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Monday, October 24, 2005

Living Rosary

Living Scotland, a group of Catholics which aims to promote understanding of Christian social and moral teaching, runs a Living Rosary. A Living Rosary works like this: Every month its members are allotted one decade each of the Holy Rosary. They recite this decade once each day. The decade changes each month but in total one or several complete Rosaries are offered each day for the intentions of the Living Rosary. The intentions for which this one is offered are those laid out in section 105 of Evangelium Vitae (see below), and for such personal intentions as may be forwarded to the list by its members.

Anyone who is interested should email livingscotland@youthforlife.net

The obligation involved obviously does not bind under pain of sin, but effort and a desire to remain faithful are necessary. The decade may be offered at any time of the day or night.

O Mary,
bright dawn of the new world,
Mother of the living,
to you do we entrust the cause of life
Look down, O Mother,
upon the vast numbers
of babies not allowed to be born,
of the poor whose lives are made difficult,
of men and women
who are victims of brutal violence,
of the elderly and the sick killed
by indifference or out of misguided mercy.
Grant that all who believe in your Son
may proclaim the Gospel of life
with honesty and love
to the people of our time.
Obtain for them the grace
to accept that Gospel
as a gift ever new,
the joy of celebrating it with gratitude
throughout their lives
and the courage to bear witness to it
resolutely, in order to build,
together with all people of good will,
the civilization of truth and love,
to the praise and glory of God,
the Creator and lover of life.
Amen