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Missionaries of Mercy


Jesus I Trust in You!



Witnessing to Divine Mercy in word, deed and sacrament for the salvation of souls

through serving the neediest of the needy affected by man-made and natural disasters

“When the World Mission Rosary is completed, one has

embraced all continents,all people in prayer.”

Venerable Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen


World Mission Rosary Intentions: July 1-15, 2016

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General Rosary Intention: That the Father in His Divine Mercy – through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the Mother of Mercy, may build up His Kingdom, make these mysteries a reality in our lives, strengthen us in our common mission, and come to the aid of those for whom we pray.

Africa (Green Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. Mary, Our Lady of Africa, may come to the aid of those affected by war crimes in South Sudan. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Africa.

Disaster: War Crimes  Map of South Sudan Extract from South Sudan: U.S. evacuates embassy staff amid ‘sudden and serious’ fighting: “The United States is evacuating non-emergency staff from its embassy in South Sudan, after an escalation of fighting in the capital that has killed scores including a Chinese U.N. peacekeeper. The State Department said the security situation in Juba Sunday had seen a “sudden and serious deterioration,’ with clashes between government and opposition forces breaking out into “general fighting.’ The United Nations Security Council, which held a closed door meeting in New York Sunday, expressed’ shock and outrage’ at attacks on civilians and U.N. compounds, saying they may constitute war crimes. It called on President Salva Kiir and his rival Vice President Riek Machar to control their respective forces, prevent the spread of violence and genuinely commit themselves to the implementation of a ceasefire and peace agreement.” See also: United States Deploys Troops to Protect Embassy in South Sudan.

Saint Mary, Our Lady of Africa (Feast Date: April 30) Extract from: May 1st: Algeria – Our Lady of Africa: “It was originally a small statue of the Madonna, set in a frame of shells at a spot often visited by Barbary robbers. Fishermen came there to pray for safe voyages. In time, the grotto became a chapel and eventually a large church. A great miracle made the revered chapel even better known. Archbishop Lavigerie of Algiers was on his way to Rome accompanied by seven hundred soldiers, priests, and a Trappist abbot when their ship was caught in a violent storm. The crew despaired of the ship’s safety. The archbishop had promised the Mother of God a pilgrimage to the shrine of “Our Lady of Africa” if she would save them. The ship was saved and the promise was kept.” See PICTURE of Our Lady of Africa. Our Lady of Africa.

Oceania (Blue Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Frances of Rome, the Patron Saint of Motorists, may come to the aid of those affected by fatal holiday traffic accidents in Indonesia. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Oceania.

Disaster: Fatal Traffic Accidents Map of Indonesia Extract from Dozens killed on North Sumatra roads in Idul Fitri holiday period: “Dozens of people have died in traffic accidents during the Idul Fitri exodus and returning traffic in North Sumatra, according to police records. Thirty-four people were killed in 115 traffic accidents since the mass exodus began until three days after the celebration of Idul Fitri, North Sumatra Police spokesman Adj. Sr. Cmr. MP Nainggolan said on Sunday as reported by Antara news agency. In addition, 58 people suffered heavy injuries, while 130 suffered light injuries from traffic accidents. Seven of the 34 people killed died in 16 traffic accidents on Saturday. ”  See also: 20 people killed in traffic accidents in West Java during Idul Fitri holidays.

Saint Frances of Rome: Patron Saint of Motorists (Feast Dates: March 9) Extract from Frances Of Rome: “St. Frances of Rome founded the institute known as the “Oblati di Tor de Specchi” in the Holy City. She was a wealthy patrician and after her husband died, she gave up all her wealth to live a life of abject poverty. Her special privilege from heaven was familiar conversation with her guardian angel. Reading the life of St. Frances, one gains the impression that she moved and lived in the spiritual world more than on earth; in fact, that which gives her life its unique character is her intimate relationship with the blessed world of holy spirits.” See PICTURE of St. Frances of Rome. Prayer to Saint Frances of Rome. St. Frances of Rome.


Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of Saint Reparata, the Patron Saint of Nice, France, may come to the aid of those affected by the Bastille Day truck attack there. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Europe.

Disaster: Bastille Day Truck Attack  Map of France Extract from:A terrorist who used a hired lorry to kill at least 84 people in a rampage during Bastille Day celebrations in Nice has been named as a convicted criminal well known to the police for armed attacks. Tunisian-born Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel – described as a “weird loner” who “became depressed” when his wife left him – was a French passport holder who lived in the Riviera city and was regularly in trouble with the law. The 31-year-old delivery driver’s wife is this afternoon in police custody as officers question her about his alleged Islamist links. Bouhlel was reportedly not on a terrorist watch list and investigators are seeking to establish his motives – and are also looking for possible accomplices. At least 10 children are among the dead following the ‘cowardly and barbaric’ atrocity that left several British national among the many injured. Officials feared the death toll will rise, as dramatic footage emerged of the mass killer being shot dead by police in the cab of his truck after unleashing carnage on the 30,000-strong crowd. As hundreds remained in hospital – including 50 fighting for their lives in intensive care – investigators have been searching the home of Bouhlel in the Abattoirs area of Nice and carried out a controlled explosion on a white box van nearby. Investigating sources said Bouhlel’s last appearance in a criminal court was as recently as March, when he was found guilty of violent contact. Despite this, he had no known links with terrorism and was not under surveillance.” See also: Terrorist Attack in Nice, France, Leaves 84 Dead and 202 Injured, Nice attack: truck driver named as France mourns 84 killed in Bastille Day atrocity.

