I saw this story on the Internet today and thought of all of you with prayer beads. Here’s an excerpt:
“By 7 p.m., about 25 people are slouched in metal folding chairs on the corner of a dusty lot at Roeser Road and Central Avenue.
Many of them gently weave brightly beaded rosaries through their hands as they recite the “Hail Mary” prayer in Spanish and later, in English.
“Dios te salve, Maria, llena eres de gracia,” they pray. Teens yell out their car windows at the group. Tires squeal and music blasts. But the eyes of those praying remain closed, heads bowed as they hear the intermittent “click” of each prayer bead as it falls. “Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee . . . ”
These south-central Phoenix residents have recited the rosary daily since June 13. Each time, they offer a prayer for immigrants and U.S. citizens, and ask God for federal immigration reform that would legalize some undocumented immigrants to keep families together.”