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Curious about the Rosary - 2023-02-12

February 19, 2023

Many feel curiosity when seeing the Rosary, and we introduce it as a means of prayer. So thankyou again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort.

A range-management conference was going on in the convention center next to us, so we saw lots of cowboy hats and work clothes.  Many of the folks heading in were friendly toward us, and curious and willing to take a Rosary. A slightly higher percentage than average proclaimed they were Catholic and already had Rosaries. May God bless them and keep them faithful.

A non-Catholic Christian man said no thank you as he passed by, then gave the excuse that he wasn’t Catholic and so didn’t know how to pray the Rosary. E. Lucy called after him that we had a “user’s manual” and he seemed interested. So she ran after him to explain the Christ-centeredness of the devotion. The man said he had been praying for the Catholic Church, since she currently has powerful enemies trying to tear her down from the inside. He ended up not only taking the brochure on how to pray the Rosary, but accepted a  Rosary as well. May Our Lord draw him, in addition to defending the Church from the outside, but to also do so from inside.

A woman who resides in a women’s shelter stopped for a lengthy visit. E. Chuck remembered her from another time when she stopped to rest on her way home from the library. This time, she told e. Lucy that a doctor had said that she needed a hip replacement, but that Jesus had restored movement to her legs as well as clearing up a long-standing lung congestion. She gave glory to Him! May God continue to heal her and help her return to productive society.

A group of 3 or 4 older teens stopped. E. Lucy talked with the girl, who said she wasn’t Christian. E. Chuck handed her our one-page copy of the kerygma, while the first evangelist explained the Rosary devotion and how one can find peace if one uses it reverently to ask questions about Who Jesus is and what He wants. They seemed interested.

A family with two young children (perhaps 3 and 6 years old) stopped when the children wanted Rosaries. None of the adults accepted one, but the children were happy.

A woman stopped to get a Rosary for her toddler. Lord, bring both the child and his mother to You!

One teen, out of a group that stopped for Rosaries, commented that he knew what the Rosary was because of a grandparent. He ended up choosing a Rosary for “Nana”, too. May she teach him a true love for this devotion!

A homeless man came to the table with a big smile, but declined receiving a Rosary because he was “too busy to pray”. He believed that he was responsible for fixing the problems of both the United States and Europe. Please pray for this man and for all who suffer from mental disorders.

Altogether, the evangelists gave away easily 30-35 Rosaries and its pamphlet, a Divine Mercy prayer card, and a copy of the kerygma.

Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us with hearts prepared to perceive their need for Our Savior Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts.

Curiosity about the Rosary leads many people to at least ask what it is for. So thank you again for your prayers and other support for this apostolate. In turn, may God protect and greatly bless you and all those you love!

“Go with the strength you have” (Judg 6:14).