Friday, December 19, 2014

It’s More Than Just Beads

The rosary is a biblical form of prayer, a devotion in honor of the Virgin Mary, and one of the most symbolic objects to Catholics. Devotees recite the rosary because they believe that it is a powerful intercession through Jesus’ mother, Mary. Thus, they carry the rosary as a reminder that she is with them. 

Praying the rosary has been a tradition in the Catholic Church for a very long time. There are conflicting views about the history of the rosary. According to sacred tradition, the rosary was given to Saint Dominic in a vision of the Blessed Virgin Mary at the Monastery of Notre Dame de Prouille in France.

Experience and feel the holy presence of the Lord at the Old St. Mary’s Church in Detroit, Michigan.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Understanding the Spiritual Gift of Giving

In every moment, we are given the opportunity to give, regardless of circumstance. The gift of giving is a pure selfless act. These people enjoy sharing their blessings that God has given them. 

It’s good to know that there are a lot of people who give because they want to help and care for others without conditions; however, there are those who have different interests not aligned to the core mission.


Characteristics of a Giver

Someone who has the gift of giving takes delight in discovering needs that are overlooked by most people. A giver chooses stay out of the limelight; he gives anonymously in order to avoid attention or recognition for his gestures. He gives purely for the benefit of others and not for his own.

A generous heart, regardless of his economic status, hardly spends more than he makes. He loves to encourage other people to save and to give generously.

Jesus left an example for us that we should follow His steps. He submitted his life as ransom for our sins. Old St Mary’s is the third oldest Roman Catholic Church in Detroit and the first German Church. Understand and develop your spiritual gifts with us as we share the good news and serve those who are poor in spirit and in resources.