The Art of Catholic with Matthew Leonard
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Join internationally-known Catholic author and speaker Matthew Leonard for joyful, passionate (and often humorous) explanations of the deep truths of the faith, as well as interesting interviews with Catholic luminaries. This is the art of living. This is the Art of Catholic. MatthewSLeonard.com.
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059: Unleashing the Rosary with Fr. Don Calloway
3 days ago
In case you hadn’t noticed, we’re at war.
We need a weapon. A powerful one. One feared by the Devil.
Most of us already have one.
It’s called the rosary. And if wielded properly it cuts through the darkness like a light saber (especially if it’s glow-in-the-dark:).
In this special episode of The Art of Catholic, I interview Fr. Donald Calloway, author, speaker, and Vicar Provincial of the Marian Fathers of the Immaculate Conception. He knows the rosary.
In fact, he wrote a great book on it titled Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon. So I brought him in to give us all a greater appreciation for the history, beauty, and power of the “Bible on Beads.”
Among other things, we discuss:
* The miraculous origin of the rosary through St. Dominic
* The history of the Marian Psalter (which predated the rosary)
* How the horrific Black Plague shaped the rosary
* The epic defeat of the Ottoman Turks in the Battle of Lepanto (because of the rosary!)
* Why you should know a guy named Alan de la Roche
* The crucial role of England in preserving the rosary
* The indulgences associated with the praying the “Bible on Beads”
All that and more in this jam-packed episode of The Art of Catholic. It’s a show you don’t want to miss. So grab your rosary (and your coffee) and join us! Hail Mary!
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