I figured I needed to do more, after I read that. So, here is an old recording I made of a chaplet of the Most Holy Rosary using the Joyful Mysteries. I didn’t include the “Fatima Prayer” because there seem to be different versions in Latin (it wasn’t not composed in Latin, of course). I’ve heard some interesting Latin versions out there. Hopefully, this will help.
Yesterday I posted a facetious story about Kukulkan coming to the Vatican… though t’aint that funny, given what we’ve seen lately. That was from The Onion.
This morning I received a text… “Is this from The Onion?”
Nope… it’s from CNA… no, I couldn’t make this up. Note the involvement of Jesuits:
Vatican promotes ‘smart rosary,’ selling for $109
Vatican City, Oct 15, 2019 / 09:44 am (CNA).- The Vatican promoted the launch of a ‘smart rosary’ bracelet Tuesday compatible with an iOS and Android app, which costs over $100.
“In a world of indifference and in the face of so many injustices, poverty, elementary rights denied, praying for peace in the world means reconciling ourselves in our daily relationships, with the poorest, with the stranger, with different cultures and spiritual and religious traditions, but also with our land, our forests, our rivers and oceans,” Fr. Frédéric Fornos, SJ said in a press release sent by the Holy See Press Office Oct. 14. [The Press Office, yet. So someone is backing this. Wonder why?]
“The rosary is a beautiful spiritual tradition for contemplating the Gospel with Mary, it is a simple and humble prayer,” he said.
The “eRosary” bracelet is activated by making the sign of the cross, and is synced to an app, “Click to Pray eRosary” that tracks the user’s progress and contains visual aids and audio reflections on the mysteries of the rosary. [And what might they include? How do the want to form people’s prayer of the Rosary?]
The bluetooth and water-resistant digital rosary is currently available for pre-order sale on Amazon.it for 99 euros, roughly $109. It is sold by “Click to Pray” — an initiative of the Pope’s Worldwide Prayer Network. [Hmmm… who are they, I wonder.]
Taiwan-based tech company GadgTek Inc (GTI) developed the “smart rosary” for the initiative.
Pope Francis launched the “Click to Pray” smartphone app in an Angelus address in January 2019, encouraging young people to download the app to pray the “Rosary of Peace.”
Among the “exclusive images and personalized content about the praying of the Rosary” contained in the app is a “themed” rosary option. Themes will include Laudato Si, migrants and refugees, vocations, and young people. [Nothing about the Amazon?]
“Aimed at the peripheral frontiers of the digital world where the young people dwell, the Click To Pray eRosary serves as a technology-based pedagogy to teach the young how to pray the Rosary, how to pray it for peace, how to contemplate the Gospel,” the Click to Pray press release said. [Why promote people teaching people to pray the Rosary when you can have a environment themed app do it?]
Our mission is the truth. Join us!
Truth, huh? How about some Veritatis splendor? Oh, right… that’s not fashionable anymore.
Laudato si theme? Migrants and refugees theme?
I’ll tell you who the perifery is now. Traditional Catholics who don’t want trendy themes constantly shoved down their throats.
I’m surprised that the Jesuit homosexualist activist lobby wasn’t able to insert a sodomy theme in there.
How about this? How about a Rosary that already has themes… perhaps the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries?
I call it…
And it’s already water-resistant. WARNING: It is not tears resistant.
You can get one of these. They are tough and practical.
You can get one of these. They are beautiful and bequeathable.
I don’t remember the exact locus of the image, perhaps The Lord of the Rings. I am reminded of the image of a slug crawling across a beautiful lily.
The tech involved is just tech, I know. Tech is neutral. But the Rosary already has its tech.
It’s called “a Rosary”.
In fact, a properly blessed Rosary. What we call, in fact, The Most Holy Rosary.