How should I explain the Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary in a traditional manner that is appropriate for children that are 3-5 years old? I’m asking because I’m teaching the pre-school CCD class at my TLM parish.
That’s easy. You shouldn’t be teaching anything that the Pastor of your Church doesn’t approve of. The only way to know that is to ask him. There are a lot of crackpots on the internet claiming to be Catholic experts, so this is not the place to get that information. Especially, for children. I also recommend that you tell your pastor that you posted this on the internet.
I can never quite work out whether you’re serious or facetious. Still, you’re right: lucybeebee just needs to ask him.
I don’t know what hoy roamer is talking about. You have the job of being a pre-school CCD teacher and I don’t think that teaching the sorrowful mysteries would anyway require the pastor’s permission. That isn’t to say to do it “behind his back” - it’s just that it is such a simple thing that I doubt there’d be any controversy. As for teaching it in a traditional manner - well I don’t know about that. I don’t think that you need to teach it any way in particular - just help the class pray maybe a few decades of the sorrowful mysteries.
- The Agony in the Garden: This shows Jesus pleading with his father that his flesh would not be “mortified”. That he would not suffer. It shows his human will, but also at the end emphasizes his willingness to lay down his life for his flock. It shows his obedience to the father, and it shows us how to be likewise obedient. It also teaches us to “perservere to the end” (Mt 24:13) regarding our prayers (i.e. to pray until the last moment in case god grants us reprieve) and to be ready (Mt 24:44) or remain awake as the disciples didn’t.