But many of you may not know Bishop Elliott. I don't. I only know that he's a proponent of True Liturgical Reform - the reform envisioned by Vatican II.
St. Mary's parishioner Stan Metheny is a big fan of Bishop Elliot's and sent me several links to articles by and about him. I will copy below just a tad from one - an article in which Bishop Elliott offers suggestions on how to pray the Rosary.
One suggestion is to use the Rosary as prayers of petition. The bishop suggests ...
As a prayer of petition, the Mysteries could be offered according to this plan-... from which we can see that this is a prayerful and devoted man.
1.The Annunciation -- for humility, obedience, trust2. The Visitation -- for love of my neighbour, generosity and hospitality.3. The Nativity -- for a spirit of poverty, detachment.4. The Presentation -- for obedience to the Church.5. The Finding in the Temple - for true wisdom.
1. The Agony in the Garden - for a spirit of prayer, strength in suffering.2. The Scourging -- for purity.3. The Crowning with Thorns -- for meekness, acceptance of suffering4. The Carrying of the Cross -- for patience, ability to bear burdens5. The Crucifixion -- for true contrition for my sins.
1. The Resurrection -- for perseverance in faith2. The Ascension -- for a desire for heaven.3. Pentecost -- for the gifts of the Holy Spirit, growth in holiness or prayer.4. The Assumption -- for a love of the saints, charity for holy souls.5. The Coronation of Our Lady - for a good death.
I encourage my Mid-Western readers to come and celebrate with us (though I may be out of town doing shows, myself). And if you can't take in St. Mary of Victories on Sunday, September 30, come any time!