Peggy on the new Rosary mysteries
In her weekly column today, Peggy Noonan dwells on the luminous mysteries which JPII added to the Rosary; the final portion of her article, in fact, is devoted to how she personally meditates while praying the Rosary.
One of my favorite parts of her piece is this one:
But the rosary had been as it was for almost a millennium. Why did John Paul change it now? "He is making a statement at the end of his life about what's important to him," says Father C.J. McCloskey of Washington's Catholic Information Center. "By adding these mysteries he is saying, 'This is another invitation to look closely at the life of Christ--to contemplate and meditate.' "
"To think," I offered.
"No, not to think. To let the life of Christ sink into you."
"No, not to think. To let the life of Christ sink into you." Amen!