NEW GUIDE TO HOLY ROSARY WITH “SUB TUUM PRAESIDIUM” AND ST. MICHAEL PRAYERS.
Re-edited June 21, 2020
By praying the Holy Rosary in family or as a group in general; or in a church or oratory, you could gain a PLENARY INDULGENCE for yourself, or for the holy souls in purgatory everyday, as along as you fulfill the requirements mentioned
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Added on Mar. 28, 2020: During the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, a special plenary indulgence could be gained daily for oneself or for the dead by just praying the Holy Rosary even when alone with the will to fulfill the 3 usual conditions (Confession and Communion as soon as possible, and prayer for the Pope’s intentions) and with a spirit detached from sin, as long as one offers the Rosary for the sick, the suffering, the frontliners, the salvation of the dying, and the end of the pandemic.
Added on June 20, 2020: Pope Francis approves the inclusion of three new invocations to the Litany: Mother of mercy, Mother of hope, Comfort of migrants.
For the month of May 2020, Pope Francis suggested two prayers to be recited after the Holy Rosary. The 2 prayers are as follows
You shine continuously on our journey
as a sign of salvation and hope.
We entrust ourselves to you, Health of the Sick,
who, at the foot of the cross,
were united with Jesus’ suffering,
and persevered in your faith.
“Protectress of the Roman people”,
you know our needs,
and we know that you will provide,
so that, as at Cana in Galilee,
joy and celebration may return
after this time of trial.
Help us, Mother of Divine Love,
to conform ourselves to the will of the Father
and to do what Jesus tells us.
For he took upon himself our suffering,
and burdened himself with our sorrows
to bring us, through the cross,
to the joy of the Resurrection.
We fly to your protection,
O Holy Mother of God;
Do not despise our petitions
in our necessities,
but deliver us always
from every danger,
O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.
“We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God”.
In the present tragic situation, when the whole world is prey to suffering and anxiety, we fly to you, Mother of God and our Mother, and seek refuge under your protection.
Virgin Mary, turn your merciful eyes towards us amid this coronavirus pandemic. Comfort those who are distraught and mourn their loved ones who have died, and at times are buried in a way that grieves them deeply. Be close to those who are concerned for their loved ones who are sick and who, in order to prevent the spread of the disease, cannot be close to them. Fill with hope those who are troubled by the uncertainty of the future and the consequences for the economy and employment.
Mother of God and our Mother, pray for us to God, the Father of mercies, that this great suffering may end and that hope and peace may dawn anew. Plead with your divine Son, as you did at Cana, so that the families of the sick and the victims be comforted, and their hearts be opened to confidence and trust.
Protect those doctors, nurses, health workers and volunteers who are on the frontline of this emergency, and are risking their lives to save others. Support their heroic effort and grant them strength, generosity and continued health.
Be close to those who assist the sick night and day, and to priests who, in their pastoral concern and fidelity to the Gospel, are trying to help and support everyone.
Blessed Virgin, illumine the minds of men and women engaged in scientific research, that they may find effective solutions to overcome this virus.
Support national leaders, that with wisdom, solicitude and generosity they may come to the aid of those lacking the basic necessities of life and may devise social and economic solutions inspired by farsightedness and solidarity.
Mary Most Holy, stir our consciences, so that the enormous funds invested in developing and stockpiling arms will instead be spent on promoting effective research on how to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.
Beloved Mother, help us realize that we are all members of one great family and to recognize the bond that unites us, so that, in a spirit of fraternity and solidarity, we can help to alleviate countless situations of poverty and need. Make us strong in faith, persevering in service, constant in prayer.
Mary, Consolation of the afflicted, embrace all your children in distress and pray that God will stretch out his all-powerful hand and free us from this terrible pandemic, so that life can serenely resume its normal course.
To you, who shine on our journey as a sign of salvation and hope, do we entrust ourselves, O Clement, O Loving, O Sweet Virgin Mary. Amen.
HERE’S A MEME FOR YOUR GUIDANCE ON SPECIAL PLENARY INDULGENCES DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC.
The Manual of Indulgences (Translation of 4th ed. 1999, published on 2006 by USCCB) reminds that:
“17, §1 A plenary indulgence is granted to the faithful who
1° devoutly recite the Marian rosary in a church or oratory, or in a family, a religious community, or an association of the faithful, and in general when several of the faithful gather for some honest purpose;
2° devoutly join in the recitation of the rosary while it is being recited by the Supreme Pontiff and broadcast live by radio or television.
In other circumstances, the indulgence will be partial.
The rosary is a prayer formula consisting of fifteen decades of Hail Marys preceded by the Our Father, during the recitation of which we piously meditate on the corresponding mysteries of our redemption.
Regarding the plenary indulgence for the recitation of the Marian rosary, the following is prescribed:
- The recitation of a third part of the rosary is sufficient, but the five decades must be recited without interruption [Editor’s note: With the addition of the Luminous mysteries by St. John Paul on 2002, the above instruction should be understood as follows: “the recitation of a fourth part is sufficient”].
- Devout meditation on the mysteries is to be added to the vocal prayer.
- In its public recitation the mysteries must be announced in accord with approved local custom, but in its private recitation it is sufficient for the faithful simply to join meditation on the mysteries to the vocal prayer.”
In response to Pope Francis’ recent appeal to all faithful to pray the Holy Rosary with him, concluding it with the 2 prayers, asking for the Church’s protection against Satan, here is a new guide to facilitate your prayer. Right click on the image to download (PC), or click on the image (mobile phone) to download.. Feel free to share. Take care and God bless!
Fr. Rolly Arjonillo
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THE ORIGIN AND THE REASON OF THE LITANY OF LORETO in