About SoulCore...

Why SoulCore?

SoulCore is a movement born from the desire to nourish body AND soul through prayer and core strengthening, functional movements.

The need to involve the senses in interior prayer corresponds to a requirement of our human nature. We are body and spirit, and we experience the need to translate our feelings externally. We must pray with our whole being to give all power possible to our supplication. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2702)

Uniting BODY, mind & soul in prayer makes our prayer more powerful!

God seeks worshippers in Spirit and in Truth, and consequently living prayer that rises from the depths of the soul. He also wants the external expression that associates the body with interior prayer, for it renders him that perfect homage which is His due. (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2703)

By uniting BODY with internal prayer we offer God more PERFECT worship/praise!

What Does The SoulCore Rosary Entail?

The SoulCore Rosary integrates core-strengthening, stretching and functional movements with the prayers of the rosary. 

We begin with some basic stretches to warm up the body and recite the Apostle’s Creed.  Push-ups are done throughout each of the Our Father’s.  The movements vary for each of the Hail Mary’s.  And a stretching position of surrender brings us to each Glory Be.  

Each Mystery begins with a scripture verse and a reflection, offering a time of rest and encouraging deeper reflection on the virtues of each Mystery.  Each movement is simply an invitation to engage the body in prayer. We encourage you to always honor your body by moving at your own pace and within your own abilities on any given day. 

Please note: We strongly recommend that you consult with your physician before beginning any exercise program.  By participating in the SoulCore movement you agree to do so at your own risk and assume all risk of injury to yourself.

How long is a SoulCore Rosary?

A SoulCore Rosary is typically 45-60 minutes.

St. Francis de Sales once said, “Every one of us needs half an hour of prayer a day, except when we are busy – then we need an hour.”

SoulCore intentionally invites us to slow down, to savor a “holy hour” immersed in sacred scripture and virtue, engaging our bodies in an exercise of adoration and worship.  The time we give to this discipline strengthens our whole person – body, mind and soul.  

When you give God an hour of your time, disciplining yourself in this sacred, prayerful discipline of SoulCore, He will always keep His promise to bless your obedience, and the fruits are plentiful and abundant. 

“My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.” Proverbs 4:2022

What are the benefits of integrating movement with prayer?

SoulCore is first and foremost prayer. The rosary itself is a prayer of healing, virtue, and peace. Movement is integrated as an essential to whole-person wellness.

Just as during the Liturgy of the Mass (kneeling, standing, sitting) postures us to fully integrate body & soul into receiving the Word of God, SoulCore elevates our capacity to receive the Word of God and contemplate the Mysteries & Virtues at a deeper level. 

The catechism teaches us that our prayers are made more powerful, giving God our full supplication, when we pray in body and soul. (CCC 2702-2703)

We can be physically strong and neglect the spiritual. Or focus on our spiritual growth while neglecting the physical. We are created body & soul. SoulCore simultaneously strengthens both.