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That's Eliza praying the rosary with us!
She started many months ago with just the Hail Mary, but now she knows many prayers. Her speech is such that she can't possibly keep up with all the words, but she follows along adding the last word or so of every line; all of the prayers of the rosary from the Apostle's Creed and Our Father all the way through the Fatima decade prayer, Hail Holy Queen and St. Michael prayer. It amazes us coming from a child who is still in the three-or-four-word-string stage has all of these prayers in her head. And she is not just repeating the words when we say them because she often gets them out before us.
She can follow along at Mass as well. She looks like she's just sitting and looking at her Treasure Box books, oblivious to what is happening around her. But she knows the Mass and knows it well. Even though we're currently in the Age of the Narthex most of the time for daily Mass, she still knows when it's time to kneel. She has a little trouble with balancing on her knees without a kneeler, so she just lies down and sweetly fold her hands.
She joins the priest in the words of the Consecration:
She makes me think about what our beloved, elderly Monsignor once said. When he was a little boy, a long, long time ago, his mother taught him how to pray the rosary. She told him he had to know how to pray the rosary so that when he was sick or dying he would still be able to pray. How true it is. When we are in an emergency and in need of immediate prayer, or when we are so distraught in spiritual, emotional or physical pain, and we cannot think to formulate a prayer or even articulate our needs and wants- we can still pray. The familiar words of the prayers hidden in our hearts come to our assistance, arising spontaneously from the depths of our souls.
Eliza is learning and treasuring these beloved prayers and practices of our beautiful Faith. Though she of course can't understand all the words, what matters is she has a heavenly Father who hears and knows and loves and understands her. He made her the way she is and He receives her attempts to know, love and serve Him in her own unique way. And for us, her family watching her, that's pretty special.