Monthly Archives: October 2020

END OF OCTOBER DEVOTION

END OF OCTOBER DEVOTION
Dear Devotee, this year’s October Marian devotion ends today, in many places, especially in various Parishes and Marjan shrines with the crowning of our Blessed Virgin Mary.
The month has really been so eventful. Amidst the #EndSARS protests and all that followed, the month drew the faithful together, each day, to offer their love and devotion to the Mother of God, and learn about her.
As the month ends and as we round off our special devotion to Mary, may she obtain for us all that we have asked with faith, particularly for the church: for God’s continuous direction and protection of the Holy Father and others leaders of the church, and for divine intervention in the situation of our country Nigeria. Amen.
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Day 15, October Devotion

MARIAN READINGS – OCTOBER DEVOTION
With Fr. Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia

Day 15.
CHRIST IN A MANGER
” Wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger” (Luke 2:7)

1. Today being the Fifteen day of our October Devotion. We shall be reflecting on Christ in a manger. As we continue our meditation on the life of Mary. Mary was solely responsible for the birth of Christ. She lovingly placed Christ in a manger.

2. It was her work alone. No one could help her, not even St. Joseph with all his generosity or the angels who looked down from heaven, not even her cousins. Mary did these work alone.

3. No matter how many may be in attendance, a mother is supremely alone at the moment of her child’s birth and Mary was no exception.

4. Its bewildering to realize that the salvation of the whole world and of millions yet unborn , depended on a little maiden no more than fourteen years of age, going through the great adventure of motherhood.

5. Finally, it may interest you to note that God did not send any army to escort Christ into the world but only a little girl; Mary. “The weak things of the world has God chosen, that He may confound the strong ” (1Cor1:27)

PRAYER
Hail Holy Queen, my Dearest Mother, as you brought forth your firstborn Son; Jesus Christ. You laid him in a manger, with Holiness, faith and love. Help us with these qualities. No one could help you at that moment, may we be there always to help you to bring Christ into our world. through Christ Our Lord. Amen

( mention your petition)*
Say one our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory be …
*Please, dear Mother, place these poor prayers and petitions of mine in thine immaculate Heart and offer them to Jesus Christ. Conscious of my own unworthiness, I trust in thine immaculate Heart, the fountain of infinite mercy*.Amen

RESOLUTION
I will pray 5 decades of the Rosary everyday.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

May Almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Day 14th, October Devotion

MARIAN READINGS – OCTOBER DEVOTION
With Fr. Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia

Day 14.
THE BIRTH OF CHRIST
” And she brought forth her firstborn son” (Luke 2:7)

1. Today being the Fourteen of our October Devotion. We shall be reflecting on the Birth of Christ. The climax of Mary’s life was the birth of Christ  in the stable at Bethlehem. This indeed was the supreme moment in a life of supreme importance.

2. It was for this supreme moment that Mary had been chosen by God from all eternity,  to bring the Son of God into the world in human form. God has had us all in mind throughout all eternity but none with more tender love than Mary.

3. Everything in Mary’s life centers around the birth of Christ. Her Immaculate Conception by which she was preserved from the corruption of original sin, was a preparation for this event, so that no shadow of sin would fall across the life of the Holy Son she would bear.

PRAYER
Hail Holy Queen, my Dearest Mother, as you brought forth your firstborn Son; Christ.  You experienced great Joy, help me each day to experience Joy in doing the will of God. through Christ Our Lord. Amen

( mention your petition)*
Say one our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory be …
*Please, dear Mother, place these poor prayers and petitions of mine in thine immaculate Heart and offer them to Jesus Christ. Conscious of my own unworthiness, I trust in thine immaculate Heart, the fountain of infinite mercy*.Amen

RESOLUTION
I will pray 5 decades of the Rosary everyday.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

May Almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Day 12, October Devotion

MARIAN READINGS – OCTOBER DEVOTION
With Fr. Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia

Day 12.
MARY’S MAGNIFICAT
” My soul doth magnify the Lord” (Luke 1:46)

1. Today being the Twelfth day of our October Devotion. We shall be reflecting on Mary’s Magnificat. The most important words Mary ever uttered were “Be it done unto me according to thy word,” for they put God’s plan of redemption into operation. Next to these words would be the inspired verses of the Magnificat which Mary sang when she visited her cousin Elizabeth at the Visitation.

