The Rosary of Our Lady of Joys
by Anthony William Jeremy
In The Rosary of Our Lady of Joys, Anthony Jeremy has once again written a loving, devout guide to the Christian who wants to sit at the feet of the Mother of God and learn in what Pope St. John Paul II called, “the school of Mary,” the Holy Rosary.
As Jeremy so ably describes, the sincere follower of Christ will experience a renewed sense of wonder in praying over the joys of Our Lady, the first and finest disciple of her Divine Son. More than just a devotional booklet for the familiar Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, Jeremy’s book leads the reader through eight of the moments of our Lord’s life together with His most blessed Mother: the Annunciation in Nazareth; the Visitation to St. Elizabeth in the Judean hill country; the Nativity in Bethlehem; the Finding in the Temple at Jerusalem; the Adoration of the Magi, come far from the East; the Resurrection of our Lord; the Assumption of our Lady body and soul into heavenly glory; and her most blessed Coronation by the Holy and Undivided Trinity.
In using the familiar structure of the Rosary — the Our Fathers, the Hail Marys, and the Glory Bes — Jeremy roots this book in the traditional prayer of the Church. With the carefully chosen Scriptural annotations to each prayer, and through the reverent, devotional reflections that accompany the eight Mysteries, Jeremy slowly draws the reader deeper into the cycle of meditation and contemplation that have made the Rosary so recommend by the Christian spiritual masters for centuries.
Jeremy says of the Magi, in the Fifth Mystery of Our Lady of Joys, that they “were watchful and ready to receive God’s Word through the Angel’s proclamation.” The same could be said of the reader who takes this book in hand to pray his Rosary: for in these pages one can find a faithful and true proclamation of that same Word which our Lady so joyfully received these two millennia ago.
In this very welcome work, Anthony Jeremy has marked out a way for both the newest convert and the most committed disciple to reap the bountiful harvest promised the People of God who turn to our Lord through the watchful eyes of our Lady.
—from the Preface