My faith story has been a gradual journey with the help and intercession of our Blessed Mother.
My mother had prayed and completed the consecration to Jesus through Mary by St Louis De Montfort in high school. She was brought up with a beautiful devotion to Mary. She had difficult pregnancies, delivering my only living brother first and then lost 2 premature boys before miraculously giving birth to me. She and my father named their 5 girls beginning with me after our Blessed Mother Mary; Judith Marie, Mary Louise, Margaret Mary, Carol Marie and Maureen Elizabeth. We said the rosary with families in our parish when I was a child.
In a difficult time in my own marriage I said the rosary daily for over a year for one of my cousins, not even thinking to pray for myself. And again, miraculously, my marriage survived and I am in love with my husband of 40 years! We have 3 wonderful children, a daughter-in-law and son -in-law and 5 beautiful grandchildren.
My very good friend, Sue Ann, found SoulCore, shared it with me and I feel that I am being called to share my love of the rosary and this gift of strengthening our souls and bodies and offering our prayers to Jesus through Mary.
I have again been saying the rosary daily with or without the exercises! I feel stronger in my faith, more joyful in my days, even when my dad died two years ago.
I chose to share with you my first communion picture and a recent picture of my Mom and myself feeding my twin granddaughters. Great Grandma is such a blessing! Thank you Jesus!
A Few of Judy’s Favorite Scripture Verses:
Isaiah 40:31; Thessalonians 5:18 ; Philippians 4:6