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How to say The Rosary when you Are Busy

How to say The Rosary when you Are Busy

To truly advance in growing into the saint God designed us to be, It is highly encouraged to make praying the rosary daily a priority in our lives. Because most a times we give excuses on why we fail to say our rosaries daily. In this article I will let you know how you can say the Rosary be it while walking, commuting, or perhaps in your office, anyplace you feel you can concentrate.


Actually, in saying the rosary we don’t need all the time in the world or hours to say a decade of the rosary. Saying the rosary takes us only 20 mins of our time daily. But if you just don’t think you’ve got 20 minutes to sit down and ask for Our Lady’s intercession through the rosary, let me find 20 minutes for you. Always bear in mind that it doesn’t have to be a perfect 20 minutes and you don’t have to carry a rosary with you. You have 10 fingers, right? That’s good enough.

In the morning while taking your shower, What else do you have to do in the shower?

Praying is far better than to let your mind wander. Say the rosary in your mind If you’re not done praying by the time you’re finished, continue while toweling off, getting dressed and even blow drying your hair.

Do you go running regularly?

Make praying the holy rosary your activity rather than paying attention to music. There are some Apps, such as on the free Laudate Catholic app, that you can listen to as you run.

Do you go for Morning mass every day?

Pray as you walk on the road to the church, then continue saying it on your way home.

While going for Work or going to your Office. Do you board a car as you go to work?

Say the rosary as you are inside a bus waiting to get to your destination.

Do you drive yourself to work?

Get a CD from Catholic City, play it as you go to work and pray along with. You will be amazed how it will make you feel.

Are you a cleaner?

You can Pray the rosary as you vacuum, fold the laundry, mop, dust, etc. In this situation, You say aloud any Mystery you want to start to help you not miss your counts. And while you’re at it, you can always pray for those who will reap the benefits of your efforts of a clean home and wear those clean-folded clothes. You can always do same as you cook.

As you fall asleep

Do you know what a joy it is to drift to sleep with thoughts of Jesus and Mary on your mind? The only disadvantage to this one is that you might fall asleep before you get through the whole beads. The good news to it is that you can start the rosary at night and ask your Guardian Angels to finish if you eventually fall asleep. And there is nothing wrong with that. But by actually contemplating the mysteries of the rosary, consciously, the graces of the rosary will be so much more available.

While waiting

Many times we find our waiting in a queue for more than 20 mins. Be it queuing in line at the grocery, at the doctor’s office, in the school pick-up line, in a gas station or in traffic. Work in a decade each time you’re in line or your waiting and you’ll be done by day’s end.It’s ok to spread out the 5 decades throughout the day. In fact, focusing on just one decade at a time thereby helping you say a decade at a time at different times of the day when you’re busy. And, of course, if the spirit moves you, you can pray more than one Decade a day.


I truly don’t think Our Blessed Mother minds that we pray the rosary with busy hands, but we must make our hearts open to receive all the graces.But everything you do “Let it occur to you that nothing is little within the eyes of God. Do all that you just do with Peace and Love.” ~~ St. Therese.

3 Ways to Start Walking With Mary

3 Ways to Start Walking With Mary

My relationship with Mary continues to ebb and flow, just like any other relationship. But, I know that she is fighting for me, protecting me, guiding me, and loving me even when I fall short or get lazy. However, I have found that even the simplest of prayers is heard by the Blessed Virgin.

The Memorare

One of the most beautiful prayers we can say to ask Mary to help us is the memorare. A priest recently gave me a copy in confession and I keep it in my car for particularly long red lights and when I begin and end my workday. The memorare goes like this:

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary, that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thine intercession was left unaided.

Inspired by this confidence, I fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, my mother; to thee do I come, before thee I stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not my petitions, but in thy mercy hear and answer me.

Amen

Not only is the memorare simple but it’s also incredibly powerful. It’s an easy way to start incorporating Momma Mary into your life

The Rosary

It’s especially hard for me to pick up my rosary but also incredibly important. St. Louis de Montfort says, “It would hardly be possible for me to put into words how much Our Lady thinks of the Holy Rosary and of how she vastly prefers it to all other devotions.” and “The Rosary is the most powerful weapon to touch the Heart of Jesus, Our Redeemer, who loves His Mother.” Recitation of the Rosary, with sincere love, has great power to restore us and pull us close to the heart of Jesus.

I found that carrying my rosary with me throughout the day led me to pray it more often. I encourage you to keep a rosary on you as often as you have your cell phone, you’ll be amazed at how often you begin to pray it.

Praying with Mary in Scripture

Lastly, find the heart of Mary in scripture. Though she says little, her words mean much. She is constant in her trust in the Lord and perfect in her surrender and gives us an example of the perfect disciple.Mary doesn’t pick favorites. She is here for all of us as a gift from the Lord.

I encourage you to persevere in your relationship with Mary, even when you feel forgotten or left out. Mary has a love and heart for you because she knows how much Jesus yearns for you. Let your mother help you, she’s just waiting for you to ask.

Padre Pio Reminds you to recite the Holy Rosary during lent

Padre Pio Reminds you to recite the Holy Rosary during lent

Padre Pio reminds you: Satan will never destroy this prayer!

