Two new Mystical Rose gifts & a continued Happy, Hearty,& Holy Mystical Rose Year since it is of 2013.
Now, since our Mystical Rose has 3 roses that especially can also symbolize the Trinitarian indwelling (as Mary is also the Ark of the Covenant), we have two other gifts that would surely please the Mystical Rose and that just came to me.
Gift #1 (in addition to 3-Person salutation), as many Christians/Catholics oft cry out "Glory to God(!)," as MRMSers we can replace it with a more 3-way emphasis: "Glory to The Trinity!" It has more syllables, and so it could even come out more reverentially, slowly, depending. Indeed, our Catholic tradition of Divine Office and Rosary prayer is more Trinitarian with the "Glory be to ..." -- as a brief prayer form (doxology), not so much an exclamatory form. But in that same line, the Sunday GLORIA glorifies the Trinity, though beginning with "Glory to God in the highest..." because it then branches out into the Trinity just as the Nicene Creed does. So, "Glory to The Trinity!" is very Mystical Rosey for the emphasis on the 3 Persons. You can use this exclamation in many forms, including whether you get applause (the glory should go to our Gift-Giver God) or insult (which is sometimes even a greater gift for the greater glory to God The Trinity).
Gift #2 Especially for this #13 Mystical Rose Year of 2013, we can end our rosary decades not only with the famous Fatima or Lourdes "Ave, Ave, Ave, Maria [repeated]" but in this new Mystical Rose form: "Ave, Ave, Ave Ma-ri-a ---- Ave, Ave, Ro-sa-a My-sti-ca." *Note it has a 3fold syllabic sound just like Maria. Picture Her 3 Roses, if you like, when chanting it, and Her 3 Persons indwelling (the Trinity) like LOVE (as the rose oft symbolizes), as well as Her call to Prayer, Sacrifice, and Penance. Here's the Fatima tune for the AVE in the refrains from a hymn we did for the SOLT Jubilee Year, in case you can't recall it -- (the Lourdes one also functions with 3fold syllabic sound): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UtZhy04cWQc
Finally, you can recall St. Augustine: "A prayer sung is a prayer prayed twice." Chanting the Avemarias more preciously in honor of Our Mystical Rose can surely help advance Her causes with the two Vatican commissions to finally, God-willing, give official Church approbation to Her apparitions and messages to Her servant Pierina Gilli.
So, may our Prayer, Sacrifice, and Penance be all the more pleasing this Year to Our Most Holy Trinity via Maria, Rosa Mystica, of 3 major roses.
Have a Blessed & Holy January month of the Holy Name of Jesus Christ!
& especially a GREAT 13 (New Millennial) MYSTICAL ROSE YEAR of 2013!
May Our Lady ever-flowering & overflowing with graces & blessings unfold in us The 3-Fold indwelling Divinity (of Her 3 'Roses') to ever spring, sing, & ring alive.
Amatissima semper esto Maria Rosa Mystica! ===== Most Beloved ever be Maria Rosa Mystica!
Rev. Fr. Ed Roche and Bro. Sobichen Mathew