Quodlibet 20 – The Rosary
A Dominican Friar is required by the constitutions of the Order to say five decades of the rosary a day, either in common with the rest of his community, or alone. In addition, we are required to say five decades a week for the souls of our deceased brothers, sisters, friends of the Order, and benefactors. I tend to punctuate my day with a decade whenever I take a break from work, but other brothers have different routines.
As far as I am aware the Order has no official position on the Luminous Mysteries. These were introduced as a ‘suggestion’ by Pope John Paul II who hoped to renew the rosary and encourage more people to take up the devotion by emphasising the Christocentric nature of the prayer. Whether a community or individual Friar chooses to meditate on these mysteries is their own decision.