My name is Stephanie Rodriguez. I was so excited to discover the beauty of Soul Core online over a year ago. It was a true gift from God to be able to participate in the Soul Core leader retreat in March 2021. Being a dancer and a Catholic child of God my whole life, Soul Core is the perfect way for me to be my Creative Catholic Soul. It allows me to pray, reflect deeply, move, stretch, and be strengthen to the powerful and beautiful prayers of the Rosary. I first began praying the Rosary as I went for walks around the block at the start of the pandemic. I believe that all beautiful and healthy routines bring us consistency, balance, a sense of ease, and an element of surprise. The Luminous, Glorious, Joyful, and Sorrowful mysteries of the Rosary provide this beautiful routine. Reflecting on the virtues and aligning the prayers with physical movement through SoulCore has really deepened my motivation to daily morning prayer. It makes it easier to stay intentionally present throughout each decade.
Praying the Rosary daily has brought much healing and many personal miracles to my life. I feel blessed to have found something I can do daily to prepare my body, mind, heart, and soul to receive Jesus, while encouraging others to do the same. God’s love transforms ordinary minutes into extraordinary moments. With Jesus, all things are possible. Our Lord knows just how to make our hearts sparkle. Isaiah 30 verse 15 tells us, “By waiting and by calm, you shall be saved. In quiet and in trust shall be your strength.” May God continue to bless us all as we start our days in prayerful surrender to God’s will. I pray this in Jesus’ name through the intercession of our Blessed Mother Mary. Amen.