Monday, May 22, 2017

Our Rosary of Living

BEADS OF JOY 05-22-17
“Our Rosary of Living”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Focus: Our Rosary of Living
This week like every week in my life, my heart is filled with joy and excitement because of the Rosary. The Rosary has a most Joyful way of bringing our prayer life to life; making it a living breathing experience, unlike that of any other form of prayer. I can’t fully explain my attachment and love for the Rosary like one might explain their love for another person; but my love for the Rosary is much simpler than that. When I see the Rosary, I see our Lord, I see our Lady; I know I will find peace in those beads.

What is Our Rosary of Living? I know some might say, that is a rather peculiar way of saying it; but no, I mean it just like I wrote it. See this week I will reflect upon some of my own personal deep connections to the Rosary.

Tuesday – Our Rosary of Giving
Wednesday – Our Rosary of Sharing
Thursday – Our Rosary of Caring
Friday – Our Rosary of Praying

Inside of me is a very simple, very undeserving person who seeks our Lord and desperately wants His love and approval. I know that the one way to show Jesus that I love Him so much; is by showing Him how much I love His Mother. I beg for Her to speak to Him for me, every single time I pray my Rosary. To me the Rosary is a Living Prayer that goes to the heart of Mary and she immediately rushes our requests and love to her Son. Mary is my Mother to. Jesus is the Son of God and we are the children of God, hence she is my Mother. I invite you to embrace her and love her with a most sincere love.

Each day I hold my Rosary beads in such a way that I don’t want to let them go. They connect me to Jesus! They connect me to Mary! To me it’s my live feed to my Lord and our Lady. Yes, I see it that way. The minute I simply hold them, I am connected. I feel so incredible with those beads in my hand. I don’t need much in this life as far possessions are concerned, to be happy, joyful and content. My Rosary beads and my Bible are the sum-total of what it would take if I had to have a bare minimal choice of items. Yeah, I have more, but they are not as important to me as my Rosary and my Bible.

Look at your Rosary beads in a different way now; try to find out why you are so connected to them. Dig deep inside your heart, connect with what is making your heart and mind and soul connect to those beads. There is a story of love inside of you that wants to be shared, share it. There is a story of love inside of you that wants to be spoken, tell it. There is a story that is living inside of you that wants to live, tell everyone about it. Pray The Rosary and ask our Lady to help you, she will.


Your brother in Christ Jesus 
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Today is Monday: We pray the Joyful Mysteries:

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation (Humility) – Luke 1:26-28
2. The Visitation (Love of Neighbor) – Luke 1:39-45
3. The Birth of Jesus (Poverty of Spirit) – Luke 2:1-20
4. The Presentation (Purity of Mind and Spirit) – Luke 2:22-38
5. Finding in The Temple (Obedience) –Luke 2:41-50

I simply love mornings, because every morning begins with the Rosary.