Rosary

The 15 Promises of the Rosary

The Rosary, as St. Dominic witnessed during his mission to the Albigensians, is also a powerful prayer for increasing the receptivity of souls to orthodox preaching.

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Fr. Garrigou-Lagrange on the Rosary

The Rosary is a Credo: not an abstract one, but one concretized in the life of Jesus Who came down to us from the Father and Who ascended to bring us back with Himself to the Father.

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God Never Lets Us Go

On May 23rd, 2008, I was ordained a priest of Jesus Christ. I like to think that my Nana—my Irish grandmother—is having a great laugh right now. She always hoped that I would become a priest.

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The Rosary Confraternity: Solidarity In Prayer

Through the Confraternity of the Most Holy Rosary (also known also as the Rosary Altar Society), the friars offer the laity a way of participating in the Dominican form of life. Members commit to praying the 15 decades of the Rosary each week. BlackFriars sat down with Fr. Athanasius Murphy, Promoter of the Confraternity, to discuss this enduring devotion.

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The Rosary of the Virgin Mary

While he was the reigning pontiff, Pope St. John Paul II was known for his devotion to the Most Holy Rosary. In his apostolic letter, “Rosarium Virginis Mariae,” he writes about it’s relevance to the Christian life, and the relationship between the rosary and the Order of Preachers. What follows is an excerpt from that Read more…

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St. Dominic Receiving Rosary

The following reflection is part of an ongoing series about the life of St. Dominic & the Order of Friars Preachers. The form of the rosary today is believed to have been shaped and organized by Dominic, although the use of beads in prayer is much older than he and is not necessarily Christian; the Read more…

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John Ferrer Arnold, O.P.

John Ferrer Arnold, O.P. Born:  December 18, 1925 Professed:  September 15, 1950 Ordained:  June 8, 1956 Died:  June 3, 2003 Born in Washington, DC, on December 18, 1925, he entered Novitiate at St. Rose Priory in August, 1949 and made Simple Profession September 15, 1950. After Ordination he did Mission work in the South with Read more…

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Paul Patrick Walsh, O.P.

Paul Patrick Walsh, O.P. Jubilarian Born:  June 29, 1906 Professed:  August 16, 1928 Ordained:  June 14, 1934 Died:  January 22, 2003 Paul Patrick Walsh, the son of Patrick and Mary Ann Ryan Walsh, was born in Brooklyn, NY, where he attended St. Charles Borromeo grammar school and Brooklyn College Prep High School. After attending Fordham Read more…

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