Wednesday, September 24, 2014

New Children's Rosary at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish

Wonderful news!  A new Children's Rosary will be forming at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Parish in Shrub Oak, New York USA. Their first meeting will be Saturday October 4th. With all the intense prayers and fasting this week such news yesterday was a splendid gift.  There is a feeling that with each prayer that goes up Our Lady beautifully presents it to her Son.   Likewise such prayers enable more of her plans to unfold bringing more children to prayer and through this more grace.  So often we see an unwinding of that which is good.  To see a cycle running in the other direction brings a welling up of hope. 

While so many are increasing prayers and fasting this week we might also experience an increase in temptation to give up.  A feeling we are doing too much.  Yet St. Padre Pio spoke so beautifully about such testing.
"Don't let temptations frighten you, they are the trials of those souls who God wants to put to the test when he sees them strong enough to sustain the battle, weaving with their own hands the crown of Glory" -St. Padre Pio

Indeed such feeling are part of our journey of faith.  As St. Padre Pio tells us we should not be frightened.  I am reminded of the beautiful Psalm of the Good Shepherd,
Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I fear no evil, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff, they comfort me (Psalm 23:4).

We may feel disappointed how we handle the test but it gives Our Lord such glory to trust in Him and His Mercy and not look away.  We may stumble and this is to be expected.  But together let us not give up.  Our Lady is doing so much.  Let us keep humbly placing more in her hands to present to her Son.

Thank you all so much.

For those who have yet to join in our 9 days of prayer and fasting it is never too late to begin. We still have 4 more days. Click HERE to Learn more.

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