I think I previously posted this in the wrong forum category. So I’m moving it here. =)
I was raised as a Lutheran, but fell away from the church early in my life. Then for twelve years I accompanied my wife (then girlfriend/fiance) to Catholic masses and about 2 years ago - after much study and discussion with my wife’s uncle, who is a priest - I enthusiastically converted to Catholicism.
One of my Lenten vows this year has been to become more familiar with the Rosary, which i have been praying every day and have gained a great fondness for. I recently came across literature showing a Rosary tradition that seems to be more prevelant in Europe than here in the US, and that is announcing the mystery during each of the Hail Marys. Adding it in between “fruit of your womb, Jesus” and “Holy Mary, Mother of God”. For example, in the sorrowful mysteries, adding in
- Who sweated blood for us sinners.
- Who was scourged for us sinners.
- Who was crowned with thorns for us sinners.
- Who carried the cross for us sinners.
- Who was crucified for us sinners
to the Hail Marys in the corresponding mysteries.
Personally, I find this to be a wonderful way to maintain focus and meditation on the mystery. However, I’ve only found it listed on people’s personal websites, and not on anything I would consider “official”. Is this a recognized method for Rosary Prayer?
Also, all of the information I’ve found on this method is from publications that seem to predate the Luminous Mysteries. Can some one help me fill in the blanks on what phrases would “traditionally” be used there?