Who am I? What is my purpose in life? Christ took on a body to answer these questions. St. John Paul II developed the vision in the Theology of the Body. Praying the rosary through this lens illuminates what it means to be created male and female in the image and likeness of God.
Praise for “Theology of the Body Rosary Meditations”
“Theology of the Body and the Rosary were two of St. John Paul II’s favorite topics. If he were still here today, I’m sure he would offer fervent praise for Debbie Staresinic’s beautiful marriage of these two life-changing topics. Now, as a heavenly intercessor for us, I’m certain St. John Paul II intercedes for all those who read this book and are taken deeper in meditation on the sacred mysteries of the Incarnate God!”
“Debbie has produced the rosary book that I always wished existed – and now it does! Did you ever notice how each mystery of the rosary is so deeply entwined with the body, the corporeal, the physical? If you haven’t, you will now! Use this devotional – as I will be – to draw you deeper into the tangible, relatable life of the Mother of God and her Son, Jesus Christ, true God and true Man.”
“Theology of the Body Rosary Meditations is an excellent tool for bringing this important teaching of St. John Paul II into the prayer life of the faithful. The reflections are theologically rich and biblically sound, offering fresh insights to each mystery of the Rosary in the light of Theology of the Body. Related quotes from saints and popes offer additional understandings in the important context of “Voices of the Church.” It is my prayer that this booklet will be widely distributed and well received by the faithful in the Archdiocese of Cincinnati and beyond.”
“In his letter on the rosary, Saint John Paul II observed that saying the rosary without contemplating the mysteries is like a body without a soul. In other words, it’s a dead prayer. Debbie Staresinic’s reflections bring the rosary to life precisely because they are the fruit of contemplating the mysteries of Christ’s life in light of the dazzling vision of the unity of body and soul that John Paul II gave us in his Theology of the Body.”