Certain prayers took on a more profound and deeper meaning.I joined in the Fatima Rosary Crusade, with a wonderful priest Father Pillari. This is a habit I hope I will not break. ( Please join us in praying together.)
Sometimes I would hear the Litany of Loreto prayed after the rosary.With so much time on my hands, inspired by the Litany and seeing as how I love to needle felt. I wanted to make a bunch of little Christmas ornaments.So, I counted the titles for Mary listed in the Litany and came up with 52. (Please note the number of titles vary from list to list. This particular list was from a handout I received from a local prayer group.)1.) Holy Mary ... pray for us2.) Holy Mother of God ... pray for us3.) Holy Virgin of Virgins ... pray for useach title sank into my heart as I whipped up these fuzzy little do dads.4.) Holy Mother of Christ ... pray for us
As I was poking the wool and sculpting it into little shapes occasionally I would get distracted and sidetracked. My mind would wander away from prayer. That is when I would stop. Sometimes I wouldn't go back again for long periods of time. I spoke with my spiritual director about that and he said the evil one despises Mary. It became more challenging for me to finish my goal. With the help of the Holy Spirit I finished my project last Sunday ... Pentecost Sunday.
Since I had started this project, all kinds of opportunities for spiritual growth came up. There was an online course with Fr. Donald Calloway Consecration to St. Joseph. That was awesome and very educational to learn all about St. Joseph. Fr. Don is an excellent teacher. There's even a litany dedicated to St. Joseph too! I'm not feeling like needle felting any more litanies for awhile ...just sayin' for prayin' ok?
Also through my local church there's another online course. Our pastor, Rev. Michael Fitzpatrick is a no nonsense type of priest. Our Catholic Church needs more leadership like this. You can watch him teach if you click onto the link below called Faith Fostering livestream. He's a blessing to our parish in Hyannis, St Francis Xavier.We're reading the book True Devotion to Mary It's written by Saint Louis De Montfort.This path to heaven following Mary is not new, but it's tried and true. Faith Fostering livestream:Thank-you for visiting my blog. I'll show you my favorite.