Here’s the next in Ellen Gable Hrkach’s series of guest posts on the rosary. There’s more about Ellen in my introduction or at her blog.

“There is no problem, I tell you, no matter how difficult it is, that we cannot resolve by the prayer of the Holy Rosary.”

– Sister Lucia of Fatima

Years ago, a friend of ours visited us with a desperate plea for help. His girlfriend had been enticed into a cult and within days, all communication had been cut off.  He couldn’t talk to her or contact her in any way.  He said that he loved her and knew that he wanted to marry her, but felt helpless and didn’t know what to do.

With tear-filled eyes, he finally asked, “Would you pray that she is released?”

Our response was, “Of course.”

When he left, James and I immediately got out our rosaries and began saying a fervent, heartfelt rosary for Our Lady’s intercession, that the cult would allow this girl to leave.

At the time, we said the rosary, oftentimes, more out of habit than a desperate plea for anything. This time, however, it was exactly that, a desperate plea on behalf of our friend to somehow get the cult to allow her to leave.

The next day, he called us to let us know that the cult had decided to let her leave.  The couple eventually married and they continue to be happily married to this day.

Copyright 2010 Ellen Gable Hrkach