Wednesday, February 24, 2010
We say the rosary in the evening, right before we tuck the kids into bed. I purchased a CD from the Poor Clares of Perpetual Adoration and loaded into iTunes. Then, we connect to my iTunes through our XBox360 (using Connect360 since I have a Mac) and listen to the audio through our TV sound system. Who would have thought a gaming system would have made our family rosary easier?
Of course, we could just say the rosary, but the CD helps us keep track and I don't lose count of prayers when Lydia needs help or redirection. As I mentioned before, I really like this CD because the prayers are not muddied with music.
Everyone is happy and willing to spend this time in prayer, and I feel almost foolish that it took so long to come back to the habit. Lydia is content to putter around us while we pray, but I know that it is sinking in. As another advantage, the boys seem more calm as they head to bed each night.