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Rosary booklet published by Fountain of Love and Life

Rosary booklet published by Fountain of Love and Life

This booklet is available in English and Traditional Chinese
at FLL Resource & Media Centre《生命恩泉》 書舍
401 Alden Road, Unit 3, Markham, Ontario, Canada L3R 4N4
https://bookstore.fll.cc/

繁體中文版本: 請往此處
English version: Purchase here

About the Rosary Booklet

The booklet contains instruction pages for each mystery of the Holy Rosary, and each mystery comes with related pictures and bible verses to draw us deeper in our meditative prayer:
1. Information on each mystery
2. Biblical scene for us to contemplate the sacred mystery
3. Bible verses that remind us of God’s Word and what happened (can omit or cut short in prayer if needed)
4. God’s Word or extra passage to ponder
5. A prayer to Jesus to offer the decade to Him, to ask for virtues, and to intercede for others
6. Optional phrase to help us focus on Jesus as the center of prayer
7. Conclude by asking for our Father’s blessings

 

Resources

This Rosary booklet uses traditional Catholic prayers and is inspired by or adapted from the following resources:

1. “Rosarium Virginis Mariae” Apostolic Letter by St. John Paul II, available at Vatican.va.

2. “Methods for Saying the Rosary” by St. Louis Marie de Montfort, Montfort Publications 1987.

3. “The Secret of the Rosary” by St. Louis de Montfort, Saint Benedict Press 2009. Text is available at Rosary Center & Confraternity website, and book is available at TAN BOOKS.

This Rosary booklet includes a lot of beautiful pictures and the credits go to the amazing and talented painters throughout history. They include Bartolomé Esteban Murillo (1617-1682), Carl Bloch (1834–1890), Carlo Saraceni (1579–1620), Giovanni Paolo Panini (1691–1765), Guido Reni (1575–1642), Heinrich Hofmann (1824–1911), John Singleton Copley (1738-1815), Juan de Juanes (~1510–1579), Noël Coypel (1628-1707), Peter Paul Rubens (1577–1640), Philippe de Champaigne (1602–1674), Pieter Lastman (1583–1633), Pompeo Batoni (1708–1787), Titian (1490–1576), and William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905).

 

Reviews:

Witness from Rosa T.:

“Over this past year, I’ve come to appreciate the Rosary a lot more. Thanks be to God! I’ve had a handful of life-changing experiences of praying the Rosary in the past, so I know it is indeed a great gift from Our Lady (and St. Dominic). What I struggle with is how I can keep praying the Rosary daily, without seeing it as a chore or a task to be checked off from my daily TODO list.

“I forgot how it happened, but I decided I would try praying a 54-day novena which consists of praying all 20 decades of Rosary. (It must be by grace that I gave it a try.) I thought to myself: let’s do it one day at a time. God loves it when we say yes, so He granted me consolation during many days of praying this novena. As I immerse myself in the mysteries, I’ve come to realize many insights that were new to me – insights that show me the awesomeness of God. The time of saying those 20 decades daily became a highlight of my day.

“I forgot how it happened, but I decided I would try praying a 54-day novena which consists of praying all 20 decades of Rosary. (It must be by grace that I gave it a try.) I thought to myself: let’s do it one day at a time. God loves it when we say yes, so He granted me consolation during many days of praying this novena. As I immerse myself in the mysteries, I’ve come to realize many insights that were new to me – insights that show me the awesomeness of God. The time of saying those 20 decades daily became a highlight of my day.

“But consolation doesn’t last forever. Things also happened in my life that made it hard for me to devote so much time to praying. Within half a year, I’ve deteriorated to the point of not wanting to pray the Rosary at all.

“Thanks to the gift of this Rosary booklet, which is now instrumental in motivating me to pray the Rosary daily. On the days I find myself struggling to pray, I just pick up this booklet and verbally read aloud all the prayers and bible quotes. It can feel like merely fulfilling an obligation, but God treasures every offering we make, however small it is. The beauty of this booklet is that the pictures and the words are really avenues through which God speaks to us – if we give Him a chance. Sometimes I find myself captivated by a particular detail in a picture, which gives me an insight that I’ve never thought about. Other times some words in the bible quotes strike me. The net effect is that meditating on these mysteries really enrich my spiritual life profoundly, as testified by many saints.

“I’ve been taught that when we pray, we shouldn’t seek to “feel good” because self-serving prayers fail to bring us closer to God. The goal of immersing ourselves in the mysteries is not for seeking satisfaction, but to encounter Christ: “[the mysteries] put us in living communion with Jesus through… the heart of his Mother.”1

May this booklet lead us to ‘contemplate with Mary the face of Christ’.“2

References:

1. Paragraph 2 of “Rosarium Virginis Mariae” Apostolic Letter by St. John Paul II, available at Vatican.va.

2. Paragraph 3 of “Rosarium Virginis Mariae” Apostolic Letter by St. John Paul II, available at Vatican.va.