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NEW! CHAMPIONS OF THE ROSARY - DONALD H. CALLOWAY, MIC




 
Champions of the Rosary, the latest book by bestselling author Fr. Donald Calloway, tells the powerful story about the history of the rosary and the champions of this devotion! The rosary is a spiritual sword, containing the saving mysteries of the God-Man. It has the power to conquer sin, defeat evil, and bring about peace. Champions of the Rosary presents a complete history of this spiritual weapon, 26 of its greatest heroes, detailed accounts of its victories, 26 color images of the rosary in art, as well as endorsements from the Master General of the Dominicans, 10 Dominican bishops, and 20 other bishops from around the world!

The book's three sections include: 1) History of the rosary,
from the Annunciation to today, with every major document, saint, pope. layperson, movement, battle, opposition, etc, presented, with over 2 years of research and revisions. This section,includes the presentation of the entire history of the rosary: a) Offer a defense of the pious tradition (the pious tradition is the papal belief that St. Dominic founded the rosary), b) Present the various antecedents that came before the rosary, as well as the many developments that have taken place over the centuries (this shows that there is no contradiction in holding to the pious tradition while also acknowledging that there have been valid developments), c) Highlight that the rosary is a spiritual weapon; 2) The second part of the book presents the 26 greatest champions of the rosary over the last 800 years; 3) The third part of the book offers a presentation on why the rosary should be prayed, how to pray it, how not to pray it, and the indulgences attached to it. The appendix, includes 26 color pages of classical artwork on the rosary.

REVIEWS:


"In Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Calloway has written what is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on the rosary. The author deftly negotiates the complexities of the story of the rosary, weaving the historical, theological, and devotional strands into a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety." Most Rev. J. Augustine Di Noia, OP, PhD. Assistant Secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (Vatican City)


"Father Calloway has written a book on the rosary whose profundity and scholarship is unquestionable. Champions of the Rosary not only offers a clear presentation of the history of the rosary, but also a clarion call for everyone to enlist as a soldier in the army of the Queen of the Rosary. We are in a new and most dangerous spiritual battle, making the Lepanto of old appear elementary. To fight the Lepanto of our times, we need to once again be reminded that the rosary is a spiritual weapon.Only then will we be able to conquer and banish the culture of death, the modern attacks against the Church and her teachings, and the diabolical agents who raise their weapons against Christ and his Cross. This book has been put into our hands so that we might understand the spiritual power of the word of Mary. All that is left for us is to wield it!" Most Rev. Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, OP, DD. Bishop of Ilorin, Nigeria

"In this magnum opus, Fr. Calloway joins the ranks of the great preachers and promoters of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin, the rosary. He stands with the giants,especially Alan de la Roche and Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, in this beautiful,historical, and spiritual treatise. Champions of the Rosary is probably the greatest bookwritten on the rosary in centuries. This book is worthy of every Dominican Libraryand is a tool which reminds the Dominican Family of its marvelous heritage and thetreasure of the rosary entrusted to our father Dominic. The Order of Preachers is indebt to Fr. Calloway, and I encourage all Rosarians of the Rosary Confraternity, aswell as all the faithful, to drink deeply of this work, for it breathes forth the truth ofChrist Jesus contemplated through the eyes of Mary." Very Rev. John H. Walsh, OP. Prior and Promoter of the Rosary Apostolate and ConfraternityDundalk, Ireland


"What a joy to read these pages where the Dominican Order is so present! As Dominicans around the world celebrate the 800th anniversary of our foundation(1216-2016), the Order of Preachers and all members of the Dominican family are ardently striving to renew and intensify our tradition of promoting the rosary.It is my hope that Champions of the Rosary will strengthen our resolve and also awaken everywhere fervent and enthusiastic apostles of the rosary for our times." Very Rev. Bruno Cadore, OP. Master General of the Order of Preachers. Rome, Italy

"Champions of the Rosary is an encyclopedic and inspiring work on the rosary, the spiritual weapon that has been given to the Church. In a remarkable way, it presents the fascinating saga of the birth and development of the devotion so linked to the Dominican Order! This is a wonderful tool for better understanding the rosary,promoting its use, and championing it in our troubled world. I am certain that these pages will inspire us all to take up our rosary!" Fr. Louis-Marie Arino-Durand, OP. Promotor Generalis pro Rosario. Rome, Italy

"Champions of the Rosary is an extremely insightful, pious, and scholarly work on the rosary. Father Calloway's insights and contributions into the history and heroes of the rosary will not go unnoticed or unappreciated." -- His Eminence Christoph Maria Cardinal Schonborn, OP, STD Archbishop of Vienna, Austria

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