Rosary Books

Rosary Books are listed in alphabetical order.

  20 Mysteries of the Rosary - a Scriptural
   by M. Basil Pennington

   Description to come!

  101 Inspirational Stories of the Rosary
   compiled by Sr. Patricia Proctor

  This is an awesome collection of inspiring, true
  stories of healings, protection, help and
  conversions due to the power of the Holy Rosary.
  This book also has guides on how to pray the
  Rosary, and includes Pope John Paul II's 2002
  Encyclical "Rosarium Virginis Mariae" which
  introduced the 5 new Luminous Mysteries. This
  book is for everyone - those who've never prayed
  the Rosary, those who used to, and those who
  pray it regularly!

  A Scriptural Rosary for Eucharistic Devotion
   by Rev. Robert E. Stein

   Description to come!

  Beads and Prayers:  the Rosary in History &
  by John Desmond Miller

  Here is a long overdue study of the Rosary as it
  has developed through history. It is detailed, yet
  fairly smooth reading. Devotion to Our Lady soars,
  as evidenced by countless Church Rosary groups,
  pilgrimages to Marian shrines and the many
  reported apparations of the Blessed Virgin Mary
  worldwide. This book is for those who wish to
  deepen their devotion and prayer life, and to
  understand the importance of Christian meditation
  and the tradition to which it belongs.

  Coloring Book about the Rosary
  pictures and words by Emma C. McKean

  This magnificent new Catholic colouring book will
  help children begin learning their Faith. It features
  features: large, easy-to-color illustrations, short,
  simple, readable texts, high-quality paper, a most
  convenient size...a proven educational approach.
  Coloring the images helps youngsters reflect on
  Mary, Jesus, and the Holy Rosary with fun
  pictures and words.

  Father Peyton's Rosary Prayer Book
  from Fr. Patrick Peyton

  This small thick book, from America's 20th century
  'Rosary Priest', has a wealth of brief relflections
  on all 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. There are
  a dozen for each of the traditional 15, with an
  additional 10 for each new Luminous Mystery. It
  includes instructions on how to pray the Rosary,
  a short history, as well as the story of the
  'Family Rosary' of Fr. Peyton, who coined the
  well-known phrases "The family that prays
  together stays together", and "A world at prayer
  is a world at peace".

  From Genesis to Revelation: Seven Scriptural
  by Christine Haapala

  This revised 2nd edition is the most thorough and
  extensive collection of Scriptural Rosaries you will
  find anywhere. This prayer book...penetrates the
  heart of the meditative spirit of the mysteries. It
  addresses many dimensions: time, from the Old to
  the New Testament; authors from Moses, Isaiah,
  to the Evangelists; and perspectives, from purely
  historical to deeper spiritual and prayerful insights.
  Those who pray the Rosary and those who read
  the Bible will equally find this prayer book

  Holy Rosary
  by Saint Josemaria Escriva

  "To say the Holy Rosary," says St. Josemaría in
  this pocket book of meditations on the mysteries
  of the Rosary, "is a continuous act of faith, hope
  and love, of adoration and reparation." He reveals
  the secret of overcoming monotony and routine
  when praying the Rosary, and portrays each
  Mystery with illuminating eyes of faith — helping
  you become absorbed in contemplation when you
  pray to Mary. This handsome book is small enough
  to carry with you everywhere and use whenever
  you have a moment to spend in prayer.

  My Treasury of Chaplets
  by Patricia Quintiliani

  This new and enlarged 7th edition is a remarkable
  collection of hard to find prayers that are prayed
  with beads like a rosary. Some of these rare
  devotions carry heavy promises attached to their
  recitation. Mrs. Quintiliani has done us a great
  service in researching the sources of these special
  prayers and has included that information in the
  book. Now we can pray again chaplets in honor of
  Our Lord, the Blessed Sacrament, Holy Spirit, our
  Lady, the Angels, Saints and the Poor Souls in
  Purgatory. These prayers are powerful weapons against the powers of darkness which surround us today. Included is the Divine Mercy devotion, the Holy Face, Holy Angels, Precious Blood and the Seven Dolors of Mary. A true treasury! Compiled from Approved Sources.

