Nineteenth Rose - Happy Exchange
IT IS WRITTEN: "Give and it shall be given unto you." (Luke
6:38) To take Blessed Alan's illustration of this: "Supposing
each day I give you one hundred and fifty diamonds, even if
you were my enemy, would you not forgive me? Would you
not treat me as a friend and give me all the graces that you
were able to give? If you want to gain the riches of grace and
of glory, salute the Blessed Virgin, honor your good
Mother." "He that honoreth his mother (the Blessed Virgin)
is as one that layeth up a treasure." (Ecclus. 3:5/DRV) So
every day do give her at least fifty Hail Marys----for each
one is worth fifteen precious stones and they please Our
Lady far more than all the riches of this world put together.
And you can expect such great things from her generosity!
She is our Mother and our friend. She is the empress of the
universe and loves us more than all the mothers and queens
of the world have ever loved any one human being. This is
really so, for the charity of the Blessed Virgin far surpasses
the natural love of all mankind and even of all the Angels, as
Saint Augustine says.
One day Saint Gertrude had a vision of Our Lord counting
gold coins. She summoned the courage to ask Him what He
was doing. He answered: "I am counting the Hail Marys that
you have said; this is the money with which you can pay
your way to Heaven."
The holy and learned Jesuit, Father Suarez, was so deeply
aware of the value of the Angelic Salutation that he said that
he would gladly give all his learning for the price of one Hail
Mary that had been said properly.
Blessed Alan de la Roche said: "Let everyone who loves you,
oh most holy Mary, listen to this and drink it in:
Whenever I say
The court of Heaven rejoices
And the earth
Is lost in wonderment.
And I despise the world
And my heart is brim-full
Of the love of God
When I say Hail Mary;
All my fears
Wilt and die
And my passions are quelled
If I say
And sorrow for sin
When I say
Hope is made strong
In my breast
And the dew of consolation
Falls on my soul
More and more----
Because I say
And my spirit
And sorrow fades away
When I say
Hail Mary . . .
For the sweetness of this blessed salutation is so great that
there are no words to explain it adequately, and even when
its wonders have been sung, we still find it so full of mystery
and so profound that its depths can never be plumbed. It has
but few words but is exceeding rich in mystery; it is sweeter
than honey and more precious than gold. We should often
meditate upon it in our hearts and have it ever upon our lips
so as to say it devoutly again and again."
Blessed Alan says that a nun who had always had great
devotion to the Holy Rosary appeared after death to one of
her sisters in religion and said to her: "If I were allowed to go
back into my body, to have the chance of saying just one
single Hail Mary----even if I said it quickly and without
great fervor----I would gladly go through the sufferings that
I had during my last illness all over again, in order to gain
the merit of this prayer." (Blessed Alan de la Roche, De
Dignitate Psalterii, Chapter LXIX) This is all the more
compelling because she had been bedridden and had
suffered agonizing pains for several years before she died.
Michel de Lisle, Bishop of Salubre, who was a disciple and
co-worker of Blessed Alan's in the re-establishment of the
Holy Rosary said that the Angelic Salutation is the remedy
for all ills that we suffer as long as we say it devoutly in
honor of Our Lady.
The Canada54 National Novena includes a daily reading from the Secret of the Rosary.There are exactly 54 readings.
- A white rose for priests;
- A red rose for sinners;
- A mystical rose tree for devout souls;
- A rosebud for little children;
- Plus 50 roses representing each Hail Mary recited during 5 decades of the Rosary
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