The part from the book: 33 meditations by the author Tomislav Ivančić

Through the prayer of the rosary

The course of the meditation: First gather yourself deeply, take a deep breath, and exhale slowly. Immediately focus on the presence of Jesus Christ before you and the Holy Spirit in you. After that, believe that you are standing in Mary’s presence. Let it last for five minutes, until you feel her presence gather you. After that, pray Hail Marys, but so that you listen to all the stations of Jesus’ life from Mary’s mouth. Let her tell you how she experienced it. Before that, see if you believe in Jesus Christ and slowly pray the Apostles’ Creed. You can end the meditation with a song or collected silence…

The Rosary is an extraordinary widespread prayer in the Catholic Church. By praying it, a Christian identifies with all the mysteries of Christ’s redemption: incarnation, death and resurrection. Praying the rosary, the believer surrends himself to Mary, the Mother of God, to lead him from one station to another of Jesus’ redemptive life on earth. It is good, therefore, to pray this prayer with the depths of your being. To believe that the Blessed Virgin Mary is with us. Because Jesus gave her to us as a mother. Start from the day of Annunciation, then go with Mary to Elizabeth in the Judean Mountains, then sit down to the manger in Bethlehem and observe the mystery of God’s coming in human form.

Then go to the temple in Jerusalem and finish the first part of the rosary with the twelve-year-old Jesus on the way from the temple to Nazareth. In the second part of the rosary, cling tightly to Mary and gather together from Gethsemane, to Pilate’s court, and from there on the way of the cross to Calvary and until the death of Jesus. In the third part of the rosary, go to Jesus’ empty tomb and believe that the risen Christ is with us. Then go to Bethany where he ascended and return to the room of the Last Supper and there pray with Mary that the same power of the Holy Spirit that descended on Mary, the apostles and a hundred people present with them in prayer may descend on us and the whole Church.

Then turn to Mary and congratulate her on her resurrection, and finally give yourself to her, to be not only the Queen of heaven and earth but also of our freedom. Take her responsibly and consciously for the mother.

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Tomislav Ivančić (EJ)
He was born in Davor in 1938. After studying philosophy and theology in Zagreb and Rome, he was ordained a priest of the Zagreb Archdiocese in 1966. After achieving a master's degree in philosophy and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he returned to Zagreb in 1971, where he became a professor at the Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb. He is the head of the Chair of Fundamental Theology, and was one of the editors of the Theological Review. Areas of his scientific work are philosophy, theology and literature. He explores the relationship between philosophy and theology, faith and science, atheism and religiosity, revelation and faith, the Church and ecclesial communities, Christianity and religion, the phenomenon of sects and issues of theological epistemology. His special field of interest is the study of man's existential-spiritual dimension, where he discovers the way of modern evangelization and the necessity of the development of spiritual medicine, which, along with somatic and psychological, is indispensable in the complete healing of man, especially in the healing of spiritual diseases and addictions. For this purpose, he developed the method of hagiotherapy and founded in 1990 in Zagreb the Center for Spiritual Help, of which he is the head. From 1971, in addition to working at the faculty, he was a student religious teacher in Zagreb, the initiator of the prayer movement within the Church of the Croats, the founder of a religious society called the Prayer and Word Community(MiR), and the leader of numerous seminars for spiritual renewal and evangelization at home and abroad. After completing his studies and scientific doctorate in fundamental theology at ... (Read more at https://hagio.hr/tomislav-ivancic/).