With a reflection on each of the four mysteries of the rosary--Joyful, Light, Sorrowful, and Glorious--this book will help those praying the rosary find a focus for meditation. Each reflection contains a Scripture verse as well as background to understanding the biblical texts. With its twenty-first century relevance, this guide by Mark Boyer will bring readers to contemplate personal application of the mysteries. Enhance you "garden of prayer" with Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Fr. Mark G. Boyer, a priest of the Diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau, Missouri, for thirty-nine years, is the author of forty books, including the two previous editions of The Liturgical Environment, on biblical and liturgical spirituality. Besides serving as the director for the mission apostolate in his diocese, he has been part-time instructor in the Religious Studies Department of Missouri State University, Springfield, for twenty-eight years. He teaches courses in New Testament and Bible and Film. He gives workshops on the liturgical environment and assists in renovating churches.
Members of small Christian communities may choose to include one of the four Mysteries in a Day of Reflection and share with one another the results of their meditations. The guide may be just the kind of book a good friend would be glad to receive.
Buena Vista Resource Page
Harried priests, religious men and women or parents who are looking for a fast read to enhance their prayer lives are in luck. The thought-provoking comments provide some spiritual nourishment as you rush from place to place trying to get things done, as each one ends with a theme to carry you through the day.
CRUX of the News
Mark Boyer’s short book is for anyone who wants to rediscover the rosary.
The Faith Connection
This brief and attractive booklet provides meditations on each mystery of the rosary, including the Luminous Mysteries or the Mysteries of Light’ recently promulgated by Pope John Paul II. The meditations evoke the biblical scene or motif behind each mystery and suggest connections to our daily experience. A lovely way to freshen this beloved Catholic work of piety.
The Bible Today
This small bookit would fit in pocket or purseis packed with wisdom and inspiration.
Not just another book on the Rosary, Reflections on the Mysteries of the Rosary is unique, fresh, and a joy to read. Fr. Boyer extends a 'Welcome Back' to those who may have forgotten the magic of the Mysteries! Even the seasoned Rosary 'prayer' will discover illuminating insights into the Mysteries of Light together with the challenge to plumb anew the depths of the familiar. The author combines the wholesome earthiness of everyday experiences with the awesome intimacy of God in our lives. An intriguing balance of the intimate and contemporary, this book lends a crisp newness to the recitation of the Rosary and supplies food for reflection to last a lifetime.
Dr. Pauline Nugent, CCVI
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