Catholic FAQ


Latest Threads
newest posts



Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Catholic Living > Spirituality
 

Welcome to Catholic Answers Forums, the largest Catholic Community on the Web.

Here you can join over 400,000 members from around the world discussing all things Catholic. Membership is open to all, Catholic and non-Catholic alike, who seek the Truth with Charity.

To gain full access, you must register for a FREE account. Registered members are able to:
  • Submit questions about the faith to experts from Catholic Answers
  • Participate in all forum discussions
  • Communicate privately with Catholics from around the world
  • Plus join a prayer group, read with the Book Club, and much more.
Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free. So join our community today!

Have a question about registration or your account log-in? Just contact our Support Hotline.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search Thread Display
  #1  
Old Sep 4, '10, 4:01 pm
annb annb is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: August 2, 2005
Posts: 530
Religion: Catholic
Default Praying one decade of the rosary

I'm teaching PSR at our church, and the children are learning about the mysteries of the rosary. Since we have a lot of other material to cover each week, I thought it would be good to learn about one mystery and then say a decade of the rosary each class. However, I wasn't sure if there was a typical way to pray just one decade, if you just said 10 hail mary's and an our father, or if it would be more than that. I couldn't find anything when I googled it.
__________________
Ann
Mom to 4, including Miss Bethany:
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old Sep 4, '10, 6:03 pm
Cricket123 Cricket123 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 15, 2009
Posts: 263
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

I did this with some of my own classes. We read about the mystery, maybe a bit of the appropriate Gospel and/or a simple reflection, then recited the decade: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, and we added the (not mandatory but traditional) Fatima prayer.

It seemed to work well for the young ones and took about 5 minutes or so.
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old Sep 4, '10, 6:33 pm
annb annb is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: August 2, 2005
Posts: 530
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Perfect, thanks. That will fit with the time we have available and their attention span at that time of day.
__________________
Ann
Mom to 4, including Miss Bethany:
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old Sep 4, '10, 6:36 pm
LilyM's Avatar
LilyM LilyM is offline
Forum Elder
Forum Supporter
 
Join Date: February 1, 2006
Posts: 33,202
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cricket123 View Post
I did this with some of my own classes. We read about the mystery, maybe a bit of the appropriate Gospel and/or a simple reflection, then recited the decade: Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, Glory Be, and we added the (not mandatory but traditional) Fatima prayer.

It seemed to work well for the young ones and took about 5 minutes or so.
Yep, that's exactly what a single decade of the Rosary consists of - an Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, a Glory Be and (if wished) the 'O My Jesus ...' (Fatima Prayer).
__________________

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today! Alleluia!!


God bless and keep our new Pope Francis - Viva il Papa!
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old Sep 4, '10, 7:09 pm
Apryl's Avatar
Apryl Apryl is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: September 14, 2005
Posts: 1,869
Religion: Roman Catholic
Send a message via ICQ to Apryl Send a message via AIM to Apryl Send a message via Yahoo to Apryl Send a message via Skype™ to Apryl
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyM View Post
Yep, that's exactly what a single decade of the Rosary consists of - an Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, a Glory Be and (if wished) the 'O My Jesus ...' (Fatima Prayer).
But where do you get 'that's exactly'? Since there are not a lot of sources for 'the way to do a Decade of the Rosary, it's something I've been looking for: direction on the correct way to do a single Decade.
__________________
Pax,

Apryl

"The Church is a training ground for Saints and a hospital for sinners. There is room -- and there is hope -- in this Church for a sinner like me." Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old Sep 4, '10, 7:29 pm
Dorothy Dorothy is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 19, 2004
Posts: 8,597
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apryl View Post
But where do you get 'that's exactly'? Since there are not a lot of sources for 'the way to do a Decade of the Rosary, it's something I've been looking for: direction on the correct way to do a single Decade.
Another way of praying a decade of the Rosary is to pray the Scriptural Rosary. There is Scripture passage before each Hail Mary. Here is an example:



http://www.ainglkiss.com/ros/jo.htm


When I was a CCD teacher I typed up ten of those Scripture passages and handed them out to ten children. They were, beforehand, taught that they were to read the line of scripture, then hesitate for a couple of seconds and then say the first part of the Hail Mary. Then the rest of the class said the second part of the Hail Mary. I heartily encouraged them to say the Rosary this way, as it helps to focus on the mystery this way.

Of course the other way is fine also! Some people find it easy to focus on the Mystery as long as the decade is preceded by a few sentences about it.

