Faith

I think Jesus said it best: "I am the Way, the Truth and the Life."

Wednesday, 07 October 2015 01:13

Our Lady of the Rosary

Today is the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. On this day in 1571, naval forces loyal to Pope St. Pius V faced the Islamic armada of the Ottoman Empire who were threatening an invasion of Europe. You can read more about it in many places; I like this account in particular.

I love the Rosary. It’s a Biblically-based series of prayers meant to draw us into deeper communion with Jesus. When I meditate on it, it enables me to pray in my own words. Some people ask me, “why don’t you just pray your own prayer?” I guess I could just say something like, “Lord Jesus, help me now.” But I’m pretty sure that someone, somewhere, has uttered those same words before. Just because someone said those words before, though, doesn’t mean that I can’t take that prayer and make it my own, straight from the heart.

The meditation I love. Deep, powerful meditation like that can help bring out those words straight from the heart, words that you’re dying to tell the Lord. He wants a relationship with us, and like any relationship, it takes work.

My goal writing this book was to help people along in that meditative process. I want everyone to experience the reality of Jesus, Mary and the early Church on Earth, to walk with them, to talk with them, to sense the desert heat on their face, and to feel what they felt. Please consider getting a copy.

It’s available on amazon.com & barnesandnoble.com (iTunes coming soon). Proceeds from the ebook and paperback editions will go to two special organizations close to my heart: the Rita P. Foundation and the Women’s Care Center of Madison.

Thanks be to God!
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