Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo. Meditations on the Holy Rosary. Manchester, NH: Sophia Institute Press, 2022. Paperback $17.95. Ebook $9.99. Available from the publisher.
It has been said that holding a Rosary is like holding Our Lady’s hand.
In Meditations on the Holy Rosary, Fr. Dolindo Ruotolo—called a Saint by Padre Pio—provides a relational approach to praying the Rosary. He leads the soul into a personal dialogue with Jesus and Mary. Blessed with many mystical gifts, Don Dolindo shared these words of Jesus to the soul: “When you pray the Rosary, my child, remain near me with all your heart. It is a time for you to converse with your Mother.”
As readers meditate on the twenty mysteries, they will deepen their communion with Our Lord and grow in virtue. Our Lady will teach them to pray the Holy Rosary with attentiveness and fervor. Exquisite art work accompanies the mysteries to help readers enter into the scene.
Fr. Raymond Steffes, OSC enthused: “I had the privilege and pleasure of working on these meditations on the Rosary by Don Dolindo Ruotolo . . . . I found them highly inspirational and rich in meaning, I would recommend this book to any earnest Christian.”
This book is comprised of short passages that Don Dolindo wrote to his spiritual children on holy cards. Edifying and relevant, they will guide readers in growing in docility and tranquility even amidst life’s pain and struggles.
Further highlighted is the Mystery of our Faith, the Real Presence of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Readers will experience the healing power of Our Lord in these meditations and fix their eyes on the glory of Heaven.
Also included are a few awe-inspiring retreat talks that Don Dolindo gave on the Blessed Virgin Mary and the mysteries of her life.
This intimate journey with Jesus, Mary and the soul will spur hearts on to holiness and renew them in their love for God and neighbor.
Meditations on the Holy Rosary is one of the most helpful book on Rosary reflections ever written. It will make a beautiful gift for those devoted to Our Lady as well as for those who are just learning about the power of this prayer.
“Amid the disharmony of our chaotic lives, the Rosary is the instrument, the harp or the psaltery with its ten strings for each group of harmonies. With the Rosary we raise a continuous song of love from earth. In the excessive materialism of our lives, it is a bright cloud of spirituality, rising from every home and every heart.” (Don Dolindo)
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