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My story is on CD!

My story is now on CD! You can order here at St. Joseph Communications Inc. Buy CD’s  for family, friends, neighbors, co-workers… all the people in your life who need to hear the message of God’s powerful healing and the freedom of forgiveness.

From St. Joseph Communications Inc website:

Our Lord and Our Lady: A Shield About Me – The Inspirational Story Of Rosario Rodriguez

Emotional woundedness is a common human experience. To be sure, some of us are more wounded than others. Far too often infliction is brought upon by someone close to us. Sometimes evil befalls us by just being “at the wrong place and at the wrong time.” How then should we as Catholics respond to this kind of emotional pain and personal crises? How does one find peace, forgiveness and normalcy again?

Rosario Rodriguez never expected to go through the insurmountable trials she faced during her formational years. She came from a loving home which cultivated her Catholic Faith and missionary heart. However, it seemed that one trial always followed another. In one instance, she was robbed, shot and left gasping for her dear life.

After these horrific experiences, she began to struggle with her own faith. Questions about God’s goodness began to percolate in her mind.  Yet, she never abandoned her faith.

In fact, her faith blossomed beyond what she could have ever imagined. She was inspired by God’s faithfulness through it all, and now she is on a mission to share God’s goodness and faithfulness to others, especially to young ladies.

Rosario’s story has been shared at several conferences, parishes and other faith-based events across the country. Be inspired and inspire others with this powerful interview from one the Church’s up-and-coming motivational speakers.

In this CD, you’ll discover:

-Why God allows things to happen to His children (and in the way that they do)
-How to rebound from life’s deepest pains
-How to use your own pains and wounds to help others in their spiritual journey
-How to interact with and forgive those within your family who have hurt you

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Approaching the Third Year Anniversary of the Shooting

 Three years ago on June 25th I sent out an email asking my friends and family to join me in praying a novena to the Infant Jesus of Prague for three special intentions. In the midst of us praying the novena the shooting occurred. My family and I believe that because of the power of this novena, many friends already praying on my behalf and Our Lady of Guadalupe by my side, my life was spared.
I would like to ask you to join me once again in praying this novena as we approach the third year anniversary of the shooting. Beginning today, Thursday June 21st – Friday June 29th (the 3rd year anniversary). This time I’m adding an extra intention (h/t Paige Rees) so there are four intentions.
My four intentions are:
1. In thanksgiving for the gift of my life and my full recovery
2. For the conversion of April (the woman who shot me) and everyone who hears this miraculous story that they may come to know and experience the incredible Love, Mercy and Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives.
3. For provision (financial, work & spiritual) in my life as I move forward and continue the healing process.
 4. For the intentions of those who are praying this novena together
Novena Prayer to the Miraculous Infant of Prague

Dearest Jesus, Little Infant of Prague, how tenderly You love us! Your greatest joy is to dwell among us and to bestow Your blessing upon us. Though I am not worthy that You should help me, I feel drawn to You by love because You are kind and merciful.

So many who turned to You with confidence have received graces and had their petitions granted. Behold me as I come before You to lay open my heart to You with its prayers and hopes. I present to You especially this request, which I enclose in Your loving Heart: (Mention your request – 1. In thanksgiving for the gift of my life and for my full recovery 2. For the conversion of April (the woman who shot me) and for everyone who hears this miraculous story that they may come to know and experience the incredible Love, Mercy and Forgiveness of our Lord Jesus Christ in their lives. 3. For provision (financial, work & spiritual) in my life as I move forward and continue the healing process.  4. For the intentions of those who are praying this novena together.). 

Rule over me, dear Infant Jesus, and do with me and mine according to Your Holy Will, for I know that in Your Divine Wisdom and Love You will arrange everything for the best. Do not withdraw Your hand from me, but protect and bless me forever.

I pray You, all-powerful and gracious Infant Jesus, for the sake of Your Sacred Infancy, in the Name of Your Blessed Mother Mary who cared for You with such tenderness, and by the greatest reverence with which Saint Joseph carried You in his arms, help me in my needs. Make me truly happy with You, dearest Infant, in time and in eternity, and I shall thank You forever with all my heart. Amen.

A statue of the Infant of Prague from Prague that my friend Maggie brought to my hospital room right after I was shot.

Thank you for your incredible support. I truly appreciate it more then words can say! With love and blessings! XO
God is Sovereign!
~Rosario Rodriguez

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Interview on Catholic Answers Live

Tune in Monday, August 15th to “Catholic Answers Live” with Patrick Coffin to hear my short, 15 minute, interview where I share the story of surviving a robbery & shooting and talk about forgiveness!

*Disclaimer – Patrick mentions I was robbed in broad daylight, which is actually incorrect. The robbery took place at night. Just a little mix up!

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When Forgiveness is Hard

Here’s an interview I did with Pat Gohn for the “Among Women” Podcast. In this interview I share about my story of Forgiveness as well as details from surviving a robbery &  shooting!

When Forgiveness is Hard

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