Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary” – EWTN Bookmark Show

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Dan Burke Talks “The Contemplative Rosary”
EWTN Bookmark Show
Dan Burke

Hello faithful readers! Today, we are pleased to present a terrific treat. We’re going to eavesdrop on Doug Keck’s EWTN Bookmark show interview of the prolific and peripatetic Dan Burke. This delightful episode is all about Dan’s latest book The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila, which he co-wrote with Connie Rossini who blogs at Contemplative Homeschool, is an author of several books in her own right, and an author on our site to boot.

Dan takes up St. John Paul II, his apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (Rosary of the Virgin Mary) and the Luminous mysteries of the Rosary. He also touches on St. Teresa of Avila and her work The Interior Castle (also known as The Mansions) and what she has to say about prayer, as well as St. Benedict and St. Thomas Aquinas and who, or what, is a mystic. Besides containing gorgeous artwork which serves to promote contemplation, the book covers many aspects of the rosary. This Bookmark show is also a kind of prayer primer where Dan talks about vocal prayer, mental prayer, meditation and contemplation, Ignatian meditation, imaginative prayer, Lectio Divina, the Liturgy of the Hours, clausular prayer and much, much more.

So relax, pour yourself a cup of coffee or your beverage of choice, and listen to a wonderful installment of this very informative and satisfying presentation as Dan Burke answers questions about his book and provides insights into prayer.


Connie Rossini, Co-author of “The Contemplative Rosary”

Praise for “The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila”

Bishop Thomas Olmsted of the Diocese of Phoenix says, “This book invites us to move from speaking to adoring, from looking with the eyes of the body to wondrous discovery with the heart.”

It[p]rovides powerful insight into why praying the Rosary can become a pathway into contemplative prayer and union with God.” – Dr. Anthony Lilles, Academic Dean, St. John’s Seminary, Archdiocese of Los Angeles, Camarillo, California.The Contemplative Rosary

“Perhaps the best gift you can give a neophyte who has just developed an interest in the Rosary … a real boost to old hands who have never learned to add meditation to the Rosary, and to even older hands who have, mostly without realizing it, slipped into bad Rosary habits…” Dr. Jeff Mirus, Co-founder of Christendom College and Founder and President of Trinity Communications.

*The Contemplative Rosary is available from the EWTN Religious Catalogue and can be purchased online by clicking here.


Art for this post on The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila: Photographs of Dan Burke and Connie Rossini used with permission, all rights reserved. Cover of The Contemplative Rosary with St. John Paul II and St. Teresa of Avila used with permission, all rights reserved. EWTN Bookmark video and feature image video still of Dan Burke and Doug Keck, used with permission, all rights reserved, 2017.

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