So I am not Catholic yet but would very well like to become one and in two weeks I might even go to a real mass ( I only went to one mass for Christmas in 2002, and being small, didn’t understand anything. I did try to understand though, unlike the adults)
Anyway, my first question is-
Would it be disrespectful to the Priest if, while the rest prayed in English, I prayed in Latin? ( I prayed my first rosary today!) reading from a prayer book of my own. (No real reason why I want Latin, it just sounds cooler)
Does the priest read some passage from the bible? Can I take a Vulgate/ Latin bible into the cathedral? I’m not too keen on this one as I don’t know much of Latin myself, but eventually . . . 2- 3 years later?
Also, totally unrelated to the other questions . . . how exactly does one pray the rosary? Today I read the six prayers but after that you have the twenty mysteries to say on one day of the week. Is that part of the prayer? Are we actually supposed to say them out loud, or just read them? I couldn’t find the answer online so I finished with the six prayers (in Latin)
I looked everywhere but couldn’t find the Latin version of the mysteries so I assumed they were just for personal knowledge and reading.