This collection of rosary meditations taken from the writings of the Fathers of the Church allows the reader, for the first time, to bring the insights of Sacred Tradition into the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary. We know well, as true sons and daughters of Holy Mother Church, that the Truths of the Catholic Faith come to us both through Sacred Scripture and Sacred Tradition, indeed, St. Paul writes, “Therefore, brothers, stand firm and cling to the traditions we taught you, whether by speech or by letter” (2 Thess. 2:15). How little time, alas, do we give to the sayings of the ancient fathers, how little attention towards their words of reflection, and yet, what riches can be found in their insights, as they ponder upon the events of salvation history, and share from the Fountain of Wisdom that, in one manner, was so much closer to their lips than it is to ours.
Drawing from diverse authors, both those canonically held as ‘Fathers’, but also other ancient writers of the First Millennium of Christianity, this book will serve as a faithful companion to any committed Catholic who is desirous of ‘going deeper’ in contemplation of the Holy Rosary, and to do so in a manner which seeks neither novelty nor the theological fashions of today, but the wisdom of the earliest saints of our Holy Religion.
You will find here hundreds of carefully selected paragraphs of meditation, chosen in and through prayer. You will find points for every bead of the traditional rosary, as well as the additional mysteries proposed by Pope John Paul II and The Hopeful Mysteries, introduced in an earlier work by the same author, which bring to the faithful’s consideration events concerning Our Lady and Salvation History prior to the Annunciation.
This is a book to be kept alongside your rosary beads, to be brought out at adoration, to be carried on retreat, to be shared with your children in family prayers and to be passed on to those who wish to grow in prayer, and in the greatest of all the prayers of popular piety, the Holy Rosary.
“The book is a wonderful composition of devotional meditations that lead the reader through a deeply meaningful and intimate journey in prayer and inspiration”—Holly Rodriguez (Illustrator, poet and founder of Beatific Artworks)
About the Author: Fr. Mark Higgins is a priest of the Archdiocese of Southwark, England. He is also the editor of The Holy Rosary, through the Visions of Blessed Anne Catherine Emmerich.