September 2, 2023, Holy Rosary (Joyful Mysteries) | Prayer from the Tenderloin District in San Francisco

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Friends of the Rosary:

Today, we are praying the Holy Rosary in San Francisco’s Tenderloin district, an area avoided by tourists due to its reputation for drug dealing and violent crime.

The Tenderloin is bordered by Geary to the north, Market Street to the south, Taylor Street to the east, and Van Ness to the west.

Despite being advised against it, we felt compelled to see firsthand what was happening in this area.

We prayed the Joyful Mysteries, asking the Blessed Mother for help and guidance for these poor people, abandoned by society.

As you’ll observe, we went unnoticed while praying with the Rosary in one hand and a cellphone camera in the other.

These individuals are not criminals or dangerous; many are struggling with the effects of fentanyl and other harmful opioids, simply trying to survive while homeless.

We recited a heartbreaking Rosary, reflecting on our collective failure to care for our fellow human beings.

The homeless and drug addicts in the Tenderloin are enduring an agonizing struggle during their time on earth, suffering an extreme purgatory. We hope and pray that they come first in the Kingdom of Heaven.

The Lord Jesus and His Mother Mary watch over us, saddened by the situation, urging us to respond with merciful love, as the human family we are.

Ave Maria!
Jesus, I Trust In You!

To Jesus through Mary!

+ Mikel A. |, New York