Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Success is Possible!

I'd like to report to all my visitors that in the last year I've been able to claim a substantial level of victory over my compulsion. The key has been the daily praying of the Rosary. This ancient prayer has provided me the grace, strength and courage to say no to my impulses.

The Rosary , like many things in the spiritual life consists of form and substance. The form of the Rosary is the prayers (i.e. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, and the Fatima prayer). The substance or spirit of the Rosary is the mysteries (i.e. Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous). I find great consolation meditation on the life, death and resurrection of our Lord in the company of our Lady. The Rosary is the prayer of the Gospel, as Fr. Corapi says (http://www.fathercorapi.com).

Like many things in life, explanations can only point the way - one must "dive in" to get the full benefit.

1 Comments:

At 9:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Struggler,


Let me introduce myself first. I'm a single man living in Manila and struggling with same sex attraction, porn, and masturbation. I'm a Catholic and a member of Courage - a Roman Catholic apostolate group dedicated to people struggling with same-sex attraction.

I have stumbled upon your blog while browsing the net regarding the topic of rosary and pornography. Like you, I have been struggling with online pornography for some time now. I was amazed by your recent post regarding the Rosary and how it is helping you attain purity of heart and success in overcoming your compulsions.

Being the month of the Rosary, I also started praying it with the hopes of overcoming my addiction. Your testimony is very inspiring and I intend to say my Rosary from now on and make it a part of my daily life.

I hope you could update your blog more often as I can very much relate to your stories. By the way I am also a revert to the Catholic faith.

May God bless you and your family and through the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, may you continue to advance in purity of heart in your journey. I desire that my addictions will eventually be broken by the power of praying the Holy Rosary, thereby giving glory to God through Mary.

 

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