Experience spiritual calm with the first adult coloring book to focus on the Rosary as you color and reflect on the traditional Catholic prayer. Renowned artist Daniel Mitsui provides exquisitely detailed illustrations of the Glorious, Joyful, and Sorrowful Mysteries, suitable for meditative coloring and for reflecting on the lives of Jesus and the Blessed Mother.
Adult coloring books were the fastest-growing book category in recent years. But of the hundreds of coloring books on the market, very few reflect Catholic themes. Daniel Mitsui’s The Mysteries of the Rosary is the first adult coloring book to focus on the Rosary and draw inspiration from medieval illustrated manuscripts.
Just as repetition of the Hail Mary during the Rosary can create a contemplative awareness of its mysteries, careful attention to coloring these captivating illustrations can open your heart to a deeper awareness of the Rosary’s truths. Like the medieval monks who understood their artistic decoration of the gospels as a form of prayer and praise, you’ll find yourself caught up in meditative wonder as you prayerfully color Mitsui’s images.
The artist specializes in hand-drawn ink illustrations on paper or vellum. Since his conversion to Catholicism in 2004, most of his pieces have focused on religious subjects. Mitsui decided to publish selections of his fine art as a coloring book because he believes that traditional Catholic art has the power to shape the imagination and heart of everyone who experiences it.
This unique coloring book contains thirty illustrations—fifteen full-page drawings of the mysteries of the Rosary, each one beautifully bordered by traditional images of animals and flowers; twelve vignettes featuring prophets, evangelists, and Fathers of the Church; and three larger drawings with the artist’s commentary. It also contains descriptive copy written by the author for the three sets of Mysteries.
Artist Daniel Mitsui specializes in ink drawing. His meticulously detailed creations—created entirely by hand on paper or vellum—are held in collections worldwide. Since his baptism into the Catholic Church in 2004, he has focused most of his art on religious subjects.
Mitsui is a 2004 graduate of Dartmouth College (cum laude and senior fellow), where he studied drawing, oil painting, etching, lithography, wood carving, bookbinding, and film animation.
The Vatican commissioned Mitsui to illustrate a new edition of the Roman Pontifical in 2011. In 2012, he established Millefleur Press, an imprint for publishing fine books and broadsides of his artwork and typography. He is a prolific designer of custom bookplates.
Born in Georgia and raised in Illinois, Mitsui lives in Chicago with his wife, Michelle, and their three children.
Daniel Mitsui’s beautiful renderings are sure to inspire the mystic artist hidden inside all who use this inspiring coloring book.
- Mickey McGrath, O.S.F.S., author of Good St. John XXIII
It is very easy to fall into prayer while working on these images.
- From the foreword by Elizabeth Scalia, US editor-in-chief of Aleteia and author of Strange Gods
Influenced by the religious art of medieval Europe, when Gothic art was created according to Catholic principles, Daniel Mitsui honors God and the Blessed Virgin Mary with these traditional images. Designed in his signature style, these detailed coloring pages will encourage a deeper meditation on the holy Rosary.
- Margaret Rose Realy, author of A Catholic Gardener’s Spiritual Almanac
Adult coloring books can be a powerful portal into creative meditation. These images are beautiful as well as inspiring, inviting you to ponder their themes through both inner reflection and active illumination.
- Christine Valters Paintner, author of Illuminating the Way
Daniel Mitsui’s images offer something new while remaining rooted in timeless ideals.
- Zoe Romanowsky, Catholic writer, blogger, and lifestyle editor at Aleteia
Daniel Mitsui is a treasure of the Church.
Simcha Fisher, Catholic writer, blogger, and columnist at the National Catholic Register