The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila

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  • The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila
  • Pray the rosary in a new way
  • Inspired by Pope John Paul II, who was inspired by St. Teresa of Avila
  • Discover a beautiful, refreshing way to approach the rosary

You know that in an Apostolic Letter in 2002, Pope John Paul II added five Luminous Mysteries to the holy rosary, but did you know that in that same Letter, he called for a new way of praying the Rosary?

Pope St. John Paul II’s new way of praying the Rosary was based on the teachings of St. Theresa of Avila and has become known as the Contemplative Rosary, because it more perfectly unites vocal prayer and meditation, transforming the prayers of the Rosary into a contemplative meeting with God.

Did you know about these changes? Have you tried them?

The Contemplative Rosary teaches this special method of St. Pope John Paul II and offers a new and moving way to pray Our Lady's rosary. 

Here are his additions to the texts and prayers that, as Pope St. John Paul II intended, unite the Rosary more closely to the official liturgical prayers of the Church as well as to Scripture.

Here are also scores of full-color images for your contemplation that anchor your attention in each Mystery and transform your Rosary from a hasty, habitual recitation into a profound speaking to God and a keen listening to Him.

Following the wise advice of St. Theresa of Avila and the new method proposed by Pope St. John Paul II, you’ll find here for each mystery:

• A lovely, full-color classical painting depicting the events in the Mystery, for help in your contemplation
• A unique announcement of the Mystery
• A statement of the expected fruits of the Mystery
• The Scriptural passage to consider before embarking on your prayers of the Mystery
• A call for a moment of silence to recollect yourself before entering the presence of God
• Each Mystery’s own unique Hail Mary, including within each a statement of faith “to pull wandering minds back to Christ and center them in the mystery”
• Seven meditations tailored to each Mystery, to accompany your recitation of the Hail Marys (but only employ one at a time)
• A concluding short prayer asking God for the fruits specific to that Mystery
• Plus much more, so that you can begin to pray the Rosary as Pope St. John Paul II asked us to.

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  • Author: Dan Burke and Connie Rossini
  • Pages: 138
  • Format: Paperback
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The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila


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