Autumn is my favorite season and October my favorite month, for reasons on many levels. Many people I know tend to feel the same. I love October for its colors as my opening photo can testify. I am aware that there are places in the country whose fall colors far surpass our own here in the Pacific Northwest but I am up for enjoying what we have to the best of my ability.
October is designated as the Month of the Rosary. I am a definite believer in the power of the prayers of the Rosary. I also see the Rosary as our greatest weapon against evil. Centures ago, “Our Lady of Sorrow,” rosary came into being, then sort of went out of fashion. With today’s troubled world people are again praying that sorrowful rosary. During this rosary people meditate upon the seven sorrows of Mary. Here are facts about this version of the rosary.
Our Blessed Mother made seven promises to people who pray the, “Lady of Sorrows Rosary,” which is based on her seven greatest sorrows.
I pray the regular rosary daily but I pray,” Our Lady of Sorrows Rosary,” only occasionally. With the world as it is today we need both these rosaries offered daily and not just in October.
With Autumn, especially October, come the rains that clean the air and green up the dried plants making everything cheery and fresh. I love the natural objects that are available for decorations and of course, I love Halloween, the just for fun holiday.
When the serious rains arrive it is my time to read. In the past weeks I have read four very interesting books.
Crow Mary was a real person who survived the Cypress Hills Massacre that took place in Canada. This brave woman single handedly managed to free five Nakota woman who were being held and abused by deviate miners and soldiers. Little is know about Crow Mary’s life so this is a fiction story based upon a real event. My sister Deb recommend it to me. It is a very popular book right now and I was place at number seven when I ordered it from Vancouver Library. It took me two months to received the book but I read it in a 24 hour period as I enjoyed it that much. Thanks Deb for the recommendation. What’s unique in this woman is that Mary was of the Crow nation, who were long time enemy’s of the Nakota people. She risked her life to save these five woman.
Jason recently took his family camping on top of the world near Tillamook, OR. He shot some great photos. Taylor took some interesting photos as well, three of them being of our two cats, Teach and Wolina.