Experience spiritual calm with the first adult colouring book to focus on the Rosary as you color and reflect on the traditional Catholic prayer. Renowned artist Daniel Mitsui provides exquisitely detailed illustrations of the Glorious, Joyful, and Sorrowful Mysteries, suitable for meditative colouring and for reflecting on the lives of Jesus and the Blessed Mother.
Adult coloring books were the fastest-growing book category in recent years. But of the hundreds of colouring books on the market, very few reflect Catholic themes. Daniel Mitsui’s The Mysteries of the Rosary is the first adult colouring book to focus on the Rosary and draw inspiration from medieval illustrated manuscripts.
Just as repetition of the Hail Mary during the Rosary can create a contemplative awareness of its mysteries, careful attention to colouring these captivating illustrations can open your heart to a deeper awareness of the Rosary’s truths. Like the medieval monks who understood their artistic decoration of the gospels as a form of prayer and praise, you’ll find yourself caught up in meditative wonder as you prayerfully colour Mitsui’s images.
The artist specializes in hand-drawn ink illustrations on paper or vellum. Since his conversion to Catholicism in 2004, most of his pieces have focused on religious subjects. Mitsui decided to publish selections of his fine art as a colouring book because he believes that traditional Catholic art has the power to shape the imagination and heart of everyone who experiences it.
This unique colouring book contains thirty illustrations—fifteen full-page drawings of the mysteries of the Rosary, each one beautifully bordered by traditional images of animals and flowers; twelve vignettes featuring prophets, evangelists, and Fathers of the Church; and three larger drawings with the artist’s commentary. It also contains descriptive copy written by the author for the three sets of Mysteries.