Gospel in the Rosary: Bible Study on the Mysteries of Christ focuses on the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries that relate closely to the life of Jesus and that are clearly presented in the Bible. In keeping with the affirmation of John Paul II "that everything in the life of Jesus is a sign of his Mystery" and that there is a need to supply the biblical foundations on which the mysteries are based, additional Bible studies have been included under the Glorious Mysteries. These studies focus on two dialogues that Jesus had (Nicodemus, The Samaritan Woman) and two parables that he taught (The Prodigal Son, the Rich Man and Lazarus). Through these Bible lessons we can come to a clearer understanding of the love of God and of the mission of Jesus to draw us near to our Heavenly Father, and to prepare us for our life with him in heaven.
With a reflection on each of the four mysteries of the rosary?Joyful, Light, Sorrowful, and Glorious? this book will help those praying the rosary find a focus for meditation. Each reflection contains a Scripture verse as well as background to understanding the biblical texts. With its twenty-first century relevance, this guide by Mark Boyer will bring readers to contemplate personal application of the mysteries. Enhance your ?garden of prayer? with Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary.?Members of small Christian communities may choose to include one of the four Mysteries in a Day of Reflection and share with one another the results of their meditations. The guide may be just the kind of book a good friend would be glad to receive.? Buena Vista Resource Page?This brief and attractive booklet provides meditations on each mystery of the rosary, including the Luminous Mysteries or the ?Mysteries of Light? recently promulgated by Pope John Paul II. The meditations evoke the biblical scene or motif behind each mystery and suggest connections to our daily experience. A lovely way to freshen this beloved Catholic work of piety.? The Bible Today?This small book?it would fit in pocket or purse?is packed with wisdom and inspiration.? Amazon.com?Not just another book on the Rosary, Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary is unique, fresh, and a joy to read. Fr. Boyer extends a ?Welcome Back? to those who may have forgotten the magic of the Mysteries! Even the seasoned Rosary ?prayer? will discover illuminating insights into the Mysteries of Light together with the challenge to plumb anew the depths of the familiar. The author combines the wholesome earthiness of everyday experiences with the awesome intimacy of God in our lives. An intriguing balance of the intimate and contemporary, this book lends a crisp newness to the recitation of the Rosary and supplies food for reflection to last a lifetime.? Pauline Nugent, C.C.V.I.?Mark Boyer?s short book is for anyone who wants to rediscover the rosary.? The Faith Connection?Harried priests, religious men and women or parents who are looking for a fast read to enhance their prayer lives are in luck. The thought-provoking comments provide some spiritual nourishment as you rush from place to place trying to get things done, as each one ends with a theme to carry you through the day.? CRUX of the News
"Rosary Meditations: The Gospel in Miniature with Scripture, Art, Coloring Pages, and Bible Stories for Christian/Catholic Kids, Children, Youth, and Adults including How to Pray the Rosary" is a book to help children and adults learn the Gospel message of Jesus Christ. It covers how to pray and to meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary, which cover important events in the lives of Jesus and his mother, Mary. The interior of the book is in color and contains art masterpieces and coloring book pages for the 20 mysteries. Each mystery also has a Bible reading, Bible story (or other information), and a short reflection. The reflections are meant to be an encouragement to be a follower of Jesus Christ and to love God and others. There is a section explaining how the Rosary is a Biblical prayer, how to pray the rosary, ideas on how to pray as a family, and a brief overview of the Old Testament as an introduction to understanding the Gospel message. Also included is a short version of the story of Our Lady of Fatima and a coloring page of Jesus Blessing the Children with a Bible reading and reflection.
The Gospel Players' Script Book is the unabridged RSV Second Catholic Edition (RSV-2CE) translation of the four Gospels and the Acts of the Apostles in play format (used by permission of Ignatius Press). Now you can enter into your favorite Scriptures in a most powerful, meditative manner by acting them out together with your family and friends!
Mary's House traces the history of a pile of sacred, forgotten stones that for the first time provide precious clues to the life Mary lived after the crucifixion. The site in Ephesus, Turkey, where it is believed that John, the beloved disciple, took Mary after the crucifixion, is revered today as a shrine for millions of Christians and Muslims. Pope Paul VI and Pope John Paul II both have made special pilgrimages to Ephesus to worship at the site, which Pope Pius XII described by saying, "This holy house is unique throughout the world." With four-color photographs throughout.
Is not praying to a saint an abomination that has made the Catholic church as desolate as its counter part the protestants and their abominable churches? Indulgencies started the down fall of the church in the seventh century. Now, it is the Rosary or Novena in praying to Saints, which started in the 13th century and is still continuing. God forbid! Mary cannot be the Queen of Heaven because Jesus is her son. And if Mary is the Queen of Heaven than incest has occurred in Heaven by the Living God. God forbid! Jesus is the King of Heaven and the church is His queen. Glory to God!
