THE MARIA VALTORTA GOSPEL-MEDITATED ROSARY
Now includes the new “Luminous Mysteries”
on four audio tapes and four CDs, plus transcript booklet
The FIRST COMPONENT of this Australian project, the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries, was completed in December 1999 for members of the Maria Valtorta Readers’ Group. On each of three 90-minute audio tapes, passages describing the relevant five Mysteries – visions and dictations received by Maria Valtorta from Jesus and Mary themselves – are interspersed between the “Our Fathers” and the “Hail Maries” of the 5 decades. The Mysteries vary in length, according to what was revealed to Maria. (As this Rosary would take considerably longer to pray than a conventional Rosary, one or two decades may be enough to pray at any one time.)
The SECOND COMPONENT of this project, completed on 8th December 2002, is an additional audio tape of the new Luminous Mysteries, proposed by Pope John Paul II in his Apostolic Letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae on 16th October 2002. These Mysteries, in similar format to the original three Rosaries, concentrate on five significant events in Jesus’ public life: The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan; The Marriage Feast at Cana; The Kingdom of God; The Transfiguration; and the final and most moving Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist.
A THIRD COMPONENT, also completed on 8th December
2002, is the release of CDs of the (now) four-Rosary series.
A separate and companion 80-page BOOKLET contains
transcripts of ALL FOUR ROSARIES, and like the Pilgrim’s Guide and
Reader’s Guide (mentioned on other pages of this web-site), has wire binding for
SOME FEEDBACK ON THE FIRST THREE ROSARIES
(AUSTRALIAN UNLESS OTHERWISE STATED)
(From a participant in the recording of the audio tapes:) It was a lovely experience we all shared – without a doubt praying the Rosary will never be the same… I will treasure the booklet and tapes always. Shalom.
(First impressions:) I had much driving to do yesterday and so was blessed with the Joyful Mysteries. I loved them…
(Later:) I'm now listening to the Sorrowful Mysteries, and my friend Jim has listened to the Glorious mysteries - and so far, we are more than excited. We feel greatly blessed. I now have a constant Rosary going in my car - wherever I go, it is on… I really don't mind traveling by car, now that when I do, it is constant prayer time…
(Later still:) I've been listening (in my car) to the Rosary, and have gone through the entire Rosary at least twice. I can't tell you what great help it affords my spiritual life.
I just had to drop you a line to tell you how well the Maria Valtorta Rosary tapes have been received here in our parish of Sale. We have used them for Rosary meditation in various Parish Cell groups and also at the two outlying churches. I think a few people have purchased their own tapes, but mine have been doing the rounds. Of course, during Lent, we concentrated on the Sorrowful Mysteries, but with the promise of praying the Glorious Mysteries after Easter. We will keep that promise in the next couple of weeks.
The tapes and booklet are a very great help to me, as I find it hard to meditate on the Rosary normally.
The meditations on the Holy Rosary… are just so beautiful. I have noticed that the more lines I pray, my soul steps into the picture, and I feel I am in that journey with Jesus and Mary. My spirit is travelling with them in every word, in every thought, in every deed, in every joy, and in every sorrow. And I feel I am giving Our Mother a little comfort by making this journey with her.
I am very grateful for the Gospel-meditated Rosary. I used the First Sorrowful Mystery at the parish Holy Hour last night (eve of First Friday), and people were touched.
The Meditated Rosary is so inspiring. I read the meditation booklet while saying my Rosary, and it brings it to life. Also, I sometimes listen to the tapes. The other day I listened to the Sorrowful Mysteries, and they touched me so deeply, making me long to do more for Our Lord and Our Mother… They help to bring home the full reality and horror of what Jesus suffered for us ungrateful creatures. I pray that I can show this love to all I meet in my life.
I find the Rosary tapes wonderful - you feel as though you are there, which is how I feel reading Maria Valtorta’s books of The Poem. How truly blessed we are to have her books.
SOME INITIAL FEEDBACK DURING THE PREPARATION OF THE NEW LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
(FROM TWO AMERICAN COLLABORATORS)
(Firstly from Tom, after preparing the first drafts of mysteries 1, 2, 4 and
5 - and just before we tackled “The Kingdom of God”:)
These Luminous mysteries are really going to shine! The more I look at them, the more inspired I am by their beauty and potential to illuminate and inflame souls. We are blessed by Jesus! .. Not only are the selected texts excellent, but the introductory words and Scripture are great...
(And from Ed…)
Today I took [the 1st cut] and prayed the Mysteries of Light. What a powerful, powerful experience… I learned so much, I literally experienced so much, I can't tell you how powerful it all was. Only now do I begin to realize what a powerful addition to the Rosary we've been given. Wow!… I can't imagine how much these five mysteries will impact the lives of so many, as they’re tied to works of Maria Valtorta.
SOME LATER FEEDBACK ON THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
Thank you for the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Maria Valtorta is a most gracious and holy person whom God has chosen to illuminate us…
I have often thought it was a big jump from Jesus being found by Mary and Joseph in the Temple - to the Agony in the Garden in the Sorrowful Mysteries. I agree that the new Mysteries of the Rosary are inspired.
The Luminous Mysteries tape made Christmas for me - I hope many people obtain a copy. It certainly gives me much to meditate upon, [especially] the passage from Maria’s Guardian Angel Azariah on the Eucharist…
The Luminous Mysteries CD and tape are pure joy - what heavenly words they are.
THE MARIA VALTORTA READERS’ GROUP
The Readers’ Group is a non-profit organisation, which
retails publications of Maria Valtorta’s writings (in English and Italian), and
offers other supporting materials, to its members and to other interested
persons. Bulletins are mailed out (and e-mailed at no charge) at 3-monthly
intervals. There is a Catalogue of books and other items available.
INQUIRIES AND HOW TO ORDER
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