Letter to the Editor: Pray The Rosary
Published: October 16, 2008
To the Editor:
I am a member of St. Helena’s mission church in Clayton.
When I was 6 months old, I was clinically dead for several hours, and my mother on her way to the hospital, a recent convert to Catholicism, promised to pray the rosary every day for the rest of her life, if I would live, and upon her arrival to my room, I was awake and reached out to her.
She never missed a rosary day, and our whole family has been devoted to the rosary ever since. I am the only member of my birth family in this parish, but we, as a parish family, pray the rosary before Mass whenever possible.
When we pray (the rosary) we must be thinking of what we are saying, for we are indeed speaking to one that can and will hear our prayers, if only we pray with full attention and piety. When we pray the rosary, the whole point is to observe the life of Jesus and Mary as it develops in our minds and as we contemplate it we are truly present as it happens. The reenactment of the lives of Jesus and Mary in the mysteries of the rosary are a vital part of our daily lives.
Bob Brost, Dillard