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. Did you know that in that same Letter he also called for a new way of praying the Rosary?

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?

In our new book, The Contemplative Rosary, we have not only incorporated the five new Luminous Mysteries, we have included as well the many other changes Pope John Paul made to the Rosary.

Here are his additions to the texts and prayers — additions small and large — that, as John Paul 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 St. John Paul, 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 you should consider before embarking on your prayers of the Mystery
• A call for a moment of silence in order to recollect yourself before entering the presence of God
• Each Mystery’s own unique Hail Mary, including within each a John Paul II recommended 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 finally you can begin to pray the Rosary as Saint John Paul wants you to pray it!

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  • 5 Mar 2nd 2020
    The Rosary with St. John Paul ll and St Teresa of Avila

    Just what I was hoping for...very prayerful with wonderful incites to the Rosary.

    Jacqueline Mitchell

  • 5 Apr 23rd 2019
    A Meaningful Rosary

    If you are searching for a way to make the recitation of the rosary more prayerful and meaningful, this book is a perfect tool. It is easy to read to gain understanding and provides beautiful artwork and thought provoking quotes to help one focus on each mystery as it is prayed. I was able to apply the practices recommended in this book within days of receiving it. Now, I feel a deeper spiritual connection to our Blessed Mother and her son, Jesus Christ each day.

    Josephine Fenton

  • 5 Mar 7th 2019
    The Contemplative Rosary

    One of the Best guides to saying the Rosary I have found. If you want to grow deeper in thought of each mystery of the Rosary this guidebook will get you there. Love this Guide and wish everyone could have one!

    Robert Dumas

  • 5 Mar 6th 2019
    New insight

    I haven's had time to finish it yet, but I am enjoying it immensely.


  • 5 Feb 27th 2019
    Deepening my love of the rosary

    This is a wonderful wonderful book. I look forward to using it every morning when I pray the rosary.

    Nolcha Fox

  • 5 Mar 26th 2018
    The Contemplative Rosary

    Guides me in a fresh and meaningful experience every time.


  • 5 Mar 7th 2018
    The Contemplative Rosary

    After a short time this has become a part of the Rosary when I pray. The second copy was purchased as a gift.


  • 5 Feb 16th 2018
    I am grateful to have found this book

    The Contemplative Rosary has brought a whole new level of meditation to my daily Rosary. This is the perfect accompaniment to Lent. Using the method of St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila I am deepening my love for Our Lord.

    MaryAnne Donoghue

  • 5 Feb 9th 2018
    Fantastic Book

    This is a GREAT Rosary Guide. It walks you through how to say a Rosary with meaning and focus and to get out of the rote verbal repetition. What I find most helpful is a better explanation of the Mysteries. This book explains each mystery, gives you the meaning of the mystery that we should be focusing on and gives multiple supporting meditations about each mystery. This greatly gave me a better understanding of each mystery. It is an easy read and very helpful.

    Pete M.

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