In 2002, Pope John Paul II instituted the first changes to the Rosary in nearly 500 years. John Paul added a fourth set of mysteries to the Rosary, which traditionally include the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious Mysteries. The new Mysteries of Light, or the Luminous Mysteries, focus on the public life of Jesus. They include his baptism, his first miracle, his proclamation of the Kingdom of God, his transfiguration, and the institution of the Eucharist.
Our Lady asked the children of Fatima to pray the Rosary every day for peace in the world. Learn more about the Rosary with these activity suggestions for the classroom or family.
Deepen your understanding of the Rosary by reading The Rosary: A Path into Prayer by Elizabeth M. Kelly and The Complete Rosary: A Guide to Praying the Mysteries by William G. Storey.