The Rosary, often called “the Gospel in miniature,” is both explained and meditated upon by Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., president of Holy Cross Family Ministries and one of today’s leading Rosary evangelists.
As president of Holy Cross Family Ministries—the organization founded by Patrick Peyton, the “Rosary Priest”—Rev. John Phalen, C.S.C., has traveled the world, giving retreats and workshops on the Rosary to thousands. A perfect resource for RCIA leaders, catechists, and parish ministers, Living the Rosary: Finding Your Life in the Mysteries situates each of the twenty “mysteries” of the life of Jesus within both biblical and modern stories of conversion and spiritual growth. Beginning with his own vocation story (an example of “annunciation”), Phalen offers twenty different stories—some scriptural, some personal, all of them practical—that will help readers better understand and live each mystery of the Rosary. An explanation of how to pray the Rosary is included.
"Will … enrich your praying of the Rosary a hundred times over."
"The Rosary's mysteries are as much about today and about your life as they are about events that happened long ago! Father John Phalen's book will help you learn to make this connection and enrich your praying of the Rosary a hundred times over."
Author of The Rosary Handbook
"Has a gift for relating the Mysteries of the Rosary to our daily lives."
"In his preaching, in his writing, in his prayer life and in this book, Fr. John Phalen shares his own passion for Mary and her gentle way to Christ. He has a gift for relating the Mysteries of the Rosary to our daily lives and he does this better than anyone I know. I believe the readers of this book will hear echoes resounding in their own hearts of the joy, light, suffering, and glory of Our Lord and His Blessed Mother Mary."
Director of Family Theater Productions
"I found myself better able to enter into the Mysteries . . ."
"I wondered if the book would really help me get beyond my struggles. I’m happy to report that it did. . . . I found myself better able to enter into the Mysteries and find new meaning in this prayer, which really is the Gospel in miniature."