“A novena of light and hope”

Monthly Prayer Leaflet for the Rosary Teams

Our theme for the year:
“You are the Temple of the Holy Spirit”

In the north, it is summer and in the south, winter. Some go on holidays, for others, intense regular or seasonal work. For others still, unemployment, hospital or retirement homes.

During this particular time, can our hope be awakened, carry us further into life towards the Kingdom of God?

But also, what hope can we search for, discover, and share within our teams and around our teams?

Let us not forget, the Rosary Teams are in the front line of the New Evangelisation to awaken the hope of a world in crisis.

In that sense, a Rosary team is a presence of the Church in the middle of a village or a neighbourhood so that the largest number of those around us can again begin to hope.

I propose to you that we live the feast of the Transfiguration of Christ, when Jesus radiates in his flesh the light of his divinity; and the feast of the Assumption of Mary, when Mary is drawn into the light of her Risen Son Jesus like a “novena of light and hope”.

From the 6th to the 15th of August, this novena unites the Transfigured Christ prior to his entry into Jerusalem where he suffers his Passion and rises from the dead, victor over death, and Mary who is the first embraced into the light of the Risen Christ.

The Gospel with Mary is then at the zenith of joy and of light for great is our hope: to live in the light where each of us, like Mary, is enlightened by Christ.

We will then be in true communion with each other, one for another. And with this hope received during this novena, let us invent, in teams, new ways of sharing with those who are thirsty!

Fr. Gilles DANROC o.p.
International Chaplain of the Rosary Teams

Editorial of September 2013

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