World Mission Rosary Intentions
October 10 – 23, 2011
Servants of Saint Camillus Disaster Relief Services (SOS DRS)/Camillian Task Force (CTF)
“When the World Mission Rosary is completed, one has embraced all continents, all people in prayer.”
Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen
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 Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity, the Patron Saint of the Sick, may come to the aid of those affected by dengue fever in Kenya. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Africa.
Disaster (Dengue Fever Outbreak) Map of Kenya. Extract fromKENYA: Medics overwhelmed as dengue fever spreads: “An outbreak of dengue fever in Mandera, northeastern Kenya, is spreading fast, with at least 5,000 people infected within weeks, due to limited health facilities, a shortage of medical personnel and poor sanitation, officials told IRIN. With only one public hospital and a few private clinics, medical officials in the town – which borders Ethiopia and Somalia – said the facilities were congested with dengue fever patients and they were unable to cope. . . . The UN World Health Organization (WHO) describes dengue as ‘a mosquito-borne infection that causes a severe flu-like illness, and sometimes a potentially lethal complication called dengue haemorrhagic fever’. The WHO estimates some 50 million people are infected with dengue across the world every year. A statement by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation on 26 September said four deaths from the disease had been confirmed but, according to Mandera residents, at least 10 people have died since early September when the outbreak started. Sheikh said more deaths resulting from the viral infection could have occurred in homes or at private clinics.” See also: Dengue Fever Outbreak Overwhelms Northeastern Kenyan Town; WHO Sends Essential Drugs.
Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity (Patron Saint of the Sick) (Feast Date: November 9) Extract from The Saint of the Divine Indwelling: “This young mystic understood God’s constant presence within her as a sign of his great love for her. She writes to her mother: “Oh, may the Master reveal to you His divine presence, it is so pleasant and sweet, it gives so much strength to the soul; to believe that God loves us to the point of living in us, to become the Companion of our exile, our Confidant, our Friend at every moment.” . . . Spending her earliest years in this military environment Elizabeth was naturally formed in such virtues as courage and forthrightness. From her earliest years. Elizabeth’s personality was also marked by a determined, energetic disposition. The strong-willed. exuberant child’s energy, however, often became violent, resulting in fits of rage. She could not support being opposed, seeming ‘to think that all must give way before her.” Nevertheless, this child who was once described mischievously as ‘pure devil’ simultaneously demonstrated and developed a great attraction to prayer. . . .Elizabeth lived out her desire ‘to return some of His great love to the Beloved of the Eucharist’ by conquering her tempestuous nature. Her mother later testified, “From that day (of her First Communion) and afterwards, no more fits of anger.’ This victory did not come easily to the young girl, however, but rather cost her a considerable amount of effort and struggle. Yet. Elizabeth desired to return love for love, and to show her love for the loving God by becoming herself more loving towards others. She drew strength for this struggle from ‘the Beloved of the Eucharist who had made in her His dwelling place.’ See PICTURE of Bl. Elizabeth of the Trinity. See also: November 9 – Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity: Patron Saint of the Sick (Multilingual), Blessed Elizabeth of the Trinity: Prayer to the Trinity.
Oceania (Blue Beads)
Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. Peter Chanel, the Patron Saint of Oceania, may come to the aid of those affected by the water shortage in Tuvalu. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Oceania.
Disaster (Water Shortage) Map of Tuvalu Extract from Tuvalu declares emergency over water shortage: “The tiny Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has declared a state of emergency because of a severe shortage of fresh water. It has affected the capital, Funafuti, and a number of outer islands. Low-lying Tuvalu is one of the smallest countries in the world, with a population of about 11,000 – nearly half live on Funafuti. A New Zealand Air Force plane has flown to Tuvalu, carrying water supplies and two desalination units. New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully said ministry officials would remain in Tuvalu to help assess the needs on the ground.” See also: Tiny Tuvalu Declares Water Emergency, Tuvalu faces drinking water emergency.
Saint Peter Chanel (Patron Saint of Oceania) (Feast Date: October 20) Extract fromST. PETER CHANEL—1803-1841: “On April 18, 1841, a band of native warriors entered the hut of Father Peter Chanel on the island of Futuna in the New Hebrides islands near New Zealand. They clubbed the missionary to death and cut up his body with hatchets. Two years later, the whole island was Catholic. St. Peter Chanel’s death bears witness to the ancient axiom that ‘the blood of martyrs is the seed of Christians.’ He is the first martyr from Oceania, that part of the world spread over the south Pacific, and he came there as the fulfillment of a dream he had had as a boy. Peter was born in 1803 in the diocese of Belley, France. At the age of seven, he was a shepherd boy, but the local parish priest, recognizing something unusual in the boy, convinced his parents to let him study, in a little school the priest had started. From there Peter went on to the seminary, where it was said of him: ‘He had a heart of gold with the simple faith of a child, and he led the life of an angel.’ . . . Peter’s violent death brought about the conversion of the island, and the people of Futuna remain Catholic to this day. Peter Chanel was beatified in 1889 and canonized in 1954.” See PICTURE of Saint Peter Chanel. See also: October 20 – Saint Peter Chanel: Patron Saint of Oceania.
Europe (White Beads)
Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. John of Avila, the Patron Saint of Spain, may come to the aid of those affected by organized cirme in Barcelona, Spain. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Europe.
