How to Avoid Distraction During the Rosary
There are many helps to avoid distraction while saying the Rosary.
If we say the Rosary before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament our prayers are most likely to be more recollected and greatly efficacious. St. Dominic spent whole nights praying before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Could we not visit him for 15 minutes to say our Rosary?
If we pray the Rosary before a crucifix and statue of Our Lady this helps to keep our minds on the prayers and mysteries we are meditating on.
There are many books, which offer short thoughts on each Mystery to help us gain insight into each one. This idea comes from the method used by St. Dominic. Before each set of 10 Hail Mary’s, he would first preach a short sermon on the Mystery for that decade and then have all gathered pray the 10 Hail Mary’s. Some of these books offer beautiful pictures to help us even further.
(From Saint Michael’s Online)
DAILY QUOTE for August 25, 2019
SAINT OF THE DAY
St. Louis IX of France
While visiting a home in Ohio, I heard an amazing story about the First Five Saturday devotion that Our Lady requested at Fatima. She asked all Catholics to make reparation to her on the first Saturday of five consecutive months by going to confession, praying at least one rosary,