  Mysteries in My Hands:  Young People, Life
   and the Rosary
   by Maureen P. Provencher

  Mysteries in My Hands is a book for today's older
  teens who want to learn how to pray the Rosary.
  The reader will discover why this prayer is
  important to Catholic faith, by understanding
  how its practice came to be.  Scripture
  references, quotes from Pope John Paul II's
  'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', the prayers used in the
  Rosary, and a detailed outline of the beads are
  included. The connections between Jesus' and
  Mary's stories, as well as reflective writings from
  adults and young people, introduce readers to the importance of the Rosary today. As this prayer returns to a place of renewed meaning, Mysteries in My Hands will be a useful tool for young people who want to learn the basics of a well-loved tradition.

  One-Month Scriptural Rosary
   by John A. Hammes

  For eight hundred years Christians have joined
  their joys, sorrows and hopes or heavenly glory
  with those of the Blessed Virgin through the most
  most remarkable prayer - the Rosary. Now you
  can discover a new love for Mary and her Son,
  Jesus, with these thirty days of Rosary
  meditations. Drawing on both New and Old
  Testament readings, these reflections for a daily
  five-decade Rosary are divided into three parts to
  help you focus more attentively and conscientiously on your contemplation. By using the Douay-Rheims translation of Scripture, with its classic and timeless beauty, these meditations on the joyful, sorrowful, and glorious mysteries are sure to bring the spiritual significance of events in the Life of Christ and His Mother into your own life.

  Perpetual Angelus: as the Saints Pray the
   by Fr. Romanus Cessario

  To pray the rosary as it ought to be prayed
  means living out the mystery of Christ under the
  sign of the Blessed Mother. As Mother of the
  Church, she challenges each of us to become
  'perpetual angelus'. Such a bold undertaking in
  faith, however, requires the direction of
  experts, those whom we recognize as saints.
  Through their example and prayer, they lead us
  into a deeper understanding of the principal
  mysteries that we associate with the Lord. We learn much then from the witness, the prayer, and the exuberance of such saints as Therese of Lisieux, Elizabeth of Dijon, John Marie Vianney, Bernadette Soubirous, and Charles de Foucauld along with many others. While their thoughts have helped to develop these meditations, three saints in particular structure this thoughtful and prayerful work: St Benedict, St Francis, and St Dominic. Each in his own way offers us special insights into the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries of the rosary. Their insistence on the importance of prayer, silence, and discipline as elements essential to cultivate the recollection required by our deepening relationship with the Lord permeates these reflections. In short, the author hopes that his text will enable prayerful readers to follow the exhortation of St Dominic: 'Find everything in God, and then share it with others'.

  Praying the Rosary: with the Joyful,
   Luminous, Sorrowful & Glorious Mysteries
   by Michael Dubruiel & Amy Welborn

   Description to come!

  Rosary of Praise
  by Larry and Connie London

  A scriptural Rosary based on John Paul II's Rosary
  Meditation. From the first book to the last,
  Scripture says we should praise God … but how do
  you do that? The Catechism of the Catholic
  Church teaches “praise embraces the other forms
  of prayer and carries them toward Him who is
  its source and goal”… but what do you say?
  Here’s how to do it! Here’s what to say! By
  blending a wide selection of Scripture’s greatest
  passages of praise with Bible-based meditations
  on the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious
  Mysteries, the Rosary of Praise transforms a beloved prayer into a hymn of praise. Using the poetic Douay-Rheims translation of the Holy Word, here’s a great way to better praise the Lord with the best possible prayer partner: the Blessed Virgin Mary!

  Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations and the
   Telling of the Beads
   by Kevin Orlin Johnson

  This book covers every aspect of the Rosary in
  depth, and is a treasure chest of knowledge
  about the Catholic Faith. Its broad scope
  covers virtually everything about the practice
  of Christian prayer, including: why Christians
  pray, why people pray to Mary, what prayer does,
  the skill of vocal prayer, the technique of
  meditative prayer, the story of the Rosary
  Mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious), the
  pattern of the Rosary prayers, the Rosary in the Christian Community, and suggestions for further reading.

