Begotten not made


The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary

By : Philip Murphy
Pages : 70
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 148mm x 210mm
IBSN : 9781925208733

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In his encyclical letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae, Pope John Paul II reminded the faithful that the Rosary of the Virgin Mary, which gradually took form in the second millennium under the guidance of the Spirit of God, is a prayer loved by countless Saints and encouraged by the Magisterium. The Holy Father teaches us that to meditate upon the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary is ‘to enter into the ultimate causes and the deepest meaning of Christian joy. It is to focus on the realism of the mystery of the Incarnation and on the obscure foreshadowing of the mystery of the saving Passion’. This book of reflections on each of the Joyful Mysteries is intended for those who pray the rosary but will also be useful for those who do not. Skilfully blending texts from Old and New Testaments, as well as the author’s extensive experience of pilgrimage in the Holy Land, the book helps us reflect on the events in the life of Jesus and how those joy-filled mysteries of his life connect with our own.

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Dimensions 148 x 210 mm





Philip Murphy




Morning Star Publishing


148mm x 210mm



About the author

Philip Murphy is an Australian writer and priest who has worked in Hong Kong, England and Australia. He has led numerous pilgrimages to the Holy Land which have inspired his written mediations on the mysteries of the rosary. In addition to his work in the Anglican Church, Philip is involved in broadcasting, film and television and has been a speech writer to a former Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia.