Catherine M. Odell

Catherine M. Odell is a writer and editor whose primary professional experience has been in the religious press. A native of South Bend, Indiana, Odell was born, grew up and was educated in the shadow of Notre Dame’s “Golden Dome.”

A freelance journalist, curriculum writer and editor, she is also the author of three books for children and nine trade books for adults, including Our Sunday Visitor’s Those Who Saw Her: Apparitions of MaryFaustina: Apostle of Divine MercySolanus Casey: The Story of Father Solanus and Praying the Rosary for Intercession. Odell has also enjoyed teaching on the elementary and junior high levels.

She is married, has two grown children and is a committed organic gardener, baker, walker and reader.

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“The Rosary is the compendium of the entire Gospel.”  – Pope Paul VI

Testimonies about the spiritual fruits and blessings that come from the Rosary have been shared for centuries. They come from popes, saints, Doctors of the Church, theologians, and from ordinary Catholics and Christians.

In this unique book, Catherine M. Odell focuses on a crucial aspect of the Rosary: namely, the implications of its role as a prayer of intercession. Praying the Rosary for Intercession gives witness to the power of prayer to transform, renew, strengthen, and direct those who pray it faithfully and reflectively.

Each mystery of the Rosary is accompanied by features designed to broaden your understanding of it:

  • Scripture Passage
  • Reflection
  • The Rosary in Our Lives
  • Mystery Prayer
  • Mystery Intentions

Regardless of your familiarity with the Rosary, this thoughtful and interesting book will help you to more deeply root this ancient prayer within you.

“Without a doubt, this is one of the most eloquent signs of love.” – Pope Benedict XVI