Contemplative Rosary

with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila


Author: Dan Burke,Connie Rossini

Publisher: EWTN Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1682780449


Page: 144

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You know that in an Apostolic Letter in 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Luminous Mysteries. Did you know that in that same Letter he also called for a new way of praying the Rosary? St. John Paul II’s new way of praying the Rosary was based on the teachings of St. Theresa of Avila and has become known as the Contemplative Rosary because it more perfectly unites vocal prayer and meditation, transforming the prayers of the Rosary into a contemplative meeting with God. Did you know about these changes? Have you tried them? In our new book, The Contemplative Rosary, we have not only incorporated the five new Luminous Mysteries, we have included as well the many other changes Pope John Paul made to the Rosary. Here are his additions to the texts and prayers — additions small and large — that, as John Paul intended, unite the Rosary more closely to the official liturgical prayers of the Church as well as to Scripture. Here are also scores of full-color images for your contemplation that anchor your attention in each Mystery and transform your Rosary from a hasty, habitual recitation into a profound speaking to God and a keen listening to Him. Following the wise advice of St. Theresa of Avila and the new method proposed by St. John Paul, you’ll find here for each mystery: • A lovely, full-color classical painting depicting the events in the Mystery, for help in your contemplation • A unique announcement of the Mystery • A statement of the expected fruits of the Mystery • The Scriptural passage you should consider before embarking on your prayers of the Mystery • A call for a moment of silence in order to recollect yourself before entering the presence of God • Each Mystery’s own unique Hail Mary, including within each a John Paul II recommended statement of faith “to pull wandering minds back to Christ and center them in the mystery” • Seven meditations tailored to each Mystery, to accompany your recitation of the Hail Marys (but only employ one at a time) • A concluding short prayer asking God for the fruits specific to that Mystery • Plus much more, so that finally you can begin to pray the Rosary as Saint John Paul wants you to pray it!

Eight Ways of Loving God

As Revealed by God


Author: Jeanette Flood

Publisher: Ignatius Press

ISBN: 1621640450

Category: Religion

Page: 375

View: 9328

There is growing awareness that different people have different "love languages". What about God? Does He have a love language? Jeanette Flood answers this question by looking at the life and teachings of Jesus. With a conversational style and a dose of good humor, she describes eight love languages with fresh spiritual analogies and lessons from her own life. This work reveals that being a Christian means being in a relationship of love with Love Himself. Drawing on Scripture, Church teachings, and insights of the saints, it inspires readers to follow Saint Paul's advice to the Ephesians to "learn what is pleasing to the Lord" (Eph 5:10).

How to Pray the Rosary As a Pathway to Contemplation (Color Version)


Author: Kathryn Marcellino

Publisher: Lighthouse Pub

ISBN: 9780945272359

Category: Religion

Page: 88

View: 2511

"How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation (Color Version)" has the same content as "How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation" with the addition of art in color on the inside pages. It contains Scripture passages and beautiful art to use as an aid in meditating on the twenty mysteries of the rosary, which are Gospel events from the lives of Jesus and Mary. Inspired by Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter on "The Rosary of the Virgin Mary," this book gives instructions on how to pray the rosary for beginners to more advanced so that it becomes a "pathway to contemplation." This book also explains: -How to say the vocal prayers of the rosary -How to meditate on the mysteries -How to pray the rosary in a way to remain receptive to the highest form of prayer which is contemplation. -How to recognize the transition from meditation to contemplation from the teachings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila -Insights on prayer and the spiritual life from Carmelite spirituality, the Bible and the writings of the Saints. -Tips on saying the rosary as a family -How the rosary is a Biblical prayer. The book has a short introduction by Fr. Donald Kinney, OCD. About the author: Kathryn Marcellino is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. She is a spiritual director with experience teaching formation lessons on Carmelite spirituality. Her website at offers instruction and resources on the Catholic religion, as well as offering spiritual direction and answering questions on the Catholic faith via e-mail. She is married to author and musician, Dennis Marcellino. Book Reviews: "This book contains a great, concise catechesis on contemplative prayer. It would be terrific for use in religious education programs." - Lonnie Sorensen, OCDS, Minnesota. "How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation is a very kind book. I am not just saying kind in general terms. Kind as in very accommodating to those who have a genuine desire to pray the rosary. There are many books that teach the procedure of how to say the rosary but this one teaches about the disposition or motivation. This book is very easy to read and loving. I will promote it whenever I can." - Billie Vasquez, OCDS, president, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Carmelite Community, Portland, OR

Lessons in Hope

My Unexpected Life with St. John Paul II


Author: George Weigel

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0465094309

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 368

View: 2327

A preeminent authority on the Catholic Church and papal biographer describes what he learned from chronicling the life of Pope John Paul II In Lessons in Hope, George Weigel tells the story of his unique friendship with St. John Paul II. As Weigel learns the pope "from inside," he also offers a firsthand account of the tumult of post-Vatican II Catholicism and the Cold War's endgame, introducing readers to the heroes who brought down European communism. Later, he shows us the aging pope grappling with the post-9/11 world order and teaching new lessons in dignity through his own suffering. A deeply humane portrait of an eminent scholar learning a saint, Lessons in Hope is essential reading for anyone seeking a fuller understanding of a world-changing pope.

''Amen, I Say to You''

Sunday Homilies for Cycles A, B, and C and Homilies for Holy Days of Obligation


Author: Clyde A. Bonar

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453583555

Category: Religion

Page: 671

View: 1932

Amen, I Say to You includes homilies for Cycles A, B, and C of the liturgical year, and a homily for each Holy Day of Obligation within the Roman Catholic Church. Each homily consist of three main points with supporting examples and illustrations. These are homilies I have preached, and they have been constructed with attention to verbal presentation. Another homilist easily should be able to substitute or include examples from his or her own pastoral or lived experience within the conceptual structure each homily provides. These homilies are not essays; they include no long, convoluted, hard to understand sentences. I try for simplicity of words and sentences, for concrete language everyone can understand. Feedback from posting some of the homilies on the internet has characterized the homilies as well planned, with ideas placed in a logical and precise order. They have been called simple, personal, and practical; very inspired and insightful; containing deep reflection and authentic Christian faith; and illustrative, applied and down to earth practical.

A Pilgrim's Notes

Ethics, Social Ethics, Bioethics


Author: Fausto Gomez

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789715063333

Category: Bioethics

Page: 339

View: 4829

John Paul II


Author: Mieczyslaw Malinski

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780824500528

Category: Popes

Page: 283

View: 2142

Letter to a Jewish Friend

The Simple and Extraordinary Story of Pope John Paul II and His Jewish School Friend


Author: Gian Franco Svidercoschi

Publisher: Crossroad Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780824514822

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 93

View: 7732

This is the tale of two boys, one a Christian and one a Jew, in a Polish town during the twenties and thirties. Jurek's and Lolek's lives were to be changed by the anti-Semitism and then by the Nazis, the war, and deportations. But the bond between them was to prove stronger than all other forces and, almost half a century later brought together the Polish Pope and his Jewish friend.