Internationally acclaimed author Megan McKenna gives this Catholic tradition enriched modern relevance in a completely up-to-date guide to praying the Rosary, designed for general readers and incorporating the recent additions made by Pope John Paul II. As a speaker, teacher, and bestselling Catholic author, Megan McKenna has informed and inspired audiences both in- and outside of the Catholic tradition with her warmhearted, contemporary approach to spirituality. Now she turns her attention to the Rosary, revealing the universality of this ancient practice and how it can enrich lives today. Praying the Rosary—the act of counting off prayers with a string of beads in a rhythm of focused spiritual contemplation—is a practice that has existed for centuries and is common to many faiths. For the world’s one billion Catholics it has become the most popular form of devotion. Though strongly associated with the Virgin Mary, the prayers of the Rosary are ultimately meant to bring those who say them closer to Jesus Christ, whose life and teachings are central to all branches of the Christian faith. This gives the Rosary an ecumenical dimension that is in sync with today’s emphasis on the common bonds, rather than the divisions, among all Christians. In 2002, Pope John Paul II updated the Rosary by adding a new section on the teachings of Jesus, further emphasizing the centrality of Christ and the biblical Gospels at the heart of the prayers.Embracing this ecumenical attitude in Praying the Rosary, Megan McKenna explores the Rosary and explains how to pray it, incorporating the Pope’s recent additions and revealing its relevance to a new generation. She breaks down the Rosary into its twenty components, prefacing each with a selection from Scripture that identifies the prayer’s source in the Bible. Combining practical instruction with meditative reflections on the prayer’s spirituality, she reveals the Rosary’s richly contemplative nature and shows how praying the Rosary can inspire peaceful, calm attitudes, and an awareness of the universal spiritual mystery that connects all Christians.
This book, a primer, serves as an introduction to a devotional practice known as the Rosary: Rosary means garden of flowers or necklace of beads. The word bead comes from an Anglo-Saxon word meaning prayer. Thus, the rosary is a garden of prayer or a necklace of prayer. After explaining how one prays the Rosary, the author presents eighty reflections on what is known as the Mysteries of the Rosary: four sets of five mysteries, each with four options for each of the twenty mysteries. Each entry contains a Scripture verse from The Christian Bible (New Testament) that illustrates the mystery under consideration, a Celebrated notation indicating when the mystery appears on the annual liturgical calendar, a short reflection, and a suggested focus for the pray-er in making a personal application of the reflection as he or she mediates on the specific decade of the rosary. Each entry leads the pray-er down a path to deeper insight into the mystery being prayed.
Why has the Rosary remained such a popular Catholic devotional prayer? In this upbeat and easy-to-read book, Catholic author Mitch Finley explains that the simplicity and depth of the rosary make it a prayer for all seasons. The Rosary is perfect for those times when words can’t express our feelings, when we want to contemplate the basic truths of our faith, or when we simply want to enter into God’s presence. Finley includes a brief history of the Rosary and a short commentary on each of the twenty mysteries. The revised edition of this best-selling book offers several new features, including guidance on praying the Rosary in groups as well as the Rosary’s role in the Marian apparitions at Lourdes and Fatima. Alternative ways to pray the Rosary, a children’s Rosary, and the Fiat Rosary, are also featured in this new edition, making it a complete guide to this beautiful, timeless prayer.
Our Lady of Lourdes Story, Photos, Rosary with Gospel Meditations including:1) Our Lady of Lourdes2) The Rosary3) Praying the Rosary4) Beginning Rosary Prayers5) The Five Joyful Mysteries on Mondays & Saturdays1st Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation2nd Joyful Mystery - The Visitation3rd Joyful Mystery - The Nativity4th Joyful Mystery - The Presentation in the Temple5th Joyful Mystery - The Finding in the Temple6) The Five Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays & Fridays1st Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden2nd Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar3rd Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with Thorns4th Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the Cross5th Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion and Death7) The Five Glorious Mysteries on Wednesdays & Sundays1st Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection2nd Glorious Mystery - The Ascension3rd Glorious Mystery - The Descent of the Holy Spirit4th Glorious Mystery - The Assumption of Mary5th Glorious Mystery - The Coronation of Mary8) The Five Luminous Mysteries on Thursdays1st Luminous Mystery - The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan2nd Luminous Mystery - The Wedding Feast at Cana3rd Luminous Mystery - Proclamation of the Kingdom of God4th Luminous Mystery - The Transfiguration5th Luminous Mystery - The Institution of the Eucharist9) Ending Rosary Prayers10) Rosary Prayers Collection11) Rosary Prayers Gospel Sources12) Shrine Donations
How can a Christian live authentically in a world that values appearances? What does Jesus say about living a life characterized by honesty and hope? Mitch Finley sheds light on the spiritual values of the New Testament and shows how they help us become what we really are: free. Here is a path to freedom and assurance for every Christian.
