Light from Light


The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

By : Philip Murphy
Pages : 60
Publisher : Morning Star Publishing
Dimensions : 148mm x 210mm
IBSN : 9781925208740

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Pope John Paul II’s purpose in introducing the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary was to encourage meditation on those events of Jesus’ public life that were missing from the more familiar and traditional mysteries. As the Pope explained, ‘It is during the years of his public ministry that the mystery of Christ is most evidently a mystery of light: “While I am in the world, I am the light of the world”’ (John 9:5). It was also his hope that the new mysteries would give fresh life to the practice of this devotion within the Catholic Church. This book of reflections on each of the Mysteries of Light is intended for those who pray the rosary but will also be useful for those who do not. Skillfully 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 of the life of Jesus and how those mysteries of his life connect with our own.

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Dimensions 148 × 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.