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October 2009 Bloglets

World Fatima Apostolate calls for 100 million prayers for life, peace
This October 5 article by Fr. Mark of Vultus Christi takes a look at the amazing life of Blessed Bartolo Longo (who died on this day in 1926). Blessed Bartolo founded the Shrine of the Madonna of the Rosary in Pompei, Italy. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

Blessed Bartolo Longo, Apostle of the Rosary
This October 5 article by Fr. Mark of Vultus Christi takes a look at the amazing life of Blessed Bartolo Longo (who died on this day in 1926). Blessed Bartolo founded the Shrine of the Madonna of the Rosary in Pompei, Italy. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

Appearing the same day on the UK's Dominican student-brother blog Godzdogz, is another good article on Bl. Bartolo.

Free Rosary Apps for your iPhone
An October 3 posting on Filipino priest, Fr. Stephen Cuyos' blog. (See 'click for more info.', below.) In it, he points out three fairly new iPhone apps for praying the Rosary, which at the time of his post were all free:

Holy Rosary (now 99 cents)
published by EBSolutions, September 14 2009

Holy Rosary Lite (free)
published by AppsCode, January 27 2009

Santo Rosario, in Spanish (free)
published by SvmSoft, June 26, 2009

Among others, I found these iPhone apps for praying the Rosary:

Rosary – Mysteries of the Holy Rosary (free)
published by Ryan MacCarthy, September 30 2009

Rosary is version 1.1, released November 10, 2009. (free)
published by Greg Betzel, October 18 2009

iRosary (Catholic Rosary) (99 cents)
published by Opicury Software, June 20 2009

Rosary Amen (multi-language rosary) ($2.99)
audio so far in English, Latin & Portuguese; text so far in English, French, Italian, Latin, Portuguese & Spanish; published by Magno Urbano, August 10 2009

Massachusetts' The Milford Daily News offers this October 7 article entitled New app turns iPhone into psalm pilot. The app also includes praying the Rosary.

Finally, The Washington Post newspaper's online religion feature On Faith featured this inspiring October 2 article, called Faith, Hope and an iPhone app.

September 2009 Bloglets

Benedict XVI’s prayer intentions for October
A September 30 article from the Vatican Information Service (VIS), via EWTN (Eternal World Television Network).

"Pope Benedict's general prayer intention for October is: "That Sunday may be lived as the day on which Christians gather to celebrate the risen Lord, participating in the Eucharist".

His mission intention is: " That the entire People of God, to whom Christ entrusted the mandate to go and preach the Gospel to every creature, may eagerly assume their own missionary responsibility and consider it the highest service they can offer humanity"."

Homosexual activists design "Relational Mysteries" for Rosary
A September 29 article from the Catholic News Agency.

Over 4,000 Rosary rallies planned for October 10
A September 29 article from Christian News Wire.

Praying the Rosary for inner healing
A September 29 article by Fr. Dwight Longenecker, at Catholic Online.

Mostar bishop reiterates rules for Medjugorje parish
A September 28 article from the Catholic News Service.

October is the month of the Holy Rosary
A September 28 article from the Catholic News Service.

Here is Catholic Culture's article entitled October Devotion: the Holy Rosary. (See 'click for more info.', below.)

Here is a blog posting from The Religion Teacher, entitled The month of the Rosary is October. published this September 25 article from the Catholic PRWire, entitled "Why pray the Rosary?. And finally, here is an informative October 1 article from the Catholic Exchange website, called A Brief History of the Rosary.

International Week of Prayer and Fasting to ask God for mercy
A September 24 article from the Catholic News Agency.

Pope to visit Fatima next year?
A September 24 article from Catholic World News, via the CatholicCulture.orgwebsite.

New "Rosary Workout" e-book by Peggy Bowes
A September 23 podcast item I found at The Rosary Workout combines praying the Rosary with physical exercise. Now that's different! (See Click for more info., below.)

Catholic mom Sarah Reinhard, in her blog just another day of catholic pondering, wrote Quick Takes on the Rosary Workout. Enjoy!

How many Rosaries?
This blog posting on Secret Harbor, offers a fascinating snapshot of St. Padre Pio, whose memorial the Church celebrates on September 23. "Love the Madonna and pray the Rosary, for her Rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today".

These are the words of Saint Pio of Pietrelcina" (1887-1968) "or perhaps more affectionately known as Padre Pio. This Capuchin priest and 'son' of Saint Francis of Assisi loved the Rosary. He wrote often about our Blessed Lady and among those writings is this gem: "Rest your ear on her maternal heart and listen to her suggestions, and then you will feel all the best desires for perfection being born in you"."
"Another example of how time mingled with eternity in this Capuchin saint was that he prayed thirty-five complete Rosaries per day; that is, the Joyful Mysteries thirty-five times, the Sorrowful Mysteries thirty-five times, and the Glorious Mysteries thirty-five times. Obviously Padre Pio was able to perform other priestly functions while at the same time praying his Rosary, a tremendous gift within itself."(See 'Click for more info.', below.)

The Catholic Education Recource Center (CERC) also offers this excellent article about St. Padre Pio, called Pray, hope and don’t worry! It originally appeared in the September 20-26 issue of America's National Catholic Register.

Rosary trendsetters lack knowledge of symbol
A September 22 article from Florida’s A&M University online newspaper, The Famuan.