World Mission Rosary Intentions: November 8 – 21, 2010

“When the World Mission Rosary is completed, one has embraced all continents, all people in prayer.”

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen

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General Rosary Intention: That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

Africa (Green Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Isadore the Farmer,  the Patron Saint of Farm Workers, may come to the aid of those affected by the destruction of crops by torrential rains in Burundi.  May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Africa.

Disaster (Destruction of Crops by Rain) (2010) Map of Burundi. Extract from ARTICLES: ACT Alert: Torrential rains in the eastern Province of Ruyigi, Burundi. : “Torrential rains last week wrecked Gisuru commune in Burundi’s eastern province of Ruyigi. The rains affected individual households, public infrastructure and crops. Former refugees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) were heavily affected. . . . Households are struggling to find shelter. . . . Victims need rapid support to save what remains of their houses before the coming rainy season destroys them completely. . . . Support is also needed to help people establish small community livelihoods projects to recover from agricultural losses. Crops located in swamp areas were destroyed, as well as dry land crops like bananas, cassava and other fruit trees.” See ARTICLE: Burundi:Cibitoke Flood Operation n° MDRBI004 DREF Operation Final Report,

Saint Isadore the Farmer (Patron of Farm Workers) (Feast Date: May 15)Extract from Isidore the Farmer “Pious farmer. Married to Saint Mary de la Cabeza. Their son died young; they became convinced it was the will of God that they not have children, and they lived together chastely the rest of their lives, doing good works. Accused by fellow workers of shirking his duties by attending Mass each day, taking time out for prayers, etc. Isidore claimed he had no choice but to follow the highest Master. One tale says that when his master came in the morning to chastise him for skipping work for church, he found angels plowing the fields in place of Isidore. Miracles and cures reported at his grave, in which his body remains incorruptible.” See PICTURES of Saint Isadore the Farmer. See also:Isidore the Laborer (Multilingual), St. Isadore the Farmer (EN),  St. Isidore the Farmer 1070-1130(EN), St. Isidore the Labourer(EN)San Isidro labrador (SP), Sant’ Isidoro l’agricoltore Laico (IT), VIDEOS: Saint Isidore The Farmer (EN), Sant’ Isidoro l’ agricoltore (IT).

Oceania (Blue Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Gertrude of  Nivelles, the Patron Saint invoked for securing accommodations or lodging, may come to the aid of those displaced by the earthquake, tsunami and eruption of Volcano Merapi in Indonesia.  May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Oceania.

Disaster (Displacement due to Natural Disasters) Map of Indonesia Extract from Indonesia tsunami deaths top 400: “At least 408 people have been confirmed dead after a tsunami triggered by a powerful earthquake hit Indonesia’s western Mentawai Islands earlier this week, but officials say the death toll could be much higher. Harmensyah, the head of the West Sumatra provincial disaster management centre, said on Friday that rescue teams “believe many, many of the bodies were swept to sea”. Bodies have also been found buried on beaches and even stuck in trees across the islands. More than 400 people are believed to be still missing after three-metre high waves battered the small group of islands, about 280km to the northwest of Sumatra, on Monday. . . Almost 13,000 people are living in makeshift camps on the islands after their homes were swept away.” Extract from: Indonesia’s Mount Merapi volcano erupts again: “Mount Merapi volcano has erupted for a third time, with local people reportedly saying this was louder and stronger than the previous eruption on Tuesday. . . Ash was raining down in Yogyakarta, about 30km (19 miles) away. At least 47,000 people who live around Mount Merapi are staying in government camps or with friends and relatives, according to the National Disaster Management Agency.” See ARTICLES:  Indonesia tsunami: Fears grow for hundreds of missing and Merapi Volcano Ash Smothers Indonesian Village.  VIDEOS: Government considers relocations after Indonesian tsunami, Weather slows Indonesia tsunami aid, Indonesia volcano active again, Deadly Eruptions in Indonesia, and Mount Merapi erupts for third time.

Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (Patron Saint for Securing Accommodations or Lodging) (Feast Date: March 17) Extract from March 17th – St. Gertrude of Nivelles: “She was a daughter of Pepin I of Landen, and a younger sister of St. Begga, Abbess of Andenne. One day, when she was about ten years of old, her father invited King Dagobert and some noblemen to a banquet. When on this occasion she was asked to marry the son of the Duke of Austrasia she indignantly replied that she would marry neither him nor any other man, but that Christ alone would be her bridegroom. . . . There is a legend that one day she sent some of her subjects to a distant country, promising that no misfortune would befall them on the journey. When they were on the ocean, a large sea-monster threatened to capsize their ship, but disappeared upon the invocation of St. Gertrude.” See PICTURE of Saint Gertrude of Nivelles. See also: Gertrude of Nivelles (Multilingual), Saint Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), St. Gertrude of Nivelles (EN), Gertrudis de Nivelles, Santa (SP), Santa Gertrude di Nivelles (IT), Sainte Gertrude de Nivelles (FR), św. Gertruda (PO). VIDEO: Santa Gertrude di Nivelles.

Europe (White Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Angadrisma of Beauvais, the Patron Saint against Fire, may come to the aid of those killed or injured by fire in an abandoned building in Prague.  May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Europe.

Disaster (Fire)Map of Czech Republic. Extract from Nine die in fire in abandoned building in Prague: “Nine people died in a fire overnight in an abandoned building near Prague’s central bus station that was used as a shelter by homeless people, the capital’s fire brigade said on Wednesday. The fire broke out in the building, owned by a rail company, around midnight, it said. It was the most deadly fire in the city of 1.3 million for several decades. VIDEOS: Fire in Prague 10/27/2010Eight die in city-center Prague blaze.

