Through My Suffering, Mama Mary Helped Me Find the Holy Rosary
About three years ago, I had no devotion to the Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary. As a matter of fact, I remember that everytime we had to pray it in school during the month of October, I prayed, or rather babbled, it without attention and reverence. In short, I felt reluctance and laziness everytime I prayed it.
Then, after the sixth grade, I decided to transfer to another school. I prayed that God would grant me the sign that if I pass the entrance exam of this school of which I might be transferred to, it means that He does want me to study there. Turns out, I did pass.
What's different about this new school that I am now studying in from my former school is that this new school is a Catholic school. However, during the first day, I felt this utter depression and thought that God made a mistake. But then I decided to visit the Chapel.
At first, all I did was cry everytime I visit. But then something unexplainable happened as if there was this need for me to pray the Rosary. At the beginning though, I thought of it in a shallow manner as in it would be a prayer to grant me anything of this world. And only of this world.
So I prayed it one day. And then the next. And it went on for a long time until I had this slight devotion to it and then came the time I wanted to know more about it.
One day, I went to my cousin's school (also Catholic) to accompany her, along with my sister and aunt, during her intramurals. I went to their bookstore. And then I saw this lovely book which attracted me called 'The Secret of the Rosary'. At first, I thought it was a book against the Rosary because of the word "secret." But turns out, I was wrong.
That book helped me a great deal and opened my eyes to the genuine power of the Rosary. And little by little, I discovered so many beautiful things about this prayer and I am glad to have gone through my suffering just to have opened my eyes to that prayer.