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Holy Rosary

Video: Abide in the hearts of Jesus and Mary through the Rosary

A Reflection on the Rosary by one of our Sisters.

Reflection: My experience of praying the Rosary

Disposed from childhood to praying the
Rosary, it has grown with me over the years or perhaps it would be more true to
say I鈥檝e grown with it. A prayer for all seasons of life, it has been my
mainstay. I think of the structure of the rosary, the saying of the beads as a
kind of enclosure, creating and protecting a sacred space, a shelter, within
which Mary and I meet with Jesus on a daily basis and she shows unto me the
blessed fruit of her womb, JESUS. This is a place where our friendship has
developed, has deepened, as I have come to understand the constancy of these
two friends of mine and the depth of God鈥檚 love revealed to me through the
life, death and resurrection of Jesus.

The simple act of taking up the beads, by virtue of habit, now聽 speaks to my mind, heart and body聽 at a level below consciousness, perhaps somewhat […]

Reflection: What the Rosary means to me

Pope
St John Paul II called the rosary his favourite prayer.  While the Mass is my favourite prayer,
the rosary is not far behind in my preference. 
If for any reason on a rare occasion I fail to say the rosary, then I
cannot sleep until I say it in full.

The
rosary is mostly centred on Jesus and Mary so for that reason, it is very
precious to me:  Jesus who is Alpha and
Omega, and Mary who is His Mother.  In
the company of these two very important people, I am always happy.

Each
mystery reveals some aspect of the life of Jesus or Mary.  In this prayer, I find my joy for Jesus
because one of us 鈥 like us in all but sin 鈥 my solace, my strength, my
comfort, my encouragement, above all my hope in a future of eternal life.  As I pray the rosary, I find I can draw from
all the various mysteries the grace […]

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    Reflection: What the Rosary means to you? What makes you pray it?

Reflection: What the Rosary means to you? What makes you pray it?

Unlike most people of my generation, as a child the Rosary was still part of our family life. We knelt at our chairs in the kitchen each night and recited it together. By the early seventies, as we grew older, activities at night demanded our time and attention and the family Rosary gradually faded into oblivion. But the example of my parents and grandparents who always prayed the Rosary daily remained. My dad always had his beads in his pocket and prayed the rosary on the bus each morning as he travelled to work. Mammy, though she told me she found it impossible not to be distracted during it, remained faithful to it until her death. In the summer months when we all attended daily mass at ten in the morning we would have to wait for ages after Mass had ended while she prayed the rosary. So what […]

Novena to St Dominic 2015 – Day 4

St Dominic and the RosaryToday we reflect on our Dominican tradition of devotion to the Holy Rosary and we quote from a letter (September 1985) by Fr Damian Byrne OP when he was Master of the Order. The Dominican legend of the Rosary – “The barren land”The order was born into a barren land: dichotomized humanity, with flesh warring against the spirit, with woman downgraded and life itself despised, was unable to accept the reality of the Word made flesh, dwelling in the midst of us. There was only one answer, and it was summed up in the simple words: “Hail… the Lord is with you… you will conceive in your womb, and bear a son…” (Luke 1: 28-31).Whatever critical historians may have to say about the Legend of the Rosary, it bears witness to the charismatic gift entrusted by the Church to the Order of Preachers, a gift […]