The Forgotten Method for Praying the Rosary that Could Change Your Life
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From ChurchPop:

"Every Lent people want to acquire a deeper prayer life. For many, this includes the desire to pray the rosary daily. Now that we are several days into Lent, how is that Lenten resolution going? Have you prayed it faithfully every day since Ash Wednesday? After you finish praying, do you feel like you really prayed it? Or did you find that you were distracted and didn’t focus on the mysteries being prayed?

What if I told you I might be able to help you pray the rosary more faithfully and want to pray it every day. What if I told you there is a way of praying the rosary to curb distractions and focus more on the mystery.

Both Bl. Pope Paul VI in his Apostolic Exhortation Marialis Cultus and St. John Paul II in Rosarium Virginis Mariae reference a custom of praying the rosary in which a person inserts a phrase after the name of Jesus in the Hail Mary prayer with reference to the mystery being contemplated.

When I learned this custom, I immediately began to practice in my life. Whenever I prayed the rosary I inserted a phrase to focus my meditation. To my amazement, it worked!

Then I read a classic work by St. Louis de Montfort called The Secret of the Rosary and at the end of the book he proposed two methods of praying the rosary, a longer and shorter form. The longer form included an intentional offering, a prayer that he had written to pray for a specific grace. The shorter form he recommended was exactly what Bl. Paul VI and St. John Paul II wrote about.

Since we are in Lent, here are the phrases he proposed for the sorrowful mysteries: thy womb Jesus in His agony; thy womb Jesus scourged; thy womb Jesus crowned with thorns; thy womb Jesus carrying His cross; thy womb Jesus crucified."

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Forgotten? Sorry, anyone who has ever read St Louis-Marie knows about it. I've used it for years.
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#3
I forgot about this  :blush:  Please remind me again when Lent comes around next year  :grin:
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In Germany, this is how the rosary is generally said. A relative clause is inserted after the name of Jesus.
e.g. "Jesus, who has been crowned with thorns for us" or "Jesus, whom thou o Virgin hast conceived from the Holy Ghost" or "Jesus, who has crowned thee, o Virgin, in heaven".

I once heard an elderly lady complain that Italians didn't say anything after the name of Jesus during the rosary. She felt they were cheating a little.
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