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Sunday, October 23, 2005
Living Rosary
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Today is World Mission Sunday and a day centered on living our lives for God as the Mass readings today illustrate the two greatest commandments.

At Mass this Sunday I was very happy to participate in a Rosary service called the "Living Rosary". I was originally told to lead the Rosary, but another person decided to be the leader a few days ago instead of me. Overall, it went beautifully. The event began as a tribute to Mary and a close to the Year of the Eucharist during the 6th and 7th grade religious education classes' annual Mass. Through the living Rosary a person comes to represent each bead of the Rosary and he/she takes a rose and stands around the Church after each prayer. After the CCD (religious ed.) students each took one rose and gathered around the Church, members of the congregation slowly rose from their pews to join them; at the end I also was in the circle around the church with a rose all praying the Rosary to Our Blessed Mother. At the end both old and young alike stood together making a circle around the Church praying the Rosary.

I admit that I was there nearly 2 hours (this being my second Mass for the day), but it was an amazing spiritual experience.

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8 comments:

del_button October 23, 2005 at 9:25 PM
Audrey said...

Wow, that was indeed a beautiful way to recite the Rosary!

del_button October 1, 2007 at 9:53 PM
Anonymous said...

We have a "Living Rosary" at the school where I work. We place a map of the continents on the gym floor with a place in the center for our Blessed Mother, played by one of our 8th girl student. Then five students from each grade will pray a Hail Mary and take a rose and place it on the map until Rosary of the missions is made over all the continents. It is beautiful, not only do the students learn about the rosary, the also learn about missionaries and some geography.

del_button December 21, 2008 at 12:07 PM
Richard Donley Fox said...

I invite you to visit the website for the Living Rosary Association, http://www.philomena.org

del_button December 24, 2008 at 10:41 AM
Matthew said...

Richard Donley Fox:

Thank you for the link. If you are the website designer of the Living Rosary Assocation, do consider updating the page. I am presently on an XP, and the page is difficult to utilize. I would make it more streamlined.

del_button January 26, 2009 at 8:29 AM
Richard Donley Fox said...

Mathew,

So sorry to have just now seen your reply.

Yes, I am the webmaster, please tel me what you mean that you find it difficult to utilize. Give me some specifics and I am always trying to improve the site, so, happy to make any changes.

Thanks.

www.philomena.org

del_button January 30, 2009 at 3:08 AM
Matthew said...

Mr. Richard Donley Fox:

I would advise a few things. First, the title page should not require so much scrolling and should rather allow for users to click on titles for various additional pages with that information on it.

When you scroll down the page, it seems that an image/object in the bottom left of the screen remains on top, which is very distracting.

And, it seems that you have a quicktime application that automatically loads when opening the page.

I would advise changing these.

del_button October 25, 2009 at 3:13 PM
Just Natalie said...

God bless you and your faith!

del_button November 19, 2009 at 8:53 AM
arulforyou said...

I m so happy to be a part of Living Rosary from this month of nov 2009.I m gathering all marians theu my yahoo group marycalls ..Praise Jesus.Ave Maria

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