i want to memorize the normal Catholic things that people all know. the rosary, act of contrition. prayers like this and others that people know. the responses at Mass. the creed.
a problem is that i can not memorize easily. i remember for a short time and then i forget. i am at Mass every week for more than two years. i still can not remember the responses all the way. today was some thing new that i have not heard before. i do not know what people were saying. i need to read it. there was no missal. i do not know what i missed. i am lost when it is like this.
the creed is starting to stay in my head. i remember better what we sing. we sing the Sanctus in English. i do not know it in Latin. i remember the English Sanctus when i sing it in my head. i remember Ave Maria because i can sing it. the rosary that starts hail holy queen. leaves me. i can not remember this no matter what i do.
it is part of why i do not pray a rosary. i can not remember all the parts. to read and pray and count beads at the same time i get like i want to throw the beads. i have to many things to do that are not praying. i need to memorize it all.
all this to ask. how do people memorize? ways that work for you. i would like to try ideas. thank you.