Thy Olive Tree Blog

  • The Power of the Rosary: A Personal Testimony

    I had recently converted to Catholicism. Often I would pray the Rosary, but this time was different. Before starting to pray, I could feel a special "burning, prompting, pulsing" in my heart. Words can't really describe it. The closest I can come to explaining it would be that anticipatory excitement you get... like a kid before Christmas morning, or when my husband got back from a six month deployment.
  • The Resource I needed During RCIA!

    What I would have given for a resource like this when I was just getting started!⁠ A Painted Rosary and A Stained Glass Rosary are the perfect tools for learning how to pray the Rosary. Each turn of a page reveals a mystery of the Rosary with its corresponding full-page painting, spiritual fruit, and a Printed Bead Tracker. Simply move your thumb down the page of beads to keep your place. Additionally, all prayers are printed for easy reference.