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Patient Embraces the Rosary: Family Reflection Video

Patient Embraces the Rosary: Family Reflection Video

Why pray?  |  Healing the family

She found the Rosary a powerful weapon that gave her the courage to fight against the coronavirus.  

Recently I came across a compelling story of physical healing from the coronavirus published on the Shalom Facebook page "Rosary My Strength," written by Manoj Mathew.

The nurse, Shijimol, said it was the constant praying of the Rosary that gave her the power to overcome the sickness. Though she was a Catholic, she did not pray the Rosary frequently. However, she recognized the potential of Rosary during her illness and ever since, has not laid the Rosary beads down.

As Shijimol described,

I felt Divine security and a mantle of protection wrapping itself around me. I was confident that our Lord and the Holy Mother were with me. I felt Mother Mary was wrapping my entire family in her arms. I was confident; I would not die.

Shijimol did not substitute prayer for treatment. She relied upon her faith, which she believes lead to her rapid healing.

Venerable Patrick Peyton had a similar experience at the lowest point in his life, and he, too, took up the Rosary during his battle with tuberculosis and became an apostle of the family Rosary after his miraculous healing. 

We too can feel the Divine security and a mantle of protection wrapping itself around us when we pray the Rosary; when we focus on the events in the life of Jesus and His sacrifice for us; when we praise His mother and ask for her to intercede for us.

Today Jesus invites us to experience God's love and protection, to look intently at Jesus with Faith, to follow his commandments, to ask our Blessed Mother to intercede for us and for those of the world during this present pandemic.

About Father Pinto Paul, C.S.C.

Father Pinto Paul C.S.C., ordained a priest in the Congregation of Holy Cross in 1999, worked with tribal populations in northeast India as a missionary for ten years. In 2010 he came to the US for further studies. While working as a campus minister at Stonehill College, he assisted pastors in local parishes, led seminars and workshops for teachers and students in the US and earned a master’s degree in Educational Administration from Boston College and a Ph.D. in Educational Leadership from Lesley University, Cambridge. He is currently working as the International Director of the Boston-based Holy Cross Family Ministries with missions in 17 countries.