As we continue through October, rosary month, I want to pass along this article from the Catholic News Agency. Archbishop of Argentina, Jose Luis Mollaghan of Rosario, said that in praying the rosary we “can find a respite for their hurried lives and a source of true peace for every person and family.” I know many of us do not usually think of prayer as a break but only one more obligation or inconvenience in our lives. But as October ends we should make a renewed effort to integrate prayer, especially the rosary, into our daily routine. Not only will it make us more spiritually fit, but it also provides a source of peace.
When we pray we acknowledge that there is something more to our existence that what we see around us. Prayer connects us with something far greater than what we see on television, hear on the radio, and see around us. It offers us comfort knowing that everything in this world will one day end and we can make a new start in God’s kingdom of Heaven. All our suffering, worries, fears, and anxiety will no longer exist one day. Prayer keeps us centered on what’s really important — our eternal souls. Without consistent prayer we can become so consumed by our day-to-day fears and worries that we go into a downward spiral where our happiness is solely determined by the physical world, not God’s grace and love. As October ends, try to make time to pray the rosary so that you can experience a lasting happiness that cannot be sold to you in any shop, advertised on any billboard, nor taken away from you by anyone.
- How to pray the Rosary well (newtheologicalmovement.blogspot.com)
- 12 Tips for Praying the Family Rosary daily (Attention Catholic Dads) (cantuar.blogspot.com)
- Letter: Rosary is more than jewelry (commercialappeal.com)