Saint Angadrisma of Beauvais (Patron Saint against Fire) (Memorial:  October 14)Extract from Angadrisma of Beauvais: Cousin of Saint Lambert of Lyon. Educated in Therouanne by Lambert and Saint Omer. She felt drawn to religious life from an early age, but was promised in an arranged marriage to Saint Ansbert of Chaussy. Dreading marriage, Angadrisma prayed for a miracle to prevent it; she was stricken with leprosy. The marriage was broken off, Ansbert married someone else, and Angadrisma became a nun; the leprosy was cured the moment she received the veil from Saint Ouen, archbishop of Rouen. Abbess of the Benedictine monastery of Oroër-des-Vierge near Beauvais, France. Miracle worker. Once stopped a fire that was about to destroy her monastery by praying while holding up the relics of the house’s founder, Saint Ebrulf of Ouche.” Beauvais. See also: St. Angadrisma (EN),Santa Angadrisma, abadesa (SP), Angadrisma(IT), Sainte Angadrême(FR).

America (Red Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Mary, Our Lady Health of the Sick, may come to the aid of those affected by cholera in Haiti.  May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in America.

Disaster (Cholera)Map of Haiti Extract from Amid Cholera Outbreak in Haiti, Misery and Hope:  “Inside the courtyard of St. Nicholas Hospital, beyond the gate with the handwritten sign stating “Diarrhea Emergency Only,” lies a grim but unusually orderly scene at the epicenter of this country’s unexpected cholera epidemic.  Patients were treated in a tent clinic for cholera victims, in a hospital courtyard in L’Estère. Scores of children and adults are doubled over or stretched out on every available surface, racked by convulsive stomach disorder or limp with dehydration. Buckets sit by their sides, intravenous solutions drip into their arms. Life hangs in the balance, yet there is a sober, almost eerie calm.  ARTICLES: Cause of cholera’s resurgence in Haiti remains unknown, Cholera in Haiti Matches Strains Seen in South Asia, U.S. Says, VIDEOS: Pain of Haiti’s cholera grows, Fight to contain cholera in quake-ravaged Haiti, Haiti cholera outbreak: Attempts to keep camps healthy.

Saint Mary, Our Lady Health of the Sick (Feast Date: Saturday before the last Sunday in August; November 16 [Camillians]; June 1 [Kevelær, Germany]) Extract from Prayer to Our Lady, Health of the Sick: “Virgin, most holy, Mother of the Word Incarnate, Treasurer of graces, and Refuge of sinners, I fly top your motherly affection with lively faith, and I beg of you the grace ever to do the will of God. Into your most holy hands I commit the keeping of my heart, asking you for health of soul and body, in the certain hope that you, my most loving Mother, will hear my prayer. Into the bosom of your tender mercy, this day, every day of my life, and at the hour of my death, I commend my soul and body.  See PICTURES of St. Mary, Our Lady Health of the Sick.Libro de otras Oraciones: A NUESTRA SEÑORA DE LA SALUD Y PERPETUO SOCORRO (SP), Nowenna Matki Bozej Uzdrowienie Chorych (PO),VIDEOS:Salve Madre de la Salud (SP), Salve a Nuestra Señora de la Salud (SP).

Asia (Yellow Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung, the first Thai priest to be beatified, may come to the aid of those affected by flooding in Thailand. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Asia.

Disaster (Flooding-Typhoon Megi)(October, 2010)Map of Thailand Extract from Floods devastate Thailand: 56 dead, 30 affected provinces: “The death toll from two weeks of flooding in Thailand in the aftermath of Typhoon Megi has risen to 56 people.   About two million and 800 thousand people have been affected by the disaster considered the worst in decades to hit the nation, losing houses, land or livestock. . . .  The waters of swollen rivers are threatening to cause flooding in the coming days also in Bangkok, built two meters above sea level and where much of the national river system converges. . . The floods have caused widespread damage in the north-east, large parts of which are submerged under a meter of water. In the ancient capital of Ayuttahaya, 92 elephants used as a tourist attraction were led to safety on a march to the nearby hills.” See ARTICLES: Thailand’s flood death toll hits 17; Bangkok braces for deluge, Thailand: Flood updates, 28 Oct 2010.  VIDEOS: Thai floods affect millions, Death toll at 41 in Thailand floodingIn pictures: Thailand floods.

Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung (the first Thai priest to be beatified) (Memorial: January 12)Extract from Bl. Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung: “While serving as a parish priest, he assisted the religious of the Salesian Order following their arrival in Thailand in 1927, teaching the priests his native tongue and training the seminarians in catechesis. Father Nicholas later labored in northern Thailand and elsewhere in the country to win the conversions of lapsed Catholics. He carried out his ministry under the shadow of an anti-Christian Thai government, which considered Catholics ‘unpatriotic.’ On the morning of January 12, 1941, Father Nicholas rang the church bell to summon parishioners to Sunday Mass. For this simple act he was arrested and sentenced to fifteen years of imprisonment. While in prison, Father Nicholas catechized his fellow prisoners, baptizing 68 of them. Unable to say his breviary, he found his consolation in reciting the rosary.” See PICTURES of Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung. See also: Blessed Nicholas Bunkerd Kitbamrung (EN), BEATIFICATIONIS SEU DECLARATIONIS MARTYRII SERVI DEI NICOLAI BUNKERD KITBAMRUNG(EN), Nicolás Bunkerd, Beato(SP), Beato Nicola Bunkerd Kitbamrung (IT), BienheureuxNicolas Bunkerd Kitbamrung (FR).

General Rosary Intention: That the Lord in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary – may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

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