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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Going On Retreat

I'm leaving today for a week-end retreat with Catholic Volunteers In Florida. I will not be back until Sunday afternoon.

While I am gone I will not be able to update the rosary count. I'll get everything caught up Sunday evening.

Please keep me in your prayers.

Thanks and God bless!


Sunday, January 18, 2009

What A Wonderful Birthday!

I woke up this morning to publish the weekly numbers and was pleasantly surprised. A group of 33 and a group of 4 helped us reach a total of 47 rosaries prayed on 1/17/09. That's a record day! The total of 193 prayed for the week is also a record.

Thanks to all for your help.

It was a great way to wake up on my birthday.

January 20, 2009 marks the 1 year anniversary for the Scriptural Rosary website.

It's been a very good year!

Thanks again to everyone for your prayers and support.

Praise God!

Saturday, January 10, 2009

154 Rosaries Prayed WE 1/10/2009

It looks like the new site and the advertising is helping to get the prayer count up. We had many, many new visitors last week. I hope all enjoyed our scriptural rosary and the time spent in prayer with Jesus and His mother.

We're open 24/7. Come back often!

Maybe as we grow in numbers, a few of you will be willing to be authors in this blog. Your thoughts and stories would be very welcome.

May God bless you all. Your participation is so very much appreciated.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Promise #12

"All those who propagate the Holy Rosary shall be aided by me in their necessities."

Maybe it's the New Year. Maybe I'm excited because advertising the new site is bringing us lots of new traffic. I'm not sure, I just know I'm really looking forward to many new people joining us in our mission to pray and promote the Holy Rosary.

There are many ways that you can help. You don't have to spend money if you don't want to. Here are a few free ways that could make a significant difference:
  1. Include the site and its mission in your intentions for each rosary that you pray.
  2. Volunteer to be an author in this blog. Share stories. Help attract more visitors.
  3. Create your own blog and link to the Scriptural Rosary or new Holy Rosary site or both.
  4. Add a signature with the site url in it at your email account. Encourage others to pray the rosary at our site.
  5. Ask your priest to promote the site in the church bulletin.
  6. Tell all of your friends and acquaintances.
Be sure of this: whatever you do to promote the Holy Rosary is going to be good for you as well as those that receive your message.

Thanks to all for a wonderful 2008.

Please help if you can. Review the blessings, benefits and promises attached to the Holy Rosary. It is a powerful, powerful prayer. Padre Pio called it the "weapon". It gets me fired up. I hope it does the same for you!

Monday, January 5, 2009

New Rosary Site Bringing Many New Visitors!

Just a quick update on the new rosary site. Designed to bring more visitors to our Scriptural Rosary, the new site brought us 30 new visitors today!

That's great news. It could be more but I'm on a very, very limited budget.

If you can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

Simply use the donation button to the right. Your gift will help create awareness of our Scriptural Rosary and will help increase devotion to the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary.

If you can't make a donation, please pray for the success of this campaign.

Thank you!

Friday, January 2, 2009

Promoting The New Site

I've talked about this before. The Scriptural Rosary site is easy to find when you search for "scriptural rosary" but no where to be found if you search for "rosary" or the like.

When I first started promoting the site, I used google Pay Per Click to advertise. This is how we moved up to a top 3 position.

With the new site up and running, I've decided to try this same tactic again. Last year it wasn't so hard to afford. This year, as a volunteer working with homeless veterans, it is much more demanding on my budget.

I placed a donation button on this blog. If you are able and would like to help, please consider a small donation. If this works like before, I can quit the Pay Per Click advertising as soon as we make it to the first page of a google search.

Every donation helps tremendously!

If you aren't able to help in this manner, please help with your prayers.

I am very excited about this new opportunity to attract more participants and thereby increase devotion to the Holy Rosary. The first year was good but it can be so much better. Let's make 100,000 rosaries a reality as soon as possible.

Thanks to all for a wondrous first year. Based on the feedback received in 2008 we have touched many lives. Or rather, God and His mother have touched many lives. I like to think he used us all to help make it happen.

If you haven't checked out the new site you can do so now at It's more of a gateway site with some useful information on the Holy Rosary as well as links to the site we all use to pray.

Thanks again to everyone for your continued prayers and participation!

Thursday, January 1, 2009

Check Out The New Rosary Site!

Still trying to capture more people searching for "rosary" on google or yahoo I decided to add another website to our arsenal.

Since all of the names are already taken, I went with a new domain called .ws.

There are plenty of available domain names and the price was cheap. I like cheap! Cheap is good. Each site comes with 10 email addresses that you can create. So, for example, if your name is available as a domain, let's say it's Mark Hanson, you could create the email address: This could be your email address for life!

If you ever wanted your own site you might want to take a look at this opportunity. There is a free site building tool that allows anyone to create their own website. It was very easy to use. In addition, there is an opportunity to make a little money by referring others to the program.

To see the site go to

If you are interested in creating your own website, go here. They will even give you a free seven day trial. Watch the video, it's very interesting.

Hopefully, this new site will get ranked high enough to help attract more participants to the scriptural rosary.

Don't worry, it's not going to replace the scriptural rosary site. I'm just hoping it will lead more people to the online rosary.

That is the mission. To make more people aware of the joys and rewards of spending time with Jesus and His mother by praying the Holy Rosary of Our Blessed Mother.

Happy New Year!

This year, 2009, will be the first complete year for Our one year anniversary is 1/20/2009. It is possible that more than 6,000 rosaries will have been prayed by this date.

This is a tremendous blessing and I want to thank each and everyone that has contributed to the success of the site. Your prayers, your donations, your purchases from the Scriptural Rosary Store have made this mission possible. I hope and pray that God is pleased with all of our efforts.

A special thanks also to those that have linked to our site from online church bulletins, blogs, directories, etc.. Through your efforts, we have moved to one of the top three positions when "scriptural rosary" is searched on Google, Yahoo and MSN.

The mission remains to spread devotion to the Most Holy Rosary of Our Blessed Mother. Another goal is to have 100,000 rosaries prayed as a result of the site. I thank you all in advance for your continued support towards both of these goals in 2009.

On 11/18/08, I posted a poll in an effort to see how many unique individuals have prayed at the site. Since that time, 55 individuals have stated "Yes" to have prayed at least one time at the site.

There are two sure fire ways to reach our goal of 100,000 faster. We all can pray more often or we can work together to bring new participants to the site. Please God, let it be both!

Here is some interesting math. If all 55 participants prayed at least 4 rosaries a week (each Mystery one time) we will pray 11,440 rosaries in 2009. If we all could manage to pray daily, this number would be 20,020! That's accomplished even if no new participants come to the site.

The new year is usually a time for announcing "improvements" to our lives. Many of these resolutions involve improving our physical health.

I ask you all to consider making a resolution to spend more time with God. To improve upon your spiritual well being. Daily recitation of the Holy Rosary is a great step in this direction.

God bless you all. I truly appreciate your prayers and participation in the mission. May 2009 be your best year yet!