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Five rosaries in my short holiday(3)


The last cove are: Jatiningsih and Kerep- Ambawara : Nothing much special about these two, but still it can create a good pictures

Mary of jatiningsih

the cross of Jesus
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Five rosaries in my short holiday(2)


The second & third coves are in order:  Sendangsono & Ganjuran

Sendangsono is more modern and nature architectural , it was given as the best architecture. With the combination between black rocks, red steel, and the green of nature .. making Sendangsono is a great place to just sit, stay and pray

Mary of Sendangsono

Ganjuran is famous with the acculturation between javanese culture and catholic religion. It has a temple, and usually inside a temple was the GOD, then catholic church replace it with the statue of Jesus. The way of cross and Saint Mary also are in Javanese costume. very unique when you realize and getting to know the cuture in deep as well as your christianity

the ganjuran temple
Mary in Javanese goddess costume
the church
Tabernakel

Five rosaries in my short holiday(1)


Five rosaries doesn’t mean five times of Rosary, but its the five of st Mary’s cove in middle Java.

First cove : The Mary of Tritis…
it’s near o the mountain in mid Java province, with the beauty of stalactite and stalagmite. the silence will make you more focus on your prayer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Madonna
the cross of Jesus
Mary of Tritis
the cove of Tritis

Medali Wasiat -NOVENA-


DOA NOVENA MEDALI WASIAT

Ya Perawan Maria yang tak bercela, Ibu Yesus Kristus Tuhan Kami dan ibu kami,
dengan penuh kepercayaan akan perantaraanmu,
yang kuasa dan tak terhingga dan tak pernah sia sia sebagaimana sudah seringkali ternyata oleh medali wasiat,
kami anakmu yang terkasih dan penuh kepercayaan , memohon supaya Engkau memperoleh kami karunia dan anugerah yang kami minta dalam novena ini,
adalah berguna bagi jiwa kami dan jiwa-jiwa yang kami doakan

(sebutkan permohonan)

Ya Maria, sudah berapa kali, jiwa kami menjadi tempat suci bagi puteramu
yang benci akan dosa, perolehkan kami kebencian besar akan dosa dan kesucian hati,
yang mempererat kami dengan Allah, sehingga tiap tiap pikiran,
tiap tiap kata, tiap tiap perbuatan kami hanya memperbesar kemulianYA
Perolehkanlah bagi kami tabiat senang berdoa dan mati raga,
supaya dapat kami peroleh kembali apa yang telah hilang
akhirnya kami boleh sampai ke tempat yang terberkati itu, tempat Engkau menjadi
Ratu Para Malaikat dan manusia. AMIN

Ya Maria, semula jadi tak bercela, doakanlah kami yang berlindung kepadamu (3x)

Mengapa hidup ini tidak ADIL???


Mengapa hidup ini tidak adil???
Pertanyaan yang tidak perlu jawaban ini sering terlontar dari pikiran banyak orang ketika mereka merasa bahwa persoalan sepertinya datang silih berganti, atau masalah terasa tidak ada jawaban, atau dikala kita susah kita melihat sekitar kita sedang bergembira…

Mengapa hidup ini tidak adil…..??

Hari ini aku baca satu buku, dengan pembahasan tentang hal ini… dikatakan.. di dalam dunia, tidak ada sesuatu yang adil.. tapi bagaimana caranya kita merespon sesuatu hal itu sehingga kita bisa ‘survive’ dan sukses melewati kondisi tersebut, bukannya malah terpuruk

Dibahas juga bahwa bila dilihat dari dua sisi mata uang, suatu peristiwa, pasti akan dianggap adil bagi satu pihak dan tidak adil bagi pihak yang lain. Misalnya dalam satu peristiwa pembunuhan . Bagi pihak keluarga korban, adil adalah bila terdakwa dihukum mati. sedangkan bagi keluarga terdakwa, mungkin mereka merasa bila adil bila terdakwa dihukum akan tetapi diperbolehkan masih bertemu dengan anak istrinya.. dan tidak jadi dihukum mati…

Adapun, bilamana dari pembahasan alkitabiah..
bila kita merasa hidup kita tidak adil…
Pernahkah kita merasa…….