  Rosary Reflections
   by Joseph Oka

  Parent-and-teacher-approved Rosary Reflections
  is a new method of teaching children to pray
  and contemplate the Rosary. Since many
  children have difficulty contemplating the
  mysteries while they are saying the prayers,
  Rosary Reflections helps them learn techniques
  such as visualization. This unique drawing
  workbook allows children to enter into the
  mysteries in a more personal and enjoyable way.
  Rosary Reflections can help bring your children closer to Christ and Our Blessed Mother, and strengthen your family or class as you help revitalize this powerful prayer.
‘It is beautiful and fruitful to entrust to this prayer the growth and development of children…To pray the Rosary for children, and even more, with children, training them from their earliest years to experience this daily ‘pause for prayer’ with the family.’ - Pope John Paul II

  Scriptural Rosary for Children
   by Fr. Jude Winkler

  This new book uses Scripture to help children
  to reflect on the 20 Mysteries of the Rosary.

  Beautiful illustrations complement the Scripture

  Speak Lord, I Am Listening
   by Christine Haapala

  This Scriptural Rosary prayer book presents the
  richness of the Sacred Mysteries of the Most Holy
  Rosary in terms that children can visualize
  and understand. Gus Muller's watercolors use
  the full palette of color expression...Christine
  Haapala's succinct and most apt meditation
  selections yield a wealth of scriptural insight
  into the mysterious events of the lives of Jesus
  and Mary. The Scriptures and watercolor illustrations coupled with the prayers of the Most Holy Rosary provide a rich meditation platform for teaching prayer and devotion to Jesus and Mary. Suitable for family prayer, and adults too!

  The Devotion of the Holy Rosary
   and The Five Scapulars
   by Michael Muller

   Description to come!

  The Essential Rosary
   by Caryll Houselander

  The Essential Rosary is a Rosary classic: a
  “reader-friendly” guide for beginners ... and a
  lifelong companion for those who’ve already spent
  long hours praying the Rosary. In this pocket-
  sized book, you’ll find a helpful diagram and step-
  by-step instructions for beginners, the full text
  of each Rosary prayer, short Scripture passages
  to assist meditation, and a brief prayer by the
  author for each of the 15 mysteries. Its beautiful
  simplicity and unadorned but eloquent language, make this book right for recitations of the Rosary by a group or any individual, from age 9 to 99!

  The Holy Rosary
  by Fr. Lawrence G. Lovasik

  This children's booklet about the Holy Rosary is
  excellent to give as a gift to a young boy or
  girl, perhaps for their First Communion or
  Confirmation. A brief and simple story is given
  of the Holy Rosary, followed by a clear and simple
  explanation of how to say the Rosary. The Rosary
  prayers are listed, then the first of the three sets
  of Mysteries begins. Each decade is introduced
  by a simple reflection and prayer printed above a
  colourful illustration. With the guidance of this book and the support from an adult, any child will grow to understand and love the powerful prayer that is the Holy Rosary.

  The Illustrated Rosary
   by Fr. Victor Hoagland

  In his letter 'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', Pope
  John Paul II introduced five new Rosary Mysteries,
  'of light' and called on Catholics and other
  Christians to pray the Rosary. In response,
  Rev. Victor Hoagland, C.P., has presented this
  beautifully-illustrated rosary book. Each of the 20
  Mysteries is accompanied by a quote from
  Scripture and a brief meditation, along with a
  glossy full-page print of a famous work of art by
  artists such as Murillo, Raphael and more!

  The Luminous Mysteries:  Biblical Reflections
   on the Life of Christ

   by Tim Gray

  Pope John Paul II has called the Rosary “a true
  doorway to the depths of the Heart of Christ,
  ocean of joy and light, of suffering and glory.”
  Author Tim Gray celebrates this life-changing
  truth as he uncovers the deep scriptural roots of
  the five Luminous Mysteries — the Baptism
  in the Jordan, the Wedding of Cana, the
  Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration,
  and the Institution of the Eucharist. In his
  foreword to The Luminous Mysteries, Archbishop
  Raymond L. Burke of St. Louis writes: “Tim Gray
  is an outstanding teacher of the Catholic faith, as he has demonstrated by his other writings and his presentations given to a variety of audiences. His love of Christ is transparent in his writing and inspires the reader to love Christ more fully and ardently. The Luminous Mysteries: Biblical Reflections on the Life of Christ is a most worthy tool for growth in the knowledge of Christ and growth in Christ's likeness.” This book also includes five meditations from the Church Fathers on the Luminous events.

