I have never fasted in my life. After marriage, even though my husband fasted, I did not bother to even abstain from anything during Lent. In my mom’s house, we would eat rice kanji with some spicy pickle during these days. But, though I cannot recall if I liked it or not, I knew it wasn’t that bad.
This year, in March, when I observed that my Muslim friends were fasting due to Ramadan and my Hindu friends were abstaining from meat due to Ramnavmi, I was inspired by them to at least try and abstain from meat and fish, as a Christian, during the last week of Lent. Yes, coincidently, all the religious seasons came together this year. Perhaps for realization to strike me.
I must admit that it wasn’t as hard as I had imagined it to be. After successfully staying away from non-vegetarian food items all week, I patted myself on the back and enjoyed Easter Sunday to the fullest. I was proud of my willpower all through that week!
Thoughts that made me want to write this blog:
1 A question in my mind – My Non-Catholic friends were following their respective religions, faithfully. I should, too!
2 My blogger friends wrote elaborately on shlokas and bhajans, thereby educating the rest of their clan. Maybe, I should do the same for my clan, too!
3 The month of May is devoted to Mother Mary. To honour her, we are to recite the rosary every day. Perhaps, I could help my Catholic friends with how to say the Rosary.
4 I get on a video call with my mom (who lives out of India) every evening and pray with her and my children and it does make me feel peaceful. I should help people to find peace in their lives, too.
5 Some of my Catholic friends have forgotten how to pray. I have to remind them!
Therefore, I decided to create a whole document with the various prayers and other information you would want while praying the Catholic way.
I’ll start with the ROSARY which we recite from Thursday to Sunday. We recite the Divine Mercy Chaplet from Monday to Wednesday. You can choose when you want to say which prayer.
If you feel that this blog would help someone, do forward it to the Catholics you know. Stay blessed!
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