La motivación de este blog, aparte de que es el mes dedicado al rezo del Santo Rosario, es el haber oído el bellísimo canto a Nuestra Madre del Santo Rosario en Tagalo [cf. abajo: la letra y la música de Awit Sa Ina Ng Santo Rosaryo”]: la música fue grabada por mi hermano menor. The motivation of this blog, apart from the fact that it’s the Month of the Rosary, is my having been moved at hearing the hymn “Song to the Mother of the Holy Rosary” whose music is played by my brother Glen at the Archdiocesan Shrine of the Divine Mercy.  Below you’d find the lyrics as well as the mp3 musical accompaniment…



Minsan, ang buhay ay isang awit ng galak

at mayroong liwanag na tatanglaw sa ‘ting pagyapak

Minsan, ang buhay ay isang awit ng luha

at s’yang papawi nito ay ang pag-asa ng umaga.

At kahit anong tindi ng unos,

at kahit anong tindi ng dilim

May isang Inang nagmamatyag,

nagmamahal sa ‘tin.

Awit n’ya’y Pag-ibig ng D’yos; tawag n’ya’y magbalik-loob

Turo n’ya’y buhay na ang D’yos lamang sa ati’y nagkaloob

O, Inang mahal, narito kami’t  awit-awit ang “Ave Maria”

At dalangin ng bawa’t pamilya’y kapayapaa’t pagkakaisa

Ang Rosaryo mong hawak namin at awit-awit ang “Ave Maria”

Puspos ka ng diwang banal;  Dinggin ang aming payak na dasal:

“Ihatid mo kami sa langit ng Amang mapagmahal”.

O, Inang mahal, narito kami’t  awit-awit ang “Ave Maria”

Sa Anak mong si Hesus, puso naming ay ihahandog.

Ang Rosaryo mong hawak namin at awit-awit ang “Ave Maria”

Puspos ka ng diwang banal;  Dinggin ang aming payak na dasal:

“Ihatid mo kami sa langit ng Amang mapagmahal”.

Canción original – música entera – cantada por la cantante JAMIE RIVERA // Original Hymn sung by Jamie Rivera + Accompaniment organ music


Procuro traducir al ESPAÑOL:

A veces, nuestro cantar es un canto de alegría,

Y sale una luz que ilumine nuestros pasos,

Pero a veces nuestro cantar es himno de lágrimas,

Y es la esperanza de la mañana lo que haga que se sequen.

No importa que sea tremendo el TIFÓN, que sea profunda la oscuridad,

Pues tenemos a esa Madre que nos mime, que nos guarde…amándonos…

Su canción es la del Amor de Dios; su silbido invita a “convertíos”

Su enseñanza es la de una Vida de la que sólo Dios es la fuente…

O, Madre Querida, aquí nos tienes, cantando el “Dios te salve María”

Así cada familia reza y pide la paz y la unidad…

Tu Rosario del que agarramos, mientras entonemos “Dios te salve María”

Llena eres de ánima santa; Atiende nuestra súplica sencilla:

“Llévanos al Cielo donde habita el Padre que tanto nos ama”.

O, Madre Querida, aquí nos tienes, cantando el “Dios te salve María”

A tu Hijo Jesús, ofrecemos por entero nuestro corazón…

Tu Rosario del que agarramos, mientras entonemos “Dios te salve María”

Llena eres de ánima santa; Atiende nuestra súplica sencilla:

“Llévanos al Cielo donde habita el Padre que tanto nos ama”.

😉  😉  😉


Somewhere along the way, in our busy techno-saturated society we have lost the concept of “stillness”.  You hear people say that they “don’t have time” and they are constantly pressed by the imperative to stay in touch with: work, spouse, children, friends, the world.  In that melee we no longer even ‘allow’ silence into our life.  An Italian priest I know observed that: “I have never seen a people (Americans) so obsessed with the idea of communicating with each other and so unable to accomplish it.” Just look around at the road rage, litigation, name calling and accusations in our culture today and you know that he’s right!

As Catholics we have remedies for that and one of the most potent is the Rosary. It is a sad statement that in the past few generations, devotions like the Rosary have fallen out of use.  Maybe that’s a result of bad catechesis, lack of catechesis, the pressures of modernism or a “change in fashion”.  It is, nonetheless, a great loss to the body of believers.  The Rosary was established as a devotion by St. Dominic after a revelation from Mary herself around 1215.  It became one of the foundational devotions for the Order of Preachers (O.P., Dominicans) which were founded in 1208.  Dominic’s order began at a time of great danger and attack from the Turks in Europe.  The Rosary was one of the Order’s most powerful devotions and protections.   In the past it was not uncommon for Popes to request “Rosary Campaigns” of entire nations or continents!  We can’t forget the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571 when a small fleet of ships representing the Holy Roman Empire defeated an impossibly larger fleet of Turkish ships to drive back the Muslim forces from invading Europe through Greece and Italy.  This was the largest naval battle ever fought in the Mediterranean. Pope Pius V, in anticipation of the battle, requested that all of Europe pray the Rosary for victory in this epic confrontation.  He fully credited Our Lady and the Rosary for the success of the Christian forces.  In fact, Lepanto is what lead to his declaration of October as the month of the Rosary.

