I have noticed something that, to me, is rather disturbing.
Many Catholics, that would count themselves as Traditionalists(even those that are loyal to Rome), do not, for various reasons, use the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
I have seen variouss explanations for this. Probably the strangest is that I have seen that some people apparently think that the Luminous Mysteries have something to do with Satan.(!) In the Bible, I think that Satan is referred to as the “angel of light”.
I know that, originally, the Rosary was likely developed as an alternative to saying the 150 Psalms, and therefore, there were 150(or 3 groups of 50) Hail Marys said.
But I think that long ago, the Rosary developed into a completely seperate devotion, that long ago lost most direct connections to the 150 Psalms.
So it seems to me, that there is no problem with having 5 more Mysteries of the Rosary added. I think that the Luminous Mysteries are a great idea!
I count myself as a Traditionalist, and I LOVE the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary.
Can somebody shed some light on this disturbing trend?