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Everyday Rosary Newsletter -- Remember The Unborn
December 25, 2010

Everyday Rosary Newsletter Vol.2, Issue #08 -- Remember The Unborn During December

December 25, 2010

Solemnity of Christmas

Merry Christmas!

The monthly Everyday Rosary Newsletter is brought to you from the website. In each issue you will find Rosary inspirations, new meditations, feature articles and ideas that support your prayer life, a calendar of upcoming Rosary Feast Days, and how to incorporate your faith in other holidays. Plus stories on how the Rosary has affected the lives of others and what people are doing to promote the Rosary. It will also keep you up-to-date on information added to the site. It is your monthly dose of Rosary inspiration!

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A Note From The Editor:

During December the feast of Holy Innocents brings to mind the horrors of the innocent ones who are slaughtered during our own time, the millions of unborn babies killed each year from legalized abortion.

“The period in which we prepare for Christmas is an appropriate time to invoke divine protection on every human being called into existence, and to thank God for the gift of life we received from our parents.” These words were spoken by Our Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI a few weeks ago on November 14th.

If we are to attain true peace in this world this horrific crime of abortion must come to an end! Offer your Rosaries for this intention. Pray without ceasing to end abortion.



Nothing New Under The Sun

Abortion is the greatest evil of our time. But look no further than the Bible account of the birth of Jesus to find that horrors such as this have always existed. King Herod was so jealous of anyone who may take his power from him that he had all the small boys murdered by his soldiers. If I really allow myself to envision this I absolutely shudder. How horrific. Imagine those poor mothers having their babies ripped out of their arms then slaughtered and left dead before their very eyes. Imagine the suffering this event caused the Blessed Virgin Mary. To think that because of her Child, all those other boys were killed.

Another horrific ruler performed this same form of cruelty. Montezuma and the Aztecs slaughtered innocent men, women and children to keep the Aztec people enslaved by appeasing their blood thirsty pagan "gods". People lived in fear that they would next be the "sacrifice". Our Blessed Mother stepped in and ended this horror at Guadalupe. Because of this great miracle, millions of Aztecs were baptized and the killing stopped as the Jesuits went about baptizing and spreading the Catholic faith.

Abortion is the newest in a long line of animosity towards and a disrespect for human life. We must flee to Mary's production, implore her help, and seek her intercession, so that this scourge upon the earth will come to an end.

The devil hates humans. He is behind all murder, from the time Cain killed his brother Abel up to our current state of affairs where mothers kill their own helpless babies within their own wombs. Mary is the only one who can battle against Satan. She will crush his head. We all play a part in this battle. Now is the time to choose a side. Choose life!

New Meditation on the Visitation

Our Lord chose to come into this world not only as a small baby but actually as a tiny unborn child in his mother's womb. This mystery is all about life. The Author of Life came into this world in the most helpless and vulnerable form possible, that of an unborn baby. He did this to teach us that all life has dignity and we must respect all life from the time of conception to natural death.


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Ways To End Abortion

Abortion is a symptom of a more serious illness that afflicts the world. This sickness is the denial of the existence of God and a refusal to honor and worship Him as the Author of Life.

  • Assess whether or not you are putting God first in your life.
  • Reprioritize the important things in your life if necessary to make room for God.
  • Advent and Christmas are the perfect time to prepare your heart for His coming and welcome Him with a clean heart. (Go to Confession and receive Him in Holy Communion)
  • Ask yourself these questions...
  • Am I attending Mass every Sunday? (this is no small matter and under pain of mortal sin) If not is there good reason? (illness or caring for an ill person or small children)
  • Do I make time for personal prayer? (the Morning Offering, noon time devotions such as the Angelus, the daily Rosary, an examination of conscience and the Act of Contrition before bed)
  • Are you a Sonflower-A shining example to your family, friends and neighbors of the peace and serenity that being a sincere Catholic has impressed upon you? If not why? (Why are you impatient, grumpy and unforgiving? Maybe you should ask Our Lord to make you patient, happy and charitable. A good habit is to ask Him just after receiving Him in Holy Communion to make you good.)
  • Spread the Faith in the real world and online (more about this later...)
  • Pray for the people involved in this wicked sin of abortion, the doctors, the nurses, the mothers, the politicians, and the voters.
  • Speak out about abortion. Believe it or not, some people don't know what it is.
  • Pray the Rosary to End Abortion.


