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Singing the Rosary: Joyful Mysteries

by Joseph Lee Hooker

The first of its kind, Singing the Rosary is an enjoyable and easy way to "pray with the heart". Children and adult voices combine in smooth, melodic harmonies providing a gentle backdrop for meditation, housework, relaxation or contemplative prayer.
Genre: Spiritual: Inspirational
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Joyful Mysteries (Introductory Prayers)
4:55 $0.99
2. 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation
8:21 $0.99
3. 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
8:17 $0.99
4. 3rd Joyful Mystery: The Nativity
8:10 $0.99
5. 4th Joyful Mystery: The Presentation
8:13 $0.99
6. 5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding in the Temple
8:22 $0.99
7. Joyful Mysteries (Concluding Prayers)
2:54 $0.99
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Majestic harps and flutes, jubilant cymbals and trumpets, soothing violins, French horns and other instruments combine in this spectacular production to provide a real sense of Our Lord’s power and presence. Orchestration includes every instrument that David cited as “pleasing to the Lord” in Psalm 150.

Originally released in 1988 and granted an Apostolic Blessing in 1991 by His Holiness Pope Saint John Paul II, Singing the Rosary is an enjoyable and easy way to “pray with the heart”. The melodies are “catchy” and easy-to- learn, ideal for all ages, or for anyone looking for a simple and convenient way to focus on the life of Christ as guided in the Holy Rosary.

Great for children, commuters, athletes, the bedridden or anyone looking for an inspirational setting to accompany their work, rest or play.

Relaxing aide for bedtime, anxiety, stress and fear.

Hopeful background music for cooking, entertaining, meditation and daily life!

The digital rerelease includes the original collection of the Joyful, Sorrowful and Glorious Mysteries. Luminous Mysteries will be released separately, by Easter of 2019.

Seven tracks on the Joyful Mysteries include:
Introductory Prayers
1st Joyful Mystery, The Annunciation
2nd Joyful Mystery, The Visitation
3rd Joyful Mystery, The Nativity
4th Joyful Mystery, The Presentation
5th Joyful Mystery, The Finding in the Temple
Concluding Prayers

The Five Joyful Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays, Saturdays, and during Advent, on Sundays.

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The Powerful Connection between "Singing The Rosary" and "The Good Shepherd" photograph

Singing The Rosary was the first of its kind. Each prayer of the Holy Rosary -- including meditations introducing each mystery, and every single "amen" -- have been set to inspiring music and professionally orchestrated using all the instruments that David cited as "pleasing to the Lord" in Psalm 150.

The Holy Rosary was "a gift" from heaven to mankind to fight tremendous spiritual battles, and many popes have affirmed the devotion. St. Dominic (circa 1200) had earnestly prayed to God for help in spreading the gospel during a turbulent time in history marked by religious wars and violence. He painstakingly worked, with little success, to bring the gospel to the Albigensians, who believed that adultery, fornication, and suicide were praiseworthy. They also insisted there was no heaven, no hell, no moral code. The Albigensians jeered, insulted, and pelted St. Dominic with stones as he traveled along their roads. (Source: http://www.catholic-pages.com/prayers/rosary_dominic.asp)

To remain firm in faith and have strength to spread the good news, St. Dominic prayed fervently for God's help, and was instructed to "preach my Psalter composed of 150 Angelic Salutations and 15 Our Fathers, and you will obtain an abundant harvest," according to Church teaching and tradition passed down by the Dominican Order. The tradition is supported by 13 popes.

In Singing the Rosary, inspiring melodies to the meditations introducing each mystery provide uplifting insight and food for spiritual though. (They're called "mysteries" for a reason...)

There is a powerful connection between Singing the Rosary and "The Good Shepherd" photograph (see link below).

"Both are gifts from God," admits artist and photographer Joseph Lee Hooker. "I really had nothing to do with this... I was only an instrument, I just listened, and did what I felt God wanted. He chose to use me... unworthy of any of it, really, especially back then (1988), and maybe there's a powerful message there. If he picked me for this [important work], even as I was smack in the middle of the darkest time of my life, there must be an awful lot of people out there who God wants to use big-time, maybe and especially if they don't feel worthy... or even ready...

"I was praying for a change. I needed to change - desperately. I believe that God, in his mercy, intervened to alter the course of my life forever. Practically every day I thank Him for the answered prayer which very probably saved my soul, and perhaps will help others as well."

For anyone curious, the inspiring story is at:
http://www.JesusInTheClouds.com

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