The Little Flower's struggles with the Rosary

Posted on Jan 17, 2020

“I force myself in vain to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary; I don’t succeed in fixing my mind on them. For a long time I was desolate about this lack of devotion, which astonished me, for I love the Blessed Virgin so much that it should be easy for me to recite in her honor prayers which are so pleasing to her. Now I am less desolate; I think that the Queen of Heaven, since she is my MOTHER, must see my good will and she is satisfied with it. Sometimes when my mind is in such aridity that it is impossible to draw forth one single thought to unite me with God, I very slowly recite an Our Father and then the angelic salutation [‘Hail Mary, full of grace,’ etc.]; then these prayers give me great delight; they nourish my soul much more than if I had recited them precipitately a hundred times.”

St. Therese of Liseiux, Story of a Soul