Traditionalist Catholics and the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary

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?

Thank you!:slight_smile:

Please note that I would like anybody to respond to this poll, not just those who consider themselves Catholic Traditionalists.

Everybody is welcome on this poll!:slight_smile:

Of course, I have nothing against the Psalms!:slight_smile:

Does anybody want to make a post?:slight_smile:

I say them every Thursday, I don’t have a problem with them, after all they are in the Bible.

Sure I use them. The rosary is quite flexible as a devotional prayer. There are, for example, some rosaries with seven decades. Sometimes I use a scriptural rosary booklet, with brief scriptural quotes between each ‘Hail Mary.’ These scriptural rosaries are also useful for group devotions.

My husband and I just said them :slight_smile: It’s my son’s 1-year anniversary of his baptism, so we thought they were the most appropriate ones for today (plus, I love saying them on gloomy, rainy days). I can’t imagine anyone truly having a problem with them–if they’re good enough for JPII, they’re definitely fine by me :slight_smile:

I have traditionalist friends who do not use the Luminous mysteries **when saying the Rosary ** (though they have nothing against the five luminous mysteries per se and find them quite edifying). The reason they give me is that the Rosary is “Mary’s Psalter” of 150 hail Mary’s for a complete Rosary, and they prefer to keep it that way.

When I say the luminous mysteries, I usually will say them on Sunday, since I don’t like to break up the Joyful-Sorrowful- and Glorious mysteries.

But the Luminous Mysteries are wonderful.

Jaypeeto4 (aka Jaypeeto3)

I use the Luminous Mysteries, although I have a friend who goes exclusively to the Tridentine Mass and has asked, even during our rosary group at the college, if we could pray the mysteries that used to be on Thursday before the Luminous ones superceded them. Her reason is that they are new and she grew up with the old ones (I think there may be some other hold-ups though that she is not willing to say in front of a group, like maybe some other beef with new things).

GoLatin: 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”.

That’s wild that someone would use that as a reason! Satan is referred to as the “angel of light”, sometimes alternatively as “son of the morning[star]” (in the Bible, I think Isaiah 14:12), but Jesus is also called by a similar title. It depends on how a word is used (i.e., context), and it’s pretty obvious to me that the Luminous Mysteries are promoting the polar opposite of Satan!

I am so glad that Pope John Paul II suggested the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary. They certainly fit in perfectly after the Joyful Mysteries, filling in with some very important events in the life of our Lord.

There is a missal published by Baronius Press, in association with the Priestly Fraternity of Saint Peter.

This Missal has the Latin Tridentine Mass(1962), and also has the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary!:amen:

This Missal can be found at the following sites:

baroniuspress.com
fssp.com/main/publications.html
catholiccompany.com/product_detail.cfm?ID=6182

There are probably other sites where you can get this Missal, also. It has an Imprimatur by Bishop Bruskewitz of Lincoln, Nebraska.:thumbsup:

Does anybody have any ideas on how traditionalists can be persuaded to use the Luminous Mysteries? There sometimes seems to be an automatic, knee-jerk reaction against them!:frowning:

I don’t like to break them up either so I devised a new schedule that I use:

Sunday - Joyful
Monday - Sorrowful
Tuesday - Glorious
Wednesday - Joyful
Thursday - Luminous
Friday - Sorrowful
Saturday - Glorious

I was so excited when the Luminous mysteries were given to us.

[quote=GoLatin]Does anybody have any ideas on how traditionalists can be persuaded to use the Luminous Mysteries? There sometimes seems to be an automatic, knee-jerk reaction against them!:frowning:
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I don’t understand why they would have such a reaction to them.

The Luminous Mysteries fit in so perfectly after the Joyful Mysteries, and before the Sorrowful Mysteries. They focus on such important events that took place in our Lord’s public life, and it would greatly enhance our prayer time by meditating on these events in the Holy Rosary.

And, our wonderful Pope John Paul II recommended and requested them to be used.

Does anybody else have any more input?:slight_smile:

Thank you!

I say the Luminous Mysteries, but the 3 Traditional Catholics in my
family do not do so. :frowning:

[quote=Marilena]I say the Luminous Mysteries, but the 3 Traditional Catholics in my
family do not do so. :frowning:
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I tend to think they may be hung up on the knowledge of the Rosary as they had always known it and think that it is somehow “wrong” to include those mysteries. It is unreasonable to think in such a rigid way, but don’t let it bother you.

They only go to the Tridentene Mass, and will not say the Luminous Mysteries. They also do not like JP2 :frowning: They do like Pius X though.
As well as SSPX.

[quote=Marilena]They only go to the Tridentene Mass, and will not say the Luminous Mysteries. They also do not like JP2 :frowning: They do like Pius X though.
As well as SSPX.
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There are many like them; I like to think they mean well, although I believe they are misled. I hope they come back someday.

Personally, I like them. As one person has already stated, they fill in the part of Jesus’ life not covered by the other mysteries, that being his public ministry.

PF

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