There are many Rosary books out there. Why another?
Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary strengthens our union with Jesus Christ, and through him, Our Heavenly Father. However, the counting of beads recitation of words is not a prayer until the mind and heart enter.
The Rosary Meditation Companion is a pocket-size book that gives guidance into the mysteries of Jesus’ life, so that the faithful can attain a deeper concentration in a simple, easy, understandable way.
These meditations, and the beautiful array of artwork that accompanies each mystery, bring together the heart, mind and spirit while reciting the Rosary.
This book is labor of love that was created by Fr. Andrew Marinak, who hopes that through this publication, families, children, adults and aged will find access to the hearts of Jesus and Mary.
About the Author
Fr. Andrew Marinak was born to a humble milkman, Andrew, and his wife Josephine, on November 25, 1928 in Steelton, PA. He is the eldest of 5 brothers and has 4 sisters.
Fr. Marinak, known by everyone as Fr. Andy, heard the calling to be a priest at the age of 14, just before he entered into Bishop McDevitt High School in Steelton. He went with his father to speak to the Bishop, and it was decided he would go to the seminary directly after completing grade 10.
Fr. Andy attended Pontifical College Josephium in Worthington, OH, and was ordained May 26, 1956. After serving as an assistant at several local parishes, he then moved on to St. Joan of Arc in Hershey, PA. Fr. Andy’s first pastoral assignment was as the chaplain of the Lewisburg Federal Prison in Lewisburg, PA.
He later moved to Holy Cross Parish in Mt. Carmel, PA. After one year, he was assigned to Our Lady of Seven Sorrows of BVM in Middletown, PA, which was followed by an assignment at Corpus Christi in Chambersburg, PA.
He then returned to his hometown parish of St. James in Steelton, where he was a compassionate force of the Catholic faith and known by all as a true ‘local’ priest. Later, he was assigned to Sacred Heart in Cornwall, PA, and then retired on June 19, 2003.
When Fr. Andy retired in 2023, he moved to Myrtle Beach, SC and he was constantly on the move. If he wasn’t praying or playing a passionate game of golf, he was filling in for other priests who were on holiday.
He always said his real retirement would be with our Lord and the Blessed Mother in heaven. Father Andy passed onto his ‘real retirement’ on September 19, 2021
The Rosary Meditation Companion was inspired by his great love and dedication to Our Lady. It was his wish that it carry on so with the help of his niece and some dear friends, we strive to continue to fulfill his mission.