Resources for the Month of the Holy Rosary

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"Month of the Rosary Resources" by Barb Szyszkiewicz, OFS (CatholicMom.com)

Copyright 2018 Holy Cross Family Ministries. All rights reserved.

October is the month of the Holy Rosary, so we’ve gathered up some of our best resources to help you and your family as you pray.
FamilyRosary.org offers a free mobile app (iOS and Android) as well as online instructions for praying the Rosary. The app is beautiful and easy to use; you can pray the Rosary with or without accompanying audio, and there’s lovely sacred art to go with each mystery.
Holy Cross Family Ministries is pleased to make available to CatholicMom.com readers a free sample of their activity binder intended for families and religious education classes: Children Learn the Rosary! You can order the entire binder — which has not only coloring pages but activities for each mystery of the Rosary (the sample here is the Joyful Mysteries) at HCFMstore.org!
Children Learn the Rosary
We would love to hear how this product is received by your family and/or parish. Please send us some pictures to share; email editor@catholicmom.com or tag @catholicmomcommunity on Instagram!

Just a few of the articles about the Rosary and the family Rosary from CatholicMom.com authors:

Praying with your family

Are you afraid you’re praying the family Rosary wrong? Erin McCole Cupp has some comforting advice.
Catholic Conundrum, a Catholic YouTube channel hosted by one of our volunteer contributors and her family, offers meditations on the Rosary among its videos. Here we’ve featured the Joyful Mysteries.
Ginny Kochis lists 13 ways busy moms can manage to pray the Rosary; you’re sure to find at least one that works for you!
Did you forget to bring your rosary along? Monica McConkey details a 5-finger Rosary hack to help you pray, even without beads.
Monica McConkey also created a Rosary Abacus: get the how-to’s here!
Are you struggling to pray a family Rosary with very small children? Sheena Lukose shares her solution.
Jen Frost takes a tongue-in-cheek look at praying the Rosary with a toddler around: the Noisy Mysteries.
Add prayer intentions to your family Rosary with Meg Matenaer’s Prayer Jar idea.

How to Pray the Rosary

On the Catholic Momcast, Danielle Bean and Allison Gingras discuss the joys and challenges of praying the Rosary.
Pat Gohn offers information on praying the Rosary in a short episode of her “Among Women” podcast.
Do you pray in the car? Tiffany Walsh explains how to take the Rosary on the road.
Sr. Margaret Kerry, fsp, describes 5 ways to pray the Rosary.
Are you devoted to St. Francis of Assisi? Try the Franciscan Crown Rosary.
If you’re prone to distraction, Elizabeth Pardi shares 3 strategies to help you focus on the Rosary.

Rosary Inspiration

Even the busiest moms can squeeze in a Rosary; Charisse Tierney lists her top 5 strategies.
Fr. Willy Raymond, CSC, introduces Venerable Patrick Peyton, CSC, the “Rosary Priest.”
Maria V. Gallagher reviews All for Her, the autobiography of Venerable Patrick Peyton, CSC.
Kathleen Billings recalls the time she prayed the Rosary with Father Peyton!
Jake Frost’s mom made a Rosary that had an extra bead; find out how that became a special call to prayer.
Stirling Jaquith shares how the Rosary can be both hard and soft; it’s her weapon of choice.
Why is the Rosary worth staying awake for? Patti Maguire Armstrong explains.
Theresa Hurst describes how to make a living Rosary from the most mundane of days.
Amanda Villagómez made a commitment to pray a daily Rosary for her family.
Catherine Mendenhall-Baugh encourages you to get Rosary tough.

Just for Fun

And a little photobooth fun from the CatholicMom team’s visit to the opening and dedication of the Museum of Family Prayer:
Museum of Family Prayer photo booth

(L-R): Barb Szyszkiewicz, Danielle Bean, Lisa Hendey. Copyright 2019 Holy Cross Family Ministries. All rights reserved.

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Barb Szyszkiewicz is a wife, mom, Secular Franciscan, managing editor for Today's Catholic Teacher magazine and editor at CatholicMom.com. Her three children range in age from high school to young adult, and she enjoys writing, cooking, and reading. Barb is a music minister at her parish and an avid Notre Dame football and basketball fan. Find her blog at FranciscanMom and her family’s favorite recipes with nutrition information for diabetics at Cook and Count.

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