As I continue to pray about my faith and potential journey across the Tiber and some difficult family issues (my daughter is ill), I have started praying the rosary often. This is itself, faith building and comforting. Just a few days ago I purchased a rosary to keep in my office so I can pray during walks in the afternoon.
This morning I had an urge to pray the rosary and decided to take a walk to do so. I promise the timing of this was totally random (my habit is to do this in the late afternoon). As I started my walk, I was drawn to go the Catholic Church down the street - I just felt praying the rosary there (which I haven’t done before) would bring me closer to Mary and to God. I entered the Church, set down in the pew, took out my rosary and started to pray. I had only just started the Apostles Creed at the begining of my rosary prayer with my eyes closed when I heard the voice of a Priest (who was not there when I started to pray) announce - “as we pray the rosary”. I opened my eyes and could not believe it - I had walked right into the Church’s rosary service which began just after I finished my meditation and had begun the rosary. I enjoyed a wonderful spirit filled prayer session with the rosary led by the Priest and with other congregants.
A coincidence?- perhaps - but the tears in my eyes tell me not.
I just wanted to share this story - God works in mysterious and glorious ways.