Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Family Rosary

Br Peter Martyr Yungwirth, O.P., has had an article published on Catholic Exchange about the immense blessing of the Rosary, especially when prayed as a family. Read it here.
“Holy Mary, Mother of God, pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death.” These words were said over and over by my cousin’s family this past Advent. She and her husband and their four sons gathered each day to pray the Rosary together as they awaited the coming of the Son of God at Christmas. As they prayed the Rosary and meditated on the mysteries, they embarked on a journey experienced by families for the past few hundreds years — a journey that ultimately led to great peace, joy, and love.

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Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.