Champions of the Rosary: An Interview with Fr. Donald Calloway

The darkness grows in the world on a daily basis. Wars and rumors of wars. Political upheavals. Terrorism. Our Christian brethren martyred at an incredible rate. It is easy to become discouraged, but that is the one thing we must not do.

Instead, we must pray. And there is no better prayer to pray in these times of anxiety and fear than the rosary. History has proven over and over that the rosary is a powerful prayer that can literally change history. Recently, I sat down with one of the chief promoters of the rosary in our day, Fr. Donald Calloway, MIC, to talk about his new book, Champions of the Rosary: The History and Heroes of a Spiritual Weapon.

If you aren’t familiar with him, Fr. Calloway has an incredible conversion story that involves mafia connections, getting kicked out of a country, surfing, and a profound encounter with the Blessed Mother. He is now a priest with a truly Marian devotion who spreads the message of Fatima and devotion to the rosary.

While Fr. Calloway has written several books, Champions of the Rosary may very well go down in history as his masterwork. It took him several years of research to write and it includes many incredible saints you’ve never heard of, little-known facts about the rosary, and plenty of amazing stories. It is thick—some 400 pages. If you think the rosary is boring and cliche, this book will change your mind and heart. If you love the rosary already, you will love it even more after reading this book. You can get your copy here.

Without further ado, here’s the video of our conversation.

10 Responses to “Champions of the Rosary: An Interview with Fr. Donald Calloway”

  1. Got this for Christmas from my awesome wife! It is quickly becoming my new favourite book. St. Dominic is my patron saint because of my love for the Rosary, so reading Fr. Calloway’s defence of the pious tradition of the origins of the Rosary was a tremendous blessing!

  2. Hi Sam,

    Thanks for the effort in interviewing the author. It seems a really great interview, except for one part. I don’t know if it happened only to me, but I couldn’t hear Fr. For most of the interview. Check out this please.

    David Sanguinetti

  3. I purchased a copy of Champions of the Rosary after hearing about it on the Catholic radio station in DC. You are correct, this is a fantastic book. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and learned so much about this powerful spiritual weapon! Thank you for doing this interview and promoting the Rosary so frequently. May God Bless you and may He continue to bless Fr. Calloway!

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