Here are four of the most popular Catholic devotions, accompanied by a short passage from Scripture to inspire meditation on each mystery. A short history of each devotion, plus instructions for how to pray it using traditional rosary beads, is given. Included are:
- The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
- The Franciscan Crown of Mary's Joys
- The Seven Sorrows of Mary (The Servite Chaplet)
- The Rosary (including the Mysteries of Light)
"Don't you share my problems with meditating on the mysteries of the life of Jesus and Mary? I lose my concentration easily. Sure, I start off fairly well at the beginning of each mystery; but before I realize it I've drifted off into thinking about some upcoming chore, such as my shopping list or some needed repairs at home. This book shows you how to read a quotation from Scripture before reciting each prayer of these four devotions. This method has enabled me to continually meditate on the specific mystery and still devoutly pray the intervening prayers. For me now, each prayer becomes the melody and the Bible verses the words to my spiritual song."
— Lucas J. Amato, S.F.O.