Posts Tagged ‘Rosary’

Beheaded US journalist prayed Rosary in captivity Comments 0

Friday, August 22nd, 2014

The American journalist shown being beheaded by Islamist extremists in a video prayed the Rosary during a previous kidnapping in the Middle East. James Foley, 40, was the oldest of five children in a Catholic family in New Hampshire. Working for the Global Post and AFP, he was kidnapped in Syria in 2012. Commenting on Read more

Pairing Pilates and Prayer Comments 0

Friday, March 14th, 2014

SoulCore is a workout that pairs core stretches with meditation on the Catholic devotional prayers of the Rosary. Each decade (or “mystery”) of the Rosary is paired with an exercise designed to build a particular virtue, like humility, love of neighbor, material detachment, sacrifice and joy. Participants reflect on the mysteries silently while following along with Read more

Pharmacist pope diagnoses prayer as medicine for the heart Comments 0

Tuesday, November 19th, 2013

Pope Francis on Sunday advised Catholics to take a special dose of spiritual medicine, offering some 20,000 boxes of “mercy” – containing rosaries – to pilgrims in St Peter’s Square. “I now want to suggest a medicine. ‘What?’ you ask, ‘the pope is now a pharmacist?’” Francis said, shaking a box resembling a pack of Read more

Bishop blocks plan for same-sex marriage Rosary Comments 4

Friday, October 25th, 2013

A Catholic bishop has blocked plans by gay activists to pray the Rosary in his cathedral to ask the Virgin Mary to intercede on their behalf to pass legislation for same-sex marriage. The Rainbow Sash Movement called off the same-sex marriage Rosary after Bishop Thomas Paprocki of Springfield, Illinois, denounced it as “blasphemous”. The movement Read more

New US priests are cradle Catholics from big families Comments 0

Friday, May 10th, 2013

He’s a 32-year-old cradle Catholic and former altar boy with three or more siblings. He had a full-time job after gaining an undergraduate degree, and regularly prayed the Rosary before entering the seminary. This is a typical example of the 497 men being ordained to the priesthood in the United States this year, according to Read more

Rosary Plus: My New Favorite Rosary App Comments 0

Friday, August 10th, 2012

In the course of my search for the perfect rosary app, I have downloaded and tried dozens. So far, only three have made the cut to “Essential” level, and only iRosary remains of the three that were on the list when I wrote that article. But now, thanks to the new Rosary Plus iOS app from St. Read more

Manu Samoa player given a rosary as a good luck charm Comments 0

Tuesday, September 6th, 2011

A member of the the Manu Samoa Rugby World Cup Team has been given a rosary as a good luck charm. The Manu Samoa visited Tafa’igata Prison as part of their final preparations for the Rugby World Cup. An emotional meeting between Manu Samoa winger, Alesana Tuilagi and his father, Tuilagi Namulauulu Leo II, was the Read more