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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 ...
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, Rector of the Carmelite House of Studies in Mount Angel, Oregon.
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 www.CatholicSpiritualDirection.org 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.
"This book contains a great, concise catechesis on contemplative prayer. It would be terrific for use in religious education programs." -- Lonnie Sorensen, OCDS, Minnesota
Review: "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
Posted April 16, 2011
I was diasppointed in the small size of the pictures which to meditate with. Good reading for people unfamiliar with or beginner rosary prayers. I will find this convenient on my nook to use the scriptures when I pray the rosary. For anyone familiar with Teresa of Avila or who has read about contemplation this book would be too basic. For those unfamiliar with what contemplation is I would reccomend it.
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Posted July 16, 2012
I was very diappointed that the pictures are in black & white.The cover is in color so I thought the inside pictures would be. I know there is a color version of the book in print. I enjoy the book otherwise.
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Posted October 4, 2009