How do you recharge your spiritual battery? Try plugging in to the rosary

By Dawn Cusimano, NOLA Catholic Parenting

Today, as I sat down to write for the NOLA Catholic Parenting blog, I noticed that the charge on my laptop battery was at 29%.

I got up and wandered around the house looking for a charging wire to solve my problem. In my pursuit, I walked right past a sweet little pile of rosaries sitting on a shelf, and then found what I was looking for.

On my way back to the computer, I thought about the rosaries and how they are like little “charging wires” we can use to keep our faith life at 100%.

Our rich Catholic tradition has so many options for charging up our spiritual life in addition to praying the rosary. We can go to Mass, attend a retreat, receive the sacraments or simply gaze lovingly at the crucifix.

A personal favorite method for getting a spiritual boost is visiting Christ in the adoration chapel. I’ve never regretted one minute spent adoring Jesus.

Being with my children 24/7 makes getting into the chapel a bit tricky sometimes, but someone recently shared this idea: Park your vehicle just outside of the chapel and, while keeping everyone buckled in their car seats, take a few minutes to adore Jesus from right there in the parking lot.

Well, I tried it, and it was still time well spent. I guess you could call it “Using my car charger!” Ha ha.

Question: How will you charge your faith battery this week?

Dawn Cusimano loves sharing her faith with her growing family. She is happily married to David and living in a semi-clean home with five kids who eat lots of cereal. She homeschools her children and this adventure involves multiple, extended, international family trips with, hopefully, more to come.

Dawn enjoys swimming, reading, traveling, baking and playing games with her kids.

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