Rosary Markings

  Year of the Rosary, October 2002 - October 2003



The new mysteries are not new after all.  In article 98 of "Behold Your Mother," the 1973 pastoral letter of the U.S. Catholic Bishops on Mary, we read the following"

Besides the precise rosary pattern long known to Catholics, we can freely experiment.  New sets of mysteries are possible.  We have customarily gone from the childhood of Jesus to His Passion, bypassing the whole public life.  there is rich matter here for rosary meditation, such as the wedding feast of Cana, and incidents from the public life where Mary's presence and Mary's name serve as occasions for her son to give us a lesson in discipleship.

 Next Week "True Enlightenment"

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