Luminous Mysteries?

Originally posted 3/12/2017.

Regina Sacratissimi Rosarii, ora pro nobis! Gratias tibi, Domina mea et Advocata mea!

Sancte Dominice, ora pro nobis. Beate Alane de Rupe, ora pro nobis. Sancte Pie Quinte, ora pro nobis.

This post is written with love and respect for Pope St. John Paul II and St. George Preca. Ora pro nobis!

Q. Whether one ought to pray the Luminous Mysteries during the Rosary?

A. In the negative.

Image via http://theraccolta.tumblr.com/post/63351380512/the-fifteen-promises-of-our-lady-to-st-dominic

Dear brothers and sisters, Our Lady wants us to cling to the traditional fifteen mysteries when praying her Rosary. Listen to these sermons hosted by Sensus Fidelium:

(A) “Traditional vs New Rosary” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jCUV8OuOi5M)

(B) “Holy Rosary” by Fr. Chad Ripperger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rLk_3Pvby5Y)

(C) “Rosary: A Spiritual Weapon” by Fr. Chad Ripperger (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CRQBaYfD1Go)

(D) Read, re-read, and share The Secret of the Rosary by St. Louis de Montfort.

From the above works we gather “God’s saving patterns”/types{1}:

  1. When Our Lady gave the Rosary (her Psalter) directly to St. Dominic in 1214 and revived the Rosary through Bl. Alan de La Roche, how many Mysteries did she have them preach? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)(B)
  2. How many mysteries did Catholics pray for 788 years (1214-2002)? Fifteen, not twenty.
  3. How many psalms are in the Psalter? 150, not 200.
  4. How many promises of the Rosary? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  5. How many persons in the Blessed Trinity? Three, not four. (D)
  6. How many parts of the Church? Three (Militant, Suffering, Triumphant), not four. (D)
  7. How many sets of mysteries in Philippians 2:7-9? Three, not four. (A)
  8. How many stages in the spiritual life? Three (purgative, illuminative, unitive), not four. (D)
  9. How many stages of the day? Three (“get up …, rest at noon, … go to bed at night”). (A)
  10. How many times is the Angelus prayed daily? Three, not four. (A)
  11. How many days did Our Lady of Lourdes spend with St. Bernadette? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  12. On First Saturday’s, how many minutes company do we give Our Lady of Fatima and and how many mysteries of the Rosary do we meditate upon? Fifteen, not twenty. (A)
  13. What is a five-decade Rosary in Portugal, where “the dogma of the faith will always be preserved”? Our Lady of Fatima said um terço, not um quarto. (A)
  14. How many fish did the Apostles catch in John 21:11? 153, not 203. (C)
  15. What is the traditional weekly five-decade rhythm? Birth-death-resurrection-birth-death-resurrection until Sunday’s mysteries depending on the liturgical season, not birth-death-resurrection-birth-ministry-death-birth-resurrection. (A)

Is it good to meditate on Our Lord’s Baptism, His Institution of Holy Matrimony at the Wedding of Cana, His Proclamation of the Kingdom of God, His Transfiguration, and His Institution of the Holy Eucharist at the Last Supper? Yes, but leave these out of Our Lady’s Psalter.

Up next: Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis.

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Notes

{1} An expression used by a priest with many excellent sermons to his credit, e.g., “God’s Saving Patterns in the Holy Family” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvgfCoH4Tp0) and “God’s Saving Patterns on Display at Cana” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_90E36zy8UA).

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