The Rosary is one of the treasures of Catholic spirituality. In this short, inspiring book, Teresa Rhodes McGee explores the riches of this tradition and brings it to life for a new generation.
From its first emergence in the twelfth century, the Rosary has been a popular way to meditate on each of the key mysteries of faith. Along with the traditional Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries, drawn from the life of Christ, Pope John Paul II in 2002 added the Mysteries of Light. These refer to the baptism of Jesus, the wedding feast of Cana, the proclamation of the Kingdom of God, the transfiguration, and the institution of the Eucharist.
Father Martin McGee is a Benedictine monk and a chaplain in Worth Abbey School, Sussex. Originally from County Mayo, he studied arts at University College, Galway, before teaching French for more than a decade in County Louth. Dialogue of the Heart is his second book, following Christian Martyrs for a Muslim People (Paulist Press, 2008), which tells the poignant story of the nineteen priests and sisters assassinated by Islamic fundamentalists in Algeria in the mid-1990s.
'If you think the Mysteries of the Rosary are removed from everyday life, think again! Teresa Rhodes McGees touching meditations intimately connect and relate the sorrow and joy in the lives of Jesus and Mary with the tears and laughter of contemporary life. An ancient devotion is reborn in this book!'
- Therese Johnson Borchard, author, Winging It