I find that when I am faithful to praying the Rosary many blessings come into my life.
I’m not the only one.
One person told me that it has become part of their daily life and it is what they reach for when they need encouragement, comfort, or help.
Another person writes that they have even witnessed a few miracles from praying the Rosary.
No doubt, the reason why we should pray the Rosary is to praise, honor, and glorify Jesus, to thank his Blessed Mother, and to reflect on the mysteries of our redemption.
In showing devotion to our Lord and his mother they in turn show devotion to us, and that is a wonderful blessing indeed!
How about you? What has your experience been praying the Rosary?
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Interesting post, Fr. Jason…I have been thinking about this a lot since I started praying the daily Rosary. I’m studying Mary in my Avila program right now and consecrating to her on May 13th. I have noticed two things. One, I am definitely experiencing more delightful “coincidences”-perhaps, even small “miracles” the more I pray the Rosary. But, secondly, I also have noticed an increase in spiritual battles the closer I get to Mary. My teacher might say that this is due to the evil one’s keen focus on her and his desire to diminish her power. Have you ever heard of someone having a similar experience? I’m just curious. I don’t want to stop praying the Rosary, but I’m a little scared of what is happening. Maybe consecration will afford me some greater protection.
I have an experience similar to yours. I find it helps to end every decade with a St. Michael prayer.
Thank you so much, for sharing this. It also occurred to me that I am praying with a relic Rosary from Rome that my parish priest gave me and he is a very beloved and holy priest (from what I have seen). Maybe I should try praying with a different one!
No, don’t back down.
Thanks for sharing your experience, RV.
Hi, Pamela. I’m sure Fr Jason will answer you soon. I’d also like to respond as a blog author here.
It is not uncommon to experience increased trials and difficulties when one is intensifying their prayer life. A good spiritual director — this could be your teacher or someone he could recommend can help you through this. Like everyone else who’s commented here, I encourage you to trust and persevere.
A personal thought — difficulties like these can occur for various reasons. One thing that can help a lot is to read through Part IV of the Catechism of the Catholic Church, on Prayer. As a method, you could just take a few numbers at a time instead of reading through the whole part at once, unless you prefer reading all the way through it. This part of the Catechism was written with a lot of wisdom and thought behind it. It has helped me many times and I strongly recommend it, especially during a time of trial, purification, or some other difficulty experienced during prayer.
I hope you find this helpful — God bless you!
Thank you, Biltrix blogger! I have the Catechism in front of me as I’m working on an essay for my class. I will have to study this part a bit better. However, SD hasn’t been able to occur as frequently as I’d like due to geographical issues (My priest doesn’t make it to the city that often, although he tries). Lately, I’ve been doing Padre Pio devotions, figuring he was pretty tortured by demons, and might be a mediator for me. However, what I am going through is nothing near what HE went through. It is just my fear that that stuff is what is next! Thank you all for being my Holy Linus blanket as I forge (fearfully? bravely?) ahead.
Okay, I won’t. Even though I am frightened of the powerful force that seems to be sweeping through my life (for better and for worse) since I re-opened the door to my faith. I am at least relieved to know that I am not the only one.
I agree with theraineyview Pamela. Don’t back down. Continue forward. I’ve experienced this many times in varying degrees of intensity. Push on through. Satan despises nothing more than someone shaking off the sloth of indifference and actively practicing and living their Christian faith.
So I have discovered the hard way, Jeff! 😉 But I am strengthened by these comments today. It can be a lonely and confusing road when we dive deeply into our faith, especially when we don’t have practicing family or friends. I thought more and more prayer and practice would serve as my armor on the spiritual battleground, but instead, I feel more vulnerable and sensitive to the world at large. Maybe this is a sign that I AM making progress. My heart is more open to give and receive.
Thank you for your comment, Jeff.
I to recived many blessings and miracles how:Healthy of my parents praying the Saint Rosary.
Thanks My God for our Lady.
The family that prays together — stays close to God! God bless you, Anacecilia!