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The purpose of the Rosary is to help keep in memory certain principal events or mysteries in the history of our salvation, and to thank and praise God for them. There are twenty mysteries reflected upon in the Rosary, and these are divided into the five JOYFUL MYSTERIES, the five LUMINOUS MYSTERIES, the five SORROWFUL MYSTERIES, and the five GLORIOUS MYSTERIES.

We are to pray for priests and religious and for all. Praying to bring all souls back the Jesus.  While the cenacle movement and prayers to promote the message of Fatima were, in the beginning meant for priests and religious, lay members of the church have become involved, and currently there are over 55,000 groups around the world!

One of the SEA cenacle groups is called "The Seven Sorrows Cenacle."   We follow Fr. Gobbi's format and meet in the parish center every Tuesday morning at 9:30 AM.  After a short visit and a cup of coffee, we say the rosary according to our cenacle book followed by a spiritual reading and a discussion.   We are usually finished about 11AM.

Here is what is written about the movement and how it began through Father Stefano Gobbi.  Taken from the book TO THE PRIESTS, "Our Lady's Beloved Sons. Fr. Stefano Gobbi was born on March 22, in Dongo, Italy, north of Milan and is a member of the Company of St. Paul.  He holds a doctorate in sacred theology from the Pontifical University of Lateran in Rome. It was on May 8, 1972 while praying at the Chapel of the Apparitions at Fatima that the Mother of God impressed upon Fr. Gobbi her desire that he start the Marian Movement of Priests.  Reassured by an unmistakable sign that it was God's will, and with the approval of his spiritual director, he and two other priests launched the Movement on October 13, 1972.  It was exactly 55 years since the stupendous miracle of the sun at Fatima  had underlined the importance and urgency of the message Our Lady had been commissioned to bring on earth."

"From a very humble beginning, the Movement has spread throughout the entire world. The book, "To the Priests, Our Lady's Beloved Sons," contains interior locutions," messages which Fr. Gobbi has been receiving from Our Lady to carry out her voice to the hearts and souls of her beloved children, a guide for helping them to live the consecration to her Immaculate Heart.  In it she manifests her maternal plan to lead all souls back to Jesus."

   
External Links

How to Pray the Rosary

Why Pray the Rosary

 

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