I started praying a decade of the Rosary each night with my daughter on Saturday, beginning with the Joyful Mysteries, and noticed an interesting pattern...
- Saturday: First Joyful Mystery (Annunciation)
- Sunday: Second Joyful Mystery (Visitation)
- Monday: Third Joyful Mystery (Nativity)
- Tuesday: Fourth Joyful Mystery (Presentation)
- Wednesday: Fifth Joyful Mystery (Finding in the Temple)
- Thursday: First Luminous Mystery (Jesus's Baptism)
- Friday: Second Luminous Mystery (Miracle at Canaa)
- Saturday: Third Luminous Mystery (Proclamation of the Kingdom of God)
- Sunday: Fourth Luminous Mystery (Transfiguration)
- Monday: Fifth Luminous Mystery (Institution of the Eucharist
- Tuesday: First Sorrowful Mystery (Agony in the Garden)
- Wednesday: Second Sorrowful Mystery (Scourging at the Pillar)
- Thursday: Third Sorrowful Mystery (Crowning with Thorns)
- Friday: Fourth Sorrowful Mystery (Jesus carries His Cross)
- Saturday: Fifth Sorrowful Mystery (Jesus dies on the Cross)
- Sunday: First Glorious Mystery (Resurrection)
- Monday: Second Glorious Mystery (Ascension)
- Tuesday: Third Glorious Mystery (Pentecost)
- Wednesday: Fourth Glorious Mystery (Assumption)
- Thursday: Fifth Glorious Mystery (Coronation)
So, each set of Mysteries begins on on of "its" days, if prayed in chronological order. It breaks down after that, as Friday is a "Sorrowful" day. We'll have to figure out something else to pray on that day.
Pretty cool, huh?