Update 9/29/2013: After many years, I have finally be able to go back and clean up the images for the rosary pages just in time for the month of the Rosary in 2013. I know there are still some imperfections, but there is big improvement. Be sure to download the updated files for cleaner images.
Looking for Luminous mysteries? This book did not have them, so see either Mary MacArthur’s beautiful coloring pages of the Luminous Mysteries, which are a similar style to these images, which are $5. Or see St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal has some beautiful rosary coloring pages (originals), and include the Luminous Mysteries.
These files are scanned copies of The Rosary Color Book, drawings by Ettore Fattori, Copyright 1949 by Catechetical Guild.
This little book contains beautiful pictures of the Fifteen Mysteries of the Rosary for you to color. They were drawn by Mr. Ettore Fattori, a well-known Canadian artist. This book will also help you to learn how to say the Rosary in a way that will be pleasing to our Blessed Mother.
Each picture shows a prominent event in Our Lord’s life. On the page opposite the picture is a short explanation which explains this event, tells what it means to you, and suggests how you should imitate this part of Christ’s life.
This coloring book was published in 1949, a long time before the Luminous Mysteries. I do not have any Luminous Mysteries to share. There will NOT be Luminous Mysteries to share here. St. John the Baptist Church in Front Royal has some beautiful rosary coloring pages (originals), and include the Luminous Mysteries. I also have found these beautiful coloring pages of the Luminous Mysteries, which have been recently drawn to be a companion of these pages. She is selling the images for $5.
Please note that these pages are for home and/or classroom use only.
Rosary Color Book to Download:
- Finding in the Temple
- Agony in the Garden
- Scourging at the Pillar
- Crowning with Thorns
- Carrying of the Cross
- Descent of the Holy Spirit
NOTE: There will not be Luminous Mysteries. This is an out-of-print coloring book written before the Luminous were introduced..
We always use a a vertical display flip easel with vertical pages with the Rosary prints or the colored pictures (as described here). The images can be found here or purchased from various religious goods store such as CHC or Leaflet Missal Company or EWTN Catalogue. During our family prayers the children take turns turning the pages. They enjoy having a visual aid that is bigger than the little booklets.
Another wonderful idea for praying the rosary with the little ones was by Kimberlee at Pondered in My Heart, crocheted roses, twelve total, for a decade of Hail Marys, Our Father, and Glory Be. I use this rose pattern by Terry Kimbrough from Leisure Arts. I prefer using cotton yarn and have used I Love This Cotton and Lion Brand (available at Hancock Fabrics) for the red roses.
For similar ideas for the Stations of the Cross to combine with the Mysteries of the Rosary, see Stations of the Cross for Children.