A message from saint John Paul II

 

"Today ... I am handing you the Rosary beads. Through prayer and meditation on the mysteries, Mary leads you safely towards her Son! Do not be ashamed to recite the Rosary alone, while you walk along the streets to school, to the university or to work, or as you commute by public transport. Adopt the habit of reciting it among yourselves, in your groups, movements and associations.  Do not hesitate to suggest that it be recited at home ... because it rekindles and strengthens the bonds between family members. This prayer will help you to be strong in your faith, constant in charity, joyful and persevering in hope."

    8 March 2003 by Blessed John Paul II, The Great

Our Lady of Garce Rosary Path at Marylake

Ground breaking cerimony

On the 6th of September, 2014, at 10:30 AM a ground breaking ceremony took place for the proposed Rosary Path at Marylake. Representing the Augustinians was Br. Paul Koscielniak, local superior of Marylake. Among others present  were: Ted Harasti, president and chairman of Our Lady of Grace Rosary Path at Marylake together with Vishnu Rampersad and his wife Maryann, Rose Nadeau, Vince Tuzi, Jaime Libaque, chairman of Toronto East Diocese Zone of the Knights of Columbus and his wife, Zoraida.

   The dream of the Rosary Path committee is that whether visitors choose to walk down  the natural pathways, pray the Rosary, relax and meditate in one of the gazebos, or simply sit on a bench to read or to rest, this tranquil, natural facility will nourish and refresh all. We further trust that our Our Holy Mother, Our Lady of Grace,  will guide and help all who visit this holy ground and while here place themselves under Her special maternal care. 

   The Rosary Path complex is planned to accommodate a variety of visitors. These might include: a day visit, a family retreat, a group retreat,  or simply an hour of private prayer and reflection. Whatever the chosen option the Rosary Path will renew the visitors spirit and fill one with the fruits of the mysteries of the Rosary.  All will leave the Rosary Path with a deepened love of Our Blessed Mother and Our Lord, and with a greater devotion to the Rosary.

 In order that the Rosary Path at Marylake in the honour of our Blessed Mother may be completed as soon as possible, please keep this project in your prayers. Of course, we also need volunteers as well as monetary donations. Keep in mind that individual beads of the rosary can be memorialized in a number of ways;  i.e., in memory of loved ones, families, or organizations.  Anyone wishing to make such a monetary contribution toward the rosary path can do so in a secure, tax deductible manner by simply going here or by calling Ted Harasti, President, 905 427 1775. Cell 905 995 6302

 

An Environmental Sculpture

Whether you are leisurely walking down its natural pathways, crossing over its foot bridges, or simply sitting by the stream to read or to rest, this tranquil, natural facility will nourish and refresh you.  Our Holy Mother will guide and help you.

Many people who meet here will become life-long friends.  Some will join in efforts to establish the Path while others will volunteer their time and talents to maintaining the Rosary Path as a Catholic renewal centre for saving and enriching many souls!