Category Archives: Patristic Rosary Project

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

PRP – 4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption

Back in 2006 I put together a “Patristic Rosary Project”, digging into the Mysteries we reflect on in recitation of the Rosary through the lens of some texts from the Fathers of the Church. I will have to return to … Continue reading

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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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