Monday, September 1, 2008

Sending roses

It's almost 3 months since I took up the Rosary again and resolved to make it a daily habit, finally ditching my unreliable "when I feel like it" habit. And so far, I'm happy about the daily 15-minute break.

When I was a kid I used to imagine that for every Hail Mary I said in the Rosary, a little angel would bring a rose to Mary. If I said the prayer too fast, the angel would hurry, and the rose's petals would fall off because of the speed (angels can be very fast). If anything, this little story helped me say the Rosary with care.

EDIT: Apparently, my sister knows this story. Maybe somebody told it to us before.

Recently, I found this blog piece with insights on the Rosary. Worth a look. :-)


The Dutchman said...

I usually say my Rosaries with a specific intention (for the conversion of Tracy Ryan, for the recovery of Maggie Baran from cancer, for the conversion of Godless Communists, etc.). About a month ago I began writing my intentions down in my date book. This also has had the effect of making sure I say a Rosary every day.

petrufied said...

Thanks for dropping by, The Dutchman :D I found your insights on the Rosary really helpful. I'll try that (writing down intentions) today!