Today, many view the rosary as monotonous, but I have experienced it as renewal for an indifferent heart and a guide for a fruitful life.
In my younger days, I was indifferent towards the sacred mysteries. Every time my family would gather for the rosary, I would feel hungry or sleepy or sometimes both. My mother almost always gave in. During my college days, I kept hearing more about Mama Mary and the rosary. I once tried reciting the entire rosary and it felt pretty good. But I knew if I had to do this every day, it would get monotonous. Continue reading
Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life without the help of the Blessed Mother. Love the Madonna and pray the rosary, for her rosary is the weapon against the evils of the world today. All graces are given by God pass through the Blessed Mother.
~ St Padre Pio
We live in dark times. As St. John Paul the Great rightly predicted in 1979, the cultural climate of the world today is anti-catholic; the morals, values, traditions and beliefs that were held as truth for centuries together are now being viewed as backward, rigid and even hateful. Continue reading
It had been just four months since I joined the community when one of the singles who were part of the CFCI Kids Segment contacted me to ask if I was available to help out with the kid’s program while their parents attend a retreat. I was a bit reluctant because I don’t get along with kids that well. To add to this, she asked me to give them teaching on Mother Mary and the Holy Rosary. Continue reading
Working as an ENT surgeon makes me come in contact with a lot of patients suffering from head and neck cancers. Many of them are middle-aged and have far advanced cancers thus having very few years ahead of them. On spending time talking to them, most have regrets. Some of the common ones include:
- I wish I pursued my dreams and aspirations and not what others expected of me.
- I wish I had spent more time with my family and friends.
- I wish I had the courage to express my feelings and speak my mind.
- I wish I had not fallen prey to this addiction (smoking, pan chewing) and ruined my life.