Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer

Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer


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"The Rosary is for old ladies and funerals." Or is it? In David N. Calvillo's debut book, he reveals how each week thousands of men of all ages and backgrounds join together each week in the Real Men Pray the Rosary movement and are seeing the fruit of this spiritual discipline in their lives and families. A new centerpiece of Catholic men's spirituality, this dynamic book and movement brings men together, deepening their devotion to Christ through Mary. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well today—for men. In a world filled with ubiquitous distractions and technology, Calvillo helps men to unplug from time to time and tap into this "simple system of prayer" that takes only minutes each day, but whose transformative power is beyond measure. He shares why the Hail Mary is the "perfect prayer" and concludes with a 33-day Rosary Challenge so readers can experience for themselves how praying several minutes each day for thirty-three days radically changes their lives.

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ISBN-13: 9781594713767
Publisher: Ave Maria Press
Publication date: 04/22/2013
Pages: 160
Sales rank: 805,236
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 8.95(h) x 0.42(d)

About the Author

David N. Calvillo, a former adjunct law and university professor, is now a practicing civil trial lawyer and bilingual mediator with the Calvillo Law Firm. After a profound spiritual experience praying the rosary while on retreat, Calvillo and his wife Valerie founded Real Men Pray the Rosary, launching a global movement of prayer and devotion. Calvillo is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and has served his parishes on pastoral and finance councils and as Eucharistic minister and lector. Calvillo formerly served in leadership of his diocesan chapter of ACTS Catholic retreats and remains active in the organization. He served his community as president of the Boys & Girls Club of McAllen and lives in southern Texas with his wife and their seven children.

Table of Contents

Foreword Greg Tobin xi

Acknowledgments xv

Introduction by The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores xvii

Encyclicals and Papal Documents: Abbreviations xxi

Chapter 1 The Rosary for Our Times 1

Chapter 2 A Prayer for Men 25

Chapter 3 A History of the Rosary 45

Chapter 4 How to Pray the Rosary: The Prayers 59

Chapter 5 How to Pray the Rosary: The Mysteries 71

Chapter 6 Real Men Pray for Women 103

Epilogue The Real Men Pray the Rosary Challenge 117

Appendix A More about Real Men Pray the Rosary Inc. 121

Appendix B Papal and Magisterial Documents on the Rosary 125

Notes 133

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