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The Rosary and Life in the Spirit: Family Reflection Video

The Rosary and Life in the Spirit: Family Reflection Video

Why pray?

Soon after becoming Pope, St. John Paul II proclaimed: Open wide the doors to Christ: Do not be afraid. Words that reverberated throughout his papacy … and words we need to hear now!

The Letter to the Galatians is Paul’s great manifesto about living the freedom of Christ; living what he calls life in the Spirit!

Chapter 5 begins: For freedom you have been set free. He tells us what Life in the Spirit looks like: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, gentleness and self-control.

How do we receive this grace and make it our own?

Soon after becoming Pope, St. John Paul II also proclaimed: The Rosary is my favorite prayer! The Rosary was the way Our Lady had led him deeper and deeper into a life of grace. Most people see the Rosary simply as a prayer to ask Mother Mary’s help for people we love. Indeed, it is that … but it is so much more!

The power of the Rosary lies in the meditation on the Mysteries, the events in Christ’s life! It’s Mother Mary helping us to open ourselves to the power of Christ that can change and transform us.

If you and your family don’t pray the Rosary yet, start now during this pandemic. Prayer of the Rosary is meant to help us become, with Mary’s help, as she is: more like Christ.

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About Father Jim Phalan, C.S.C.

Father James Phalan, C.S.C., is a Catholic priest, member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and the National Director of Family Rosary. He served as a missionary for many years travelling the globe to help people come to Jesus through Mary as part of the Family Rosary team. Now he is happy to be serving back at home in the USA!