Curious to know more about the Rosary?
Look no further. Fr. Donald Calloway has written a magnum opus on it in Champions of the Rosary.
History, Biography, Recipe
Fr. Calloway breaks up the book into three main sections; in the first he goes into historical depth on the Rosary’s origins and development century-by-century.
He defends the traditional belief that the Rosary was given to St. Dominic and provides many pieces of evidence to support the claim.
Then he traces the Rosary’s history forward, observing its intriguing permutations from the monasteries to the laity’s use. I thought I knew a decent bit about the Rosary but I didn’t know a quarter of what he revealed about it.
In the next section he unfurls the lives of the great champions of the Rosary, including favorites like St. Maximillian Kolbe, Pope St. John Paul II, St. (Mother) Teresa of Calcutta, and Padre Pio.
Each biopic includes powerful quotes from each saint on the Rosary and has a full-page photo or painting of them…very cool.
Finally he offers a practical section on how to pray the Rosary to maximum benefit in your spiritual life.
Fr. Calloway even signed the copy for me…how cool is this inscription?
Fr. Calloway uses an analogy throughout the book that God gave the Church the Rosary as a spiritual weapon, and it is needed in our dark time more than ever.
I didn’t expect that anyone could write a big, varied book like this on the Rosary but Fr. Calloway proved that not only could it be done, but that it needed to be done.
Take up your Rosary and start praying it!