TANJUNG ARU – Stella Maris homes were recently introduced to their new visitor, Our Lady of Guadalupe.
Our Lady of Guadalupe was introduced to the parish families by assistant parish priest Fr Peter Abas during the month of the Rosary, as he shared with them his own experiences and devotion to Mother Mary. He invited them to travel with her and to receive God’s blessing for their homes through her, along with the recitation of the rosary during the visits.
Fifteen families were chosen to journey with the statue of Our Lady of Guadalupe. She stayed in each house for two nights before being taken to the next family. Stella Maris Convent was chosen as the first family to receive the statue.
During our Lady’s visit, families came together as a community to join the chosen family in praying the rosary. Praying the rosary every night brought the families closer to one another, and to God. It taught them to be more kind, patient, loving and caring toward each other. In coming together, they not only shared the presence of the statue but also the joy and love that the statue of Our Lady brought to their families.
Fellowship followed after the rosary prayer, where they inevitably grew more united as one big family sharing meal together.
Traditionally, October each year is dedicated to the Most Holy Rosary. This is primarily due to the fact that the liturgical feast of Our Lady of the Rosary is celebrated annually on October 7. – SOCCOM SMP