I’ll try to keep this brief. I’m a cradle Catholic who recently came back to the church after almost two decades. My parents didn’t really do much in the way of teaching me about the faith when I was a child, so I’ve been reading up on the church, in particular the traditions, customs and sacraments. Admittedly I still have much to learn.
At any rate, when I returned to the church in late summer, I started small by trying to pray the rosary a few times a week and I’ve worked my way up to a rosary a day. I bought two short books that have a “how to” section regarding the rosary. The first one says to pray the Joyful Mysteries on Monday and Saturday, the Luminous Mysteries on Thursdays, the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays and the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesdays and Sundays.
The other book is similar, however it differs in that it states that the JM should be prayed on Sundays from Advent until Lent, the GM should be prayed on Sundays from Easter until Advent, and the SM daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday.
Is this a situation where either is okay, or is one correct while the other isn’t? Both have the Nihil Obstat and Imprimatur markings on the title page. I’m more than a little confused about this. Most forum posts I’ve read indicate that everyone does something to make it their own but if there’s any specific days I should be meditating on specific mysteries I’d like to at least get that right.
Well, I said I’d keep it short and I failed. Whoops. Any input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.