Friday, 29 July 2016

The Rosary and the Eucharist

The Rosary is a marvellous fresco in 20 pictures, telling the story of salvation.

It is presented for our meditation in this order : Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous.

These are 4 Phases in the Life of Jesus Christ and Mother Mary.

They teach us that God entered into history, making himself a Man who had a family, who suffered crucifixion for our salvation, who rose from the dead, and who shows us the way to heaven where he has prepared a place for us.

It shows how Mother Mary worked beside Jesus Christ in Life, Death, and Glory as well as in his Public Ministry.

The Rosary is a Prayer. But above all, it is a vivid example to arouse our generosity and draw us to Heaven.

When we come to the Eucharist, we come to Bethlehem for the Eucharist is the continuation of Christ's Incarnation on Earth. This is the theme of the Joyful Mysteries.

When we come to the Eucharist, we come to Calvary for here Jesus Christ makes present again His perfect sacrifice on the Cross and continues to immolate himself for love of us.

The Eucharist is the Fruit of Our Lord's Passion. This is the Theme of the Sorrowful Mysteries.

When we come to the Eucharist, we come to the Resurrection, for this is where Our Risen Saviour dwells !!

He is the Lamb on the throne, who shepherds us. The Eucharist is a foretaste of Heaven and a foreshadowing of the future glory that awaits us, where we will love God with God's very own love.

This is the theme of the Glorious Mysteries.

Finally, When we come to the Eucharist, We come to the Royal Banquet where Jesus Christ gives of himself freely to us Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity.

This is the Theme of the Luminous Mysteries.

Credits and References :

1) CEM
    Eucharistic Marian Centres Booklet
    The Rosary
    Page 9

2) Come to Me in the Blessed Sacrament
     By Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament
     Pages 269-270
     Year 2003


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