Real Men Pray the Rosary
by David N. Calvillo
In Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, a powerful story of a vital prayer movement that is igniting men’s hearts, David N. Calvillo narrates his own life-changing experience of the Rosary, presents a comprehensive guide to the Rosary, and offers a 33-Day Rosary Challenge.
“The Rosary is for old ladies and funerals.” Or is it? In David N. Calvillo’s debut book, he reveals how each week, thousands of men of all ages and backgrounds join together in the Real Men Pray the Rosary movement and are seeing the fruit of this spiritual discipline in their lives and families. Destined to become a new centerpiece of Catholic men’s spirituality, this dynamic book and movement bring men together, deepening their devotion to Christ through Mary. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well today—for men. Real Men Pray the Rosary is also an ideal gift to men from the women in their lives.
“What could a book written for men tell women? Plenty! I wanted to dash for my Rosary when I finished reading David Calvillo’s book, Real Men Pray the Rosary—a testimony that not only do ‘Real Men’ pray the rosary,’ but so do real women! Packed with stories of men whose lives have been deeply influenced by the power of the Rosary, Calvillo’s own personal witness, the history of the Rosary, and insightful meditations to aid us in this efficacious prayer, Calvillo has given us a gem of a book.”
Johnnette S. Benkovic, Founder of Women of Grace®, Host of Women of Grace and EWTN’s Women of Grace Live
“Many men still cling to the old prejudice that ‘religion’ and ‘piety’ are for women only. Nothing can be further from the truth, since God made all of us to ‘know, love and serve him in this world so that we might be happy with him forever in the next.’ Prayer is essential to accomplish this! Among the prayers Catholics cherish most is the Rosary. St. Padre Pio, a great Rosary pray-er himself, often said, ‘Is there any prayer more beautiful than the prayer Our Lady herself taught us? Than the Rosary? Always pray the Rosary.’ What David Calvillo has done in his wonderful book, Real Men Pray the Rosary, is give us a full picture of the meaning of the Rosary, its origin and place in the history of the Church, and many of the inspiring statements of popes and saints who have encouraged the Rosary as ‘the most perfect prayer.’ He reminds us that through the Rosary, we learn to pray in all main forms of prayer: with our lips in the words we recite, with our minds as we meditate on the mysteries, and with our hearts as love grows within us. To illustrate his words about the Rosary, the author has included many testimonies of men whose lives have been profoundly changed by the Rosary. One very interesting feature is the author's use of his tool box with simple exercises to jump-start praying the Rosary. At Fatima, the only request Our Lady made to the shepherd children in all six of her apparitions was to pray the Rosary daily. She told the young visionaries: ‘The Rosary is powerful enough to stop wars; the Rosary can bring world peace; the Rosary can convert sinners!’ I highly endorse David Calvillo's book, Real Men Pray the Rosary. Read it and you will discover a treasure!”
Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R., Author of Fatima for Today
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