How To Checklist

How to Pray to Mary Truly Meaning Each Word, Study The Memorare...

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.


Pray this prayer daily to end abortion.


Calendar Of Upcoming Feast Days

2nd Sunday of Advent - December 5th

St. Nicholas' Day - December 6th

Solemnity of the Immaculate Conception - December 8th

3rd Sunday of Advent - December 12th (Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe)

St. Lucy's Feastday - December 13th

4th Sunday of Advent - December 19th

Solemnity of Christmas - December 25th

Feast of the Holy Family - December 26th

Feast of Holy Innocents - December 28th

Solemnity of Mary, Mother of God - January 1st

Solemnity of Epiphany - January 6th

Feast of The Baptism of the Lord - January 9th



Rosary Gift Resources

Books And Spiritual Reading

  • Pro-Life Reflections Every Day Green Softcover - Minute meditations for every day containing text from Scripture and other Church documents, a reflection, and a prayer intended for pro-life believers to help build and strengthen the Culture of Life. With ribbon marker. Publisher: Catholic Book Publishing Company Author: Fr. Frank Pavone, M.E.V.

  • Complete Still Waters Rosary CD- Includes all 20 Mysteries, brief Scriptural Meditations, and beautiful background music. Author: Vinny Flynn Still WatersFormat: Audio CDPublisher: Spirit Song Ministries (May 2005)


  • Advent Calendar DVD- Ever wonder why we celebrate Christmas the way we do. Why do we give gifts, hang mistletoe, decorate Christmas trees? How did Santa, Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer, and The Nutcracker become Christmas traditions? Learn the origins of these and many other Christmas traditions on this single DVD the whole family will enjoy. Run Time: 60 minutes.


  • Fontanini 5" Three Kings on Camels - Fontanini 5-Inch Collection pieces, three kings on camels. Children and adults love these. Place closer and closer to nativity scene each day as Epiphany approaches. Hand-painted polymer, made in Italy. Boxed.

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These two questions were taken from our Ask A Rosary Question Section at

I would like to start a tradition of praying the Rosary on Christmas Eve but am wondering if you pray the Joyful Mysteries on Christmas Eve no matter what day it lands on or do you go by the set calendar (i.e..Monday & Saturday-Joyful, Tuesday & Friday-Sorrowful, etc...)?

You should pray the Joyful Mysteries on Christmas. Christmas starts at nightfall on Christmas Eve so the Joyful Mysteries can be prayed that evening too. In fact the Joyful Mysteries should be prayed on every Sunday during the Christmas Season.

Aren't the rosaries and crucifixes graven images and therefore a sin against the First Commandment?

The Church would never present for the faithful an object or action that would be offensive to God. Furthermore, rosaries and crucifixes are not graven images. Take a look at what he Bible says: Thou shalt not have strange Gods before me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. (Exodus 20:3-4) The first commandment of God is: I am the Lord thy God; thou shalt not have strange gods before Me.

It is good you are concerned about obeying this commandment. I will make reference to the Baltimore Catechism to eleviate your concerns of the rosary or a cricifix being a cause for disobeying this commandment. The first commandment forbids the making or the use of holy objects such as statues, rosaries and crucifixes only when they promote false worship. Forbidden also is attributing power to an object or person that belongs to God alone such as using charms or seeking the advice of fortune tellers.

To clarify, Catholics do not pray to the rosary or the crucifix but rather to the persons they represent, namely Jesus and the Blessed Virgin Mary. Much to the contrary praying with rosary beads or before a crucifix honors the persons they represent, namely Jesus and Mary. (Baltimore Catechism lessons 16-17)

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What's New

A Glimpse Into Next Month's Newsletter

Next month's Newsletter - Finding Christ In February

New On The Site

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I hope your New Year is filled with peace and blessings from God.

Holy Mary, Mother of God. Pray for us sinners now and at the hour of our death!

To Jesus through Mary,

Kathleen Bowen and The Rosary Team

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