Let us hear what the Church says about this form of Meditation.
The Holy Father clearly sees the Rosary as an answer to the
modern search for a means of meditation, the same search that has led many to seek out non-Christian forms of meditation. The
Rosary has certain features, such as repetition in order to help the person with concentration on spiritual mysteries, which are also
found in the techniques of Eastern meditation. The Rosary, however, is rooted in the Gospel, unlike meditations of other
religions which arise out of philosophies incompatible with the Gospel. In the words of Pope John Paul II: “The West is now
experiencing a renewed demand for meditation, which at times leads to a keen interest in aspects of other religions. Some
Christians, limited in their knowledge of Christian contemplative tradition, are attracted to these forms of prayer. While the latter
contain many elements which are positive and at times compatible with Christian experience, they are often based on ultimately
unacceptable premises. Much in vogue among these approaches are methods aimed at attaining a high level of spiritual
concentration by using techniques of a psychological, repetitive, and symbolic nature. The Rosary is situated within this broad
gamut of religious phenomena, but it is distinguished by characteristics of its own which correspond to specifically
Christian requirements” (RVM, no. 28).