Disaster (Organized Crime and Prostitution) Map of Spain Extract fromSpanish police arrest suspected Chinese mafia members: “Police in Barcelona have arrested 39 members of a suspected Chinese mafia and freed 30 young Chinese women whom they allegedly forced into prostitution, a senior officer of the Catalan regional police told CNN Wednesday. The arrests occurred earlier this week after a long investigation. It was the biggest strike to date against Chinese-run mafias involved in forced prostitution in the northeast region of Catalonia, whose capital is Barcelona, said the senior officer, Xavier Cortes, head of the Catalan police unit that fights human trafficking. In recent years, the Chinese crime syndicate had crowded out others from the prostitution market in the fashionable Eixample district of Barcelona by using forced prostitution and charging below-market rates, Cortes said. The women were forced to work in unsanitary conditions and in marathon sessions, seeing eight clients in a row for an hour each, he said. After initial arraignments, a judge ordered 33 of the suspects to remain in prison. Six others were released but remain under investigation, and must check in regularly with authorities, Cortes said. Police are searching for six additional suspects, Cortes said. A total of 17 brothels were dismantled.”
Saint John of Avila (Patron Saint of Spain) (Feast Date: May 10) Extract from St. John of Avila – Master of Contemplation and Renewal of the Church: See also: “His efforts bore great fruit not only in Spain but throughout Europe. He had an important hand to play in the institution of the modern seminary as a place of strong community life, mental prayer and intense study of the faith. In other words, he helped the fathers of the Council of Trent realize that building seminaries that were genuine centers of Christian spiritual formation was the key to the reforms most needed in the life of the Church. It is fitting that in the midst of the challenges the Church faces today, Pope Benedict should direct our attention to this particular reformer, a reformer who calls us to depths of prayer.” See also: May 10 – Saint John of Avila: Patron Saint of Spain.
America (Red Beads)
Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Therese of Lisieux, the Patron Saint of Aviation, may come to the aid of those affected by the Helicopter Crash in New York, U.S.A. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in America.
Disaster (Helicopter Accident) Map of New York Extract fromSydney woman dead after chopper crashes into New York river: “A woman from Sydney has died in a helicopter crash in New York City’s East River. She was one of five people on board a private Bell 206 helicopter that crashed into New York City’s East River after taking off from a launch pad on the river bank about 3pm local time on Tuesday (6am AEDT today). It is believed that, on board, were the pilot and four adult passengers. Two of the injured are fighting for their lives. ABC’S Good Morning America reported that the passengers were all members of one family celebrating the woman’s 40th birthday.” See also: Investigation under way in New York copter crash.
Saint Therese of Lisieux (Patron Saint of Aviation) (Feast Date: October 1) Extract from Her Thoughts and Words about…Prayer: “Prayer is, for me, an outburst from the heart; it is a simple glance darted upwards to Heaven; it is a cry of gratitude and of love in the midst of trial as in the midst of joy! In a word, it is something exalted, supernatural, which dilates the soul and unites it to God. Sometimes when I find myself, spiritually, in dryness so great that I cannot produce a single good thought, I recite very slowly a Pater or an Ave Maria; these prayers alone console me, they suffice, they nourish my soul. — Story of A Soul, Chapter X” See PICTURE of SaintTherese of Lisieux. See also: October 1 – Saint Thérèse of Lisieux: Patron Saint of CTF/SOS DRS, Australia, Russia and of Flower Growers.
Asia (Yellow Beads)
Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Turumba, the Patron Saint of the Philippines, may come to the aid of those affected by Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae in that country. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Asia.
Disaster (Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae) (September 27 and October 1, 2011) Map of Philippines Extract fromPhilippines recovers after Typhoons Nesat and Nalgae: “Rescuers are scrambling to reach people who have been stranded for days on their rooftops following two typhoons in a week. The authorities are still trying to evacuate people amid a threat of further flash floods and landslides in the aftermath of typhoon Nalgae. At least 52 people were killed and thousands made homeless after Typhoon Nesat hit the country on Tuesday. Nalgae has followed the same route, killing at least three people. The death toll is expected to rise following Nalgae’s six-hour rampage on Saturday across areas of the main Luzon island already waterlogged by Nesat.” See also: At Least One Dead as Second Typhoon Batters Philippines, Philippines steps up typhoon relief efforts, Death toll from dual Philippine typhoons now 59, PHILIPPINES: Health concerns follow Typhoon Nesat. VIDEOS: 59 dead in dual Philippine typhoons, Typhoon Nesat batters Philippines main island, Powerful Typhoon Nesat hits Philippines, Philippines grapples with floods after two typhoons, Philippines hit with another typhoon.
St. Mary, Our Lady of the Turumba (Patron Saint of the Philippines) (Feast Date: See Turumba sa Virgen) Extract from Our Lady of Turumba: “The image, according to tradition, belonged to some missionaries who crossed Laguna de Bay in a launch. When the launch was shipwrecked, some of its relics were washed ashore including the image of the Virgin. One Friday morning, some fishermen found the image in the nets. Believing it was a religious image, they decided to drop it off at a parish church. When they started to carry the painting, they found that it was heavy. They tried to carry it in many directions, until it was near the church of Pakil. While they headed that way, the wind and current aided their course; and when they landed, they left the image on a rock so they could continue their fishing duties. A group of women found the image one Sunday morning. Although it had rained during the night, the canvas was dry. When they tried to take it away, they could not move it; even the strongest among them, Mariangga, could not lift it. They quickly told the parish priest, who in turn called the sacristans, choir members and churchgoers to get the image. As they lifted the image, the people around begun to sing and dance. To their surprise, the image gave way. And So the Tarumba to Our Lady was born.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Turumba. See also: Saint Mary, Our Lady of the Turumba: Patron Saint of the Philippines (Multilingual)