Thursday, October 01, 2009

The Holy Rosary for children

I wrote a book last weekend.

The Holy Rosary: A coloring book with illustrations, explanations, and scripture passages for each mystery. I've always wanted a book for children that had illustrations for each mystery, and I've also always wanted a simple scriptural rosary that gave the basic texts aligning with them, also. The illustrations I found at St. John the Baptist's RE Page, and the scriptures are taken from the USCCB New Advent Bible.

What part did I write? A simple explanation of the events surrounding each mystery, followed by one or two lines intended to lead the reader to contemplation or meditation. Here's an example:

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation

Annunciation is another way of saying announcement.

In this mystery, the angel announces to Mary that she has been chosen to be the mother of God's Son. The words he said to greet her became the beginning of the Hail Mary prayer: "Hail, Mary, full of grace. The Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women."

God sent the angel Gabriel to Mary to ask her if she would become Jesus' mother. Mary did not understand how this could happen, and she knew it would not be easy, but she had faith. Mary said, "Yes."

What is God asking us to do? How can we say "yes" to God?

Here is the pdf file.

This work may be freely copied and distributed for non-commercial educational purposes only.

1 comment:

Keep Abreast said...

Thank you very much for this. I'm downloading this to encourage my 9 yo daughter to pray the rosary more often. My kids tend to find it boring and pointless. Hopefully, they'll enjoy it more by using your ebook.

God bless you!