The Way of Trust Christmas Novena Prayer Card
The Rosary…What is it and Why?
A young priest describes with simplicity & humor, what the rosary is, how to pray it, and what he is learning about it. (2:41)
Because it is the “Bible on beads”. Another young priest provides great insight and the difference between prayer and ‘babbling’. (5:00)
Specifically for men & their role in praying and spreading the rosary, but any one (teens and older) can gain from this convert to the faith and best-selling author of “Champions of the Rosary” probably the most comprehensive book ever published on the rosary.
For people of all ages. A quick animated overview of its history and tradition, how to pray, mediating on the Mysteries, and more. (2:15)
Fr. Don Calloway, MIC gives a presentation at a parish in Arizona. Given in 2015 as he was preparing to publish his best-selling book “Champions of the Rosary”. (1:08:52)
54 DAY ROSARY NOVENA
A young Catholic blogger gives some basic history and her experience of the novena.
Blessed Is She contributor Claire Couche provides yet another part of history relating to the novena (Blessed Bartolo Longo) and the experience & outcome she and her husband had in praying it.
*Beginning at the minute mark 10:28 to 19:45 Fr. Calloway shares a greater portion of Blessed Bartolo Longo’s conversion and his personal 54-day novena story.
PRAYING AT HOME
Local Catholic wife & mother, Pam Hamilton gives 3 easy steps for creating a sacred space in your home (from family home to dorm room) & many examples in pictures. (5:14)
Fr Anthony McLaughlin, JCD (Sts. Peter & Paul Parish in Danville, KY) speaks from the heart about the importance of praying at home and how to prepare a place to do so. (8:46)
Fr. Patrick Peyton immigrated from Ireland to the United States in 1928 with dreams of becoming a millionaire, but with the help of the most iconic celebrities of Hollywood, ends up being known the world over as “the Rosary priest”. He’s on the road to sainthood and a movie of his life will soon be released.
A brief article from Dr. Gregory Popcak and Teaching Catholic Kids.
GUIDED RECITATIONS OF THE ROSARY
For the experienced or those interested in Gregorian Chant. [nearly 8 MILLION hits!] (1:29:50) The author provides this LINK to the Latin/English translations of the prayers.
AVE MARIA (Hail Mary) in MUSIC
Ave Maria Instrumental – 1 hour of relaxing piano & cello (1:11:31)
Composed by Schubert, sung by Josh Groban (5:17)
Composer, Sergei Rachmaninovs in his Slavonic original. The five images are a variation of Marian art from the ages and from across various cultures. The lyrics and translation are included. (3:25)
Composed by Franz Peter Schubert, sung by Aaron Neville. Latin lyrics with English translation on screen. (4:53)
FAMILIES WITH YOUNG CHILDREN
Recording for children that teaches prayers of the rosary: Glory Be, Hail Mary and Our Father. (2:32).
EWTN special for children on the life of Servant of God Lucia dos Santos (one of the three Fatima visionaries). (27:32)
PLACES OF INTEREST
A great place for a day trip to visit and pray, inside the chapel and outside in the garden. Located near St. Meinrad Archabbey (see below). (8:07)
Located about 80 minutes from Louisville. Pray vespers or Mass with the Benedictine monks, live-streamed daily.
Located in Belleville, Illinois (just east of St. Louis) is this beautiful shrine to Our Blessed Mother inviting visitors to pause, meditate and pray. The Mother’s Prayer Walk is a tribute to mothers everywhere. Seasonal flower gardens surround the memorial walkway throughout the year, especially in the summer months when the “Our Lady of the Snows” roses are in bloom.
Located in Champion, Wisconsin this is the sacred, peaceful place in the United States where the Blessed Virgin Mary appeared. It is a humble, quiet place of refuge, noble in simplicity, located in the heart of agricultural country in Northeast Wisconsin. Mass is live-streamed from the Shrine.
Located in Knock, Ireland this unique shrine is famous around the world. You can watch Mass live-streamed from the Knock Shrine daily.