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Rosary Meditations
From Junior Shepherds of Christ Associate Meetings

FEBRUARY 15, 1996

The Resurrection

  1. See the glorified body of Jesus clothed in white and glistening.
  2. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive this glorified body.
  3. Jesus died to give us a sharing in His divine life.
  4. When we receive the Eucharist, we receive the Bread of Life.
  5. We are human beings. God gives us a sharing in His life through Baptism. We share in His divine life.
  6. It is through Baptism that we receive this sharing in His life.
  7. Our human nature is elevated to great heights through Him.
  8. A dog acts like a dog. A fish must stay in water. A human is a human being. We share in His divine life.
  9. It is in the Eucharist that He outpours His grace which is a sharing in His life. Grace is His life.
  10. God is the source of all life. Our every breath and heartbeat depend on Him.

The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven

  1. Jesus ascended into heaven and He left the Apostles to carry out His work.
  2. God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit live in us in a very intimate way when we have been baptized and remain in the state of grace.
  3. Who are we that God loves us so much that He lives within us?
  4. He has given us a sharing in His divine life through the sacrament of Baptism.
  5. Jesus ascended into heaven. He no longer walks this earth, but He lives in us.
  6. We carry out His life in our lives.
  7. Jesus came to this earth and He showed us how to love, how to live.
  8. We were created by the Father in His own image and likeness.
  9. God gives us Himself in the Eucharist to nurture and feed us.
  10. The Eucharist is a great source of grace. His life in us is too mighty to be contained.

The Descent of the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles and the Virgin Mary

  1. Jesus ascended into heaven, but He promised to send the Holy Spirit to the Apostles.
  2. The Apostles were afraid and locked themselves in the upper room with the Blessed Virgin Mary.
  3. The Holy Spirit came as tongues of fire over their heads.
  4. They were filled with the fire of God's love. They were no longer afraid. Love casts out fear.
  5. They went into this world and they told all about the burning love of God.
  6. We must pray everyday to the Holy Spirit to fill us with the fire of God's love.
  7. We were commissioned in Baptism to go into this world and spread the love of God. We will not be afraid when the Holy Spirit descends upon us.
  8. The prayers of the youth are so powerful. As youth, we need to pray to the Holy Spirit to descend upon us that we will take God's love into the world.
  9. The Apostles went out to preach. Thousands were converted because they were not afraid; they knew God's love.
  10. Jesus is with us. We must not be afraid.

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

  1. Mary remained on the earth many years after Jesus died.
  2. She was taken body and soul into heaven.
  3. There are only two bodies in heaven, the body of Jesus and the body of Mary.
  4. The Father is a Person, the Son is a Person, and the Holy Spirit is a Person.
  5. God sent His only Son to this world and He took on a human body. He is a Divine Person with two natures: a human nature and a divine nature.
  6. It is through Jesus that we know our Father.
  7. God loves us so much and wants to give us a sharing in His divine life.
  8. The Father is a Person; the Son is a Person; and the Holy Spirit is a Person. All three Persons love us so much.
  9. More than any earthly human person, the Almighty God loves us with divine love.
  10. God gives to us such gifts. He gives us His divine love. He gives us a sharing in His divine life. Look how He is treated by His beloved creatures.

Mary Is Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth

  1. Mary is the highest human person. Jesus shows us how much He loves Mary.
  2. We are creatures and God is all-powerful, almighty.
  3. Because of God's great love for Mary, a human person, she is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
  4. If we see how much Jesus loves His Mother, we will realize more how Jesus truly loves us. He has a place of such honor waiting for us in heaven.
  5. These are the Glorious Mysteries. Our glory awaits us in the courts of heaven.
  6. Jesus came and died and He rose to new life.
  7. We will hopefully go to heaven. We will be with God forever and ever.
  8. So many, today, ignore God and act as if He is not alive.
  9. When we cut ourselves off from God, we cut ourselves off from the real source of life.
  10. Life is not life if it is not rooted in God.

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