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The Sorrowful Mysteries (deluxe hardcover)


The Sorrowful Mysteries illuminates the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary in sixty works of sacred art—one for each bead—to help readers pray the rosary more meditatively. The deluxe edition comes in a sturdy hardcover format, with richer ink tones for the interior art. Download a free preview of the complete book in PDF format at the bottom of this page.

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sorrowful-promo-billboardMeditate on the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary
illuminated by sixty works of sacred art.

What people are saying about The Illuminated Rosary series:

It’s just ingenious and so simple! The most beautiful book, in which every page corresponds to one bead of the Rosary and showcases one work of sacred art upon which to meditate! It’s the perfect First Communion gift. . . . (read full review)

—Leila Miller, Little Catholic Bubble

This book is absolutely beautiful! My kids love being able to keep up with the beads at the bottom and I love being able to meditate on the mysteries using the artwork to keep me focused. Please keep the wonderful books coming!

—Emily Nielsen

We used this book to say our rosary on the day of the March For Life, and the kids sat quiet and engrossed by the lovely artwork, a different painting for each bead of each mystery. Highly recommended.

Cat Hodge

I just bought the Joyful Mysteries, my boys (5 & 6yrs) and I have been using it for the past 3 nights at bedtime! In fact, I let them stay up a bit later than usual last night & told them no books, straight to bed! But they insisted we had to see our “Mary Book”, so I caved! I love that the pictures really get them to understand each Mystery….

Vicki Oberle

The Joyful Mysteries came Saturday, and we were just blown away by it. Absolutely beautiful. The artwork is stunning, the whole presentation of the mysteries, how to pray the Rosary, the listing of the artwork at the end, all are done with such excellence.

Barbara Allaire

The Sorrowful Mysteries illuminates the sorrowful mysteries of the rosary in sixty works of sacred art—one for each bead—to help readers pray the rosary more meditatively:

  • Each two-page spread includes a work of art on one page, and the words of the appropriate prayer on the opposite page.
  • A string of “beads” at the bottom of the text marks progress through each decade.
  • Each decade opens with a beautiful Scripture-based introduction to one of the sorrowful mysteries (the Agony in the Garden, the Scourging at the Pillar, the Crowning with Thorns, the Carrying of the Cross, and the Crucifixion) as well as suggested prayer intentions.

The Sorrowful Mysteries is part of The Illuminated Rosary series, which is designed especially for children just learning to pray the rosary. Younger children can turn the page after each Our Father and Hail Mary, and older children can use the text on each page to help them lead the rosary and memorize the prayers. Please note that some images in The Sorrowful Mysteries may be disturbing to children; adults considering purchasing The Sorrowful Mysteries should consider whether the images are appropriate for children using the book.

The pages of The Sorrowful Mysteries feature the work of classical artists ranging from anonymous manuscript illuminators to such greats as Caravaggio, Antonio Ciseri, Fra Angelico, Peter Paul Rubens, James Tissot, and more. Selected works by contemporary artists round out The Sorrowful Mysteries, inviting readers to a deeper appreciation of the mysteries of the life of Christ.

The Sorrowful Mysteries is part of The Illuminated Rosary series.

Series: The Illuminated Rosary
Paperback: 130 pages, color
Publisher: Peanut Butter & Grace Books
Language: English
ISBN-13: 978-1-944008-05-5
Book Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.625 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 18.5 ounces

Interior preview

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Additional information

Weight .875 lbs
Dimensions 11 x 9 x 4 in


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