Category Rosary

The Rosary List

My day isn’t complete without praying the rosary. The practice helps me to stop, reflect, and ponder the gifts God has given us in Jesus. If you know how to pray the rosary but could use a reminder in regards to the Mysteries, no worries. I have a list for you. Simply decide upon which set of Mysteries […]

Mini Mary Garden

My outside Mary garden is too cold to sit in at this time of year, so I created a little one for my desk. Being near it while meditating on the rosary or a scripture passage is peaceful. And I’m enjoying looking at it while working. I started with an interestingly shaped container from a […]

Daily Prayer for World Peace

We’re technologically and scientifically more advanced than we were a century ago, but we certainly aren’t any smarter. Where has all of this really gotten us? 100 years ago, Mary appeared to three children in Fatima, Portugal. She gave them a peace plan to share with all of us. Every step was to bring us […]

Prayer Measurement

One more Our Father before I take the bread out of the oven. A full rosary until I make that phone call. Hail Mary’s while I mop the floor. I measure in prayers. Prayers keep me focused on the Trinity and Mary while doing routine tasks, during stressful moments, and periods of waiting. It’s a […]

The Daily Rosary

The Virgin Mary’s believed to have appeared to countless people around the world. Repeatedly in these visits, she has asked that the rosary be prayed daily. Mary says that by spending time with Jesus and her every day, very needed peace will result within ourselves and the world at large. The entire rosary takes only about 20 […]

Rosary in Your Hand

What’s the best rosary to pray on? The one you will use. There are so many rosaries to choose from. They come in every color, made of every imaginable product, and range greatly in price. Crystal, plastic, pearl, semi-precious stones, seeds, and wood. And the crosses and medals vary as much as the beads. When […]

The Assumption of Mary

Today is Monday, the day of the week we traditionally pray the Joyful Mysteries. Being that it is also the Feast of the Assumption, we may consider praying the Glorious Mysteries and take a few minutes more to consider the Fourth Mystery, the Assumption of Mary. According to Tradition, Catholics believe that Mary, because of […]

Our Father

The Our Father is the perfect prayer. When the disciples asked Jesus how to pray, Jesus responded with the Our Father (Matthew 6:9-13). It is prayed at the beginning of the rosary and with every mystery. “In the Our Father we praise God (Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name). We acknowledge the final coming […]

When Down, Look Up

Around 350 million people suffer from depression. In recent years I’ve counted myself in that number. Fortunately, I have more good days than bad but know the depths of sorrow. This is a common side-effect of having a spouse with Alzheimer’s disease. I’m in a perpetual state of mourning because I continuously lose a part […]

Pondering the Spirit

One of my favorite Mysteries of the Rosary is the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Fascinated with the event, I imagine being in the upper room with the apostles, Mary, and the other women to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. I wonder if I would have been frightened by the wind-like entrance of the Holy Spirit or […]