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Overview In 2002, Pope John Paul II added five new "luminous" mysteries to the rosary, but many Catholics do not realize this was only one of many changes the Pope recommended in the rosary. Here, an eminent liturgist presents the full scope of the pope's reforms.
Publishers Description Most Catholics are aware that Pope John Paul II added five new "luminous" mysteries to the rosary in 2002. But this was only one of many changes recommended by the Pope. The Complete Rosary presents the full scope of the Pope's reforms. The purpose of this material is to convert what is too often a mechanical recitation of rote prayers into a rich experience of prayerful contemplation.
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William G. Storey is professor emeritus of Liturgy and Church History at the University of Notre Dame. He has compiled, translated, and edited many books of prayer, including "A Book of Marian Prayers," "A Prayer Book of Catholic Devotions," and "Novenas." He currently resides in South Bend, Indiana.
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The Complete Storey: Why I love THE COMPLETE ROSARY Jul 10, 2006
I love William Storey's THE COMPLETE ROSARY for the same reasons I love the writings John Paul II, Catherine Pickstock, Thomas Merton, and Ruth Burrows: from the inspiration of his own interior conversion, he is able to disclose the liturgical and contemplative depth of a traditional devotion that may otherwise be regarded - and often is - as an ossified relic of our unenlightened past. Storey's work on the rosary is historical without being condescending and devotional without being affected. Most of all it helps us reconnect the prayer of the rosary to the scriptural and liturgical mysteries that alone have the power to make the Rosarium Virginis Mariae a wellspring of ressourcement instead of an antiquated pious practice. His judicious use of the doctors of the church, east and west, ancient and new, to illustrate the Christological pedigree of devotion to the Theotokos evokes the ecumenical possibilities inherent in true devotion to Mary. Perhaps best of all, his efforts to show forth the beauties of this prayer reveal the interior re-awakening Professor Storey seems to have experienced that led him to offer this little volume as a gift, as his "attempt at drawing you into the mystery and power of the Rosary as it is meant to be prayed" (p. xix). In this he surely succeeds, perhaps as much because of the love with which he writes of as the beautiful scriptural and liturgical truths he proclaims.