Monday, December 8, 2014

The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations and Music (DeMontfort Music)

Today, I am pleased to share with you another Catholic CD review. This one is entitled The Rosary: Mysteries, Meditations and Music. You might remember them from my review of their album Mater Eucharistiae, or you might remember them from their appearance on the The American Bible Challenge, where they came in second place in Season 2, but were voted fan favorites! Or perhaps, this is your first time hearing about them. No matter how familiar you are or are not with these sisters, if you love the Rosary, you'll want a copy of this CD.

The album is divided into nine tracks. The first six tracks are a spoken Rosary, with background music/singing that you will recognize from their first album Mater Eucharistiae. The three bonus tracks are "Let Nothing Disturb You," "In Dulci Jubilo," and "Bride of Christ."  My only gripe about the album is that each set of mysteries (Joyful, Sorrowful, Glorious, and Luminous) are only one track. Therefore, you have to pray the whole five decades through. There is no praying just a decade without fast forwarding. I would have preferred one mystery per track. The Rosary itself is a Scriptural Rosary with each mystery preceded by a Scripture passage and a prayer for a specific virtue that corresponds to the mystery, i.e., Charity at The Visitation (the Second Joyful Mystery).

Because of their first album, I was expecting a little more music or perhaps a sung Rosary. What we got was not that, but it is a welcome addition to my CD library and will be to yours as well. The voices are clear and easily understood, and the background music is a nice touch that is just the right volume without being a distraction. I always struggle to stay focused on the Rosary, especially when trying to pray it in the car or on the go. With this, I know the struggle will still be there, but I at least have a guiding voice to keep me on track and focused on the divine.

This CD was provided to me for free by Carmel Communications in exchange for an honest review. If you found this review helpful, please click here and hit Yes!