ADILKAH, seorang MESIAS mengalami penghinaan dengan ditangkap, diseret, dan diludahi?
ADILKAH, seorang tidak bersalah dijatuhi hukuman mati, disalib dengan hina
ADILKAH, seorang YESUS dipaksa setengah telanjang, kesakitan dipaku dan disalib?
ADILKAH, seorang penguasa dunia mati disalib???

Bila melihat itu..
PANTASKAH kita merasa hidup kita ini TIDAK ADIL?
BERANIKAH kita marah pada TUHAN mengenai hidup kita?
PANTASKAH kita mengeluh terus??

Yang IA harapkan adalah
RESPONSE your life.. immediately.. because He gives you the situation for A reason….
to make you STRONGER than before…

hope you understand

Pesan Iman – Pengharapan – Cinta


Berikut adalah pesan pesan dan informasi dari Kapel Bunda Maria – Medali Wasiat

Medali Wasiat adalah gambaran medali yang diminta oleh Bunda Maria kepada St Catharine – Paris, dimana beliau mendapat pada saat penampakan BUnda Maria di Kapel dimana ia menjadi Suster disana.

Inside the church

1. Lukisan di atas altar, mengingatkan kita pada Malam Hari, tanggal 18 – 19 Juli 1830, dimana Sr Catherine Laboure menerima kunjungan pertama dari Perawan – Maria

2. Patung Maria di kanan, – Empat bulan kemudian , 27 Nov, Suster Catherine dalam keheningan doanya, ia melihat Perawan iru, matanya memandang ke langit, Ia mempersembahkan BOLA DUNIA itu kepada Allah, di atasnya ada SALIB kecil yang menyatakan dunia seluruhnya, semua manusia dan masing masing dari kita…

3. Patung Maria di Altar, Maria berdiri di atas bulatan itu.
SINAR SINARitu keluar dari tangannya, sinar sinar itu menyatakan Rahmat-rahmat yang dilimpahkan Maria kepada mereka yang memohon kepadanya.
Ia menginjak ULAR, simbol dari kejahatan
Di sekeliling kepalanya terdapat MAHKOTA DUA BELAS BINTANG, Ia adalah Bunda Gereja, yang dibangun di atas kedua belas Rasul dan ia adalah BUNDA KITA
KEDUA HATI YESUS DAN MARIA yang bersinar Maria telah bersatu dengan Yesus dalam Penderitaannya.
Ia sekarang membagikan Kemuliaannya di Surga dan menjadi pengantara bagi kita, yang sedang berjiarah di atas bumi ini.

look at the letter placed on the curve

4. TULISAN LENGKUNGAN , tertulis sebuah DOA yang Maria anjurkan kepada kita supaya mengucapkannya
” O Maria semula jadi tak bercela , doakanlah kami yang berlindung kepadamu,

5 TULISAN LENGKUNGAN LUAR adalah UNDANGAN yang ditujukan kepada kita
: Datanglah ke kaki altar ini , maka semua Rahmat akan dilimpahkan kepada semuanya”

Catherine labore

6. Jasad St. Catherine Laboure di sisi kanan, Sr Catherine telah menghabiskan masa hidupnya di Reuilly selama 46 tahun, dalam kerendahan hati ia melayani orang orang tua.
Ia meninggal tahun 1876, dan dimakamkan di dalam rumah di Reuilly. Dalam tahun 1933, tubuhnya ditempatkan dalam peti relikwi ini. Bajunya adalah baju yang dipakai pleh Puteri Kasih sampai tahun 1964

The body of Saint Marillac

7. Jasad St Louisa De Marillac, Bersama dengan St Vincentius de Paul telah mendirikan perkumpulan Puteri PUteri Kasih. Mozaik yang berada di atas peti relikwi dan Salib yang ditempatkan di bawah altar itu menyatakan devosinya yang amat besar terhadap Roh Kudus dan akan penderitaan serta kesengsaraan Kristus. Sebuah kalimat yang ditulis dengan huruf emas mengulang nasehatnya yang terakhir kepada Puteri Puteri Kasih
” Perhatikanlah sungguh sungguh pelayanan kepada para Miskin dan terutama hiduplah bersama dalam persatuan erat dan penuh keramahan, cintailah satu terhadap yang lain untuk meniru persatuan dan kehidupan Tuhan kita. Berdoalah sungguh sungguh kepada Santa Perawan agar ia menjadi SATU SATUNYA BUNDAMU

