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This month's newsletter is about prayers and religion.
Flair For Writing June 2005 Issue
Religion and Prayers
Editor: Megan Rose Princess Megan Rose
Assistant Editor: Angel Angel

Hi Everyone! Megan and Angel here. How are you? Angel is almost done with her art classes. Check out her beautiful new work in her port. You will be amazed! She is just learning how to love thunderstorms in Illinois. Ha! Ha! Check out her pictures of her, Phillip{her handsome other half} and beautiful cats.

I just got a certificate and pin for taking Scrapbook Design Classes. I am working on a photo/scrapbook about me. I am hoping to get my second novel published.

We hope you are going to have a great summer. This month's newsletter is about prayers and religion. Remember, we have always have hope and our faith in God and Jesus. Here is our newsletter.

Hi Angel here. We are doing our newsletter about prayers. Megan and I thought it would be interesting for you and your family to read and keep in mind... a prayer a day makes your soul dance. I hope you enjoy this issue. Thank you.

This is an ARTICLE that I found on the net. This is really interesting. I hope you will enjoy.


History: The Servite Chaplet of the Seven Sorrows is a devotion that recalls seven sorrowful episodes in the life of the Blessed Virgin Mary. The practice originated with the Servite Order{Servants of Mary} probably soon after the Order was founded in Monte Senario, Italy in 1233.

The second feast day, observed internationally on September 15, is the Virgin of Sorrows-known in Spanish as the Virgen de Lores. Mexicans associate her with their Independence Day, celebrated on September 16. The call that began the war for independence-the Grito de Dolores occured on September 16, 1810 in Dolores, Hidalgo, a town named after the Virgin of Sorrows. The "Grito" then signifies both the "shout" for freedom issued in that town and the Virgin's sorrow over the sufferings of the Mexican people.

The traditional symbol of the Seven Sorrows is the Sorrowful Heart of Mary, that is a heart pierced with seven swords and topped with a flame representing her love for God and for all humanity. Thw swords refer to the Prophecy of Simeon. {Luke2:33-35}.

PRAYERS: The worshipper prays one "Our Father" and seven "Hail Marys" for each of the Seven Sorrows. The final prayers are: three more "Hail Marys" to honor the tears of the sorrowful Virgin, one "Our Father", one "Hail Mary" and one "Glory Be" for the intentions of the Pope, an invocation to the Sorrowful Virgin and a concluding offetory.

There are numerous non-Servite versions of this devotion practiced in Mexico. Some require one "Hail Mary" For each Sorrow, instead of seven or increase the number of Hail Marys from seven to ten. Still others add one "Glory Be" after each set of "Hail Marys.." Virtually all add unique opening and closing prayers. There appears to be no standard Mexican version of the Seven Sorrow Chaplet.

BEADS: Like the Holy Rosary, the Seven Sorrows is a "Bead prayer." Servite beads are designed to keep count of the prayers. They are not required to perform the devotion. There are 49 beads in the circlet, organized into seven sets of seven beads. Each bead is preceded by a medal depicting one of the Seven Sorrows. The beads in the circlet are used to pray the "Hail Mary." The medals in the circlet are used for the "Our Father". The medal for the First Sorrow {The Prophecy of Simeon} closes the circlet. It connects to a pendant string of four more beads, ending with a larger medal depicting the Virgin of Sorrows. The beads in the pendant string represent the final prayers.

To pray the Seven Sorrows, using the beads: Start with the medal for the First Sorrow{the one that connects the circlet}. Follow the beads and medals until you return to the First Sorrow medal. Then skip to the end of the pendant string. Pray one "Hail Mary" on each end of the three beads in the string. Use the last bead, the one closest to the First Sorrow medal, to pray the rest of the final prayers.

This was a prayer that was done by our great Pope John Paul II and is really beautiful.


Lord God, from you every family in Heaven and on earth take it's name.

Father, you are Love and Life.

Theough your son Jesus Christ, born of woman and through the Holy Spirit, fountain of devine charity grant that every family on earth may become for each successive generation true shrine of life and love.

Grant that your grace may guide the thoughts and actions of husbands and wives for the good of the families and all the familes of the world.

Grant that the young may find in the family solid support for their human dignity and for their growth in truth and love. Grant that love, strengthened by the grace of the sacrament of marriage, may prove mightier then all tne weaknesses and trials through which ourfamilies sometimes pass.

Through the intercession of the Holy Family of Nazareth, grant the church may fruitfully carry out her worldwide mission in the family and through the family.

Through Christ, our Lord, who is the Way, Truth and the Life Forever and ever.


Thanks, Angel. This was beautiful. Love You: Megan

Megan here.

Does God Have A Couch?

The title got your attention. My minister talked about a green couch in a sermon. I wrote this two years ago and I decided to include this in the newsletter. Here goes.

A young girl named Lindsay wore a T-Shirt that says: I WANT TO BE A GREEN COUCH. In small letters under the heading was scipture. People asked her about the green couch and why she wanted to be one. They also asked about the scripture message and what it had to do without a green couch. Lindsay politely told them to look it uo in the Bible. The same people read the scripture message and then told her a green couch was never mentioned. Lindsay smiled. "Exactly. If I had worn a T-Shirt that says: JESUS SAVES and had scripture at the bottom, you would have thought that I was a Jesus Freak and ignored it.The green couch got your attention and got you to read about God and Jesus in the Bible."

Since 9-11 and the war in Iraq, we need Jesus and God in our lives more then ever. When I saw all the dark purple and red skies over Bagdad on TV after the war started, I was really depressed and the news in Iraq still depresses me. I pray for Peace and hope that we all turn to God and Jesus and see each other in Heaven. If God has a couch, we won't care what color it is. I just hope that we can all sit together while Jesus and God welcome us with open arms and be surrounded by their love. *Heart*

Devote yourself to prayer, being watchful and thankful....that God may open a door for our messages, so that we may proclaim the mystery of Christ. Colossians 4:2-3

Angel and I hope that you have enjoyed this issue. May the Lord watch over all of us.

We don't have a topic for next month but if you have any ideas, please e-mail Angel or myself. We would love to hear from you. Love and Hugs: Megan and Angel

Here are some beautiful expressions of God, Jesus and love.

Jeanie, a Dear and treasured friend who has a folder with words to live by. Great pieces of work here.
Inspirational & Spiritual  (ASR)
Creative Spiritual and Inspritional thought out writings. Tell me what ya think!!!
#838536 by Sunny

Please read and rate these masterpieces. Thanks!

All beautiful sigs done by Angel.
A beautiful sig of Jesus made by best friend Angel.
Beautiful Mary Magdalene and Jesus Poser by best friend Angel
Another beautiful Poser of Mary Magdalene by best friend Angel.

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