Saint Reparata: Patron Saint of Nice, France (Feast Date: October 8) Extract from Saint Reparata: “Baptized very young. Arrested and tortured for her faith at age 11 during the persecution of Decius. Thrown into a furnace to die, she sat for a while in the flames, then emerged unharmed. Rather than see this as divine intervention, the authorities simply offered her another chance to apostacize; when she refused, she was beheaded”.

America (Red Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. Michael the Archangel, the Patron Saint of Police Officers, may come to the aid of those affected by the sniper shooting in Dallas, Texas. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in America.

Disaster: Sniper Shooting Map of Texas, U.S.A. Extract from Five Dallas Officers Were Killed as Payback, Police Chief Says: “The heavily armed sniper who gunned down police officers in downtown Dallas, leaving five of them dead, specifically set out to kill as many white officers as he could, officials said Friday. He was a military veteran who had served in Afghanistan, and he kept an arsenal in his home that included bomb-making materials. The gunman turned a demonstration against fatal police shootings this week of black men in Minnesota and Louisiana from a peaceful march focused on violence committed by officers into a scene of chaos and bloodshed aimed against them. The shooting was the kind of retaliatory violence that people have feared through two years of protests around the country against deaths in police custody, forcing yet another wrenching shift in debates over race and criminal justice that had already deeply divided the nation.” See also: Dallas shooting: Videos show how deadly attack on police officers unfolded, Police: 5 officers dead, 7 hurt in Dallas protest shooting, Missouri police officer ‘fighting for his life’ after ambush shooting. Responses to Disasters in America: Haiti, Chile.

Saint Michael the Archangel, Patron Saint of Police Officers (Feast Date: September 29) Extract from Saint Michael the Archangel “The name Michael signifies “Who is like to God?” and was the warcry of the good angels in the battle fought in heaven against Satan and his followers. Holy Scripture describes St. Michael as “one of the chief princes,” and leader of the forces of heaven in their triumph over the powers of hell. He has been especially honored and invoked as patron and protector by the Church from the time of the Apostles.” See pictures of Saint Michael, Prayers to St. Michael, St. Michael the Archangel.

Asia (Yellow Beads)

Intention – That the Lord Jesus through the intercession of St. Francis of Assisi, the Patron Saint of Peace, may come to the aid of those affected by the ISIS truck bombing in Baghdad, Iraq. May the Lord help all those affected by man-made and natural disasters in Asia.

Disaster: ISIS Truck Bombing Map of Iraq  Extract from Death toll from devastating ISIS truck bomb in Baghdad rises to nearly 300:The death toll from a devastating ISIS truck bomb in Baghdad has risen to 292 after dozens more of the wounded succumbed to their injuries, Iraqi officials said Thursday. A further 200 people were injured in the attack, according to Ahmed Al-Redaini, spokesman for the Iraqi Ministry of Health. Among the injured are dozens of burn victims who are being transferred outside the country for treatment, said Mohammad al-Rubaee, deputy head of the security committee for Baghdad province. A statement from the country’s health ministry said DNA testing was being carried out to help identify the remains of 177 victims, so they could be returned to their families. The bodies of 115 victims have been returned to their loved ones so far, the statement said. The immense blast in Baghdad’s bustling Karrada neighborhood, a predominantly Shia district, in the early hours of Sunday was the worst attack to strike the Iraqi capital in years.” Also see: Medina bombing is an assault on Islam itself

Saint Francis of Assisi: Patron Saint of Peace (Feast Date: September 17) Extract from Prayer of Saint Francis of Assisi: “Lord, make me an instrument of your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love; where there is injury,pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console; to be understood as to understand; to be loved as to love. For it is in giving that we receive; it is in p.ardoning that we are pardoned; and it is in dying that we are born to eternal life. Amen.” See PICTURES of Saint Francis. St. Francis of Assisi


Holy Year of Mercy: December 8, 2015 – November 30, 2016


  • Universal Intention – Indigenous Peoples. That indigenous peoples, whose identity and very existence are threatened, will be shown due respect.
  • Evangelization Intention – Latin America and the Caribbean. That the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean, by means of her mission to the continent, may announce the Gospel with renewed vigor and enthusiasm.

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