People sometimes complain that the repetition in the Rosary is ‘boring’.  Did you know that this type of repetition is a style of prayer called meditation and it is meant to focus one’s attention on the words of the phrase and tune out everything else?  The words of the Hail Mary are oddly comforting and as you focus on repeating them, they bring stillness to the mind and the spirit.  The words of the Hail Mary are directly from scripture when we witness Gabriel greet Mary at the Annunciation.  So, in this case, repetition is a good thing.  As you repeat the prayer, greeting Mary literally becomes part of you.  Educators know that repetition schools the mind in a way that nothing else can accomplish.  So this type of repetitive prayer is healing in more ways than one.  In addition, the twenty meditations of the Rosary are all straight from scripture.  They are events that trace Jesus life and as we recall each we are really looking through Mary’s eyes. Of course the Our Father and the Glory Be are prayers that Jesus himself taught.  There is not one shred of the Rosary that is not directed toward bringing us closer to Jesus with the able assistance of his Mother.  Bishop Fulton J.  Sheen called the Rosary the perfect prayer because in addition to engaging the mind and the spirit, our fingers touch the beads and we are engaged in a physical way also.

We must also be reminded that the Rosary is a powerful weapon of spiritual warfare.  The enemy flees the Rosary with all of its potent prayers wrapped up into one devotion.  Former aides of Saint Padre Pio tell stories that in times of dire spiritual need Pio would yell at them and demand that they hurry and go and get his “weapon”.  He was referring to, of course, his Rosary!

So the Rosary, with its elegant repetitions, heals and serves our spiritual life in a multitude of ways: you have to stop and set aside “God time” to pray it, no running off or rushing for at least fifteen minutes, it quiets and focuses the mind, our physical energy is directed in a spiritual way, the quietness of focusing on the prayer and its correct order schools our mind, repeating the greeting to Mary brings us into a holy presence. The repetition and the stillness of the Rosary can bring calm to our lives.  Take a new look at this ancient prayer in this month of October and invite a new stillness and focus into your life.  It only takes fifteen minutes and costs absolutely nothing!

😉  😉  😉

Fiesta de la Virgen del Santo Rosario

La Batalla de Lepanto

En tiempos de Santo Padre Pío V (1566 – 1572), los musulmanes controlaban el Mar Mediterráneo y preparaban la invasión de la Europa cristiana. Los reyes católicos de Europa estaban divididos y parecían no darse cuenta del peligro inminente. El Papa pidió ayuda pero no le hicieron mucho caso hasta que el peligro se hizo muy real y la invasión era certera. El 17 de septiembre de 1569 pidió que se rezase el Santo Rosario. El 7 de octubre de 1571 se encontraron las dos flotas, la cristiana y la musulmana, en el Golfo de Corinto, cerca de la ciudad griega de Lepanto.

La flota cristiana, compuesta de soldados de los Estados Papales, de Venecia, Génova y España y comandada por Don Juan de Austria entró en batalla contra un enemigo muy superior en número y buques de guerra. Se jugaba el destino de la Europa cristiana. Antes del ataque, las tropas cristianas rezaron el Santo Rosario con mucha devoción. La batalla de Lepanto duró hasta altas horas de la tarde pero, al final, los cristianos resultaron victoriosos.

Mientras la batalla transcurría, en Roma el Papa recitaba el Rosario en su capilla. En eso, el Papa salió de su capilla y, por aparente inspiración, anunció a todos los presentes y con gran calma que la Santísima Virgen le había concedido la victoria a los cristianos. Semanas mas tarde llegó el finalmente el mensaje de la victoria de parte de Don Juan de Austria, quién, desde un principio, atribuyó el triunfo de cristiano a la poderosa intercesión de Nuestra Señora del Rosario. Agradecido con Nuestra Madre, el Papa Pío V instituyó la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de las Victorias y agregó a las Letanía de la Santísima Virgen el título de “Auxilio de los Cristianos”. Más adelante, el Papa Gregorio III cambió el nombre de la fiesta a la de Nuestra Señora del Rosario.

😉  😉  😉


2 Responses to “SANTO ROSARIO”

  1. emilia ontiveros Says:

    yo nunca resaba el rosario y no porque no sea catolica si no porque mi madre nunca me enseno a resarlo y aunque he tratado de aprenderlo no lo consigo porque no me gusta resarlo sola por eso cuando encontre esta pag. me alegre mucho . pero ahora resulta que no logro escuchar el audio del rosario y no sep pork k rason paso esto

    • alizaracelis Says:

      Hola. Gracias por pasar por mi blog. El enlace al audio yo lo he reemplazado por otro. Espero te guste… Lo que pasa es que es un himno en tagalo…

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