Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”

“Pray for us sinners, now and at the hour of our death”

The Rosary in the back story of one of this year’s biggest news stories

The Rosary’s simple repetitiveness can make it seem monotonous but its simplicity also makes it a convenient, easily accessible and, even more so, a powerful form of prayer. It’s quiet yet strong force featured prominently in the life of James Foley who appeared on news headlines recently in August as the first (of later several)<!–more–> Western hostages held by Islamic State (IS) militants to be executed by them and whose executions were recorded on video and released on the internet. However, alongside the cruelty, violence and atrocity of what happened; there is also a back story to James which is a story of courageous faith, heroic selflessness and a tenacious peacefulness, which the Rosary in large part powerfully gave him in the face of great evil and danger.