"Once upon a time, I wrote about not praying the Rosary as I should - or, even as I advocate. With the thoughts swirling of scents, of today's feast day, and faith, I am brought back to a desire to pray the Rosary. I want to shower Mary, the Mother of Jesus, with all the roses I am able. As she shines brightly for so many, ultimately she points those of us who believe in Christ back to her Son..." Thoughts on my faith life, spurred by scents and today's Feast of Our Lady of Fatima.
I spent the better part of this "Month of Mary" researching Marian apparitions. While researching all these apparitions, one thing that struck me was the emphasis by Mary on penance and reparation for sins. Our Lady of Lourdes even encouraged Bernadette Soubirous, "penance, penance, penance," during one of her apparitions. The messages of Our Lady of Fatima, from her … Continue reading Final Thoughts on This Year’s Mary Project