On the 25th of April 2020, Pope Francis wrote a letter addressed to all the Faithful. In it, he urges us to pray the Rosary in our homes. Through the Rosary, he notes, we “contemplate the face of Christ with the heart of Mary Mother” and this will unite us “as a spiritual family and will help us overcomes time of trial.”
On this First Saturday of the month of Our Lady let us pray together the Glorious Mysteries, asking Mary to intercede for us. We will end our Rosary with the crowning of Our Lady, a tradition done to honour Mary, Queen of heaven and earth, especially in this month of May.
This Little White Book is meant to help you enjoy six minutes a day in prayer during these next 50 days of the Easter season.
Spend some quiet time with the Lord using one of our oldest traditions of prayer called lectio divina – sacred reading. We take a short Scripture passage and simply let God speak to us through the words, guiding us to reflections that sometimes seem to come from nowhere. But they’re not “from nowhere.” They’re from God. People are often surprised at how easy it is to pray this way, and how deep such prayer can be.
During Lent and especially on Good Friday, we walk the Way of the Cross. We recall in story, song and prayer Jesus’ awful suffering and death on Calvary. But the death and burial of Jesus was not the end. He rose again on Easter day!
To be witness of the Risen Lord we have to follow Jesus after his resurrection, from the time he appeared to the women and to the disciples right through to the coming of the Holy Spirit on the first Christian community in Jerusalem. This is story that we will recall as we walk the Way of Light.