On Monday we celebrated the Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. We recall the gift of the rosary as a powerful means by which we can meditate on the mysteries of Christ’s life through the intercession of the Mother of God. It also provides us a simple tool that we can use often to deepen our life of prayer.
For the past year, as I drive each day from my residence at Saint John Fisher Seminary in Stamford to the Catholic Center in Bridgeport, I have adopted the habit of praying the rosary in the car. At first, it was in partial response to the busy pace of my life, trying to ensure that I prayed the rosary each day by better utilizing my time in the car. As I drove, I would often listen to the news on the radio that repeated the same stories over and over again. Now my time in the car has become a spiritual haven, creating a place of peace and reflection, despite all the traffic around me. What was once wasted time has become valuable time with the Lord and Our Lady. In fact, there are even times that I slow my driving to ensure that I have enough time to pray the rosary before I arrive at the Office. It seems that Our Lady can even help me to follow the traffic laws!
I strongly urge you to consider praying the rosary each day, at a time that is now devoted to something that may be entertaining but not of any lasting value. Find a time when you can be alone and reflective on the mysteries of Christ’s life. It will be time very well spent!
The previous reflection originally appeared on Bishop Frank Caggiano’s Facebook page. Follow the Bishop for daily reflections and weekly videos.