Routines can become comfortable and any suggestion of changes can be unpleasant. To me, the recitation of the traditional Rosary and its 15 mysteries is comfortable. I have recited them so many times and have enjoyed many great meditations while doing so. I love praying the 15 mysteries of the Rosary. the weekly routine is pleasant, even if I want to pray all 15 throughout the day, I can do so in an orderly way.
But, in 2002, Pope John Paul introduced a fourth set of mysteries: the Luminous Mysteries.
So, should we pray the Luminous Mysteries? Or, are we fine sticking to the traditional 15 mysteries?
I’d like to recommend the following article in which a Dominican answers this question: “Should Pope John Paul II have added these five new “mysteries”?
I think you’ll enjoy the article, as I did.
God bless your families,
Mr. William C. Michael
Classical Liberal Arts Society