A very sweet priest friend of mine was kind enough last month to give me a giant rosary.
I tried hanging it on the wall, but my husband said it made the house look like we were living in a convent so I had to take it down! Then it kinda just hung around for a few weeks until suddenly my tiny brain had a brainwave – “Let’s actually pray with it, like, together!!” (Sometimes I wonder how God can possibly put up with my unbelievably slow grasp of His utterly obvious plans.)
So that’s what we now do most evenings. The baby can’t join in yet because she just eats the beads and distracts the other two. But the older two love the BIG rosary and join in just fine. We say 1 decade together and try to all move along the beads in a clockwise motion otherwise there would be a ‘prayer collision’ between decades 2 and 3! It’s a really nice way of praying together as a family.
My kids know the prayers of the rosary because they have grown up watching and listening to me saying it. It is second nature to them, even if they do fidget, giggle and occasionally thump each other during the Our Father! Tonight was even more special because Daddy decided to join us.
If you would like to learn how to pray the Rosary in your family try the Interactive Rosary.
Our Lady Queen of Peace pray for us.
St. Joseph, patron saint of husbands and fathers pray for us.
St Dominic Calaruega, receiver of the most Holy Rosary (feast day today 8th Aug) pray for us.
St. Dominic of Silos, patron saint of hopeful mothers pray for us.