Dear Family of Mary!
When I mentioned the 5 Stones of Our Lady the other day, I got many responses from our shipmates, asking me to explain what the 5 Stones are!! I was surprised!! So I am transcribing Fr. Leon’s talk to pilgrims, in which he explains the 5 Stones!! We will do one stone a day! Here is the First Stone:
Here is my own take on the 5 Stones:
And Our Lady says above all, pray the Rosary. When we were children, our parents went out one night, and we took out the old photo albums, you know the black and white pictures. And we were looking at it, my sister and me and my brother, and we were thinking how come we are not in some of these pictures. You know, like my Grandparent’s wedding, my mother’s baptism…things like that. And so, we took orange crayons and we drew ourselves in, like stick figures. So, at my mother’s baptism there is this giant orange version of my sister peering at my mother being baptized. And me at my parents’ wedding…And we got into a lot of trouble.
So, is the Rosary difficult to pray? No, it is a big orange crayon, and you are drawing yourself in. So, you just imagine yourself in these scenes. You don’t have to come away with some wonderful inspiration. Just imagine yourself there as the Archangel Gabriel greeting Our Lady. Say the words, “Hail Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with you.” And what that means. Because Gabriel knows it also means that the Lord is with you when you die on the Cross and when your heart is torn in two with the sword piercing it, when you are standing at the foot of the Cross. He knows that. And yes, he says that because God told him to.
Or imagine yourself as a shepherd, or an angel or one of the Characters. Put yourself in the scene. That’s praying with the heart.
(View his talk at https://marytv.tv/fruit-of-medjugorje/ Fruit show 265)
In Jesus, Mary and Joseph!
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