Sunday, November 1, 2015

Praying with the Saints and Angels

This past month at our Children's Rosary at St. Thomas the Apostle no other children came except my own.  As Kostin was getting up from his seat to take his place kneeling before the altar he began singing a tune with the words, where two or three are gathered in my name.  This unexpected little phrase lifted my spirits and made me smile.  

It was interesting as we saw that we were alone a thought came, let us fill the room by inviting angels and saints.  By name we took turns calling out to individual saints and inviting them.  Kostin invited St. Constantine and St. Helen.  We invited many saints including St. John Paul II, St. Therese, St. Thomas the Apostle, St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Rafael.  We asked that no space remain empty,  that all the angels would fill all the remaining area in the chapel.  We also in a special way invited Our Blessed Mother and the Holy Trinity.  It actually was spectacular.  The kids looked out as they took turns leading the Rosary from the podium and seemed to be looking at the seats with a renewed awe.  To imagine the saints kneeling in prayer with us and angels filling the room was magnificent. We were all a bit humbled and Kostin seemed to pray a bit louder than normal, presumably so everyone could hear.  During the second decade an older women came into the chapel and knelt down at a seat.  She joined us in prayer.  This may have been the first time that no other children came other than Alina and Kostin.  Yet we were somehow very happy things turned out as they did.  More and more the children and I like to invite different saints to pray with us not only at our Children's Rosary but also during our evening family prayer.  We trust our prayers are heard and enjoy the wonderful experience of developing friendships with the saints as we pray together.
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