The Holy Ghost decended upon the Apostles, Alleluia!
"Suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared to them parted tongues as it were of fire, and it sat upon every one of them: And they were all filled with the Holy Ghost" ... (Acts 2:1-13).
We are united in prayers and our Rosary prayers also goes to all the pilgrims on their way to Chartes!
We are no longer an untrained soldier of Christ, weaponless, unfit for service filled with vices.
We are Ecclesia militans, soldiers of Christ!
The Rosary is our weapon.
The John the Baptist Fast or Pentecost Fasting commence on the Ember Fast, on May 31, 'Pentecost Wednesday', (Queenship of the BVM) until the vigil of the Nativity of Saint John the Baptist (June 23 which is also the Octave Day of the Sacred Heart of Jesus).
- We continue to exercise and operate as a soldier of Christ -
Pray the Rosary!
The Step-by-Step Commander Cross Rosary community prays the Glorious Mysteries until Pentecost.
Then the traditional weekly format of Rosary prayers kicks in until Advent.
We decided early on in our work with the Step-by-Step Rosary that the sacred language Latin was to be present, regardless if you used it or not. It is the official church language and people who now are saints prayed in latin over centuries.
We just offer the opportunity to our users, to his or her preference, to use the format they enjoy.
We have prayer groups, where the preference differs. Our material exist in churches where the local prayer group have tourists joining in the local Rosary prayer.
For about seven years, our founder has told us while praying the Rosary together every Saturday (over 380 consequtive Saturdays), "I have now finished the Rosary booklet" to come back the following week with a new updated version. Or we would hear the comment "I cannot improve this Rosary booklet any further. I am happy now, the job is finished", to come back some Saturdays later and say "Here is the new updated version".
When we heard the same words in November 2022 during the traditional 40-day St. Martin Fast, after an adoration, we all smiled. And he told us: "No I am serious. This is it!". And, yes, "this was it" despite a few more months of cosmetic amendments and tiny add-ons from his side, making a huge impact on his booklet.
"We have reached the finish line!"
One of the aims of our Step-by-Step Rosary - was that we are one church - one community, regardless of where we are in the world. The Rosary unites us as the structure is through tradition regardless of how you pray it. Imagine the force of 1.4 billion people praying the Rosary, every day!
This is of course not the case, and our founder, realized when leading a catholic organisation, that most people did not know of how to pray the Rosary, or more so, to be able to lead others to pray the Rosary.
We have also realized that it takes time to set a structure within your own prayer life, and your family's prayer life. In particularly, if you are new to pray the Rosary.
One of the early on questions back in 2017 was about the Fatima-prayer and that you are supposed to pray it after the mystery, but what was considered a mystery?
In particularly, as the Fatima-prayer comes at the end of the decade, not the bible text considered to be the mystery. Questions have been asked over the years but no one answered the question.
The answer came when searching for the word 'mystery' in the Catechesis as it turned out that the 'Our father', 'Hail Mary' and 'Glory be' are all three considered mysteries. Of course - it makes sense - but no priest told so or for that matter - no one had an answer in the matter.
During an adoration, the idea came of why not watch how Cardinal Leo Burke and Bishop Athanasius Schneider prays the Rosary when they pray it in Latin. Both of them did it almost in the same way, the difference was that Cardinal Burkes add the 'Fatima prayer' after the 'Glory be' already before first mystery. Why invent the wheel again? Why not instead follow the Catholic tradition piggy-back on spiritual leaders, current and past, caring for our souls to come to Heaven, instead of Hell.
In 2023, we reached the finish line with the Step-by-Step Rosary, which is crafted by the family for the family, a traditional way to put on the Armor of God.
Whether seen as a beginner's guide to mastering the art of praying the Rosary, it represents the refined culmination of over 380 consecutive Saturday Rosary prayers, and a tool to nurture your prayer life.
The family that prays together, stays together.
Our signature "Step-by-Step Rosary" encompasses the traditional 15 mysteries, accompanied by historical Christian artworks depicting each scriptural scene. Religious art, language, and music are powerful tools in the battle against evil as they forge a connection between ourselves and God and serve as a constant reminder of the goodness in the world.
On top of all the bits and pieces put together in our Rosary, which also has been part of our development was to offer the Rosary in several languages. Once the new structure was in place, it made it way easier to basically add any language into our work. We just remove one box and replace the box with another.
Right now, our Step-by-Step community offers the Rosary in nine languages; English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, and Swedish.
Not all versions are online, yet, as we have friends in each country who are to assist us adding the local touch to each Rosary.
We are now in a diabolical dissorientation where everything now is an up-side-down structure. There is a thick smoke-screen in place, building a new distorted order, where the the seven deadly sins are in place instead of the seven virtues. The new world order is rather a disorder.
The attack on the Church, quite well illustrated in the above image, occurs from several angles. The sound of silence or more so, the silence is deafening from the hierarchy and each cardinal, bishop and priest will have to face it when the days come meeting our creator, like all of us will. Their job is to save souls ...
O MARY, conceived without sin, pray for us who have recourse to thee.
O Maria, sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis qui ad Te confúgimus.
O Maria sine labe concépta, ora pro nobis, qui confúgimus ad Te.
Imagine the jaw-drop when one of our guys, who had bought a bag of Miraculous Medals to be handed out and brought the bag to the local parish Father to be blessed, heard the words:
"No, sorry, I cannot bless these medals because they are incorrect!"
Instead of a sad face from our member, he then smiled to his Father and said:
"OK, thank you Father for caring!"
The NO-answer triggered a dedicated research to find out what then is supposed to be, or is considered to be correct.
It was also then when we realized that there are loads of medals with misspellings, incorrect wording, poor illustrations, hardly visible items on the medals around.
The This is also one of the reasons why we post the Miraculous Medal Prayer above in latin and in english to show our users the correct prayer.
We looked at the original french wording (O Marie conçue sans péché priez pour nous qui avons recours à vous) from the La Chapelle du Grâce de Sainte Vierge Miraculeuse on Rue du Bac in Paris where Saint Catherine Labouré received the apparition.
Then, as the Father is of German origin, we looked at it in german (O Maria, ohne Sünde empfangen, bitte für uns, die wir zu dir unsere Zuflucht nehmen) which opened an opportunity to order proper medallions in french, then order proper medallions in german and through the german version, it lead us to Saint Maximilian Kolbe and the organisation he founded, which had it in latin even though the page was in german. We could then order it in latin and now with four languages, the Father had loads of medals to bless, all to be handed out. Today, we only order the 25mm version as one can clearly see the prayer on the medallion.
The Church is supernatural. It is not an organisation.
The Holy Mother Church is greater than the Pope, than the Cardinals or Bishops. They are all members of the Church.
This is the victory that overcomes the world, our Faith.
It is a Divine Faith, it is not a human Faith.
We do not leave the Church because she is our Mother.
We have been in the catacombs for quite some time...
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