In Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, a powerful story of a vital prayer movement that is igniting men’s hearts, David N. Calvillo narrates his own life-changing experience of the Rosary, presents a comprehensive guide to the Rosary, and offers a 33-Day Rosary Challenge.
“The Rosary is for old ladies and funerals.” Or is it? In David N. Calvillo’s debut book, he reveals how each week, thousands of men of all ages and backgrounds join together in the Real Men Pray the Rosary movement and are seeing the fruit of this spiritual discipline in their lives and families.
Destined to become a new centerpiece of Catholic men’s spirituality, this dynamic book and movement bring men together, deepening their devotion to Christ through Mary. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well today—for men. Real Men Pray the Rosary is also an ideal gift to men from the women in their lives.
Table of Contents:
Foreword by Greg Tobin
Introduction by The Most Reverend Daniel E. Flores
Encyclicals and Papal Documents: Abbreviations
Chapter 1 The Rosary for Our Times
Chapter 2 A Prayer for Men
Chapter 3 A History of the Rosary
Chapter 4 How to Pray the Rosary: The Prayers
Chapter 5 How to Pray the Rosary: The Mysteries
Chapter 6 Real Men Pray for Women
Epilogue The Real Men Pray the Rosary Challenge
Appendix A More about Real Men Pray Rosary, Inc.
Appendix B Papal and Magisterial Documents on the Rosary
David N. Calvillo
||David N. Calvillo, a former adjunct law and university professor, is now a practicing civil trial lawyer and bilingual mediator with the Calvillo Law Firm. After a profound spiritual experience praying the rosary while on retreat, Calvillo and his wife Valerie founded Real Men Pray the Rosary, launching a global movement of prayer and devotion. Calvillo is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and has served his parishes on pastoral and finance councils and as Eucharistic minister and lector. Calvillo formerly served in leadership of his diocesan chapter of ACTS Catholic retreats and remains active in the organization. He served his community as president of the Boys & Girls Club of McAllen and lives in southern Texas with his wife and their seven children.
This book is a must for every soldier of Christ! The Blessed Mother tells us that the Rosary is a sword that cuts through evil. It is a prayer that carries with it a powerful and mysteriously effective force that should never be taken for granted. Real Men Pray the Rosary is a great help in emphasizing this important truth! We are all on this battlefield together and each one of us plays a critical role in the world to do what our Lord commissions us to do. Through the Rosary we are trained and strengthened to do the work that God calls us to do. I encourage all to read and take to heart this great book.
- Doug Barry, Cohost of EWTNs Life on the Rock
What could a book written for men tell women? Plenty! I wanted to dash for my Rosary when I finished reading David Calvillos book, Real Men Pray the Rosary--a testimony that not only do Real Men pray the rosary, but so do real women! Packed with stories of men whose lives have been deeply influenced by the power of the Rosary, Calvillos own personal witness, the history of the Rosary, and insightful meditations to aid us in this efficacious prayer, Calvillo has given us a gem of a book.
- Johnnette S. Benkovic, Founder of Women of Grace®, Host of Women of Graceand EWTNs Women of Grace Live
What David Calvillo has done in his wonderful book, Real Men Pray the Rosary, is give us a full picture of the meaning of the Rosary, its origin and place in the history of the Church, and many of the inspiring statements of popes and saints who have encouraged the Rosary as the most perfect prayer. I highly endorse Calvillos book, Real Men Pray the Rosary. Read it and you will discover a treasure!
- Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R. , Author of Fatima for Today
For centuries, the Rosary has invited all people to pray, to ponder the treasury of the Gospel mysteries that infuse its beads, and to find a life of purpose as well as peace. David Calvillo shares his own profound and personal walk within these pages. What we find by its end is the beginning of a treasure to share with the world: real men pray, and they pray the Rosary.
- Jason Godin, Columnist, Catholic News Agency