July and August... a spiritual desert?

Admittedly, it is not summer all over the world, but the months of July and August are often an opportunity for many of us to take some vacation, a day of rest here and there.

In any case, we change pace and we often need to after a year of school, University or busy professional life.

This change of pace obviously has an impact on our spiritual life.

Many people take advantage of this time to recharge, to embark on pilgrimage paths (especially in this year of James!), to undertake a retreat, alone or with the family.

And then our Lady gives us several appointments at the heart of these months: July 16, it is Our Lady of Mount Carmel; August 15 will be her Assumption and 22 August the feast of Mary, Queen.

More numerous perhaps and paradoxically are those who will have difficulty in finding time for God, with the disappearance of the habitual rhythms. And it is not uncommon, the day before departure on holiday, to encounter some faithful who fear these weeks less framed and more free.

Our months of July and August therefore will not be a spiritual desert... but we will have to put in a bit of ourselves !

Your Rosarium site will perhaps be a little less regularly updated as the one who takes care of it every day will be Haiti throughout August and it is not always easy to find a connection. Moreover, he entrusts himself to your prayer for this mission on this devastated land. It will therefore be necessary to be patient and indulgent if there is not something new every day!

Our Rosary will be like an oasis in the heart of the summer. Like so many oases where the soul comes to cool down, our decades of Rosary will be present throughout our days.

It would be a pity, due to our negligence, to let our soul die of thirst... spiritual thirst!

Pray the Rosary!


Fr. Louis-Marie ARIÑO-DURAND, o.p.

General Promoter of the Rosary

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