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Our Prayers

We live in a very noisy and busy world, where many people just lose touch with the sacred, with God. The longing of our hearts for something that will really satisfy us at depth makes us wonder about the purpose of our being and about our relationship with the unknown; with the mystery; with God.
There are times when we might feel dry and distracted by the many worries and, at the same time, the emptiness, in our lives. This experience of desolation is important for us in order to grow spiritually. In prayer we can get a great sense of peace in good times and consolation in the low points of our lives. God will help us with his grace to overcome the pressures and problems of daily life and he will give us a loving and caring heart for taking care of ourselves, the people around us and the world itself with their needs and concerns.
 
In the eyes of faith our sufferings are not considered to be meaningless. Our readiness to get help from God through troubled times can strengthen us, and our compassion for others and our patience will grow.
"Prayer is the place of refuge for every worry, a foundation for cheerfulness, a source of constant happiness, a protection against sadness."
St. John Chrysostom

The Holy Rosary

Rosary prayer is the most popular devotion among the people of the church. The tradition of reciting the rosary has existed for centuries and, for this reason, theologians have observed that Mother Mary, Queen of Heaven and Earth, has been given all of God’s graces to assist us in the journey of our life, in this valley of tears, and to assist us in seeking forgiveness and mercy from her son, Jesus.
She is the mediatrix par excellence by her cooperation in the sacrifice of the Cross. At the critical moment in which Jesus was on the verge of dying on the cross, defeated and abandoned, Mary never ceased to believe that her Son was the Word made flesh. As it was envisaged by the prophet, she firmly believed that Jesus would rise again on the third day. This is her greatest act of faith and an act of love well worth imitating.
 
Please refer to the following for a brief guide on learning how to recite the the Holy Rosary.

St Mary-on-the-Quay | Roman Catholic Church | Bristol, England | Diocese of Clifton | Registered Charity No. 1170168