The Employment Rosary; on Currents

Last week, I had a chance to speak with Currents’ Nathalia Ortiz about the idea of using the mysteries of the Rosary as a consolation and meditation for all of those who are seeking employment, or their family members who are anxiously watching them.

The prayers and meditations are fleshed out in this little publication by Our Sunday Visitor, which I have written more about here.

The great folks at NET-NY produce Currents (the only nightly Catholic newscast in the nation) have excerpted the interview.

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Yes, the picture is awful. It was taken in Rome, after a long hot walk had melted off my makeup. I need to get a real headshot, one of these days. I can look a little better than that. Not much, though! :-)

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  • shana

    The Rosary meditations are very well written, and your interview was good!

    It is good to be reminded that we can unite our own situations with Jesus in His life and suffering. We don’t have to feel alone if we remember we really never are.

  • saveliberty

    You did very well in the interview.

    Prayer works, but it’s a personal communication. Each person has to work out which prayers are the most helpful to know that he or she is speaking with and listening to the Lord.

    I’d prayed the Employment Rosary, a Novena to St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross (thanks to Simcha Fisher!) and then came up with my own list of prayers that I pray on a daily basis to find a devotion that helps me to know that I am speaking to the Living God!

    Not only did I get a job, but one friend for whom I prayed got one, too. She and I have the same start date. Another friend is having an interview and is anticipating feedback from another opportunity.

    I added health concerns for family and friends, which were answered. (I will keep trying for Mr. Hitchens).

    After an intention is met, I pray for thanksgiving and praise to the Lord! The effect is that the prayers remain similar, but where an intention was met, I thank God.

    Thank you for helping us to find the right prayers!

  • freelancer

    Anchoress, I like your voice, I like your picture. Now I can relate better to your writen conversation with your readers. You give us something to think about, on various subjects, and your concern about how you present yourself is a common concern for all of us who go public with our feelings and reactions to what we read. I certainly am appreciative of what you do and thank you for the time and energy you put into this site. I need the spiritual tug because I am a Martha and too often overide the Mary component of my life. My son often argues with me about that and of course he is right. You help. Thanks.

  • Donna-Marie Cooper O’Boyle

    Great interview, Elizabeth! This sounds like such a great book that can help so many who find themselves in this situation.

  • Sandra

    Elizabeth, thank you for being a real person.
    I love your blog.

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  • Karen

    Anchoress, I am a faithful reader of your blog. It is certainly the most informative, entertaining and devoted I know of. I like your pic and I love your speaking voice! Keep on doin’ what you do.