Resource Patterned on the Holy Father's Apostolic Letter
Praying the Rosary: With the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, & Glorious Mysteries
by Michael Dubruiel and Amy Welborn
For someone looking to "make a
difference" in our world so filled with unrest and need, responding to
Pope John Paul II's call to embrace the Rosary is one affirmative step
that can be taken immediately. As a resource for making contemplation of
the Rosary a part of your life, authors Michael Dubruiel and Amy Welborn
have compiled the book
Praying the Rosary: With the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, & Glorious Mysteries (Our Sunday Visitor,
June 2003, hardcover, 64 pages).
Though compact in size, this book
can and will have a tremendous impact upon your life if you choose to read
and implement its suggested format. The book's introduction reiterates
the Holy Father’s call to this perfect form of Christian contemplation and
points to the Blessed Virgin Mary as a role model for contemplating the
true mystery of Jesus Christ, his life, death and resurrection. Bearing
both the Nihil Obstat and the Imprimatur,
Praying the Rosary incorporates all four sets of mysteries, including the new
Welborn and Dubruiel follow the
format suggested by Pope John Paul II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae
including the announcement of the mystery, scriptural references,
contemplative silence, the formal prayers of the Rosary (including a short
prayer phrase following each Hail Mary related to the specific mystery),
and a brief concluding prayer for each mystery. Newcomers to Rosary
devotion will find the compendium of prayers at the completion of the book
a helpful resource.
Complimenting the suggested
format, stunning artwork graces the pages for each of the mysteries.
Contemplation of these wonderful icons provided courtesy of St. Isaac of
Syria Skete allows the user yet another point of interaction with the
mysteries of the Rosary.
This book's compact size makes it
the perfect tool for incorporating the Rosary into your daily devotional
routine. The hardcover format is durable and will stand up to daily use.
The book will easily slip into a purse, briefcase, day planner or coat
Praying the Rosary has taken up permanent residence in my
“home away from home”, my vehicle, where my boys and I daily contemplate
the mysteries of the Rosary in our own effort to better know and love
Jesus Christ. We pray each day, joining our hearts and minds with
countless millions around the globe, for peace in our own little corner of
the world and beyond.
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