this book and learn all about the greatest heroes of the rosary in
Church history, prepare yourself to join their ranks, and respond to
the challenges of the present age by taking up the spiritual sword of
Heaven: the rosary!
known speaker and author Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, loves Our Lady and
her favorite devotion: the rosary. But he's not the only one!
Throughout the life of the Church, many men and women have become
great saints and helped change the course of human history by the
power of the rosary. In 26 Champions of the Rosary, Fr. Calloway
presents the outstanding heroes whose trusting dependence on Our Lady
and her rosary have brought peace and divine help to the world.
Dominic, whose prayers to Our Lady were answered when the Queen of
Heaven entrusted the rosary to him in the 13th century;
Alan de la Roche, who revived the rosary after the Black Plague took
the lives of more than 25 million people in Europe;
Bartolo Longo, the former satanic priest who experienced a reversion
to Catholicism through the rosary, and became the founder of the
famous Shrine of Our Lady of the Rosary of Pompeii;
Lucia Dos Santos, the longest-lived Fatima visionary, who spread the
messages of Our Lady of the Rosary;
of Calcutta, who carried the rosary with her as her spiritual weapon;
John Paul II, whose witness and love of the Blessed Virgin Mary
helped restore the rosary to the devotional life of the Church after
the tumultuous 1960s and 1970s.