January 22, 2021, Holy Rosary (Sorrowful Mysteries) | Comment: Accepting Our Cross

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Friends of the Rosary,

God’s timing is not our timing. That’s why one of the virtues to cultivate is patience. Our Father knows what we really need before we ask, and He delivers at the right time. We don’t see it that way and fall into despair. The two virtues to pursue are faith and hope.

A Rosary friend was telling us on the YouTube forum yesterday that “she was barren and broken and was praying and absolutely nothing was happening.” What could we tell her?

There is much suffering, pain, and struggle in life. The holiest people on Earth—and now perpetually joyful in Heaven—suffered tremendously. No one knew the intensity of pain as the Holy Virgin Mary. She stayed humble, silent, and faithful, offering her affliction. Jesus Himself, the Son of God, accepted death on a cross. The apostles were martyred.

Our friend Mary carries a big cross being barren and broken. Every one of us carries crosses, as well. We must accept our cross, and understand that in our suffering we glorify God and His glory comes back to us making us stronger and happier.

Ave Maria!

[Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York]


Today is the Day of Prayer for the Legal Protection of Unborn Children.

Abortion is not a human right. Abortion is a direct attack on life and a serious offense to the Creator. It’s a collective failure, a legalized and silent holocaust, that also wounds women, families, and the entire society. Nearly a million unborn lives are eliminated in the U.S. year after year through abortion. Imposing further expansions of abortion and contraception is a sin and an attack on human dignity. We pray for the conversion of those who refuse to understand that every life is a God’s given gift and the unborn are humans. By expanding legal protection, promoters of abortion risk their souls for eternity.

[Written by Mikel A | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York]