The Rosary: A rope that connects those who are in anguish with Heaven. A rope that strangles the head of the snake. Every Hail Mary is consolation for the distressed; terror for Satan and joy for Mary. Every Hail Mary hastens the glorious coming of the King." Father Daniel-Ange This book takes us on a journey through the mysteries of the rosary where we contemplate the lives of Jesus and Mary. Everything becomes real. We take Our Lady’s hand and enter the stable of Bethlehem and the Temple of Jerusalem. We walk with her on the roads of Galilee, we suffer with her in the howling crowd before Pilate, we rejoice with Mary of Magdala adoring Jesus, who is victorious over death. As we travel with her, we soak up the graces within each mystery, like children fascinated by what they are watching, and we are transformed by these rays of light that flow from the Gospel. Not only does this book delve deeper than ever into the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful and Glorious mysteries, but there are meditations on 10 never seen before mysteries of Compassion and Mercy! These mysteries expound and bring to life God’s infinite love and mercy for each one of us. Don’t just read this book; live it!
Devotional Prayers by Daughters of St. Paul. Pauline Books
“New Insights on the Gospels” Volume is part of a collection that enables you to accompany Our Lord Jesus Christ throughout every Sunday of the liturgical year, together with the founder of the Heralds of the Gospel. Dr Scott Hahn, Fr. Scanlan Chair of Biblical Theology and New Evangelization at the Franciscan University of Steubenville, OH, comments: “What a remarkable movement is the Heralds ! I spent my time this afternoon at JFK airport and my flight back to Pittsburgh reading New Insights- with great profit and excitement. I am so impressed by Msgr. Scognamiglio’s profound insight into Scripture as well as the spiritual wisdom that he communicates so clearly.” The work “New Insights on the Gospels,” beyond being exegetical and pastoral, has the merit of making theology accessible to all readers regardless of social status or academic level. To soar in the heights of Theology, what is needed, more than culture or intelligence, is faith. Faith enables us to penetrate truths and mysteries that lie beyond the reach of human understanding. When it comes to believing, higher learning or intellectual capacity is not of consequence; what truly matters is having a soul that is open to God’s light. It is only in the Catholic Faith that today’s world will find answers to the problems that perturb it. Perhaps this explains the growing interest among the faithful in deepening their knowledge of Catholic Doctrine. Could this be the reason for the successful publication of the first volumes of this collection? Published in four languages—English, Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese—its first edition quickly ran out, achieving a circulation of almost seventy thousand copies. Saving precious teachings of the Fathers and Doctors of the Church from falling into oblivion, it is a response to the worthy and emphatic recommendation of the Second Vatican Council of giving primacy to Thomism (cf. Optatam totius, n.16) in the study of the mysteries of salvation. The work has met wide acceptance among priests, for whom it is mainly intended, to serve as a resource in homily preparation. But it has met an equally warm reception among the lay faithful who are eager to broaden their religious knowledge. This may be a unique symptom of the spiritual condition of our age: the thirst for the divine. It is a thirst that increases as it is quenched, causing neither distress nor pain but only joy for those who seek to satisfy it in the crystalline springs of the Word of God.
This book represents the fruits of many years of prayer, work and meditation by Fr Edwin Gordon. The first part - Upon This Rock - with a foreword by Canon Francis Ripley - provides a catechetical programme of instruction and is fully referenced to the Catechism of the Catholic Church. It is published together with a series of meditations with Our Lady on the Catholic truths made manifest in the Rosary, including the Luminous Mysteries. A Catechism of the Holy Rosary - with a preface by His Eminence Marcelo Cardinal Gonzalez Martin, the former Primate of Spain. The beauty of this book is that it is both food for the soul and the mind. The catechetical material is presented in such an appealing yet striking manner that the truths it contains are absorbed very easily - this is certainly not a dry catechetical text. But it also illustrates that despite modern educational trends, there is no substitute for a good knowledge of the teaching of the Church, and equally, that belief in the truths of Catholicism is not just a question of logical reasoning, it is also a matter of faith. Fr Edwin Gordon was born in Gibraltar, spending the duration of the Second World war in Tangiers, where he was educated by the Irish Christian Brothers. Moving to Bristol in 1945, he studied law at university and was ordained priest in 1962. Working as a priest in parishes for many years, he served in the 1970s as spiritual director of the English College at Valladolid, Spain. Fr Gordon became blind in the 1980s, continuing to run a small rural parish until his retirement in 2002. He has published many articles, given talks to students, conducted retreats and taught at Catholic summer schools.
Ruth Rees emphasizes the biblical sources of this beautiful form of contemplative prayer which focuses on the salvation history of Jesus Christ and his mother Mary. She makes profound theological issues accessible to readers of all ages and backgrounds; more - the book leaves the reader with a rare sense of reassurance and tranquillity. It is like a garden, quiet, scented, timeless, hidden among the clamour of the city. A source of joy in a climate of increasing chaos. Here is an excellent pastoral resource that is intelligent and evocative for those who pray or want to pray. Ruth Rees has worked in theatre, radio, international public relations and journalism in four countries. Received into the Catholic Church, her conversion deepened her love and gratitude for her Jewish background. She writes widely for the Catholic media.