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"The family that prays together stays together." - Venerable Patrick Peyton

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur

Patrice Fagnant-MacArthur has a master’s degree in applied theology and is the author of The Power of Forgiveness, Our Lady of La Salette: A Mother Weeps for Her Children, and The Life and Lessons of St. Zelie Martin. A mother of three, she is the editor of as well as a freelance writer and editor.

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Living the Faith  |  family prayer  |  pray the rosary

The Paradox of Prayer and Time

Say the rosary? I can barely squeeze in a "Hail Mary." Read scripture? I’d like to, but I never get to sit down. Go to daily Mass? It would be nice, but you have got to be kidding. People give many reasons for not praying more. Close to the top of the list is the complaint that "I simply don’t have time." There are so many other important things vying for our attention. There are children and spouses and parents who need us to help them. There are household chores to complete and work to be done. The to-do list is long and the hours are short.

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Behold Your Mother  |  pray the rosary  |  seasons of motherhood

Rosary Reflections for Pregnant Mothers: First Luminous Mystery

Today we will pray the First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ. Jesus, who had no need of baptism, nevertheless went to John the Baptist to be baptized with water because it was “fitting … to fulfill all righteousness.” After He was baptized, the Spirit of God descended upon Him like a dove and “a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased’” (Matthew 3:15-17).

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about the rosary  |  pray the rosary

A Brief History of the Rosary

The Rosary has had a long history and has gone through many stages of development. The use of prayer beads precedes the time of Christ. Hindus used them to help keep track of prayers said throughout the day. In the Christian tradition, early monastic orders would pray the 150 Psalms daily.

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