How to REALLY Pray the Rosary

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:

  1. The person of Jesus Christ
  2. The words of the prayers, which are Scriptural
  3. The Mysteries, which cover the whole life of Jesus.

There is so much to be found in this beautiful prayer, but its beauty can easily be overlooked. As Pope St. Paul VI said:

“Without contemplation the Rosary is just a body without a soul.” 

It does no good to pray the Rosary while your mind and heart are somewhere different. If you’re new to praying the Rosary or have struggled to pray it, maybe just read one of the mysteries in Scripture and pray three Hail Marys. Fall in love with the Rosary little by little if that’s what it takes.

Fr. Mark-Mary is talking about the Rosary all October. Stay tuned for more videos on this powerful prayer.

Watch the CFR’s previous video, “The Power of Praying the Rosary

Also check out Pocket Guide to the Rosary by Matt Fradd.

Meet Fr. Mark-Mary

Father Mark-Mary was ordained as a Franciscan Friar of the Renewal (CFR) in 2018 and lives at a friary in the Bronx.

The mission of the CFRs is to wholeheartedly embrace Jesus through fidelity to the Church and her Sacraments. Paired with their commitment to prayer, contemplation, and study of Sacred Scripture, the CFRs serve those around them, especially the poor, in the footsteps of Christ.

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