Category Archives: Patristic Rosary Project

Some brief insights of the Fathers on the Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary

The Ascension of the Lord from the Patristic Rosary Project

Here is an excerpt from something I did a few years ago for my Patristic Rosary Project:
2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us. After His resurrection the … Continue reading

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The 4th Luminous Mystery: Transfiguration

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
4th Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
The Mystery of the Transfiguration was a matter of intense reflection on the part of the Fathers.
Remember that this takes place some eight days after … Continue reading

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A good review of the Patristic Rosary Project

Patristiblogger hyperekperisou has kind words about my little … well… not so little Rosary project last October.  I am delighted that he thinks it might be of interest to Protestants.
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Father Z, on his blog, What Does Prayer … Continue reading

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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady

We conclude our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of Our Lady
Can we be certain of our final judgment? Those who say they are run the risk of the sin of presumption. We … Continue reading

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4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption
Although Ven. Pius XII refers to Mary’s death in the document whereby he declared infallibly the dogma of the Assumption, and Bl. John Paul II adverts to Mary’s … Continue reading

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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Spirit
Pentecost is the birthday of the Church, when the Holy Spirit breathes His own life into the Body and all the members. … Continue reading

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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension
Everything about the life of the Lord is a blessing for us.  After His resurrection the Lord blessed the Apostles with His presence, gloriously risen.  When His earthly … Continue reading

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1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection
The Lord of life laid down His life. St. John Chrysostom (+407) explained:
"When Jesus had cried out with a loud voice, he yielded up the spirit." … Continue reading

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5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:
5th Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion
We come to the place of the Skull, Golgotha, where some traditions held Adam was buried. The New Adam is about to put to right the damage … Continue reading

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4th Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying the Cross

We continue our Patristic Rosary Project today with the:4th Sorrowful Mystery: Carrying the CrossIn the Gospel we read: "And he called to him the multitude with his disciples, and said to them, ‘If any man would come after me, let … Continue reading

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