All this can lead to a confusion that fogs the mind, unsettles the soul, and leads to poor decisions. Amidst such chaos and confusion, we long to hear God's voice with greater clarity.
God wants to put things in order. He wants to rearrange our priorities. If we let him, we will be happier than we ever thought possible in this lifetime, and finally then we will come to know the peace for which we all yearn, but so few of us ever find. Our Catholic spirituality is constantly inviting us to establish the deep roots of order in our lives, and one of the best ways I know to do that is by praying the Rosary.
The Rosary works. It's a very powerful way to pray. There is just something about it that settles our hearts and minds. It puts everything in perspective and allows us to see things as they really are. It reaches deep down into our souls and puts us at ease, creating a peace that is rare and beautiful.
When I pray the Rosary, I am a better person. It makes me a better son, brother, husband, father, employer, neighbor, citizen, and member of the human family. It teaches me to slow down, calm down, let go, surrender, and listen. The Rosary teaches me how to simply be, and that is not a small or insignificant lesson. It is the perfect prayer for busy people in a busy, noisy, confused world.
But don't take my word for it. Try it for yourself. Develop a habit of praying the Rosary, and discover the treasures of this powerful, ancient prayer.
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Table of Contents
1 My Journey with the Rosary 1
2 A Unique Perspective 13
3 Praying with Beads 21
4 Dynamic Prayer 35
5 The Joyful Mysteries 61
6 The Luminous Mysteries 83
7 The Sorrowful Mysteries 109
8 The Glorious Mysteries 131
9 A Scriptural Rosary 155
10 Every Family Needs a Prayerful Giant 207
11 Beautifully Aware 213
The Basics: How to Pray the Rosary 237
Quotes, Prayers, and Hymns About Mary and the Rosary 247
Marian Feast Days 263