The Way of the Rose is the path of the heart We are a diverse, inclusive community dedicated to the forgotten earth wisdom of the rosary…and to the Lady, by any name you like to call Her.
This group is not affiliated with the Catholic Church nor any other religions institution. Nor does it seek to build another. We have no dues or fees, no buildings to maintain nor fundraising campaigns of any kind. There are no priesthoods or levels of mastery. Instead of lineages of power, we value circles of friendship.
The Way of the Rose began when an ex-Buddhist monk experienced an apparition of the Lady in 2011 who invited him to pray the rosary with the words: “If you rise to say the rosary tonight, a column of saints will support your prayer.” That story is told in the book “Waking Up to the Dark,” by Clark Strand. The Lady’s further teachings are offered in “The Way of the Rose: The Radical Path of the Divine Feminine Hidden in the Rosary,” by Clark Strand and Perdita Finn.
Our Lady of Woodstock speaks of the miraculous power of the rosary to transform lives and heal the planet, revealing the secrets she had hidden within its prayers and mysteries–secrets of a past age when forests were the only cathedrals and people wove “rose garlands” for a Mother whose loving presence was as close as the ground beneath their feet. She told Strand and Finn:
The rosary is My body,
and My body is the body of the world.
Your body is one with that body.
What cause could there be for fear?
Our Lady continues to offer messages on the 16th of every month.