Today is the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary, and Caitlin Marchand has a very encouraging and inspiring piece over at Catholic Exchange for those of us who have a hard time making the Rosary a part of our lives. Caitlin writes:
In my experience there are many families with a deep devotion to the Rosary. They pray it every night and make a point to join public recitations before or after Mass. Then there are other families who don’t. And somehow it seems like you have to choose one or the other: Say the Rosary every night or not at all except extraordinary occasions. This seems a bit odd.
Caitlin recounts how she and her husband prayed the Rosary together every day when they were first married, until the birth of their first baby.
Somewhere around a year later we woke up and noticed we had barely prayed family prayers beyond God blesses since his arrival. I think this is where many people in the “not Rosary people” camp find themselves. It’s just not happening! Don’t give up. Pray the Rosary, at least sometimes.