Mary’s seven joys

The Blessed Mother appeared to a Franciscan novitiate who daily
had visited her in prayer from the time he was a child.

“Would you like to learn how to pray in a manner pleasing to me?”
Our Lady asked.

The Franciscan Crown, also known as the Rosary of the Seven Joys of Mary, is more than a celebration of the Blessed Mother’s life with Jesus.  It’s an endearing journey resplendent with everyday miracles.

ICC81411-20How to pray the Franciscan Crown

Begin each decade with an Our Father and follow with ten Hail Mary’s.  Then, at the end, pray two additional Hail Mary’s for a total of seventy-two, which represent the years Our Lady lived on earth.  The Crown has no other prayers before, between, or after the decades, unless you count the sign of the cross before and after you say the rosary.  So, wherever you are, please join us in prayer.

  1. The Annunciation…
  2. The Visitation…
  3. The Nativity…
  4. The Adoration of the Magi…
  5. The Finding in the Temple…
  6. The Apparition of the Risen Jesus…
  7. The Assumption and Coronation of Mary…

Ave Regina Caelorum

Hail, Queen of the heavens.  Hail, Lady of the angels.  Root of our salvation
and our gateway to heaven, the light of the world was born to you.  Be joyful, Virgin of glory, most beautiful of all in heaven.  We greet you now, true beauty.  Pray for us to Christ.

January 20, 2013

Mary can teach us kindness….  “They have no wine,” she told Jesus at Cana.  Let us, like her, be aware of the needs of the poor, be they spiritual or material; and let us, like her, give generously of the love and grace we are granted (Blessed Teresa of Calcutta).

March 25, 2013

The Virgin Mary teaches us what it means to live in the Holy Spirit and what it means to accept the news of God in our life.  She conceived Jesus by the work of the Holy Spirit; and every Christian, each one of us, is called to accept the Word of God, to accept Jesus inside of us, and then to bring him to everyone (Pope Francis).

August 3, 2014

“A joyful heart is more easily made perfect than one that is cast down” (St. Philip Neri).

August 20, 2014

“Let us not imagine that we obscure the glory of the Son by the praise we lavish on the Mother; for the more she is honored, the greater is the glory of her Son” (St. Bernard).

Pdf files…  MMM novena prayers (English/Spanish; printable) from CAMM

Links of interest…  AMM: medal’s story and its meaning / prayers for all occasions /
votive lights / virtual tour of the national shrine…  Ave Maria Caelorum…  CAMM: sermons & novenas videos / vigil lights / who we are…  Catherine Labouré: & the miraculous medal / have you got enough / miraculous medal / November 27 / OLRL booklet / sister of charity…  Franciscan Crown: seraphic rosary / seven joys…  Mary: beloved of the Trinity / celebrating May / corner / devotion / gate of heaven / litany / meditations / mother (of the church) / page prayers (miracles / more / novena / queen of angels) / untier of knots  Our Lady of Corpus Christi: chapel (virtual tour) / prayer / retreats…  St. Anthony’s Guild…  the Word among us

WP posts…  Faces of Mary…  Marian devotions…  Mary’s miraculous medal…  May flowers…  My Franciscan Crown…  Our Lady…  Repeated prayers

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