From a reader:
On Wednesday before Mass a friend of mine leads the public recitation of the Rosary. She inserts after the Fatima Prayer in each decade this pray; Jesus, protect and save the unborn and the sanctity of life. I wasn’t sure if it was appropriate to put that prayer there. And then she has added another prayer about protecting our religious freedom after the one for sanctify of life. So now I’m really wondering if this is appropriate or not; and if they should be inserted along with your own intentions before or after the rosary but not inside the rosary itself. Thanks
There is no one way to recite the Holy Rosary. You will find variations from country to country, ethnic group to ethnic group, community to community. As a matter of fact, the Fatima Prayer is not used universally.
My preference is to add as few interpolations as possible, so as not to lengthen excessively the amount of time it takes to recited it. People have lives to live as well.
Thus, variations are acceptable, so long as the community in question goes along and the variations are not contrary to the faith. Always be sure to check with parish priest if this is in the parish. People should not just impose their way of saying the Rosary on everyone else.