Saturday Special: A Garden of Roses for Our Mother

This is a favorite, because it's so personal.  I bought this carefully sculpted large Rosary as a gift for my husband in Savannah; but it actually came from Rome, where shavings of alabaster from stained glass windows--like the Holy Spirit window in St. Peter's Basilica--are formed into a resin, then molded into chunky beads.

In this Marian month, I continue my weekly focus on Mary, the Mother of God. This week:  the Rosary."The holy Rosary is a powerful weapon. Use it with confidence and you'll be amazed at the results." - Saint Josemaria EscrivaI confess:  I've sometimes had a difficult time praying the Rosary.I could try to persuade you that I prefer a more intense, less repetitive form of prayer.  But you’d see through that in a second:  Devout Catholics pray the familiar Hail Mary’s and Our … [Read more...]