Looking Again at the Most Holy Rosary: Sunday, June 26, 2016 (The Holy Year of Mercy)

J.M.J. A wonderful reading experience awaits you, your spouse, your children, grandchildren and whomever you love and want to help reach Heaven.

Here is a review that I wrote recently.

All Souls to Heaven
A Catholic Family’s Complete Guide to the Rosary
Written and curated by Tom Wall. 
Illustrated by Martin Whitmore.
(Green Bay, Wisconsin: Aquinas Ventures, LLC, 2016)
Paper, v + 63 pages, $10.00.


If a compelling and accurate text, which enjoys an imprimatur, vivid pictures and a family-friendly feel help to ensure that a volume both informs and inspires, then All Souls to Heaven: A Catholic Familys Complete Guide to the Rosary is sure to inform and inspire.

Tom Wall has assembled, with the able assistance of Martin Whitmore, a slender but packed booklet that is sure to teach about the nature and the value of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary and delight with crisply presented truths and encouragement.

A quick perusal may lead the reader to conclude that this work is exclusively for children, given the illustrations that are similar to those in materials aimed at the twelve-and-under. But do not be fooled. Dad and Mom as well as older brothers and sisters will also benefit. And the title is appropriate: this really is for Catholic families. And why not even converts and those Catholics desirous for a refresher?

The timing of the publication of All Souls to Heaven is, inarguably, providential. Next year is the one hundredth anniversary of Our Lady’s appearances at Fatima, Portugal. Her stirring message there heavily featured the importance of the daily recitation of the Holy Rosary. Could any of us credibly claim that “The Beads” are always prayed with the requisite reverence, understanding and frequency wished by the Ever-Virgin? This booklet will ameliorate such lack.

A brief review cannot do justice to this fine work, the second half of which is stocked with prayers to use and memorize.

Remember the following exhortation: Do not be sorry later for having passed on this volume. Obtain it. Read it. Distribute it far and wide.


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