Many of our listeners have contacted us to tell us how much they have enjoyed our Stations of the Cross. Building on the success of the Stations of the Cross, we’re pleased to launch the Pray-as-you-go Rosary on this, the feast day of Our Lady of the Rosary. These meditations are designed to offer something to everyone! We hope to introduce people who are unfamiliar with the Rosary to this immensely popular devotion, and offer those who regularly pray the Rosary a chance to experience something new. Whether you learned to pray the Rosary as a child from family members, or later in life from priests, religious, spiritual directors, or friends, or whether you’re completely unfamiliar with the Rosary, we hope that we can provide you with something new and spiritually sustaining.
The Pray as you go Rosary meditations draw heavily on traditional prayers and traditional music. We have tried to use a number of the traditional prayers of the Rosary including, most obviously, the Hail Mary and Glory be, and the Creed which is performed as the initial instrumental music. The meditations are based on passages from Scripture with two questions of reflection for each one. Each meditation is quite long (around twenty minutes) and are designed to offer an extended period of prayer.
The Joyful Mysteries allow us to enter into the mystery surrounding the Incarnation, birth, and early life of Jesus.
Credo sung by the community of Taizé from Ubi Caritas Music: J. Gelineau. © Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, 71250 Taizé, France. Used with permission. See www.taize.fr
Alma Redemptoris Mater sung by the nuns of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles from Advent at Ephesus. Used with permission. See www.benedictinesofmary.org/
The Sorrowful Mysteries allow us to enter into the mystery of Christ's suffering and death.
Ave Regina Caelorum sung by the nuns of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles from Angels and Saints at Ephesus
Used with permission. See www.benedictinesofmary.org/
The Glorious Mysteries allow us to enter into the mystery of the Glory of God revealed in Jesus Christ.
The Luminous Mysteries allow us to enter into the relationship between Jesus and his Mother, Mary. They help us to see Mary's life reflecting the Light of God.
Credo conducted by Renette Bouwer from Missa de Meridiana Terra © University of Johannesburg Choir. Used with Permission. See University of Johannesburg Choir
Ave Maris Stella sung by the monks of Pluscarden Abbey from A Liturgy for St Columba © Pluscarden Abbey. Used with permission. Seewww.pluscardenabbey.org