The Rosary and the Vocation to Catechesis

Authored by Derek Rotty in Issue #31.1 of The Sower

The catechist is called to know and echo on the richness of God’s saving act in Christ which is readily accessible through meditating on the Mysteries of the Rosary.

The Rosary is a valuable methodological tool for catechists because it can provide precious insights into how the various mysteries apply to the catechetical vocation. Catechists who seek to receive such lessons from the Rosary will understand more deeply how the events of Christ’s life relate to teaching Catholic doctrine and spirituality. Finally, those who use this tool will gain the help of Mary, who is the preeminent example of fruitful catechetical methods.

To begin, a simple exercise is necessary. Catechists should listen to or read the Scripture passage that corresponds to a mystery of Christ’s life. Then, the appropriate prayers should be recited along with meditations on how that mystery relates to handing on the Deposit on Faith. This exercise will confirm catechists in their vocations, and it will assist in bringing learners toward holiness. The following is an example that is the fruit of this author’s meditations on the Joyful Mysteries over several months.

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