Allocutio for the December Senatus meeting

Allocutio delivered by Rev. Fr. Denis Odur, Spiritual Director of Lira Comitium

Apostolic Letter of Pope Francis - Patris Corde

From the Spiritual Reading that was taken from Pope Francis’encyclical, Patris Code, Pope Francis stresses more on the Father’s heart that St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary had.

This apostolic letter of Pope Francis was given by Pope Francis in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the proclamation of St. Joseph as the Patron of the Church by Pope Pius IX.

It should be remembered that Pope Pius XII instituted the Feast of St. Joseph, the workman that is celebrated on 1st May.

Pope John Paul II described St. Joseph in the Encyclical, Redemptoris Custos as the Guardian of the Redeemer.

St. Joseph, the husband of the Blessed Virgin Mary often goes unnoticed but has done great work in interceding for the Church.

St. Joseph as a family head faced challenges like the pregnancy of Mary to whom he was betrothed but it is in this challenge that we see his courageous faith by accepting to the angels words and taking on Mary.

When Herod wanted to kill baby Jesus, it was a great challenge for St. Joseph to take on the Angel’s message to walk a long distance to secure the life of Jesus.

With the challenges we face in our families, we need to look up to St. Joseph and ask for his intercession.

The feasts of St. Joseph are 19th March and 1st May (St. Joseph, the worker).

Let’s pray through St. Joseph as an intercessor to protect us amidst the fear of CoVID-19.

Click here to read Pope Francis’ encyclical Patris Corde.

Allocutio for the October Senatus meeting

Delivered by Rev. Fr. Munyandamutsa Augustine from Kabale Regia

The Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary (Appendix 7)

The Rosary is a powerful weapon that many Popes that among others Pope Pius IX have talked about.

This is a special month that is dedicated to the Holy Rosary after the battle at Lepanto.

The Spiritual reading in a special way talks about being part of the family-the Rosary Confraternity in which we dedicate to say at least 20 mysteries of the rosary in a week.

In reciting the Rosary meditatively; allowing it to take root in our hearts, we are promised by Mother Mary to among others get special protection.

Those who can be able to enroll in the Rosary Confraternity, you benefit from the spiritual benefits of the dominican order and the Rosary Confraternity.

Upon death, you benefit from the suffrages and indulgences obtained from the family of the Rosary Confraternity.

There are indulgencies that are obtained through reciting of the rosary i.e. plenary indulgencies when the rosary is recited in Church, in a family group, in a consecrated place or in a religious community. To obtain these plenary indulgencies, one must have a sacrament of confession,¬† have Eucharistic Communion and also pray for the Pope’s intentions.

Let’s always recite the Rosary as a group because we benefit greatly¬† than individually but this should not stop us from praying the Rosary individually.¬†