  The Magnificat Rosary Companion

  This beautiful little Rosary booklet from Magnificat
  is a complete resource for praying the Rosary.
  Easy to use and lush with brilliant color
  illustrations, it includes original and rich
  meditations on all 20 mysteries of the Rosary,
  including the “Luminous” mysteries. The Magnificat
  Rosary Companion is full of insightful catechetical
  spiritual essays on key aspects of the Rosary by
  renowned writers. It includes step-by-step
  directions on how to pray the Rosary with all the
  special Rosary prayers, with new concluding
  prayers for each mystery. A special section gives
  commentary on the Holy Father’s apostolic letter on the Rosary. Perfect for teaching children and those new to the faith, and suited for private or communal recitation and study of the Rosary.

  The New Rosary in Scripture: Biblical Insights
   for Praying the 20 Mysteries

   by Edward Sri

  This popular introduction to praying the Rosary
  draws readers closer to Jesus and Mary by placing
  the Mysteries - including the new "Luminous
  mysteries" - in the context of Scripture. The book
  explains Pope John Paul II's profound reflections
  on the meaning of the Rosary, addresses
  commonly asked questions about Mary and the
  Rosary, presents his practical teaching on how to
  pray it, and provides the biblical background for all
  twenty Mysteries. It also includes a Scriptural
  Rosary that offers ten Bible texts suitable for meditation on each Mystery. An appendix offers the complete text of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter, Rosarium Virginis Mariae.

  The Passion Novena:  a Scriptural Rosary
   by Larry London

  In times of need and distress, no prayer is more
  effective than the Rosary. Now Larry London,
  author of Our Sunday Visitor's The Seven-Day
  Scriptural Rosary, has combined the comfort,
  familiarity, and power of the Rosary with
  Scripture-based meditations on Christ's Passion
  and death in his book, The Passion Novena, A
  Scriptural Rosary. A unique set of nine Rosary
  mysteries, this novena for the new millennium
  allows you to reflect on the mysteries of
  salvation, while asking Mary herself to join you
  in your prayer of petition.

  The Riches of the Rosary
   by Fr. Gabriel Harty

  Fr. Gabriel Harty is known as "The Rosary Priest of
  Ireland". As a Dominican, he took up the tradition
  of his order that the Rosary is not only a form of
  contemplative prayer, but also a method of
  preaching the Gospel. He is the author of two
  best selling books on the Rosary. Fr. Harty
  analyses the development of the Rosary in ancient
  cultures and down through history. He emphasizes
  that the Rosary is a means of contemplating the
  truth and lingering in love with the Lord. The book
  inlcudes a series of meditations that embody the rich insights of this "Rosary Priest". An ideal book to use for prayer and meditation for individuals or prayer groups.

  The Rosary: Chain of Hope
   by Fr. Benedict Groeschel

  Fr. Groeschel looks at the meaning, history and all
  20 mysteries of the Rosary, focusing on the theme
  of hope. Speaking from his vast personal
  experience as a priest, psychologist, author and
  spiritual advisor, as well as from the grand
  traditions of the Church, Fr. Groeschel takes us
  on a spiritual journey that will move the reader to
  greater depths of faith and prayer. In our busy
  modern life with its distractions and
  discouragements, the Rosary can be a wonderful
  means of prayer, and an easy way to come into
  contact with the presence of God, Our Lady and
the saints. It is an especially good technique for growing in deeper understanding of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. This book contains a one-page teaching for each mystery, the full text of the Pope's 2002 Apostolic Letter, 'Rosarium Virginis Mariae', and beautiful full-color illustrations.

  The Rosary:  Contemplating the Face of Christ
   compilation and original prayers by Linda
   Salvatore Boccia, FSP and Kathryn James
   Hermes, FSP

  Introduction and Reflections from Pope John Paul
  II. This companion for praying the rosary includes
  John Paul II’s new 'Mysteries of Light'. In 'The
  Rosary: Contemplating the Face of Christ', a
  radiant icon for contemplation, a scripture
  reflection, and a prayer are paired with each
  Mystery. Revitalize the role of this beloved
  prayer in your life. When praying the Rosary, we open windows into the Mysteries of the lives of Jesus and Mary. Read more about what John Paul II said about the revitalization of the rosary in the document On the Most Holy Rosary.

