Entries by Debbie Staresinic

Series: On a Mission to Love… in our home

“Modern man listens more willingly to witnesses than to teachers, and if he does listen to teachers, it is because they are witnesses.”– Pope Paul V Since its release in August 2018, On a Mission to Love has inspired individuals and families throughout the world to answer Our Lady’s call to pray the rosary every […]

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On a Mission to Love: Rosary Meditations for Children and Families is now available in Spanish! Order here. You asked for it and we’re delivering: thanks to a generous earmarked donation! Ruah Woods Press also offers bookstore reseller rates for any quantity of our rosary books, as well as, parish & school bulk rates as […]

Fatima, the Rosary, and Theology of the Body

Many people know that St. John Paul II was shot on May 13, 1981, the memorial of Our Lady of Fatima. Many, however, do not know that on that day the Pope was planning to announce the establishment of his Pontifical Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. This was to be a significant platform […]

Our Lady of Fatima Novena

O Queen of the Most Holy Rosary, you deigned to come to Fatima to reveal to the three shepherd children the treasures of graces hidden in the recitation of the Rosary. Inspire our hearts with a sincere love of this devotion, so that by meditating on the mysteries of our redemption that are recalled in […]

Map of Hope: Pray the Rosary, Give Hope

Join Catholics around the world in praying the rosary with new website Map of Hope. About The Map of Hope is a passion project of three friends: Joe Kim, Joanna Hernandez, and Mike Del Ponte. Knowing the uncertainty and fear people are feeling right now, they wanted to build something to give people hope and […]

The Crucifixion: The Consummation of the Marriage

On the cross, Jesus is joined to His Bride, the Church, in an everlasting covenant. The wedding has begun, but it is not yet fully complete. The ultimate union of God and His people will be brought to fulfillment when the Bridegroom returns and takes His Bride with Him. Christ’s saving love is the love of the […]

The Coronavirus, the New Normal, and the Rosary

What a remarkable time to be alive. I probably don’t need to spend much time explaining our current situation to you; I’m sure by now you’re better-versed in our circumstances than you would ever hope to be.  Global pandemic. Shelter-in-place. Quarantine and isolation. The Coronavirus, by threatening to take hundreds of thousands of vulnerable lives, […]

The Sorrowful Mysteries

During this period of social distancing we can create intentional communities within our own homes by praying the rosary with loved ones. Check out the Sorrowful Mysteries in the window below or click the button to download your free copy! You can print out a set for each person in your family. Feel free to […]

Mary’s Messages: a Lenten Invitation

Mary has appeared over the centuries donning many titles and styles of dresses, always wearing the right outfit for the occasion. While we normally associate blue with Our Lady, she doesn’t always appear in her signature color. Instead, her wardrobe seems to be influenced more by the people to whom she appears and the messages she […]