Why a Former Evangelical Loves the Rosary

Here is my latest article for Catholic Online which explains why I love the rosary, how it helped me with healing and helped bring me into full communion with the Catholic Church.

Evangelicals have great difficulties understanding the Catholic view of the Blessed Virgin Mary. At worst they think we worship Mary instead of God. At least they think our worship of Jesus Christ is distorted by our devotion to Mary. They have trouble accepting the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Our Lady. I had thought these things through, but it was the rosary that brought me to understand them with the heart, not just with the head. This personal experience of healing is why I went on to write Praying the Rosary for Inner Healing– a book that has helped thousands to find that healing too.

One of the best things about Evangelicals is their emphasis on having a “personal relationship with Jesus”. Often that means they regard Christ as a friend and brother. That is good, but Jesus Christ is also our Lord and God. Because of this our relationship with him should also be one of adoration and love. What they don’t understand is that the rosary draws us closer to Christ in an amazing way.

Go here for the whole article.


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