At Pio da Pietrelcina it was once said:
“Father, today they say the Rosary has had its time …
In many churches we can not pray it anymore ».

Padre Pio replied:
“Satan always aims to destroy this prayer,
but it will never succeed:
it is the prayer that triumphs over everything and everyone.

It is she who taught it to us,
as Jesus taught us the Pater Noster “.
A few days before his death,
Padre Pio was asked to say some good words.
Padre Pio answered with a deep and fatherly voice:
“Love the Madonna and Always pray the Rosary ».
It was  his testament, all Marian.

“Father Eusebio, take my weapon from the pocket of my clothes.
Father Eusebio did not understand and Padre Pio pointed to the pocket of his habit
where his crown was.
His most intimate spiritual children understood well
what was the Rosary for Padre Pio.
Cleonice Morcaldi writes:
“The night before he died he was in his usual place,
on the verandina, with the weapon in hand “.

The Rosary: Where it Came From and its Importance

The Rosary: Where it Came From and its Importance

The Rosary has been a significant sacramental that has blessed the faith of Catholics for centuries.

It is a timeless aid to contemplation that marks the wonderful rhythm of human life on a beaded rope that can serve as a lifeline to individual salvation.

But what makes the Rosary an help to salvation is the fact of its deep and powerful connection to the Bible and the Divine mysteries that are tied to Jesus’ redemptive stay on earth.

As author Father Oscar Lukefahr has written, “the mysteries of the rosary convert the Bible into prayer.” The Rosary then binds Catholics to the historical life of Christ and foreshadows their eternal destiny and union with Christ in heaven.

Catholics must not forget that while a devotion to the Blessed Mother is a vital part of the Rosary’s historical and spiritual relevance, it is basically a Christ-centered prayer in which Catholics pray to the Son through His Mother.  In the words of the Hail Mary, it is Christ, as Luke reported, who is the ultimate object both of the announcement and of the greeting of the Mother of John the Baptist: Blessed is the fruit of your womb.

The Rosary blends easily with the Christian way of life.

In her essay, “The Rosary: A Prayer for All Seasons Gloria Hutchinson compares the Rosary to “an Olympic champion emerging from early retirement.” She writes that the Rosary has regained its lofty position as “an ever-reliable prayer for all seasons” since Pope John Paul II proclaimed 2002 the Year of the Rosary.  Hutchinson reminds Catholics that the Rosary has continually been a peoples’ prayer.

The sweet chain of prayer

The form of the Rosary remained necessarily not transformed until 2002 when John Paul II instituted five new mysteries.

He called them the Luminous Mysteries because they portray Jesus’ public ministry, including His baptism, Cana, the Sermon on the Mount, the Transfiguration and the Last Supper in a new light. Since His public ministry is an important link between His early years and His passion and death on the Cross, these new mysteries reveal the true meaning of His earthly presence, while filling in the public gap between his joyful youth and the sadness and pain related with Calvary. The Pope also added the Luminous Mysteries to enkindle a renewed interest in the Rosary as a true gateway into the Incarnation.

With the addition of the Luminous Mysteries the Rosary’s intimate connection with the Gospels is even more clear.

It completed what Blessed Bartolo Longo (1841-1926) called “the sweet chain linking us to God.” It is Christ’s years of his public ministry that most display the Incarnation as a “mystery of light.” As John’s Gospel says “while I am in the world, I am the light of the world.”

The mystery of light that best shows the relevance of the Luminous Mysteries is the Transfiguration.

The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the surprised apostles to listen to him and to get ready to experience with Him the agonies of Good Friday, so that they may be able to enjoy their own Easter with Him in heaven.
Mary and the Rosary

Even Mary’s relationship to the Rosary has not been without conflict. Since the Hail Mary is the dominant prayer of the Rosary, her critics contend that Mary and her Rosary are a distraction from Jesus Christ, the true focal point of Christianity. Religious scholars have long noted that this is a canard that has no bearing on the Rosary’s true history.

The Council of Ephesus in 431 settled her title in the Hail Mary, the “Mother of God” in light of the Arian heresy that denied Christ’s divinity. Arians called Mary only the Mother of Christ because they believed Jesus to be just a man and so His mother could not be the Mother of God.

On another note, to correct what some theologians thought was an unbalanced devotion to Mary, the post-Vatican II Church has toned down its devotional routines honoring Mary in order to refocus on her Son.

Mary’s Fatima apparitions are the event that has most dramatized the power and majesty of the Rosary.

On October 13, 1917, Our Lady of Fatima told three Portuguese shepherd children, “I am the Lady of the Rosary.

I have come to warn the faithful to amend their lives and to beseech pardon for their sins…. People must say the Rosary.” Mary impressed upon the children how necessary it was to pray the Rosary daily for world peace.She warned them that Russia would spread its errors throughout the world.

A secret weapon

In fact the Rosary has been a constant source of devotion throughout the history of the Church. Garry Wills’ book, The Rosary highlights that for countless Catholics who matured before the Second Vatican Council the Rosary was a daily routine. He cites the story of the late William F. Buckley who developed the habit of saying the rosary as a small boy.

In his published diary, Overdrive, Buckley revealed that he had learned to count on his fingers the decades of the Rosary when one wasn’t available. It was to him “alifelong routine gained in childhood.”