A brief post tonight. June has the potential to be a fruitful month, or perhaps I should say, June looks to be a powerful spiritual-seed-planting month. Today was First Saturday and the Feast of St. Justin Martyr, and the beginning of the novena to the Holy Spirit leading up to Pentecost Sunday on June 9th. (H/T to Msgr. Charles Mangan for pointing that out.) As if that weren’t enough, June is also the month devoted to the Sacred Heart. (There are also links at the end of this post.) [Note: The beginning of the novena was Friday, not Saturday; once again I do not begin a novena on time, sigh.]
Later tonight I’m going to try Shane Kapler’s idea of Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet. I’ll let you know how it goes. I’m only on page 8 (of 100) of the book so far but I can tell you right now this looks promising. :)
In closing (hey, I said it was a brief post!) I share these quotes below from the book. I hope you’ll check it out. The Kindle edition is inexpensive and there’s an audio set available to use with it, too. (You can buy a copy of the audio, in two parts, on CD, or use the link inside the Kindle edition, also on the book’s webpage, to download a free copy in MP3 format. See links below.)
“The Rosary highlights the communion of saints and our need to meditate upon Scripture; and the Chaplet is a living proclamation of the Gospel – that all graces flow to us as a result of Christ’s Passion.”Kapler, Shane. Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet (p. 5). Proving Press. Kindle Edition.
“In the Chaplet we do spiritually what in the Eucharist we do sacramentally – unite our individual prayers to the infallible intercession of Christ Crucified.”Ibid., p. 5.
In the Chaplet we do spiritually what in the Eucharist we do sacramentally – unite our individual prayers to the infallible intercession of Christ Crucified.Ibid.
Both the Rosary and Chaplet provide a meditative entry into the life of Christ, and both are prayers of intercession. In the Rosary, meditation is to the fore; whereas in the Chaplet it is intercession.Ibid., p. 6.
Thank you for reading and I hope you’ll join me again as we continue to explore the Church, and especially my recent book findings, and devotions like the Rosary and the Chaplet and the month of the Sacred Heart and oh, my, I’m so excited about June! :)
God bless you, whoever and wherever you are, and may His peace be always with you.
- Msgr. Charles Mangan on Twitter: his June 1st tweet.
- About the Sacred Heart devotion.
- About Pentecost. Novena to the Holy Spirit for Pentecost. A longer form of Holy Spirit novena.
- Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet: by Shane Kapler. Paperback. Kindle. Purchase the audio on CD for praying the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet: Part 1, Part 2, or download the free audio set.
- Video interview with Shane Kapler about the Rosary and Divine Mercy book.
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