A number of times I’ve had people come at me with an attack against the Rosary saying. “Look here what the bible says about your repetitive prayers of the Rosary …” As if our repetition of The Hail Mary was this sort of “Babbling of the Pagans” that Jesus criticizes. This is not what’s going on in the Rosary.
Pope Francis has been offering some beautiful reflections on prayer recently in his weekly audiences. Recently, he began by noting accounts of the origin of evil in the Book of Genesis. Pope Francis reminded us that we also hear of good men like Abel, Seth, Enoch and Noah. While evil seemed to be driving human events, there were also people who were living a different way.
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Why are you testing me! There are some people today who see the pandemic and the corona virus as God testing us.
Today's readings deal with danger, departures, and the sadness of being apart ... topics and emotions that many people are presently dealing with to one degree or another. We are looking to friends and family for a sense that someone else is in our boat and rowing with us. The gift is that through friendship in the Lord, though apart, we are united.
The life of Saint Rita of Cassia, whom we remember today, is a wonderful story of faithfulness, redemption, reconciliation, and, especially, prayer. Born about 650 years ago in Italy to a wealthy family, she wanted to become a nun from her childhood, but instead she was given in marriage at a young age to a rich but immoral man. And that was just the beginning!