Meditating on the Rosary and Divine Mercy Chaplet

I often pray the Divine Mercy Chaplet during Lent, and over the years I’ve started meditating on the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary while reciting the Chaplet, since it is broken up in the same way with five sets of decades.

Author and speaker (and friend) Shane Kapler has now taken that idea a big step forward and written a book, titledĀ Marrying the Rosary to the Divine Mercy Chaplet, that gives you a way of praying the Rosary and Chaplet while meditating on any set of mysteries, from Joyful to Glorious.

Meditation Combination

This past Lent I learned how authentic Catholic meditation is done and have been doing it for 10 minutes a day ever since.

The Rosary and Chaplet I view as falling under the category of vocal prayer, but of course we can silently meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary while we pray these devotions.

In this book, Shane provides an easy way to pray a set of mysteries of the Rosary and also the Chaplet at the same time: he offers a simple but poignant meditation on each mystery, a prayer to pray, and then the steps for combining the two devotions as you go along.

It’s an ingenious idea that provides your meditation with a suitable topic (or subject) and reflection.

The book is really a booklet, for each meditation is short and sweet, and includes a lovely traditional color image taken from a classical painting for the particular mystery.

If you love the Rosary or the Chaplet and are looking for a guided way to pray them regularly, Kapler’s book is perfect.

The book is published by En Route Books and Media and can also be found on amazon.

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