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Struggle with the Rosary: Can You Help me?

January 14, 2013 by  
Filed under Dan Burke, Difficulties, Fr. Bartunek, Mary, Prayer, Rosary, Videos

Struggle with the Rosary — How to Overcome It

Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary

Editor’s Note: The Rosary is Our Blessed Mother’s powerful armament against evil. That’s why the devil hates it so much. When Our Lady of Fatima first appeared to the three children in Portugal, she told them to pray the rosary. In all her subsequent visits to them, the one thing she said to them every single time they saw her was “Pray the rosary.” Some are doing that, others are not. Perhaps you, or someone you know, struggles with this beautiful Marian devotion. If the rosary is not currently part of your daily prayer routine, we hope this video will help inspire you to take up this formidable weapon of prayer and meditation.

Oh yes, one more thing: at the end of the video, Dan references, our old address years ago. That has, of course, been replaced by, our current address.

Struggle with the Rosary? Can you help me?

Fr. John Bartunek and Dan Burke talk about struggles with prayers, specifically why some struggle with the rosary and how to overcome these struggles.

Father John Bartunek and Dan Burke discuss the rosary and how it comes from a devotion to the Blessed Mother.  Father John talks about the three aspects of devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary and her role in our lives.  God chose Mary to bring Jesus into this world.  And so, she has a role because God wants it that way.  Father John explains the role Mary has and what growth in holiness is about.  They examine Mary's example, her presence in our lives and her intercession.  From these things Father explains how the rosary makes sense.  And, he offers an excellent image of what the rosary is.


Art for this post on Our Lady of Fatima and the Rosary: Our Lady of Fatima, Charles Bosseron Chambers, undated, Restored Traditions, used with permission. Video used with permission.

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About Dan Burke

Dan is the President of the Avila Foundation, the parent organization of, the Avila Institute for Spiritual Formation, Divine Intimacy Radio and Divine Intimacy Radio - Resources Edition, Into the Deep Parish Programs, the Apostoli Viae (Apostles of the Way) Community, the High Calling Seminary Preparation Program, and the FireLight Student Leadership Formation Program, author of the award-winning book, Navigating the Interior Life - Spiritual Direction and the Journey to God, Finding God Through Meditation-St. Peter of Alcantara, 30 Days with Teresa of Avila, Into the Deep, Living the Mystery of Merciful Love: 30 Days with Thérèse of Lisieux, and his newest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. Beyond his "contagious" love for Jesus and His Church, he is a grateful husband and father of four, the Executive Director of and writer for EWTN's National Catholic Register, a regular co-host on Register Radio, a writer, speaker and pilgrimage director who provides online spiritual formation and travels to share his conversion story and the great riches that the Church provides us through authentic Catholic spirituality. Dan has been featured on EWTN's Journey Home program and numerous radio programs.

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