As October draws to a close and we prepare to celebrate the Solemnity of All Saints, we reflect upon the Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary that remind us of what God has in store for us beyond this life and this world.
This is the second part of a series that will explore the Mysteries of the Rosary throughout October. These posts are longer than usual, but only because we wanted to really dive deep into the depths of each Mystery.
October is the month we dedicate to the Holy Rosary, and today is the Memorial of Our Lady of the Holy Rosary, so there is no better time to begin diving deeper into each mystery.
“Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem; and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and the scribes, and they will condemn him to death..."
This week the Catholic church celebrates the feast of our Lady of the Rosary and honors her miraculous intercession at the iconic Battle of Lepanto in 1571. Dr. Sri shares with us the historical context and story behind this important feast and reminds us of the power of Our Lady’s intercession when we entrust seemingly … Continued
Fr. Mark-Mary and Fr. John Anthony Boughton talk about the influence The Rosary has had throughout history. It ain’t just your grandma’s prayer! The Rosary has influenced many conversions and led to massive victories for the Church against her enemies. One of these victories came on October 7th, which later became the feast day of … Continued
You may think the Rosary is too complicated, but you can pray it very simply. The Rosary is a prayer to a loving mother. She will be happy to hear from you, even if you don’t pray all the prayers! During the Rosary you are asking for Mary’s intercession with her son. And in meditating … Continued
October is the month of the Rosary. The Rosary is so much more than just a string of beads; it’s a weapon, a communication device, and a portable retreat. There’s a reason it’s been a fixture in Catholic culture for centuries. I’m the type of Catholic who knows the Rosary is important, but struggles to … Continued
Fr. Mark-Mary discusses how to really pray the Rosary and go deeper than the external mechanics. Primarily it’s about relationship and not simply recitation. Fr. Mark-Mary explains three aspects of the Rosary on which we can contemplate: The person of Jesus Christ The words of the prayers, which are Scriptural The Mysteries, which cover the … Continued
Fr. John Anthony speaks with Fr. Mark-Mary about the power of praying the Rosary. As he holds his Rosary made of gun metal, Fr. John Anthony tells us how the Rosary is a weapon against the powers of evil. If you don’t think you have time for the Rosary, be confident that when you do … Continued
The Rosary is, as St. John Paul II said, a way of contemplating the mysteries of the life of Christ in “the school of Mary”—the one who knows him best. Below are five mysteries for contemplating the inner anguish that Jesus experienced in his passion, climaxing in his human experience of feeling forsaken even by … Continued
Recently, I met up with an Evangelical friend of mine for coffee to catch up on family, work, ministry, and college football. In the course of the conversation, he asked me, “So if you had to pick one Bible study, which is your absolute favorite?” He, of course, meant which “series” or “author” or “format” … Continued