Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spring 2013

Last Season's selection was A Journey to the Heart of Catholicism as we read Fr. Robert Barron's incredible book, Catholicism.  This Season's book takes us on another journey.  This time it's A Journey to the Beloved through the Rosary.

If you grew up in a Catholic family, you no doubt have fond memories of someone you love praying the Rosary—Grandma, Grandpa, or your parents.  And you may even have memories of praying along with them.  But when was the last time you prayed this beautiful and tradition-rich devotion yourself?  Would you even know where to start?

Whether you are someone who has lapsed from praying the Rosary, are completely unfamiliar with it, or are in the habit of making it a part of your daily prayer life, you’ll appreciate this season’s selection, The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved by Gary Jansen.  This lovely little book introduces the devotion, gives details on how to pray it, and includes a few tips on getting the most out of praying the Rosary.

The best part of this book, however, is the section intended to be used while praying the Rosary that combines scriptural reflections and religious artwork for each of the four Mysteries of the Rosary.  So, for instance, as you contemplate the account of the Annunciation from Luke in the Joyful Mysteries, you can gaze on Botticelli’s interpretation of the same, enriching the experience and guiding the imagination.

The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved is a wonderful addition to your Catholic home library.  It would also make a great gift.  In fact, if you have friends who are not Catholic but have shown an interest in the Rosary, the author spends some time addressing the increasing number of Christians outside the Church who have begun to pray this treasured Catholic devotion.  Our Mother Mary encourages us to pray the Rosary.  This book is the perfect solution for helping us answer that call.

From now until May 31, The Rosary: A Journey to the Beloved will be available at St. Patrick's Book & Gift at 20% off the regular retail price.

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