Power of the Holy Rosary - Modern Day Testimonies
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Theresa from Cheshire, England U.K. 1998
Theresa from Cheshire, England was in 1998 a practicing Anglican, but had been drawn to the Holy Rosary over a number of years after reading the messages of Our Lady of Medjugorje. In the early hours of 10th December, Theresa was beginning to wake up from what she thought was a very vivid dream. The images running through her mind where of great urgency as she saw and heard the voice of the late husband of her father's cousin who had died some four months earlier.
Her father's cousin had died about seven years earlier and her husband in his grief turned to spiritualism, which gave him the great desire to stay in touch with the soul of his beloved wife. This desire eventually became and obession which completley dominated the rest of his life.
Theresa jumped out of her sleep and made her way to the bathroom to wash, by the time she reached the kitchen to make a drink, she told me: "As I stood by the kettle by then fully awake I suddenly became aware of Jack's presence once again. I could not see anything but I had no doubt that Jack's soul was very near and urgently asking for my help. I wondered what to do, then suddenly the Holy Rosary came to mind, so after lighting the lounge fire, I settled in my chair and decided to pray the fifteen decades for Jack's soul and for the soul of his beloved wife Mary so they would be reunited and at peace. As I prayed the 'Joyful Mysteries,' the feeling in the room became more settled, then as I prayed the 'Sorrowful Mysteries.' the atmosphere became lighter as I got to the end of the 'Glorious Mysteries,' I suddenly became aware of a white column of white light about a foot away from me and then the atmosphere suddenly became peaceful and clear, I knew Jack had now gone. I looked back down at my rosary and saw a thin white light come from behind my chair and wrapped around me. I have never experienced anything like it before, but I felt completely protected and peaceful and I felt in my heart that not only was Jack peaceful but he had been reunited with Mary."
However the story does not end there as some months later Theresa began teaching her Anglican friends the Holy Rosary. Two years later Theresa converted to the Roman Catholic church, since then her spirituality has continued to deepen and she prays the Holy Rosary daily. Theresa said:"Over the last six years my prayer life has become really powerful, the one thing that has helped me through all my problems has been the Holy Rosary, I will never forget that morning in December 1998, as I particualrly feel through that experience, Our Lord showed me the power of the Holy Rosary."
John J Merriam from White Lake, Michigan, USA - 2008
John Merriam had been drawn to the Holy Rosary after years and years not practicing being a devoted catholic.
In the early hours of many days of trying to earn a income during retirement for his wife and him to have income on a monthly basis. He was unable to do so. He was about to file bankruptcy and give everything up. John was beginning to wake up from what he thought was a very vivid dream. The images running through his mind where of great urgency as he saw and heard the voice of Mary. John jumped out of his sleep, I could not see anything but I had no doubt that Mary was very near I wondered what to do, then suddenly the Holy Rosary came to mind, As I prayed the 'Joyful Mysteries,' the feeling in the room became more settled, then as I prayed the atmosphere became lighter as I got to the end of the Rosary,' I suddenly became aware of a white column in my mind and then the atmosphere suddenly became peaceful and clear. I looked back down at my rosary that my wife gave me. I have never experienced anything like it before, but I felt completely protected and peaceful and I felt in my heart that reunited with Mary.".
However the story does not end there as somedays later my spirituality has continued to deepen as I pray the Holy Rosary daily. The one thing that has helped me through all my monthly income problems has been the Holy Rosary, I will never forget how immediately my income has changed, as I particualrly feel through that experience, Our Lord showed me the power of the Holy Rosary.
Every few minutes I think of how I almost lost everything. I prommised Mary that I would pray the Rosary every day for the rest of my life, Start telling people of my story and how the Rosary helped me every day and pray for sinners.
The power of the Rosary works...
Thank you Mother of Mercy.
Sarah from the Phillapines - June 30, 2008
A few weeks ago, Tetsu and I were talking. As always, he was down on his luck…And always told me how depressed he is. Out of no particular reason, I started to tell him, "Tetsu I'll make a deal with you. I will pray for you…and you must also start to pray. You don't have to say Christian prayers yet, but sit in a corner and just talk to "God". If after my birthday on july 9,you don't feel anything good in your life, then you can forget about praying. But if you do feel something different, then you have to pray!!". Well, to make it short, I prayed the rosary fervently and mentioned him to the Blessed Mother, presenting him at her feet, and that blessings would come. And guess what… here is his chat with me which I saved and want to share:
[8:19:31 PM] Tetsu says: hi
[8:19:43 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: hey there!
[8:20:00 PM] Tetsu says: you may think its strange but......
[8:20:08 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: what?
[8:20:19 PM] Tetsu says: i felt the existance of God 2 days ago
[8:20:29 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: because i kept on praying for you
[8:20:34 PM] Tetsu says: yeah?
[8:20:37 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: i kept on praying that good things will happen to you
[8:20:44 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: i told you, everyday i was praying for you!!
[8:20:47 PM] Tetsu says: yeah
[8:20:49 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: even a while ago, i did
[8:20:55 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: yes..
[8:21:04 PM] AnGeL_Sarah says: haha! it's a miracle!!
[8:21:12 PM] Tetsu says: but it was a super miracle thing
I called him on skype and told me "I was lying on my bed, when suddenly I felt the existence of God". I can't understand it, it was so beautiful. And it was like he was everywhere!! So I told him, he needs to pray more. He said, that even though he does not pray the way Christians do, he wants to write lots of poems and songs. And to think dear brothers and sisters, "Tetsu" and I never met, he is only a chat mate and to think that he is an aetheist. And yet, with the prayer of the Rosary alone- he could not deny the existence that there is God.
With this alone, I can attest it only to be the Power of the most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Mother. It is something neither I can explain, nor want to try and find out how…but all I know is that, it's a miracle! And there' more to come, boundless in fact, when we begin to pray the most Holy Rosary…
Glory to the Father
Glory to the Son
Glory to the Holy Spirit
Glory be to the most Holy Trinity.
Hail to the Queen of Heaven. -Amen-