Friends of the Rosary:
Two weeks since Maria Blanca passed away. The saying is that time cures all pain. The intensity of feelings fades away and we realize that life goes on.
When the Virgin Mary in Lourdes, Fatima, Garabandal, Medjugore, and other places told us to say the Rosary every day, it was for a reason.
The Holy Rosary is Her gift to humanity to keep us spiritually healthy and united in the eternal truth. Everything valuable in life takes effort. In the case of the Marian prayer, it is not that we lead the Rosary. It is that the Rosary leads us.
My wife Maria Blanca was asking me when I was arriving into the intensive care unit every day. “Have you prayed the Rosary today? Do not forget it.”
This was not a routine question. While she purified herself through intense suffering before dying, she was setting the foundations for my later life.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | TheRosaryNetwork.org, New York
[Picture above: Rosary prayer in Nuestra Señora de Las Nieves in Madrid prior to the funeral mass for Maria Blanca on December 5th, 2021]