Reader Resources: May 2024

In this month, we honor Mary, Mother of God, with special prayers and devotions. Here are some tools to help you pray the Rosary and enhance your prayer life this month:

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Stained glass window depicting the Virgin Mary at St. Columba Cathedral in Youngstown. Photo by Cindee Case

Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis, by Pope Franics. Praying the Rosary with Pope Francis is an easy-to-carry booklet of meditations, exclusively available from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops. This booklet offers meditations by Pope Francis on the twenty mysteries of the Rosary and the life of Jesus and Mary.

Praying the Rosary: Loyola Learning Tools, by Loyola Press. With this hands-on kit, children use manipulatives to learn to pray the Rosary. Using the color-coded diagram and Mystery cards as guides, children string each prayer card bead while praying each decade of the Rosary. The kit is adaptable for all levels and abilities. 

Scripture and the Rosary, by Clifford M. Yeary. The rosary has been at the core of Catholic devotional life for centuries. Renewing its place in our spiritual life today can be powerfully assisted by going to Sacred Scripture to focus our minds and hearts on the life and teachings of Jesus Christ, Son of God and Son of Mary. 

To borrow these or other resources, the diocesan library and Office of Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry are open for in-person visits and consultations 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. You may also visit Once you make your selections, you can email the request to

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Margie Hynes is the Consultant for Faith Formation and Lay Ecclesial Ministry for the Diocoese of Youngstown.
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