Thursday, November 13, 2008

Some Rosary Moments

We had a bit of a tough family rosary last night. I'm sure you know what I mean - a lot of screaming and carrying on (by the little ones, not me) and not a lot of meditating - or even praying for that matter. Oh well, in the midst of all of the rosary chaos, someone said something that made me think of some of the funny rosary moments we've had. I hope you get a laugh out of them like we did.

The other day my eight year old son was leading the Creed: "...born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pirate..." guess it's time to back off on all the pirate stuff for awhile!

My five year old daughter, who is very outspoken for her age, leads the Our Father this way, "Our Father who art in Heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, I will be done..."

How often had you had this conversation during the middle of the rosary? Child: Hey what Hail Mary is this anyway? Parent: The first one.

I don't know about in your family, but in our family, when my husband has had a hard day and he is tired and we sit down to pray the rosary, you are pretty much guaranteed a good laugh. We are always amazed at the jumble of words that come out of his mouth as he begins to nod off. One of the funniest ones had to be when we were praying the "O My Jesus" prayer at the end of one decade. It went like this: "O my Jesus, forgive us our sins and save us from the families of hell..." It happened to be another rough rosary night, so I tried not take it personally!

See, who says you can't have fun while you pray. I just hope God laughs as hard as we do! Have a nice day!

God Bless!


  1. I love this post! So funny! Thanks for sharing! We've just started doing the Rosary with the kids in the evening and it's never boring!

  2. the lovely college studentNovember 13, 2008 at 6:05 PM

    The only time I laugh during the week is at the Monday night rosary!

    There was a story going around about a young child reciting the Our Father - "...deliver us from email..."

    God Bless!


  3. I love us from the families of hell...LOL.
    I have a good friend who used to pray the Act of Contrition...Oh, my God, I am PARTLY sorry...I always loved that!
    My husband made several dvd discs with 10 different images showing each of the mysteries...we change the "slide" for each Hail Mary and it helps us all to meditate on the mystery better...except sometimes, we get sidetracked with artistic or theological conversations...these Rosaries can take a while!
    Pax Christi! E

    PS check out the "Thou Shalt Not Whine" blog that I have on my blog roll...she is running a word verification game on Wednesdays where you get to try to define the "words" that you are given to verify...she got 55 comments last is addictive!