sexta-feira, 5 de dezembro de 2014

Rosa Mystica: A powerful Prayer during the Hour of Grace

Rosa Mystica: A powerful Prayer during the Hour of Grace

I found this powerful prayer in an online site and researched on it.  Let me start this post on the prayer and how to recite this during the Hour of Grace which is on December 8, then below it I shall share its history.  It caught my attention because this Sunday, December 8,  will be the feast of Immaculate Conception and a few years back my parents and I visited the miraculous Rosa Mystica in a small village in Belgium near Liege.
Apologies for the very long post. I wanted to centralise everything I researched on about Rosa Mystica here because they are all scattered all around the world wide web.
The post consists of the Following:
Request of Our Heavenly Mother for the Hour of Grace:
1. To be started from 12 noon until 1 p.m. (one full hour of prayer);
2. During this hour the person making the Hour of Grace either at home or in a church must put away all distractions;
3. Begin the Hour of Grace by praying three times the 51st Psalm with outstretched arms;
4. The rest of the Hour of Grace may be spent in silent communication with God, adoring the Sacred Host, meditating upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in you own way or by using favourite prayers, singing hymns, etc.
Hour of Grace
(Requested by the Blessed Mother)
1. Day and time of “Hour Of Grace”: December 8th Feast of the Immaculate Conception. . .to
be 12 noon 1:00 p.m. (one full hour of prayer).
2. During this hour the person making the “Hour of Grace”, either at home or in Church, must
put away all distractions. (Do not answer the telephone, or answer any doors, or do anything
but totally concentrate on your union with God during this Special Hour of Grace.)
3. Begin the “Hour of Grace” by praying the 51st Psalm three times with outstretched arms.
4. The rest of the “Hour of Grace” may be spent in silent communication with God, meditating
upon the Passion of Jesus, saying the Holy Rosary, praising God in your own way or by
using favorite prayers, singing hymns, meditating upon other Psalms, etc.
Psalm 51 — The Miserere
Prayer of Repentance (A psalm of David when Nathan the prophet came to him
after his sin with Bathsheba.)
1. Have mercy on me, O God, in your goodness; in your abundant compassion blot out
my offense.
2. Wash Me thoroughly from mine iniquity; and cleanse me from my sin.
3. For I acknowledge my transgressions: and my sin is ever before me.
4. Against Thee, Thee only, have I sinned, and done this evil in Thy sight; that Thou mightiest be
justified when Thou speakest, and be clear when Thou judgest.
5. Behold, I was shaped in iniquity; and in sin did my mother conceive me.
6. Behold, Thou desirest truth in the inward parts; and in the hidden part Thou shalt make me to
know wisdom.
7. Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
8. Make me to hear joy and gladness; that the bones which Thou hast broken may rejoice.
9. Turn away Thy Face from my sins; and blot out all mine iniquities.
10. Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me.
11. Cast me not away from Thy Presence; and take not Thy Holy Spirit from me.
12. Restore unto me the joy of Thy salvation; and uphold me with Thy free Spirit.
13. Then will I teach transgressors Thy ways; and sinners shall be converted unto Thee.
14. Deliver me from blood guilt, O God, thou God of my salvation; and my tongue shall sing
aloud of Thy justice.
15. O Lord, open Thou my lips; and my mouth shall proclaim Thy praise.
16. For Thou desires not sacrifice else would I give it; Thou delights not in burnt offerings.
17. My sacrifice, O God, is a contrite spirit; a heart contrite and humbled, O God, Thou wilt not
18. Be bountiful, O Lord, to Sion in Thy kindness; by rebuilding the walls of Jerusalem.
19. Then shalt Thou be pleased with sacrifices of righteousness, with burnt offerings and
holocausts; then shall they offer bullocks upon Thine altar.
Pierina Gilli
Pierina Gilli with Rosa Mystica
The story of the apparitions, which has the approval of the local bishop  was accepted by Ven. Pope Pius XII. Officially the Holy See has not pronounced on the supernatural nature of the apparitions, but has permitted the bishop’s approval to stand.
On August 9, 1951 Pope Pius XII granted a private audience to Pierina Gilli, the seer of Montichiari at Castel Gandolfo. She had arrived with a friend and the man who had arranged the audience. At the close of the meeting the Pontiff bent toward the kneeling seer and asked her to pray for him and the Pontiffs, saying: “Please, pray also for Us!”
In the spring of  1947, Pierina Gilli, worked in a hospital located in Montichiari (or Montes Claros), Italy. This village is situated in the fertile Po River plain, a hundred kilometers north of San Damiano, with gorgeous lake Guard six miles farther, against the backdrop of the Italian Alps.
