home.

On Oct. 3 a large crowd prayed the rosary in the church with the reputed visionaries. After a time, everyone perceived the scent of jasmine flowers. The children said they saw the Virgin Mary again.

A priest asked the children to point out the exact spot. The congregation saw a bright light and the priest said he felt someone patting his head.

Many in the congregation said they received the gift of contrition as they prayed.

The church had planned a night vigil on Oct. 12.

Source:

EWTN/CNA

 

 

 

 

 

Another Miracle Of The Sun In Benin City Nigeria Exactly 100 Years After The Fatima Apparition ➡ Watch Videos

Another Miracle Of The Sun In Benin City Nigeria Exactly 100 Years After The Fatima Apparition ➡ Watch Videos

 

It was a thing of joy and awe as thousands witnessed the ‘dancing of the SUN’ in Benin city Nigeria on the 13th of October 2017, exactly 100 years after the Fatima apparition.

According to eyewitnesses, after the faithful concluded the Divine Mercy 3’0 clock prayers, the Sun began to blink non stop. Some claimed to have seen the Blessed Virgin Mary at some point.

It will be recalled that the Catholic bishops of Nigeria, decided at their bishops conference to reconsecrate Nigeria to the Immaculate heart of Mary in this Marian year at Benin city Nigeria. It was a three day event which began on the 12th and ended on the 14th of October 2017.

After the reconsecration prayers by the bishops on the 13th, the divine mercy chaplet was prayed after which something spectacular began to happen. The Sun began to blink! Some wept tears of joy, while some other people sang Marian songs and sought the blessed Virgin’s intercessions.

Nigeria in recent years has been facing turbulent times I.e – bad leadership, Killings, Kidnappings, Crimes, terrorism and lots of social vices. Hence the the bishops of Nigeria decided to reconsecrate Nigeria to the Immaculate heart of Mary. 13th of October officially marked the end of the National Marian year.

The 13th of every month should be symbolic in the lives of every catholic faithful and Marian devotee. We should never fail to seek the intersessions of the blessed Virgin Mary in our Lives, families, Country and in the whole world.

Our Lady, Queen and Patroness of Nigeria, Pray For Us!

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