Are We Better Off With or Without the Rosary? Take this simple challenge … March 27

The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary and the Vi...

The Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary and the Virgin of the Rosary. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A Rosary Meditation“The rosary is the book of the blind, where souls see and there enact the greatest drama of love the world
has ever known; it is the book of the simple, which initiates them into mysteries and knowledge more
satisfying than the education of other men; it is the book of the aged, whose eyes close upon the shadow
of this world, and open on the substance of the next.  The power of the rosary is beyond description.”- Archbishop Fulton Sheen
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If you are devoted to our Lady and Her Rosary, which devotion can lead you only to Her Son, take a minute and think about what your life would be like without that simple string of beads. What would your existence be like without the prayers, without the mysteries, without the connection it helps provide with the Divine?

If you are not devoted to our Lady and Her Rosary, with no real interest in approaching Her Son, take a minute and consider what your world would be like had there never been a Rosary. What would the world of today be like without all the prayers of countless yesterdays? What would your situation be like if the Mysteries of the Rosary were unknown, or worse, if they had never happened? What would the world be like without the Divine connection fostered by the Rosary? Consider, if you think things are bad now, how much worse would they be without the Rosary?

If you happen to fall somewhere in between these two mindsets, if you are perhaps “lukewarm” in reference to the Rosary, conduct a simple experiment. Agree to pray the Rosary for one month. Thirty days. Once you’ve made this commitment KEEP IT. At the end of one month, or thirty days (Don’t wait for a new calendar month to come around and don’t start “tomorrow”. Start counting the thirty days and start praying the Rosary TODAY.), compare your world then with your world now.

Today … St. Augusta. Virgin martyr, the daughter of the duke of Friuli, in Italy. It is reported that the duke was so infuriated by Augusta’s conversion to Christianity that he killed her with his own hand. Her shrine is near Treviso, in northern Italy. Now here is a true daughter of our Lady and a true child of God. She died in the fifth century, long before the Blessed Virgin gave St. Dominic the gift of the Rosary. A question here. St. Augusta had no Rosary in this life. Does she have one now? Are there Rosary’s in Heaven? Well, we know that the saints offer up prayers in Heaven, Revelation 5:8, and we know that in a great many Marian visitations our Mother appears, from Heaven, carrying a Rosary. If its good enough for our Mother, if its good enough for Heaven, its good enough for us.

Update … Well, obviously I’m back. I saw the doctor, he poked and prodded, and he gave me one of those tubes to blow in. You know, the one with the ball inside and the gauge markings on the outside. You blow in it and depending on how far the little ball moves that indicates your lung capacity. I blew, he took the tube, looked at it, and he laughed. “No ones ever done that before”, and he handed the thing back to me so I could see the results. The only reason the ball stopped where it did was because it hit the end of the tube. Call the Guinness Book of World Records! I set a record and I’m OK. Of course the people around me can testify to my lung capacity. Get me started talking and I seem to never run out of wind. God is merciful. To me anyway. I’m not sure what the folks who have to listen to me would say about that. Oh, sense of humor is intact as well. 😉

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2 Comments

  1. It’s a great blessing when praying the rosary becomes instinctive. FYI, the thing you blew into is an incentive spirometer. Glad you’re back!

    • Incentive spirometer, eh? 🙂 Next time I’m gonna ask the doctor if we can take the end off of it and see if I can blow that little ball into orbit. lol And I’m glad to be back. 😉


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