Meditate on the joyful mysteries of the rosary illuminated by sixty works of sacred art. The Joyful Mysteries illuminates the joyful mysteries of the rosary in sixty works of sacred art-one for each bead-to help readers pray the rosary more meditatively: each two-page spread includes a work of art on one page, and the words of the appropriate prayer on the opposite page; a string of "beads" at the bottom of the text marks progress through each decade; each decade opens with a beautiful Scripture-based introduction to one of the joyful mysteries (the Annunciation, Visitation, Nativity, Presentation, and Finding of Jesus) as well as suggested prayer intentions. The perfect aid for children. The Joyful Mysteries is perfect for children just learning to pray the rosary. Younger children can turn the page after each Our Father and Hail Mary, and older children can use the text on each page to help them lead the rosary and memorize the prayers. The pages of The Joyful Mysteries feature the work of classical artists ranging from anonymous manuscript illuminators to such greats as Rembrandt, Rafael, Jordaens, Fra Angelico, and more. Selected works by contemporary artists round out The Joyful Mysteries, inviting readers to a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of the life of Christ. The Joyful Mysteries is part of The Illuminated Rosary series.
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