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Monday, September 2, 2013

White Sox Catcher: "I love to pray rosaries"


Meet Tyler Flowers, catcher for the Chicago White Sox.
In a recent interview with the Catholic New World, the newspaper of the Archdiocese of Chicago, the major league baseball player spoke about his devotion to the Blessed Mother.
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I love to pray rosaries, which are very Christ-centered. In fact, Jesus’ name is literally at the center of the Hail Mary. It’s been said that praying the rosary is learning about Jesus at the school of Mary.

When you consider what Jesus said about becoming like a little child in order to enter the kingdom of heaven, it’s easy to see the importance of placing ourselves at the feet of our spiritual mother, Mary.
Everyone knows it’s perfectly normal to see a child with his mother in the natural order, but the same is also true in the spiritual order: Children of God the Father need a mother, and they have one in Mary. When you become more devoted to Mary, you will inevitably become more devoted to Jesus in the Eucharist.
Wow.
When’s the last time you heard a professional athlete talk like that?
h/t Father Paul Beach

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