Read the rest over at A Catholic Mother's Thoughts.The rosary is such a powerful prayer. I have been amazed again and again by the incredible outpouring of grace it causes.In the last few years of my mother's Alzheimer's Disease we made an incredible discovery. Someone had mentioned to me that even those in advanced stages of dementia people can sometimes remember prayers that they have always known, that somehow that information is stored in a very deep part of the brain.
We decided to say the rosary with my mom. Her condition was very advanced at this point. She was slumped over in a wheelchair all the time, staring blankly into space. It was not even clear if she could actually see, she was so unresponsive. She made no eye contact. There was no indication that Mom was actually in there, if you know what I mean.
Thursday, December 18, 2008
I just came across a story of a rosary miracle, via this week's Catholic Carnival, and couldn't resist sharing it here.