In True Devotion To Mary, by Saint Louis de Montfort, there is a section called “Preparation for Consecration.” In that section, there is an excerpt from the book The Imitation of Christ, written by Thomas à Kempis. The excerpt is taken from Book III, Chapter 6 and is called “The Proof of a True Lover.”
What I took away from this piece is the reassurance that we really don’t have to be perfect, and that if we would only do our best, that would be good enough for the Lord. Because He knows our hearts, and He knows our true intentions. He isn’t looking for perfection, though we should continually strive for it, and be mindful of the times when we fall short. But what the Lord is asking of us is to put forth a sincere effort in everything we say and do, and to be willing to admit that we are weak, and can do nothing … [Read More...]
Please take a few minutes to read the following email which came from Walt, one of the readers of The Rosary Trail. For those of you who are in the Stony Point, NY area, or for those of you who are able to travel there, I suggest that you take full advantage of this wonderful Marian event that is happening on May 18th. We need to remember that May is Mary’s month, and this is a perfect opportunity to show our true devotion to the Queen of Heaven and Earth!
When you click on the image of the Marian Day flyer below, you should be able to see the image in a separate window and in an enlarged format, which should be much easier to read. Please don’t hesitate to let me know via comment or private email if for some reason you are not able to view the flyer in an enlarged format. I’ll be happy to email it … [Read More...]
I visited the Blessed Sacrament today. It’s been a few weeks since my last visit and I’ve missed going. Since I started watching my 5-month-old nephew, Simon, during the weekdays while his parents are at work, I’m pretty much tied to my house until my brother (his father) comes to pick him up around 3:15 pm. The church where I visit the Blessed Sacrament is 20 minutes from my house. Also, at 4:00 pm the ladies in the church office leave for the day and that’s when they lock the doors to the Perpetual Adoration chapel. By the time my brother actually takes off with Simon (usually about 10 or 15 minutes after he arrives to pick him up) I really don’t have enough time left to get to the church before they lock up. I feel really bad about that but I’m in a stuck position and there’s really nothing I can do about it. (It isn’t available for … [Read More...]