2. Mary’s purpose in pronouncing this hymn of praise: unquestionably the greatest canticle of the entire Bible: was to thank God for the privilege of becoming the Mother of the Saviour. My soul doth magnify the Lord and my Spirit has rejoiced in God my Saviour.

3. To magnify means to praise and honour. It includes everything found in the word adoration. Therefore, its our fundamental obligation of adoring God. No creature is more grateful to God than Mary. That is why as Catholics and Christians we must recite the Magnificat everyday. We should make it a constant hymn of Thanksgiving to God for the gift of life and for all other graces and blessings. The Magnificat is a powerful hymn, we must recite it with complete attention and devotion.

PRAYER
Hail Holy Queen, my Dearest Mother, as you magnify the Lord, give me the grace to always magnify and glorify God by my life. May I rejoice in God my saviour in everything. Just as Christ was the source of your Joy, O Mary, may Christ be our Joy, through Christ Our Lord. Amen

( mention your petition)*
Say one our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory be …
*Please, dear Mother, place these poor prayers and petitions of mine in thine immaculate Heart and offer them to Jesus Christ. Conscious of my own unworthiness, I trust in thine immaculate Heart, the fountain of infinite mercy*.Amen

RESOLUTION
I will pray 5 decades of the Rosary everyday.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

May Almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Day 9, October Devotion

Day 8, October Devotion

MARIAN READINGS – OCTOBER DEVOTION
With Fr. Benjamin-Maria Igbinovia

Day 8.
MARY’S LOVE OF GOD
” Thou shall love the Lord thy God” (Matthew 22:37)

  1. Today being the Eighth day of our October Devotion. We shall be reflecting on Mary’s Love of God. As we continue our meditation on the life of Mary, Mary possessed all virtues.
  2. If humility was the foundation of all Mary’s virtues, love of God is the climax and the crown. Yet who can fathom the depths of her love for God? This may be one of those areas where, according to the warning of St. Peter Damian, we should not try to go beyond what the Gospel tell us. But if we follow only what they teach us about Mary’s love for God, we have a magnificent pattern for us to study and to imitate.
  3. I am 100% convinced that Mary loved God more than any other human being. Her love was undoubtedly greater than that of the angels and all the saints themselves. Mary had more sanctifying grace than any other created being: ” Full of grace” (Lk1:28)
  4. However since love increases in the proportion to the amount of sanctifying grace a person has, Mary’s love of God has to be the greatest of any creature. No one love God more than Mary, no one is closer to Christ than Mary.
  5. From the Gospel, Mary’s love for God was focused upon Christ, this we just imitate. we can also see that Mary proved her love of God in the manner Christ later describe. ” If you love me, keep my commandments” (Jn 14:15). Mary’s love of God was centered in Christ. Mary loved Christ and through him the Father and the Holy Spirit.

PRAYER
Hail Holy Queen, my Dearest Mother, let the love of God be the main characteristic of my life, just as it was of you. Give me the grace to always make frequent acts of love of God during thanksgiving after mass, visit to the Tabernacle and my daily meditation. Through Christ our Lord. Amen

( mention your petition)*
Say one our Father, one Hail Mary and one Glory be …
Please, dear Mother, place these poor prayers and petitions of mine in thine immaculate Heart and offer them to Jesus Christ. Conscious of my own unworthiness, I trust in thine immaculate Heart, the fountain of infinite mercy.Amen

RESOLUTION
I will pray 5 decades of the Rosary everyday.

We fly to your protection, O Holy Mother of God; Do not despise our petitions in our necessities, but deliver us always from every danger, O Glorious and Blessed Virgin.

May Almighty God bless you, in the name of the Father, and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.

Happy feast of Our Lady of
the Most Holy Rosary
Oct 7 2020

Kneeling before the Altar of the Queen of the the most Holy Rosary. I am offering a special Rosary prayer for you and for your Intentions.

Today, you shall be victorious in all your battles; both spiritual and physical, through Christ Our Lord. Amen