By St. Josemaria Escriva
Most Catholics know how to recite the Holy Rosary. That's the problem. They can recite it, and it becomes boring and monotonous. How much more enriching is it when you know how to pray it!
"To say the Holy Rosary," says St. Josemaría, "considering the mysteries, repeating the Our Father and Hail Mary with the praises to the Blessed Trinity, and the constant invocation of the Mother of God, is a continuous act of faith, hope, and love, of adoration and reparation."
In this small book, St. Josemaría shows us how to overcome the monotony and routine usually associated with praying the Rosary. He portrays each Mystery with the illuminating eyes of faith— helping you become absorbed in contemplation when you pray—indeed, he shows you how to be with Our Lady when you pray.
Holy Rosary, first published in 1934, contains a series of short commentaries on the 15 mysteries of the rosary (Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious). It helps the reader enter more deeply into these scenes from the life of our Lord and his Blessed Mother. This edition also includes the Luminous mysteries with an introductory note by Bishop Javier Echevarria, the 3rd prelate of Opus Dei.
This book is small enough to carry with you everywhere and use whenever you have a moment to spend with Our Lady.
St. Josemaría Escrivá de Balaguer (9 January 1902 – 26 June 1975) was a Roman Catholic priest from Spain who founded Opus Dei, an organization of laypeople and priests dedicated to teaching people how to respond to God's universal call to holiness, and how ordinary life can be the path to sanctity.
St. Josemaria was canonized during 2002 by St. John Paul II, who declared that he should be counted among the great witnesses of Christianity. St. Josemaría's writings assist every baptized person in their discipleship to Jesus Christ through by imbuing ordinary life with sanctifying grace.
"St. Josemaría wrote a beautiful little book, Holy Rosary, which is rooted in spiritual childhood, a disposition of the soul of those who wish to attain total abandonment to the divine will."
~ St. John Paul II, 7 October 2002, Feast of Our Lady of the Rosary