Champions of the Rosary
Publication Date: August 8, 2016
The rosary has a long and storied history, with roots in many cultures and traditions - making it an incredibly complex topic to explore. However, blessed with a great deal of knowledge and scholarship, Father Calloway has crafted what is perhaps the most comprehensive book yet on the topic of the rosary: Champions of the Rosary.
In this masterpiece, Fr. Calloway deftly navigates the intricate complexities of the rosary - covering its origins, as well as its theological and devotional strands - so that readers can grasp a more holistic understanding of what this divine prayer tool is all about. With such rich elements delicately woven together to form this detailed guidebook, no reader can help but become a champion for the rosary too!
"In Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Calloway has written what is probably the most comprehensive book ever written on the rosary. The author deftly negotiates the complexities of the story of the rosary, weaving the historical, theological, and devotional strands into a veritable masterpiece of scholarship and piety." -Most Rev. J. Augustine Di Noia, OP, PhD. Assistant Secretary for the Congregation of the Doctrine of the Faith (Vatican City)
"Father Calloway has written a book on the rosary whose profundity and scholarshipis unquestionable. Champions of the Rosary not only offers a clear presentation ofthe history of the rosary, but also a clarion call for everyone to enlist as a soldier inthe army of the Queen of the Rosary. We are in a new and most dangerous spiritualbattle, making the Lepanto of old appear elementary. To fight the Lepanto of ourtimes, we need to once again be reminded that the rosary is a spiritual weapon.Only then will we be able to conquer and banish the culture of death, the modernattacks against the Church and her teachings, and the diabolical agents who raisetheir weapons against Christ and his Cross. This book has been put into our handsso that we might understand the spiritual power of the sword of Mary. All that is leftfor us is to wield it!" - Most Rev. Ayo-Maria Atoyebi, OP, DD. Bishop of Ilorin, Nigeria
"In this magnum opus, Fr. Calloway joins the ranks of the great preachers and promoters of the Psalter of the Blessed Virgin, the rosary. He stands with the giants,especially Alan de la Roche and Louis-Marie Grignion de Montfort, in this beautiful,historical, and spiritual treatise. Champions of the Rosary is probably the greatest bookwritten on the rosary in centuries. This book is worthy of every Dominican Libraryand is a tool which reminds the Dominican Family of its marvelous heritage and thetreasure of the rosary entrusted to our father Dominic. The Order of Preachers is indebt to Fr. Calloway, and I encourage all Rosarians of the Rosary Confraternity, aswell as all the faithful, to drink deeply of this work, for it breathes forth the truth ofChrist Jesus contemplated through the eyes of Mary." -Very Rev. John H. Walsh, OP. Prior and Promoter of the Rosary Apostolate and Confraternity Dundalk, Ireland
"What a joy to read these pages where the Dominican Order is so present! AsDominicans around the world celebrate the 800th anniversary of our foundation(1216-2016), the Order of Preachers and all members of the Dominican familyare ardently striving to renew and intensify our tradition of promoting the rosary.It is my hope that Champions of the Rosary will strengthen our resolve and alsoawaken everywhere fervent and enthusiastic apostles of the rosary for our times." -Very Rev. Bruno Cadore, OP. Master General of the Order of Preachers. Rome, Italy
"Champions of the Rosary is an encyclopedic and inspiring work on the rosary, thespiritual weapon that has been given to the Church. In a remarkable way, it presentsthe fascinating saga of the birth and development of the devotion so linked to theDominican Order! This is a wonderful tool for better understanding the rosary,promoting its use, and championing it in our troubled world. I am certain that thesepages will inspire us all to take up our rosary!" - Fr. Louis-Marie Arino-Durand, OP. Promotor Generalis pro Rosario. Rome, Italy
"Champions of the Rosary is an extremely insightful, pious, and scholarly work on the rosary. Father Calloway's insights and contributions into the history and heroes of the rosary will not go unnoticed or unappreciated." -- His Eminence Christoph Maria Cardinal Schonborn, OP, STD Archbishop of Vienna, Austria
This is a wonderful book - giving the origin and history of the rosary. It is full of amazing stories detailing miracles brought about by the recitation of the holy rosary ( eg. Battle of Lepanto).
The book proclaims the constant intercession of the blessed mother on our behalf. It is so hopefull in this time of trail to know we are not in this battle alone.
Well written. Could not put it down in some spots.