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War of the Rosaries

DESMOND ALBROW is to be thanked for a remark in his article "Kneeling in the streets before the Sacrament" (Catholic Herald, 24 January). He has brought up the subject of finding difficulties in the saying of the Rosary.

This has always been my difficulty. I can meditate on the mysteries; I can recite the prayers; but I find it almost impossible to do both together.

Directly I start to recite the Rosary prayers, all good thoughts fly away and my mind gets full of distractions.

Is there anyone else out there who has this problem? Mary Hunt East Grinstead, West Sussex ANYONE WHO FINDS the Rosary boring and "cannot see anything uplifting in mouthing a series of Hail Marys with the odd Our Father thrown in", as Desmond Albrow put it, would do well to read The Secret of the Rosary by St Louis de Montfort (£1.50 from bookshops).

This little booklet, has sold millions of copies and is said to contain everything that can be said about the Rosary.

The author warns us against the ignorant who regard the Rosary as something of little importance: "The Rosary is a priceless treasure which is inspired by God."

The author also gives suggestions for avoiding distractions.

Ann Coelho Brentwood, Essex I HAVE ALWAYS found recitation of the Rosary a most comforting recreation. A discipline learnt in childhood, it is a blessing in adulthood. God bless. William Wong Singapore

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