All too often in contemporary Catholicism, the “rosary crowd” and the “centering prayer crowd” inhabit opposite ends of the theological spectrum. So I was happy to find this site that celebrates the contemplative dimension of using the rosary — bringing the kataphatic and apophatic dimensions of spiritual practice together.
On the website you will find a variety of different tools to use with the rosary, integrating a wide array of devotional prayers and litanies from both the eastern and western churches. For example, the “Rosary of St. Francis” integrates the “Canticle of the Sun” with other Franciscan prayers into the ordinary round of the Hail Mary and the Our Father. On this page you’ll also find the “Rosary of the Archangels,” “Rosary of Psalms,” and the “Rosary of the Living Parables,” among others. Quotations from mystics and contemplatives ancient and modern (from Mechthild of Magdeburg and Teresa of Avila to Thomas Keating) dance through the site as well. You can access all these goodies directly from the website, or download a 129-page PDF book filled with all these devotional resources that will keep your beads clicking for months to come.