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The Holy Rosary of the Mother of God was the ordinary subject of the preaching of Florent Puteano, a Dominican religious. He never went up to the pulpit without finding an opportunity to speak about the advantages of this heavenly devotion. God blessed his zeal and worked many miracles to show how pleasing to Him were the exhortations he addressed to the people to recommend this holy prayer. A woman reduced to the most terrible despair had given herself to the devil, had renounced her devotion to the Blessed Virgin and the recitation of the Rosary; a writing signed by her hand and entrusted to Satan had confirmed this criminal renunciation. The holy apostle of the Rosary, having learned of this sad event, undertook to help this unfortunate soul; he persuaded the wretched woman to confess, admitted her to the Confraternity of the Rosary, and celebrated mass for her at the altar of the Blessed Virgin. At the end of the Holy Sacrifice, the bill was seen to fall at the foot of the altar; this was proof that the devil had been forced by Mary to break the commitment made by this woman, and to grant her her original freedom.
(Barri, Journ., October 26)
Sign of the Cross
In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, and of the Mother of God. Amen.
O Jesus! We are going to walk with You on the road to Calvary which was so painful for You. Make us understand the greatness of Your sufferings, touch our hearts with tender compassion at the sight of Your torments, in order to increase in us the regret of our faults and the love we wish to have for You.
Deign to apply to all of us the infinite merits of Your Passion, and in memory of Your sorrows, show mercy to the souls in Purgatory, especially to those who are most abandoned.
O Divine Mary, who first taught us to make the Way of the Cross, obtain for us the grace to follow Jesus with the sentiments Your Heart was filled with as You accompanied Him on the road to Calvary. Grant that we may weep with You, and that we may love Your divine Son as You do. We ask this in the name of His adorable Heart. Amen.
My Jesus, forgiveness and mercy!
By the merits of Thy holy Wounds and the sorrows of Thy Mother.