Posts tagged "rosary"

I Struggle With The Rosary

When I first converted I used to struggle with the rosary. I didn’t know any of the prayers (except for the “Our Father”), so just learning them were intimidating to me. I was the mother of two small boys and I would try and pray the rosary while they napped. I’d barely finish the first... Read more »

Praying With Abandonment

Jesus said to his disciples: “In praying, do not babble like the pagans, who think that they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them. Your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This is how you are to pray: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be... Read more »

October Belonged to Mary First

I have gone back to praying the rosary every day.  Usually at night before I go to bed.  The rosary is a prayer that I can easily get lost in.  I can lose my place, lose my focus or even drop it and wonder which bead I’m on! Recently I’ve noticed that as I’m praying... Read more »

The Rosary is a Place

I came across this great article by Jennifer Fulwiler on how she used to pray the rosary.  I say used to.  Apparently she missed the whole point of the rosary, which is to meditate on the mysteries.  Her mind would drift to her own life – not Christ’s. My story is similar to Ms. Fulwiler’s.  Just... Read more »

Take Up Your Cross

Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me.” – from today’s Gospel, Matthew 16:24-28 My worst nightmare in black and white.  I follow Jesus.  That’s somewhat easy.  I skip along happily in faith.  I struggle, but you know, it’s the end result... Read more »

Sowing the Seeds of Friendship

As I walk I pray.  Sometimes random prayers:  Lord, thank you for this day that seems to be the same as yesterday, or just like the one last week, but is actually new and completely different, never to be repeated. Sometimes I listen to the rosary as I walk.  I try and stay focused on... Read more »

Catholic Or Jersey Shore?

When our god child made her First Holy Communion, my husband and I gave her a beautiful rosary.  I thought it would look pretty around her neck for the professional pictures that were being taken, but when her mother brought her to the photographer, one of the teachers made her take it off.  She was... Read more »