"Highlighting the name of Christ"


#1

Blessings to all!
In John Paul II’s apostolic letter ROSARIUM VIRGINIS MARIAE, while discussing the recitation of the Hail Mary within a decade, the Holy Father says:
Pope Paul VI drew attention, in his Apostolic Exhortation Marialis Cultus, to the custom in certain regions of highlighting the name of Christ by the addition of a clause referring to the mystery being contemplated.(37) This is a praiseworthy custom, especially during public recitation.
Can anyone direct me to an example of these “clauses” and how they would be used during public recitation?


#2

Examples:

1st Joyful Mystery, the Annunciation:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus, incarnate in thy womb.

5th Sorrowful Mystery, the Crucifixion:

Hail Mary, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou amongst women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb Jesus, in agony upon the cross.

There are various clauses that vary by region and custom.
VC


#3

Romano Guardini’s little book on the rosary has these invocations, the custom was also recommended by Pope JP II in his letter on the rosary in which the luminous mysteries were introduced.

. . . . blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus, who was born in Bethlehem
. . . whom you presented in the Temple according to the law
. . . who was scourged for our offenses
etc.

if you are leading a public recitation of the rosary make sure everybody knows the format, so you don’t trip people up

the other way to do this is to introduce each decade with the scripture verse relevant to the mystery


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