The Pilgrim Rosary of the Jubilee in Oslo, Norway

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Pilgrim Rosary, Oslo, Norway , 14 and 15 May
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The Pilgrim Rosary of the Jubilee in Oslo (Norway)
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Persevering in prayer with Mary the Mother of Jesus, they ardently long for the fullness of the Holy Spirit, so that with unveiled face they may reflect the glory of the Lord and be transformed into his image from splendour to splendour by the Spirit of the Lord (cf. 2 Cor. 3:18.) (LCM 1,4)

Inspired by this passage from our constitutions, the nuns in the Monastery of the Annunciation in Oslo, Norway, had prepared the following program to pray and celebrate the Rosary the week-end of Pentecost:

After the morning mass on 14 May, feast of the Apostle Matthias, celebrated by one of our Dominican friars, we sang a hymn to invoke the Holy Spirit, and read the passage from Acts 1 about the Apostles in prayer with Mary, waiting for the Spirit.

We then had a procession to a small Lourdes Grotto in our garden, praying the Rosary (the mystery of the coming of the Holy Spirit) as we walked. In front of the Grotto, we had a short time of prayer, with hymns sung and prayers read, and as we walked back we sang a hymn recounting all the mysteries of the Rosary.

In the evening, the Vigil of Pentecost, we prayed the glorious mysteries and the First Vespers of Pentecost, and a Sister then gave a short conference about the Rosary as compendium of the Gospel and an aid to continual prayer. About thirty persons were present, and all were invited to coffee in the guesthouse after the conference.

15 May, Pentecost Sunday, we invited people to join us to pray the glorious mysteries of the Rosary and sing the Second Vespers of Pentecost. Each mystery was introduced with short Scripture passages from both the Old and the New Testaments.

 

(18 May 2016)