Tag Archives: Our Lady of the Rosary

Grieving with Our Lady of the Rosary

Are you frustrated, sad, or in pain today? Feel better by praying part or all of the rosary. On this day, October 7th, we remember Our Lady of the Rosary. Mary has called herself by this name and repeatedly asked that we pray the rosary daily. How can we not be happier, more peaceful, and […]

Peace Begins with You and Me

What a tumultuous world we live in. No one can dispute the fact that our world is in turmoil. Economic disparity, religious conflicts, racial and gender discrimination, substance abuse, greed, jealousy, and vengefulness are global flash points. At any moment, in any location, our fragile film of peace can, and often does, rip open into […]

The Assumption of Mary

Today is Monday, the day of the week we traditionally pray the Joyful Mysteries. Being that it is also the Feast of the Assumption, we may consider praying the Glorious Mysteries and take a few minutes more to consider the Fourth Mystery, the Assumption of Mary. According to Tradition, Catholics believe that Mary, because of […]

Pondering the Spirit

One of my favorite Mysteries of the Rosary is the Descent of the Holy Spirit. Fascinated with the event, I imagine being in the upper room with the apostles, Mary, and the other women to celebrate the feast of Pentecost. I wonder if I would have been frightened by the wind-like entrance of the Holy Spirit or […]

10 Reasons to Pray the Rosary

Mary’s repeatedly asked us to pray the rosary every day. Why? For a number of reasons, all of which promote peace. The rosary is Christ-centered. We spend about 20 minutes with Jesus and Mary. The rhythmic repetition of prayers is calming. We begin with the Sign of the Cross and the Apostles’ Creed, our basic […]

Your Mother Loves You

“Do you know how much your mother loves you?” Mary has asked this of so many people she’s appeared to. How blessed we are that Jesus shares his mother – our Lord’s mother – with us, and that she loves everyone of us dearly. Mary is with us. Our holy mother is on our side […]

Mary in the Garden

It’s time to get that Mary garden planted. If you’ve dreamed of a lovely, peaceful, outdoor space to pray and meditate, plant a Mary garden. Mary gardens have been popular since the first centuries of Christianity. Monasteries created the earliest ones. As Marian devotion grew, so did the number of Mary gardens in both public […]

The Rosary for Saints and Sinners

So many saints showed devotion to Mary through the rosary. They knew that praying the rosary draws us closer to Jesus.Open your heart to the mother and she will pray with us on our path to her son. St. Padre Pio said, “Some people are so foolish that they think they can go through life […]

Happy Anniversary Rosary-Prayer-by-Prayer

The birth of a book is like that of a child to an author. My little books take years of research and writing to compile, and often, more years through the publishing process. I then spend a good number of years promoting it. Most books have a lifetime. Some are short-lived, relevant for a handful of years. […]

Revised Edition of The Rosary Prayer by Prayer

ACTA Publications just released a revised edition of The Rosary Prayer by Prayer. Now in a handy paperback, the book has the same layout as the original with moving illustrations by Joseph Cannella and reflections for every mystery and a picture of the rosary with the current bead circled. All the same prayers and resources […]