I spent an hour in the Adoration Chapel at my parish yesterday evening reflecting on the past few months and all the changes that have happened. Summer has now turned to fall, the children are back in school, and my parish has successfully had four months of mother’s group meetings.
At our October gathering, we recited the rosary together. The rosary is a powerful prayer that allows us to meditate on the events of the life and ministry of Jesus. We pray the rosary directly to Mary, His mother, to honour her for the greatest gift she gave us, her son Jesus Christ. The Blessed Virgin Mary has brought us to Jesus. We pray this powerful prayer because as St. Louis de Montfort said, “When the Holy Rosary is said well, it gives Jesus and Mary more glory and is more meritorious than any other prayer.”
If I had to explain how I have been affected in these past four months since our Mother’s Group began, it would be nothing short of a miraculous awakening. I believe that Jesus has placed his finger on my soul and I find myself responding to him in ways I have not before. While I pray at home, or in Church, I now find myself regularly attending adoration chapel. I have carved out an hour a week to pray, reflect, and read about my faith and this journey that I am on. Prayer has become a powerful tool in strengthening my faith. Often in the past weeks, when I have been conflicted or in distress, I find myself putting myself in the hands of our Blessed Mother and asking her to take care of me, praying often a simple prayer taught by Blessed Mother Teresa, “Mary, Mother of Jesus, make me all right; Mary, Mother of Jesus, be a Mother to me now.”
October is the Month of the Holy Rosary. Praying the rosary is a wonderful way to enrich your spiritual life and to bring you closer to Mother Mary. If we pray the rosary with an open and humble heart, our prayers will be answered. Our lives will be blessed and enriched if we start praying the rosary faithfully every day. I am looking forward to the next mother’s group meeting at St. Benedict on November 3rd. All mothers are welcome. Hope to see you there.