  The Rosary for the Holy Souls in Purgatory
  by Susan Tassone

  St. Padre Pio of Pietrelcina has said, "The holy
  souls are eager for the prayers of the faithful
  which can gain indulgences for them. Their
  intercession is powerful. Pray unceasingly.
  We must empty purgatory!" When we pray this
  Scriptural Rosary for the holy souls in purgatory,
  we gain powerful intercessors and increase God's
  glory. It is the greatest work we can do on earth.
  Now Susan Tassone has taken the greatest
  Marian prayer of all - the Rosary - and adapted
  it to pray for the release of the holy souls in purgatory. This Rosary not only includes scriptural references to purgatory, but also moving passages that reflect the penitent's love and concern for the dead, as well as supplications to God for His justice, love, and mercy. God has given us the awesome privilege and power of assisting the souls in purgatory on their journey to Paradise. This exciting new and original prayer combines the glory and the power of the Rosary with Scripture and meditations to create an amazing and effective way to gain the release of souls who await our prayers.

  The Rosary in Action
   by John S. Johnson

  A compendium of information about, and a call to
  renewed devotion to the Holy Rosary of the
  Blessed Virgin Mary.

  This book offers solutions to difficulties
  in learning to meditate on the Rosary Mysteries,
  as well as practical help to say it better. It also
  includes the Rosary's historical background, and a
  meditation on each of the Mysteries.

  The Rosary of Our Lady
  by Fr. Romano Guardini

  How to pray the Rosary with wisdom and
  devotion. You'll get wise advice on practical
  questions, including how much of the Rosary you
  should pray each day, and how to pray it even in
  times of exhaustion and stress. You'll come to see
  why the Rosary - when prayed properly - is just
  the kind of prayer that Jesus desires. Soon you'll
  be able to take your daily concerns to the Rosary
  - and to leave them there! You'll also discover
  why learning to love Mary is one of the best ways
  to grow in love for Jesus, and the meaning and
                                 spritual importance of the mysteries.

  The Rosary: Worry Beads for Anxious Parents
   by Patricia M. Robertson

  What parent hasn't awakened in the middle of the
  night and lain awake worrying about his or her
  children? The Rosary: Worry Beads for Anxious
  Parents can ease a parent, whether awakened by
  a crying baby or waiting for a teenager to return
  home with the family car. Written from a parent's
  perspective, this collection of meditations on the
  Mysteries of the Rosary, including the five
  Mysteries of Light added by Pope John Paul II, can
  be read at the dentist's office or while waiting for soccer practice to end. The book includes the prayers of the Rosary.

  The Secret of the Rosary
   by Saint Louis de Montfort

  A Marian masterpiece by Saint Louis de Montfort
  - over 4.2 million sold! Get one free when you
  order any rosary from this site.
Canon William
  says of this book, "It goes far beyond mere
  research. We might say that it contains
  everything that can be said about the Rosary -
  its content and form, its real worth, about the
  instruction necessary for its appreciation and
  use". De Montfort calls the Rosary, "The mystical
  rose tree of Jesus and Mary in life, death and
  eternity". He says that the roses of your Rosary
  will "never wilt or die, and they will be just as
  exquisite thousands of years from now as they are today". He warns us against both the ignorant and scholars who regard the Rosary as something of little importance. He says, "The Rosary is a priceless treasure which is inspired by God".

  The Threefold Garland
  by Hans Urs von Balthasar

  In The Threefold Garland, Hans Urs von Balthasar
  unveils the Rosary as a form of meditation on the
  central mysteries of the Christian faith through
  the mysteries of the life of Jesus Christ from the
  perspective of Mary, His mother. The great theme
  of this compact (146 page) volume is the
  salvation of the world: God the Father plans our
  salvation from all eternity; Jesus, God the Son,
  becomes flesh to accomplish the Father's will;
  God, the Holy Spirit, is the Spirit of mission who
  guarantees the conformity of the Son's response
  to the Father's will. God did not will that humanity be saved without our consent, so He proposed the divine plan of salvation to Mary, as representative of the human race. In response, Mary speaks a pure, human, creaturely "fiat" or "yes" to God's will. In Mary, the Church is the pure and immaculate bride who always says yes to God's will. Mary carries the body of the Lord within her, a body that will later incorporate her. Similarly, the Church contains Jesus and is contained by Him.