When God opens a window

by Joe Bollig
joe.bollig@theleaven.org

LEAWOOD — There was a time when Lori Dulaney’s favorite way of prayer was to walk around her neighborhood reciting the rosary.

However, health problems require that she now use an oxygen tank.

She has, in effect, been grounded.

No matter. She has a rocker beside a window in her bedroom. From there, her prayer life gives her not merely a window on the world, but on heaven as well.

“I usually pray the rosary and, after that, the Divine Mercy chaplet,” said Dulaney, a member of St. Michael the Archangel Parish in Leawood. “My mind may wander a bit about my life and what’s going on, but I ask God to help me with the things that are bothering me.”

The rosary has been a staple of her spirituality for nearly all her life, but the Divine Mercy chaplet became a cherished devotion when her son Dennis Dulaney died 12 years ago.

“It gives me peace of mind,” she said.

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