02/09/2022 – Meditate on a Rosary Scene

One of the ways to meditate on the mysteries of the rosary is to picture the scene.

For example, imagining Zachaery’s home in Ain Karim, the meeting there of Our Lady and St Elizabeth, Our Lady’s song of praise and thanks, the Magnificat, and the subsequent three months until the birth of St John.

Today’s saint, Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich was devoted to Our Lady and her rosary. For her, meditating on the mysteries of the rosary was not just a matter of imagination because Our Lady granted her many visions of her life and the life of her Son Jesus.

These visions are rich in detail and are a wonderful resource when praying the rosary. In fact, in addition to the gospel accounts of Jesus’ Agony in the Garden, Scourging at the Pillar, Crowning with Thorns and Passion, Carrying of the Cross and Crucifixion, Mel Gibson used Blessed Anna Catherines visions in making the film “The Passion of the Christ”.

P.S. I promised I would come back to you with more details about the Daughters of Sion, a wonderful Lenten Program for women.

You may recall that this is similar to Exodus 90 for the duration of Lent. It involves a commitment to prayer, self denial and a weekly meeting with other ladies, in groups of c.4-9 ladies.

The ladies who have already done it have found it to be very useful in helping them grow in their faith. To find out more and get the full list of commitments, send Joanne an email – joanne.c.walsh@gmail.com