You can listen to the full podcast of the programme HERE.
Reflection on the Rosary
You can listen to the reflection on the Rosary excerpted from the main programme HERE.
How to pray the Rosary
Holy Mary Mother of God! - Reflections on the Rosary - Busted Halo - "I’m not sure about you, but I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the rosary. It stems from long road trips with my very Catholic family, where the CD I had been playing through the car speakers was suddenly turned off, my parents’ rosaries pulled out from the glove compartment and for the next 15-20 minutes I was forced to endure an incessant babble of words repeated over and over. I understood the importance of prayer, I just didn’t see why we had to make an already long and tedious drive all the more so by becoming quiet and serious, with the same two or three prayers recited in a nearly mindless chant. I was at a loss so I sat quietly while my parents prayed, waiting until I could turn the music back on...."
Series of articles also available from Busted Halo (at the bottom of the page)
Papal Reflections on the Rosary
Reflections on the Rosary by a Cloistered Poor Clare Nun
Mary, the Rosary and the Word of the Lord
Gospel - Matthew 22:34-40 - The Great Commandment
But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sad'ducees, they came together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question, to test him. "Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?" And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets."
Reflections on this weeks gospel:
Word on Fire
Centre for Liturgy
Liturgical Odds and Ends
Liturgy of the Hours - Psalter Week 2
For the liturgical anaraks who want to understand the liturgical minefield around the celebration of the Solemnity and All Souls next weekend - Complicated Ordo Alert--Two Solemnities on one Weekend
Saints of the Week
October 27th - St Otteran
October 28th - Ss Simon and Jude
October 29th - St Colman of Kilmacduagh
October 30th - Blessed Jean-Michel Langevin
October 31st - Bl Dominic Collins
November 1st - Solemnity of All Saints
November 2nd - Commemoration of All the Faithful Departed