Item description for The Rosary: Chain of Hope (Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary with Twenty Renaissance Paintings) by Benedict J. Groeschel & Robert Feeney...
Overview Illustrated with twenty classic color paintings, offers a book of meditations on all twenty mysteries of the rosary.
Publishers Description Meditations on the Rosary, including the new Luminous Mysteries. In the Fall of 2002 the Catholic world, and even the secular media, all expressed a delighted surprise and enthusiam when Pope John Paul II announced he was introducing five new mysteries of the rosary. These new "Luminous Mysteries" have inspired Fr. Benedict Groeschel to write this new book of profound meditations on the mysteries of the rosary. Speaking from personal experience as well as from the grand traditions of the Church, Fr. Groeschel takes us on a spiritual journey that will move the reader to greater depths of faith. Accompanied by the full text of Pope John Paul II's Apostolic Letter on the rosary, Rosarium Virginis Mariae, this book is a jewel of spiritual insight that will continue to inspire for years to come.
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Studio: Ignatius Press
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 0.5" Width: 5.25" Height: 8.25" Weight: 0.5 lbs.
Release Date Jun 1, 2003
Publisher Ignatius Press
ISBN 0898709830 ISBN13 9780898709834
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More About Benedict J. Groeschel & Robert Feeney
Benedict Joseph Groeschel, C.F.R. (born July 23, 1933) is a Catholic priest, retreat master, author, psychologist, activist and former host of the television talk program Sunday Night Prime, which is broadcast on the Eternal Word Television Network. He has also hosted several serial religious specials in addition to Sunday Night Prime. He is the founder of the Office for Spiritual Development for the Catholic Archdiocese of New York as well as a former associate director of Trinity Retreat and a former executive director of the St. Francis House. He is professor of pastoral psychology at St. Joseph's Seminary in New York and an adjunct professor at the Institute for Psychological Sciences in Arlington, Virginia. He is one of the founders of the Franciscan Friars of the Renewal.
Groeschel has received wide public attention through his preaching engagements, writing and television appearances. He is the author of over 30 books and has recorded more than 100 audio and video series. He publishes articles in several Catholic magazines on a monthly basis and posts a weekly meditation on the Oratory of Divine Love website. His most recent books include The Tears of God (2008), Questions and Answers About Your Journey to God (2007), The Virtue Driven Life (2006), Why Do We Believe? (2005) and There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God (2004). His weekly television program, Sunday Night Live with Father Benedict Groeschel, offers a mix of interviews, answering viewer questions and discussing spiritual and social matters relating to the Catholic faith.
Groeschel has also been a highly visible Catholic activist, first in the civil rights movement. He publicly criticizes insulting depictions of the church in popular culture and the media. In September 1998, he led protests outside of an Off-Broadway theater in New York City against the production of Terrence McNally’s play Corpus Christi. In his 2002 book, From Scandal to Hope, he accused The Boston Globe, The New York Times and The San Francisco Chronicle of revealing anti-Catholic prejudice in their respective coverage of the sexual abuse scandal that disrupted the church. "Seldom in the history of journalism have I seen such virulent attacks on any institution that is supposed to receive fair treatment in the press", he wrote.
In April 2005, he again questioned the anti-Catholic sentiments of the United States media by charging distorted coverage of Joseph Ratzinger, who had become Pope Benedict XVI. Groeschel noted that the new pope had "been very badly abused by the American media", adding that the pontiff’s World War II biography was negatively distorted and incorrect reports of his personality were published.
On January 11, 2004, Groeschel was struck by an automobile while crossing a street in Orlando, Florida. He received a head injury and broken bones and over a four hour period, had no blood pressure, heartbeat or pulse for about 20 minutes. A few days later the trauma triggered a near-fatal heart attack. While he was recovering from his injuries he collaborated with John Bishop on the book, There Are No Accidents: In All Things Trust in God. He broadcast his first live program on EWTN on October 24, 2004. Although the accident left him with limited use of his right arm and difficulty in walking, he was back preaching and giving retreats by the end of 2004 and has continued to keep a full schedule. As he told the New York Times nearly four years after his accident: “They said I would never live. I lived. They said I would never think. I think. They said I would never walk. I walked. They said I would never dance, but I never danced anyway.”
Benedict J. Groeschel currently resides in Larchmont, in the state of New York. Benedict J. Groeschel was born in 1951.
Reviews - What do customers think about The Rosary: Chain of Hope (Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary with Twenty Renaissance Paintings)?
Very good, for what it is. Feb 8, 2004
This book contains a prayer and an approximately page-long reflection on each mystery of the rosary (including the luminous ones), and also a coulour painting for each one. There is also the full text of the apostolic letter "Rosarium Virginis Mariae." The reflections are good, and the Pope's letter is interesting, but I was looking for something with a bit more instruction on the rosary, as I feel there's more for me to learn about it. This is a fine book for someone who is familiar with the rosary, looking for new prayers or meditations, but it's not really the best introduction to the rosary.