Why You Should PRAY the Rosary's Luminous Mysteries which Saint Pope John Paul II Recommended and often Recited on Thursdays! VIDEO Guide!


When you pray the rosary, you can put God at the center of your lives, while also allowing God to speak with you. When we reflect on the stories from the Gospels, we not only increase our understanding of the life and ministry of Jesus, but we can also discover how God is calling us to live our own lives. Pope John Paul II stated in his apostolic letter, Rosarium Virginis Marie (2002), the rosary is a “compendium of the Gospel” and has “all the depth of the Gospel message in its entirety.” In 2002 Pope John Paul II added a set of five mysteries to the Rosary, called the Luminous Mysteries. They bring the total number of rosary mysteries to 20. (continues below the video)
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Some people recite all 20 mysteries daily; this brings amazing graces to the whole world! However, the Joyful mysteries are usually recited on Monday and Saturday,  the Sorrowful on Tuesday and Friday, the Glorious mysteries are prayed on Sunday and Wednesday, and the Luminous on Thursday.  Variations of these had already been in use by saintly people like St. Louis de Montfort and George Preca and Patrick Peyton. 
 Pope John Paul II recommended the Luminous Mysteries (or the "Mysteries of Light") in his apostolic letter Rosarium Virginis Mariae (October 2002). 
In the Letter St. John Paul II writes :
 Moving on from the infancy and the hidden life in Nazareth to the public life of Jesus, our contemplation brings us to those mysteries which may be called in a special way “mysteries of light”. Certainly the whole mystery of Christ is a mystery of light. He is the “light of the world” (Jn 8:12). Yet this truth emerges in a special way during the years of his public life, when he proclaims the Gospel of the Kingdom. In proposing to the Christian community five significant moments – “luminous” mysteries – during this phase of Christ's life, I think that the following can be fittingly singled out:
 (1) his Baptism in the Jordan, 
(2) his self-manifestation at the wedding of Cana, 
(3) his proclamation of the Kingdom of God, with his call to conversion, 
(4) his Transfiguration, and finally, 
(5) his institution of the Eucharist, as the sacramental expression of the Paschal Mystery. 
 Each of these mysteries is a revelation of the Kingdom now present in the very person of Jesus. The rosary prayers and some of the most indulgenced prayers in the Church bring powerful graces to the person reciting them, their intentions, and also to the whole world.