Real Men Pray the Rosary

A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer
Foreword by: Greg Tobin
Introduction by: Bishop Daniel E. Flores

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Format: Paperback

Publication date: May 6, 2013

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In Real Men Pray the Rosary: A Practical Guide to a Powerful Prayer, a powerful story of a vital prayer movement that is igniting men’s hearts, David N. Calvillo narrates his own life-changing experience of the Rosary, presents a comprehensive guide to the Rosary, and offers a thirty-three-day Rosary challenge.

“The Rosary is for old ladies and funerals.” Or is it? In David N. Calvillo’s debut book, he reveals how each week, thousands of men of all ages and backgrounds join together in the Real Men Pray the Rosary movement and are seeing the fruit of this spiritual discipline in their lives and families. Destined to become a new centerpiece of Catholic men’s spirituality, this dynamic book and movement bring men together, deepening their devotion to Christ through Mary. Often surprising and always inspiring, Calvillo combines storytelling with a profound, inviting guide and convincingly shows how the Rosary is alive and well today—for men. Real Men Pray the Rosary is also an ideal gift to men from the women in their lives.

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Pages: 160

Trim size: 6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9781594713767

Imprint: Ave Maria Press


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  • “A treasure to share with the world.”

    “For centuries, the Rosary has invited all people to pray, to ponder the treasury of the Gospel mysteries that infuse its beads, and to find a life of purpose as well as peace. David Calvillo shares his own profound and personal walk within these pages. What we find by its end is the beginning of a treasure to share with the world: real men pray, and they pray the Rosary.”

    Jason Godin
    Columnist at Catholic News Agency

  • “You will discover a treasure!”

    “What David Calvillo has done in his wonderful book is give us a full picture of the meaning of the Rosary, its origin and place in the history of the Church, and many of the inspiring statements of popes and saints who have encouraged the Rosary as ‘the most perfect prayer.’ One very interesting feature is the author's use of his tool box with simple exercises to jump-start praying the Rosary. I highly endorse David Calvillo's book, Real Men Pray the Rosary. Read it and you will discover a treasure!”

    Andrew Apostoli, C.F.R.
    Author of Fatima for Today

  • “A gem of a book.”

    “What could a book written for men tell women? Plenty! I wanted to dash for my Rosary when I finished reading David Calvillo’s book, Real Men Pray the Rosary—a testimony that not only do ‘Real Men’ pray the rosary,’ but so do real women! Packed with stories of men whose lives have been deeply influenced by the power of the Rosary, Calvillo’s own personal witness, the history of the Rosary, and insightful meditations to aid us in this efficacious prayer, Calvillo has given us a gem of a book.”

    Johnnette S. Benkovic Williams
    Host of EWTN's Women of Grace

  • “A must for every soldier of Christ!”

    “This book is a must for every soldier of Christ! The Blessed Mother tells us that the Rosary is a sword that cuts through evil. It is a prayer that carries with it a powerful and mysteriously effective force that should never be taken for granted. Real Men Pray the Rosary is a great help in emphasizing this important truth! Through the Rosary we are trained and strengthened to do the work that God calls us to do. I encourage all to read and take to heart this great book.”

    Doug Barry
    Cohost of EWTN’s Life on the Rock

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