With St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila as your guides, these pages will show you how to transform the rote recitation of prayer into a profound worship of Christ, drawing your hearts to bow in awe before the Triune God whom the Rosary reveals to us. You’ll learn how to place every moment of your life before His throne, seeing in them the mystery of the Incarnation.
You’ll learn the difference between contemplation and meditation, and how these great saints approached the reading of sacred writings not as a mere intellectual exercise, but as a prayer. You’ll learn how to enrich your vocal prayer, and how the Rosary can unite vocal prayer and mental prayer in a way that can lift your heart to the heights of contemplation.
To look upon the face of Christ is the task of every follower of Christ, and there is no better way to contemplate life of Christ than through the Rosary. Read these pages, and you’ll soon follow in the footsteps of St. Teresa of Ávila and Pope St. John Paul II, finding in the Rosary a meeting point with God that becomes your first taste of a deeper union with Him.
Of late my prayer time including the rosary has become a little stale. I am looking forward to incorporating this powerful devotion into my prayer life. Carol and Dan have put together wonderfully inspiring devotion with the words St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. It is a welcome addition to the beautiful prayers of the rosary.
Connie Rossini gives whole families practical help to grow in holiness. She is the author of Trusting God with St. Therese, Is Centering Prayer Catholic?, the series A Spiritual Growth Plan for Your Children, and the free ebook Five Lessons from the Carmelite Saints That Will Change Your Life. She has written a spirituality column for diocesan newspapers for a decade. She blogs at Contemplative Homeschool. She is also a columnist for SpiritualDirection.com and owns the Google+ Community Indie Catholic Authors. Connie and her husband Dan have four young sons. They currently reside in Omaha.