Do you pray the 15-decade or the 20-decade Rosary?

@coolcoder (2019)
United States
June 1, 2009 5:23pm CST
Personally, I have never been comfortable with praying the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. Do any of you feel the same way?
7 responses
@edxcast (1169)
• Ecuador
23 Mar 10
HI coolcoder Since im only 18 i was kind of born with the luminous misteries at hand(not completely exactly but its kind of like that) so for me its not something uncomfortable.
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@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
23 Mar 10
That's cool. I'll pray them when I'm in a group, but by myself, it feels too weird. I'm a creature of habit, I guess. lol
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@urbandekay (18308)
9 Mar 10
Repetitive prayer is cautioned against by Jesus. all the best urban
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
10 Mar 10
Excuse me a moment while a laugh uproariously at your statement. ................................................................. Okay, I'm done now. Here's a little information about the Rosary you might find interesting. http://www.erosary.com/faq/view/common-objections/doesn%27t-the-bible-warn-about-repetitive-prayers?/120.htm Take a peek at it. You might learn something. In the meantime, don't insult my Faith.
@urbandekay (18308)
10 Mar 10
"It is true that Jesus is the only mediator between God and man, and this fact is not lessened when Mary intercedes on our behalf to bring us closer to Jesus" A flat out contradiction from the site you give. If Jesus is our ONLY mediator then Mary cannot intercede on our behalf. all the best urban
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
23 Mar 10
Excuse me while I once again laugh at your statement. So...in other words, since Jesus is our only mediator, that means that you don't need to honor one of your friends' requests to pray for him or her, right? Mary is the same thing. You pray for your friend whenever you're asked, so you're interceding for your friend. Mary does the same thing, only her prayers are a heck of a lot more powerful than those of anyone here on this earth. Please. You're killing me here. Just stop. You're not going to change my mind, I'm not going to change your mind, so let's end it here. I've already made my point.
• United States
13 Jun 09
The Holy Rosary is essential. It should be prayed as often as possible. It is not the monotonous repetition of Our Fathers and Hail Marys, but a timer that we use to meditate upon the mysteries of the life of Christ. For instance, the first Luminous Mystery is the Baptism of Our Lord. While I say the one Our Father and ten Hail Marys I will meditate on that particular mystery. To say that the luminous mysteries are any greater of less than any other mystery is ridiculous. They were given to us by our Pope, the Vicar of Christ. Cafeteria Catholicism is not an option. You can't pick and choose. The Rosary is a very powerful prayer used to combat evil in the world today. If you don't know how to use it, it won't do you much good. When I first picked up a rifle I had no idea what I was doing, but after practicing how to properly use it I became quite good at it. The same with the Rosary. If you pick it up and just throw some prayers out there for the sake of praying you won't get anything out of it. But with practice you can wield it with skill. It is the Rosary that is our defense against the wickedness and snares of the devil. It isn't some prayer that some bored Catholic thought up to get published. It was given to us by the Blessed Mother herself, and if you don't understand this do some research into the Communion of Saints. Our whole lives we look to successful people for help and intervention. Why do we turn from the Saints. They are successful, and therefore known as the Church Triumphant. We, the Church Militant, are not so much called to be social activists as people of prayer. Research the history of the Rosary. Read about the apparitions of the Blessed Mother and what she has to say about it. Learn what must be done to achieve salvation, not what you feel like doing to attain it. The latter may have a not so happy ending.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
13 Jun 09
This is true, but Pope John Paul II also specifically said that the Luminous Mysteries were optional, so I'm exercising my option to not pray them. That drastic of a change to the Rosary couldn't be anything but optional, because it changes the whole thing from 150 Aves to 200 Aves. How many saints over the centuries have said that the Rosary as it was before the new Mysteries came along was perfect, that it needed no amending? With 150 Aves, you have a correlation to the 150 Psalms. With 200 Aves, you have...lopsidedness. I am not being a cafeteria Catholic here. I'm sticking with the way that the Church has taught, and what the saints have said. [i]Pater noster, qui es in caelis, santificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panum nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra, sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen."[/i]
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
13 Jun 09
For those who don't read Latin, what I just put down is the "Our Father," or "Pater Noster". I put this down not to offend anyone, and if I have, then let this entry be deleted. I'm just confused as to how sticking with Church tradition is cause enough for me to be labeled as a "cafeteria Catholic," or one who picks and chooses what I'm going to believe and what I'm not going to believe, even if the issue at question is optional.
• United States
3 Feb 11
The luminous mysteries seem to have come out of nowhere. I've been Catholic since 1989, and it appears that they came about in the mid to late 1990's, so yes, the Luminous mysteries bother me. Especially if it is true that the rosary was given to St. Dominic by our blessed mother....the Luminous M. obivously weren't in the rosary given to him. Then, in another apparition, Mary corrected the rosary by adding the "O my Jesus" prayer. So where did the Luminous mysteries suddenly appear from and who added them?
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
21 Feb 11
Pope John Paul II added the Luminous Mysteries several years ago during the Year of the Rosary, I think it was. I've never been comfortable with praying them, though I will if I'm in a group. It just doesn't feel right to have 20 decades instead of 15, but that's just me.
• United States
2 Jun 09
I have not prayed the Rosary as much as I should, although I am inclined to start back to at least praying the Rosary once a day. When the Luminous Mysteries were first introduced, I admit I was a bit skeptical, since the Rosary has been prayed a long time without change. However, in looking at the beauty of the moments introduced in these mysteries, I find it wonderful that this part of Jesus's mission is now included. There was a gap in the chronology of Jesus's life between the Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries, and now the gap has been filled.
@coolcoder (2019)
• United States
3 Jun 09
Thanks for your response. I normally don't pray the Luminous when I'm alone, but if I'm with a group, then I will.
@eileenleyva (13815)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
Hi cool, the Luminous mysteries are actually enlightening episodes in the story of the rosary. The Baptism of Jesus, the Wedding at Cana, the Proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, the Institution of the Holy Eucharist - these seem to be a fitting transition when we pray the Joyful to the Sorrowful. The Luminous completes the story of Jesus. I kind of had difficult time remembering the luminous mysteries but eventually, I got them right.
@se7enthbird (8324)
• Philippines
9 Mar 10
i am not responding for myself for i do not pray the rosary, sorry for that. but my wife prays the rosary. she prays the 15 decade for she had memorize that since she was a child. the new mystery, she has a copy of it but she is more used to praying the joyful, sorrowful and glorious mysteries. i guess you and her have the same reason.