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.

This article is reprinted with permission from our friends at The Catholic Gentleman.


Sam Guzman is an author and editor of The Catholic Gentleman whose work has appeared in several publications. He resides in Wisconsin with his wife and two small boys where he is also the Communications Director for Pro-Life Wisconsin.

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