It happens to the best of us.
We begin the Rosary with all the best intentions to keep our minds on track. We do a great job during the Creed, and the Our Father, and the first Hail Mary…
…and by the third Hail Mary, we’re thinking about what we need to buy for dinner.
We bring our minds back to attention. Then they wander off again…which means that the whole Rosary is just a battle to stay focused.
Did you know that Pope John Paul II created a remedy for those of us (probably most of us) whose minds tend to get distracted during the Rosary?
In the 2002 Apostolic Letter in which he announced the new Luminous Mysteries, Pope John Paul II also proposed some genius methods for transforming our daily Rosary from a hasty routine into a truly meditative and prayerful experience.
That’s right. JPII invented what has come to be known as the “Contemplative Rosary,” which he based on the teachings of St. Teresa of Avila. It combines Scripture, moments of recollection, meditations, and the prayers of the Rosary into a guided journey through each mystery.
The result: a captivating, fruitful, and profoundly prayerful recitation of the Rosary that will help you dive much deeper into Our Lady’s favorite prayer.
But don’t take our word for it. You can discover the riches of the Contemplative Rosary yourself with The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila. This handy guide puts JPII’s method into a practical formula that you can use every day. Includes John Paul’s meditations and prayers, advice from St. Teresa, and beautiful full-color illustrations. Order yours today from The Catholic Company!