Tag Archives: Rosary

The repetition of the rosary

Judy Ford, a north west England author, kindly offers this extract from her novel Organ Failure . A group of young adults are discussing the repetitive nature of the rosary: ‘And reciting Hail Marys over and over again? What’s the point of … Continue reading

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The assistance of the Rosary

Sabine Baring-Gould, a remarkable, and very prolific priest of the nineteenth and early twentieth century, is perhaps best known as the author of the hymn Onward Christian Soldiers. He wrote at least 1,200 other works, including a lovely ‘period piece’ The Golden … Continue reading

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The Touch of the Rosary

For our final post in the month of the Rosary we are very pleased to welcome a guest writer. Mtr Tracey Carroll has followed our posts on the rosary with interest and we invited her to contribute a post too. … Continue reading

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The Joy of the Rosary

In our fourth reflection for the month of the rosary Paul reflects personally on the Joy of the Rosary. “Joy to thee O Queen of Heaven, Alleluia” – the moment when this is sung at midday on Easter Sunday is … Continue reading

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The Sharing of the Rosary

Fr Ian reflects on the use of prayer beads in world faiths in the third of our reflections for October, the month of the rosary: This morning I enjoyed joining with children at St Chrysostom’s for their morning assembly. The … Continue reading

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The Discovery of the Rosary

Mycah, who was parish volunteer with us 2015/16, writes about her ‘discovery’ of the rosary while at St Chrysostom’s, in the second of our blog posts for October, the month of the rosary. (The first post, ‘The Comfort of the … Continue reading

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The comfort of the Rosary

I was pleased when Paul suggested that we invite people at church, and beyond, to say a decade of the rosary, for a day, or a few days in October, traditionally called the month of the holy rosary. This suggestion … Continue reading

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Praying together in October

During October this year at St Chrysostom’s we’re encouraging one another in prayer in a simple and special way.   What are we doing? It’s really simple, and anyone can join in, wherever they are. October is designated as the month of … Continue reading

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A Decade a Day in May

During May (Mary’s month) this year at St Chrysostom’s we’re encouraging one another in prayer in a simple and special way.   What are we doing? It’s really simple, and anyone can join in, wherever they are. Each day of May someone … Continue reading

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Looking for Luminosity with Mary

To inspire prayer and a sense of fellowship in prayer throughout May, we encouraged people to say part of the Holy Rosary on a particular day and so fill the entire month with thought and prayer based on the rosary. The … Continue reading

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