Saturday, October 22, 2011

Sunday Snippets--A Catholic Carnival

Join me and other Catholic bloggers at Sunday Snippets. Thanks to RAnn for hosting!

I'm giving this post top priority.
Semper Gaudete!: Help Keep Fr. Frank on the Virtual Road

Semper Gaudete!: Getting A Bit Ahead of Myself

Semper Gaudete!: Re-discovering a Serial from my Childhood

Semper Gaudete!:
Juggling Series

Semper Gaudete!: New Picture in my Collection

Semper Gaudete!: Mixed Feelings

Semper Gaudete!: Pro-Abortion Priest

Semper Gaudete!: An Artist I've Just Discovered

Semper Gaudete!: Not COMPLETE, But.....

Semper Gaudete!: Blessed John Paul II and the Luminous Mysteries

Semper Gaudete!: Not COMPLETE, But.....

Semper Gaudete!: Books Read in the Past Week

Books Read in the Past Week

[Books read for the first time are marked with a #]

"jazz off-key"
"storm warning"
{"Blog On" series}
by Dandi Daley Mackall
(children's fiction, Christian [Protestant])

"Little Rhody"
"Somebody Special"#
"Secret Friend"#
by Neta Lohnes Frazier
(children's fiction, historical)

"Beany Has a Secret Life"
by Lenora Mattingly Weber
(teen fiction)

Blessed John Paul II and the Luminous Mysteries

In honor of the feast of Blessed John Paul II, and the month of the Holy Rosary, I am presenting this post, adapted and modified from a longer post in one of my old blogs.

When Blessed John Paul the Great added the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary in 2002, I was delighted, absolutely delighted. I had felt for a long time that there was too great a gap between the Fifth Joyful Mystery and the First Sorrowful Mystery. A BIG chunk of Our Lord's life on Earth was missing from our Rosary meditations.
Of course, many choose not to pray the Luminous Mysteries, preferring to stick to the traditional form, and that is their right. I, personally, believe that there will be a time when people will be surprised to learn that the Luminous Mysteries weren't always a part of the Rosary; they fit in so perfectly!

Not COMPLETE, But.....

As of today, my collection
has at least one picture for each Mystery of the Rosary, so now it will
be helpful to me when I pray the Rosary.