Twenty-two miles northwest lies Brescia. Liagado to Montichiari is the suburb of Fontanelle, which Pierina was born August 3, 1911.
While she was alone in a room he saw a beautiful woman who “wore a violet dress and a white veil around the head suddenly arise. She looked very sad and had tears in his eyes tears that fell on the floor. Three large swords pierced her breast. “
The beautiful lady said only three words, moreover, what the Church since Christ has repeated insistently:
“Prayer – Penance – Reparation”.
By saying these words remained silent. Tears fell from her eyes sparkling in big drops. Shortly after he disappeared.
It was in Montichiari, Italy on July 13th, 1941 that Our Lady said: It is my wish that the 13th of July of each year be celebrated in honour of the Rosa Mystica—I am the Mother of the mystical body of Christ—the Mother of the Church”.
This ought not to surprise us because the Litany of the Blessed Virgin Mary [The Litany of Loreto] has an invocation to the Virgin under the title, “Rosa Mystica”.
In the church of Maria Rosenberg in Germany, there is a miraculous image that is venerated as “Rosa Mystica”. Church documents from 1138 attest to this long standing devotion. Under that image are painted a white, a red, and a golden rose. And around the image on the right and on the left are painted thirteen golden roses. This is unmistakably a future indication of Our Lady’s express desire at Montichiari that the 13th of July be venerated in honor of the Rosa Mystica.
The writngs of Church Fathers also use this title for the Mother of God.
If we look to the origin of the apparitions, we find that Our Lady is most concerned with priests and religious.
During the period of November 24 1946 to December 8, 1947, the Blessed Mother appeared to Sister Pierina in a little church in Montichiari, Italy, eleven times.
On the first appearance the Blessed Mother told Sister Pierina She wanted to be known as the Mystical Rose and that an hour of grace should be kept at noon, December 8th, in all the Catholic Churches of the world. The Blessed Mother wanted this to be known through all Italy, and the entire world.
It was November 16, 1947 when Sister Pierina was finishing Her Thanksgiving after Holy Communion when she saw a great light. She then saw a vision of the Blessed Mother as the Mystical Rose.
Sister was so deeply moved by the stunning beauty of Our Lady that she began talking to Her. All of a sudden a gentle force made her kneel down in front of Our Lady. The Blessed Mother spoke these words. “My Son is so greatly offended by the sins of impurity. He is already planning to send the deluge upon the people, for their destruction, but I have asked Him to show mercy, and not send the destruction. So that is why I have appeared, to ask for penance and atonement for the sins of impurity.”
On the 22nd of November, Sister Pierina felt the overwhelming urge to go to church at 4:00. The Mother Superior, four Sisters, and a group of friends accompanied her. They were all saying the Rosary when the Blessed Mother appeared as before.
Again, Our Lady asked for penance. She said, “Penance is nothing more than accepting all our crosses daily willingly. No matter how small, accept them with love.” At this time She told Sister Pierina to come again on December 8th at noon. “This will be my Hour of Grace.” The Sister asked how she was to prepare for this Hour of Grace? To which the Blessed Mother said, “with prayers and penance. Pray the 51st psalm with outstretched arms three times. During the Hour of Grace, many spiritual graces would be granted. The most hard-hearted sinners will be touched by the grace of God.” The Blessed Mother promised that whatever a person asked her for during this Hour of Grace (even in impossible cases) would be granted to them, if it was in accordance with the Will of the Eternal Father.
On the morning of December 8th, people began arriving at the little church at 8:00 in the morning form neighbouring towns. By noon, some 10,000 people had gathered to see the Blessed Mother… In the most gentle and loving voice, Our Lady smiled ad began to speak [to Sister Pierina]: “I am the Immaculate Conception, the Mother of my Beloved Son, Jesus. I want to be known as the Mystical Rose. My wish is that every year on the 8th of December, at noon, an Hour of Grace will be installed. Many spiritual graces and physical blessings will be received by those who pray, undisturbed, during this hour.”
Maria Rosa Mystica Apparitions
Blessed Mother appeared under the title of “Rosa Mystica” (Mystical Rose) at Montichiari in Northern Italy to Pierina Gilli. The purpose of this devotion was to reform of the religious and religious institutions. During the sixth apparition,Our Blessed Mother appeared with the two children of Fatima (Francisco and Jacinta) which shows Her appearance under the title of “Rosa Mystica” and considered  a continuation of Fatima.
The altar in the Chapel of the visionaries place