As long as one meditates on the mystery during each decade, while holding Our Blessed Mother's hand, (saying the Hail Marys) then that is a correct way to say each decade.
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old Sep 5, '10, 12:13 am
sungirl's Avatar
sungirl sungirl is offline
Regular Member
Greeter
Prayer Warrior
 
Join Date: May 24, 2010
Posts: 597
Religion: More Catholic every day
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyM View Post
Yep, that's exactly what a single decade of the Rosary consists of - an Our Father, 10 Hail Marys, a Glory Be and (if wished) the 'O My Jesus ...' (Fatima Prayer).
Sometimes I pray just 1 decade and that's how I do it. But I agree that instructions are hard to find; a few months ago I looked and looked and couldn't find anything.
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old Sep 5, '10, 2:43 am
LilyM's Avatar
LilyM LilyM is offline
Forum Elder
Forum Supporter
 
Join Date: February 1, 2006
Posts: 33,202
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Apryl View Post
But where do you get 'that's exactly'? Since there are not a lot of sources for 'the way to do a Decade of the Rosary, it's something I've been looking for: direction on the correct way to do a single Decade.
Because it's the only way that makes any kind of sense at all, given what the instructions are for praying five decades. It's a situation where common sense is required rather than detailed instructions.

It just wouldn't make sense, for example, to include two Our Fathers but skip the Glory Be. Or vice versa to say two Glory Bes but skip the Our Father.

What other conclusion could you possibly reach? That one is to say the Apostles Creed, Our Father and Three Hail Mary's before a single decade? And the Hail Holy Queen etc afterwards. But if so they'd be said before and after EACH decade when you're saying the five.

See what I mean? One just needs to apply a bit of common sense. Stands to reason it's one Our Father and one Glory Be, no more and no less.
__________________

Christ The Lord Is Risen Today! Alleluia!!


God bless and keep our new Pope Francis - Viva il Papa!
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old Sep 5, '10, 10:11 am
Cricket123 Cricket123 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: April 15, 2009
Posts: 263
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Just quickly, plenty of Rosary resources here. Check out the link for the Rosary Confraternity as well.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old Sep 5, '10, 4:14 pm
Apryl's Avatar
Apryl Apryl is offline
Regular Member
 
Join Date: September 14, 2005
Posts: 1,869
Religion: Roman Catholic
Send a message via ICQ to Apryl Send a message via AIM to Apryl Send a message via Yahoo to Apryl Send a message via Skype™ to Apryl
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by LilyM View Post
See what I mean? One just needs to apply a bit of common sense. Stands to reason it's one Our Father and one Glory Be, no more and no less.
While it's obviously a *valid* way to do a single Decade, my question related to the choice of the term, 'exactly', since where I come from, there is no 'wrong way' to do the Rosary (provided the intention is correct, and one is moving to put/keep their heart right)

As for me, when I do a Decade, I do it just so I can get to the Salve Regina, the Memorare, the Doxology and the St. Michael Prayer at the end. Based on the post, I'm *wrong* for doing that, since the way posted earlier was 'it exactly'.

The point is, there is no right or wrong way, but there are several good ways to do this.

Not only that, if there was some source (with the authorization and such), that would also be helpful. But to state 'that's it exactly' was what I objected to, not the way to do the Rosary or even a Decade of the Rosary.
__________________
Pax,

Apryl

"The Church is a training ground for Saints and a hospital for sinners. There is room -- and there is hope -- in this Church for a sinner like me." Anonymous
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old Sep 5, '10, 6:03 pm
Edwin78 Edwin78 is offline
New Member
 
Join Date: August 5, 2010
Posts: 83
Religion: Catholic
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Here is a private devotion that one may practice based on praying one decade of the Holy Rosary at a time: Little Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary.

It seems to be not approved by any ecclesiastic authority, but it seems to be a sound devotion
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old Sep 5, '10, 6:57 pm
sungirl's Avatar
sungirl sungirl is offline
Regular Member
Greeter
Prayer Warrior
 
Join Date: May 24, 2010
Posts: 597
Religion: More Catholic every day
Default Re: Praying one decade of the rosary

Quote:
Originally Posted by Edwin78 View Post
Here is a private devotion that one may practice based on praying one decade of the Holy Rosary at a time: Little Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary.
Thanks for posting that!

Last edited by sungirl; Sep 5, '10 at 7:13 pm. Reason: part of response did not post
Reply With Quote
Reply

Go Back   Catholic Answers Forums > Forums > Catholic Living > Spirituality

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search Thread
Search Thread:

Advanced Search
Display

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump



Prayer Intentions

Most Active Groups
8547Meet and talk,talk talk
Last by: Eungang
5207CAF Prayer Warriors Support Group
Last by: hopeful01
4434Devotion to the Sorrowful Mother
Last by: DesertSister62
4037OCD/Scrupulosity Group
Last by: eschator83
3871SOLITUDE
Last by: tuscany
3844Let's empty Purgatory
Last by: DesertSister62
3407Petitions Before the Blessed Sacrament
Last by: grateful_child
3302Poems and Reflections
Last by: PathWalker
3231Catholic Vegetarians & Vegans
Last by: Rifester
3155For seniors and shut- ins
Last by: Paulette60



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 10:41 pm.

Home RSS Feeds - Home - Archive - Top

Copyright © 2004-2014, Catholic Answers.