Pray the Rosary

The Rosary has been a critical part of Roman Catholic devotional life since Medieval times, but most outside of the Roman Catholic church haven’t taken up the Rosary as a regular practice.  This is a mistake because the Rosary not only offers a profound form of prayer that engages the mind, soul and body at once, but it also provides a regular means through which to meditate on the life of Christ within the full context of his earthly and heavenly parentage.

Today we celebrate the feast of St. Mary.  In honor of this feast, pray the Rosary meditating on the “Glorious Mysteries” that end with Mary crowned as the Queen of Heaven.  If you don’t know how to pray the Rosary, use this simple guide: How to Recite the Holy Rosary.

How does this strange prayer/meditation feel?  Does praying the Rosary draw you deeper into the full reality of Jesus, the Son of Mary?

About Ragan Sutterfield

Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.