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How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation

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Catalog Code: 9780945272267*23-DIS

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This book explains:
• how to say the vocal prayers of the rosary
• how to meditate on the mysteries with art and scripture quotations to help you
• how to pray the rosary in a way to remain receptive to the highest form of prayer which is contemplation.
• how to recognize the transition from meditation to contemplation from the teachings of St. John of the Cross and St. Teresa of Avila
• insights on prayer and the spiritual life from Carmelite spirituality, the Bible and the writings of the Saints.
• tips on saying the rosary as a family with children
• how the rosary is a Biblical prayer

Book Review: "How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation is a very kind book. I am not just saying kind in general terms. Kind as in very accommodating to those who have a genuine desire to pray the rosary. There are many books that teach the procedure of how to say the rosary but this one teaches about the disposition or motivation. This book is very easy to read and loving. I will promote it whenever I can." – Billie Vasquez, OCDS, president, Our Lady of the Holy Rosary Carmelite Community, Portland, OR

Would you like to learn how to really pray the rosary as it was meant to be prayed? Do you want to pray the rosary but have trouble meditating on the mysteries? Would you like to have a visual and scriptural aid to help you to pray the rosary better?

Have you been praying the rosary but just can't seem to meditate on the mysteries anymore? Did you know this could be a sign that God might be calling you to move to a higher form of prayer and how to recognize the signs that you are being called to contemplative prayer?

Would you like to learn more about the highest form of prayer called infused contemplation and how praying the rosary can become a pathway to contemplation?

If you answered yes to any of the above questions, then the following book may be what you have been looking for.

"How to Pray the Rosary as a Pathway to Contemplation" will answer your questions about how to pray the rosary.

Table of Contents
Introduction by Fr. Donald Kinney, OCD 6
A Pathway to Contemplation 8
How to Use this Book 12
How to Say the Rosary 18
The Prayers of the Rosary 19
The Joyful Mysteries 23
The Luminous Mysteries 34
20 Mysteries Quick Reference Guide 44
The Sorrowful Mysteries 50
The Glorious Mysteries 61
Why Pray the Rosary 72
On Loving God 77
Making Progress in Prayer 83
A Biblical Prayer 89
The Family Rosary 91
The Fatima Message 93
The Fifteen Promises of the Rosary 94
About the Author 96
Quick Visual Reference for 20 Mysteries 97


About the author: Kathryn Marcellino is a member of the Secular Order of Discalced Carmelites. She is a spiritual director with experience teaching formation lessons on Carmelite spirituality. Her website at offers instruction and resources on the Catholic religion, as well as offering spiritual direction and answering questions on the Catholic faith via e-mail. She is married to author, speaker and musician, Dennis Marcellino.

The Rosary, A Contemplative Prayer
“The Rosary, precisely because it starts with Mary's own experience, is an exquisitely contemplative prayer... By its nature the recitation of the Rosary calls for a quiet rhythm and a lingering pace, helping the individual to meditate on the mysteries of the Lord's life as seen through the eyes of her who was closest to the Lord. In this way the unfathomable riches of these mysteries are disclosed.”
– John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On The Most Holy Rosary

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