377 Rosaries

This past week we tallied the slips for the Rosaries for Life campaign and 1 stood out. One unknown person said 377 rosaries over a forty day period, almost 10 a day. Think about it! What must this person have sacrificed! Maybe they skipped Dr. Phil, Ellen and Katie or Matlock and Walker, Texas Ranger. Who knows but these shows would take about the same time it took to say 10 rosaries.
I have no idea who this person was but suspect based on our parish population that the person is retired, maybe even homebound. What an awesome way to spend a retirement, praying rather than watching the same old shows or trash on TV.
So often we feel powerless or useless, as if life has passed us by and we are incapable of contributing. So often we waste value time complaining about all that is wrong with the world when we could be doing something more worthwhile: praying. How often do we lament the fact that our children have left the faith?
This person shows us what we are capable of and that no one who can pray is useless or powerless. We Catholics possess one of the most powerful weapons in history, the rosary but so often we fail to unleash its power. There used to be thousands of cloistered nuns praying in reparation for sin and for the conversion of the world but not any more. Perhaps the reason the world is such a mess is that no one took their place, not enough people are praying. I suspect most of us can pray more. What would happen if the retired Catholics in this country seriously began to pray more, especially the rosary? Couldn’t we change the world?
We might never be recognized for the miracles that happen as a result of our prayers. People might even think we are crazy for praying so much instead of watching TV. But God knows what we accomplish, God knows our efforts. That is all that really matters.


Author: ronquinlan

To me the message is what is important. Feel free to copy and use anything on this blog. Some pieces were originally published by Catholic Lane so please give them credit. I am a charismatic Roman Catholic and former Social Studies teacher in Catholic Schools. Pieces I've written have been published on Catholi Lane, Catholic Exchange and the Women of Grace blog.

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