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A most powerful prayer is the Rosary - 2020-07-17

July 26, 2020

A most powerful prayer is the Rosary. So thank you again for your prayers for the Boise Catholic street evangelization effort. Two evangelists were available.


An apparently homeless man, upon hearing the Rosary was a prayer, took one and its booklet. He said, “Yes, I said a prayer once. I’d like to again.”


A Catholic family (father, mother, maternal grandmother, 4 teens, 1 toddler) stopped when the dad led the older boys to the table. The mother, “Redarita”, and her mother came over a few moments later with the girl and youngest child. They each took a Rosary, except the toddler. The grandmother gladly accepted the Rosary pamphlet in Spanish. We urged them to start praying the Rosary together.


A man showed us he was wearing around his neck a symbol of a non-Christian entity. He passed us twice, and responded to our offer of a Rosary by saying that he was good. Pray for him?


A man, already Catholic and who has a Rosary, shared his theory about whether we’re in the final “end times”.


Two men in their early 20s chose a Rosary apiece. We explained the devotion and encouraged them to begin praying it.


For the second time, a man passed by carrying a large, silver, totally sun-blocking umbrella. He took the long way around the square, using the corridor past the hockey arena instead of cutting through the middle. When he reached the point where the corridor intersected the main part of the business park, across the sidewalk from us, we called a friendly “Good Afternoon!” Both times, he instantly and noisily snapped the umbrella open between him and us, putting it back down once he was out of earshot. (Are we shining that brightly?) Please pray for him, that God’s love reaches even through his fear and anger.


Altogether, we gave away about 15 Rosaries and its pamphlet on how to pray it.


Please pray for us again today? Ask God to send people to us prepared to perceive their need for Jesus Christ and His Holy Catholic Church, and that much good fruit for His Kingdom comes of today’s efforts. After the street evangelization session, we plan to proceed to City Hall to pray there.

Our Blessed Lady leads us to her Son, telling us, “Do whatever He tells you.” 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!

P.S. Regarding the Rosary novena taking place at City Hall: Thank you for your prayers! During the first two days, it has been mainly uneventful, except during the Sorrowful Mysteries. We remained safe, however, and the whole area became peaceful again before we reached the end of the Glorious Mysteries. So, it’s probably doing some good, you think? Please continue to pray for/with us?