Pray the Rosary with Saint John Paul II

An interesting little book came to my attention this past week and it was one I felt worth sharing. Gretchen Crowe has written a wonderful rosary companion entitled Praying the Rosary with St. John Paul II. This book will make a great book for prayer time during the rosary.

If there was anyone that we can point to as a champion of the rosary John Paul II quickly comes to mind. Throughout his papacy Pope John Paul II encouraged the faithful to take up their rosary beads and embark upon a prayer life to change the world. This book exemplifies that in a unique way.

All mysteries are included with reflections for each mystery. These include a spiritual fruit, a short reflection on How Pope John Paul II embodied the spiritual fruit, a scripture passage for reflection relative to the mystery, and an excerpt from a talk or writing of John Paul II.

Throughout the book are candid images of Pope John Paul II doing what he did best. Traveling the globe and spreading the Gospel like no other pope before him. Included in the book is a brief biography on Pope St. John Paul II by Russell Shaw.

Whether you pray the rosary daily or infrequently there is much value in the pages of this book. Who better to pray the rosary with than the Pope who gave us the Luminous Mysteries and spent much of his pontificate promoting the value of this prayer? I often like to switch between different rosary reflection books to make certain I add some different styles of reflections to my prayer time with the rosary. This book is being added to my rotation.

Spend some time with the rosary and our beloved Pope John Paul II. You won’t regret it, the spiritual fruits will be abundant!

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4 thoughts on “Pray the Rosary with Saint John Paul II”

  1. Msgr. Alex Rebello

    The Rosary has been my powerful weapon. I try to pray daily all the four mysteries of this simple prayer. It covers in a small way my personal Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious and Luminous mysteries. I like to think that as I advance in years and my eyes grow dim, unable to pray the Liturgy of the Hours, I will still be able to pray the rosary – the common man’s breviary!

  2. Dear Mr Socks…..
    Thank you for this informative article. The Rosary is a daily prayer for me (sometimes several in a day) as I have come to rely on the intercession of The Blessed Virgin Mary for help in a very difficult struggle. It’s a long story, but I have returned to my Catholic faith after many, many years. It has been an incredibly difficult trial that opened my eyes to returning to my faith, the sacraments, and devotion to Our Blessed Mother. I plan to pick up the book you talked about. Anything and everything God allows me to do to increase my devotion to Our Blessed Mother is a true blessing. Thank you for sharing this information.

    May God bless you, and Our Blessed Mother watch over you. By the way, I’m also from Pennsylvania. 🙂


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