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Old Feb 23, '12, 7:30 am
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I'd like to know what mysteries we should be praying because I'm getting conflicting answers from various Rosary devotions.

Here here are the two:

1. we pray the regular mysteries during the week but on the Sundays of Lent we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.

2 We pray the Sorrowful mysteries every day during Lent---I should add that if this is the proper way it is a little depressing, but I will pray them,

So, if anyone including the apologetics have any answers, please let me know. I should add that I usually pray the daily Rosary anyway
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Old Feb 23, '12, 7:52 am
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Default Re: Rosary during Lent

Throughout the year, the sequence of mysteries remains the same during the week.
On Sundays during Ordinary Time, the Glorious mysteries are prayed.
On Sundays during Advent, we pray the Joyous mysteries.
On Sundays in Lent, we pray the Sorrowful mysteries.
Since Saturday is dedicated to Mary, the Mother of God, I like to pray all 20 mysteries on Saturday. Saturday is traditionally dedicated to Mary because it is the day she mourned the death of her sun before His resurrection Sunday morning.
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Old Feb 23, '12, 9:08 am
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I pray the Sorrowful mysteries all the time and I’m certainly not depressed. When I first considered doing this many years ago I thought maybe it would be depressing but the opposite is true.

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Old Feb 23, '12, 9:11 am
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As a private devotion, this is certainly the practitioner's choice.
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Old Feb 23, '12, 9:12 am
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Yes... you can pray any mystery of the rosary any time you want.
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Old Feb 23, '12, 9:45 am
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I'd like to know what mysteries we should be praying because I'm getting conflicting answers from various Rosary devotions.

Here here are the two:

1. we pray the regular mysteries during the week but on the Sundays of Lent we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries.

2 We pray the Sorrowful mysteries every day during Lent---I should add that if this is the proper way it is a little depressing, but I will pray them,

So, if anyone including the apologetics have any answers, please let me know. I should add that I usually pray the daily Rosary anyway
Our bishop suggested to focus more on the sorrowful mysteries, especially towards the end of Lent.
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Old Feb 23, '12, 11:48 am
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« St. Augustine assures us that there is no spiritual exercise more fruitful or more useful than the frequent reflection on the
sufferings of our Lord. Blessed Albert the Great, who had St. Thomas Aquinas as his student, learned in a revelation that by simply thinking of or meditating on the passion of Jesus Christ, a Christian gains more merit than if he had fasted on bread and water every Friday for a year, or had beaten himself with the discipline once a week till blood flowed, or had recited the whole Book of Psalms every day» ("The secret of the rosary" by Saint Louis Marie Grignion De Montfort, Twenty-eighth Rose, n. 88)

St. Paul said that his sole ambition was to know the science of the cross, referring to the love that it contains: “For I resolved to know nothing while I was with you except Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Co 11,2)".
When Saint Bonaventure was asked where he got the copious and abundant doctrine that was found in his works, he said, showing a crucifix: “This is the book that tells me everything I write. Here I have learned all I know”.

2 Cor 13:13
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Old Feb 24, '12, 6:49 am
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Smile Re: Rosary during Lent

Thank you everyone. I have been saying the Sorrowful Mysteries for the last two days, so I'll continue on with them during the rest of Lent along with the Stations on Fridays.

I wasn't aware of what was said about the Rosary, although I do have his book and was saving it for Lenten reading along with some of the others.
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