Second, October 7 is the day I came back into the Catholic Church, at St. Benedict Abbey, Still River, MA, after being lost for many years in the secular world. The Sisters of Saint Benedict Center, Slaves of the Immaculate Heart of Mary, Still River, MA, were instrumental in my return as well. That was in 1997. Today, October 7, 2017, is 20 years later, representing the 20th anniversary of my return! Yes, I am jumping up and down. God is good.
OTHER TIDBITS ABOUT THE ROSARY
The Rosary May Not Be In The Bible But...
~~~It is beyond beneficial to pray the Rosary, not only for you, but for all those for whom you lift up in your intentions before using the beads. If you don't know the Rosary yet, here is one source of many to get you started.
Earlier this year, I went to the Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe in Mexico City, Mexico. She is the Patroness of the Americas and the Patroness of the Unborn. While at the shrine, I was shown a wonderful Rosary in the store I entered. Each of the Our Fathers is a carved metal rose backed by a depiction of Our Lord's life. The crucifix is my favorite part. In the center is a little bubble. When you hold it up to the light, right up to your eye, Our Lady of Guadalupe appears! It's beautiful. And it's scented with a magnificent aroma.
|Our Lady of Guadalupe appears to Juan Diego at Tepeyac Hill. |
She gives him roses as proof of her appearance.
My Conversion Story
Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary - Why 19?
Fighting the Good Fight
A Woman In Support of An All-Male Priesthood (go to the middle of p.32). This was published on a previous anniversary.
Loving Those Rosary Beads
The Rosary Army
Happy Feast Day of Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary
Our Lady of Guadalupe Shrine Trip Report
Pray the Rosary.
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