8. PLAKAT PERINGATAN KUNJUNGAN : dari Bapa Suci Yohannes Paulus II, 31 Mei 80

9. Di sebelah kanan dan kiri altar terdapat 2 perhiasan dari batu marmer yan gberbentuk bulat, mengingatkan kita pada martir Puteri Kasih dari Arras dan dari Angers pada waktu revolusi

Vincentius A Paulo

10. St Vincentius De Paul ; Di sekeliling patung St Vincentius de Paul ini ada nyala api yang membara. Ini melambangkan CINTA KASIH YANG MEMBARA DALA M HATINYA. Ia mewartakan Kabar Gembira Yesus kepada semua orang. Ia tidak puas dengan mengatakan saja, Ia menunjukkan dengan contoh-contoh. kita telah melihatnya disini dengan anak anak yang dikumpulkan nya dari jalan jalan di Paris abad ke 17.
Ia melibatkan banyak orang, laki laki dan wanita, di jalan CINTA KASIH itu, dan mendirikan secra khusus Konggregasi Missi dan Puteri puteri kasih.


Medallion

MEDALI

Bagian muka medali itu
” Oh Maria semula jadi tak bercela….”

Di baliknya
* Sebuah salib
* Huruf M dan kedua hati simbol dari cinta
* Kedua belas bintang, simbol dari tugas kerasulan

Medali ini mengingatkan kita tentang misteri penyelamatan : Inkarnasi dan penebusan
Ia merupakan suatu panggilan untuk berjanji mengikuti Kristus yang adalah : Jalan _ Kebenaran – Kehidupan

Maria membimbing kita kepada kristus

A Novena to Our Lady of Continued blessings


In the days after your pilgrimage it might be a good ideas to recall the highpoints of your time in Lourdes. This may help you to answer the question: How can I live this in my everyday life?

A. How do I go about doing a novena at home?
here are some suggestions to help you. Take a candle home with you and light it everyday, while you are saying your novena.
Say the prayer of Our Lady continued blessings
Reflect on the thought for the day
Say a decade of the Rosary
Whilst saying the Hail Mary meditate on the mystery
The order in which you say the prayers is your choice

I. IT WAS EASY TO PRAY

When you were in Lourdes were there places or times when you found it easier to pray? For many pilgrims their favorite place is the Grotto, in the silence

yes, precisely in Lourdes you have the Grotto! however a crucifix, an Icon, a statue of Mary, a Bible, these are signs of the sacred. Added to that many churches are open during the week.

At the Grotto, I was not alone. You are never alone, You are in communion with the Saint and at the same time you are praying in and for the world. We are reminded of this when we pray the Our Father, . In Lourdes, candles are burning every moment of every day as a sign of the constant prayer of the church

Thought for the day
How is my prayer life? Is it growing?

Meditate on the announcing of the Kingdom:

Hail Mary full of grace, the Lord is with thee,
Blessed are you among woman and him who gave us the OUR father, Jesus, your son
Holy Maru, Mother of GOD, pray for us sinner,
now and at the hour of our death, Amen

II. IN LOURDES, I WENT TO CONFESSION

In Lourdes, what was it that helped you go to confession? Can you in some way go back to that place in your heart in order to experience the joy and peace you received in Lourdes? Now you can think about the times when you could go to confession during the year at home

Thought for the day

Are you able to avail of confession in your home parish? maybe if this is not possible and if you live in a larger town you could go to another parish and perhaps ask a priest to be your confessor.

Remember the words of the Our Father (forgive us our trespasses as we forgive others..) there are many opportunities to celebrate God’s forgiveness, the Confiteor and the other words of the penitential rite. Actually think about these words and don’t say them mechanically.

Meditate on the death of Christ on the cross
It is him who delivers us from sin , Jesus, your son.

III. I WAS TOUCHED BY THE WITNESS GIVEN BY THE SICK AND THEIR HELP

In days gone by sick people were very visible in LOurdes. In our day thank to medical advance this is less so. However suffering is still part of the human condition when we come face to face with our own limitation.

Everyone is affected by Lourdes, the relationship we see between the sick and their helpers. The helpers themselves will tell you that they receive much more than they give

The person’s illness does not take away their taste for living but it makes us realize that all things are passing, it helps us to take stock of that which we have and to look at all aspect of our lives.

Thought for the day
In the group that I was with the people who helped the sick did not miss anything. Who needed the attention? Was it me who was afraid? They devoted their time freely, without charge!

How do you think the sick person or the person with disability deal with the temptation of their faith? Did God abandon me? (HOPE) I am near death (LOVE) I could just turn in on myself

Mediate on the Visitation
” and it is he heals the sick, Jesus your son

Maria @ Monaco

IV : A VIVID MEMORY OF MY VISIT TO THE CACHOT

The cachot is the second stage of the Jubilee Way. In this squalid damp hovel lived Bernadette, her parents and three siblings. On seeing this we cannot but be moved,. It is an wonderful example of GOD choosing the poor and the humble.

We have to be careful not to consider the story of Bernadette as nothing more than a fairytale; the little poor girl, sick and illiterate who for the last 150 years half a billion people have come here as pilgrims.

Thought for the day
If you had lived in Lourdes in 1858 what would you hae thought about the Soubirous? Would have paid any attention to them or would they have been invisible to you? Which side would you have been on, would you have helped in the spreading of the rumors about them?Or perhaps you would have helped them?

Obviously we are not in 1858. But who are the Soubirous in your midst today

Meditate on the whipping of Jesus
” and it was him who was whipped, Jesus your Son”

V. FINDING MY PLACE IN THE CHURCH

The woman imparted a task to Bernadette; go and say to the priests that the people are to come here in procession and build a chapel. The notion of procession is a reminder that we are a pilgrim Church journeying toward the Kingdom. The chapel is a place of assembly , principally for the celebration of Mass.

During your time in Lourdes, you will have taken part in the processions, symbolizing the pilgrim Church and as you gathered for Mass perhaps for either the Sunday or Wednesday International Mass, a community at prayer.

But back at home in my parish, it is not easy. I do not always feel I belong. The parish of Lourdes in 1858 was certainly not perfect. But it was the parish were Bernadette was baptized. It was her faith community and it was in this parish that the Blessed Virgin appeared to Bernadette to bring her massage to the world.

Thought for the day
What do you ask of the church and what can you do to help further the mission of the church

Meditate on the Pentecost:
” and it was him who lived in the Church, Jesus your SON..”

VI. BERNADETTE, WHAT COURAGE

Bernadette had to overcome much on her journey, opposition, skepticism, fear and hostility. This came from many fronts, her parents, the police and other civil authorities, the sisters of the school she attended, the clergy; all opposed her at one stage or another for a variety of reasons. Bernadette weathered it all

What do you think of the words of Peter and John when they where before the Sanhedrin for the first time? “We cannot remind silent of that which we have seen”

Or perhaps like Bernadette the statement is more accurate: I am not responsible for what you believe but only for that that I give witness to

Thought for the day
What I am like when I am called to give witness? Can I have the same traquil courage that Bernadette demonstrated?

Meditate on Jesus before Pilate”
“and it was him who stood before Pilate, Jesus your SON… ”

VII. LOURDES, A FRIENDLY TOWN

Since pilgrimages started coming here, Lourdes has always had an incredible mix of people from all walks of life and different countries and cultures, the young and the old, the town dweller and the rural. It is also a place where the well and the sick person mingle freely among each other

In Lourdes, much is said without words, the smiles, the simple gestures of one helping another, the obvious consideration of others. At the evening tourchlight procession the faces illuminated by the candles show people who are in somewhere in another place walking along side the neighbour realizing that we are all the same.

Based on pamphlet of A novena to Our Lady of continued blessings.

Mary,
You remembered all things
and pondered them in your heart
Help me to do the same

It is you who lived in obscurity in Nazareth
Show me the way to love everyday

It is you who spent company with Jesus
Help me to make more real the experiences of my pilgrimage

I also offer to you in prayer those I met in Lourdes
especially the sick and those with disability

You asked for a chapel to be built
I pray for the community of which I member of

Continue to look on me
You who is the Immaculate Conception
Mother of Mercy. Amen