Joyful Mysteries

  1. The Annunciation.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Humility

    Mary learns from the Angel Gabriel that God wishes her to be the mother of God and humbly accepts. (Luke 1:26-38)

  2. The Visitation.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbour

    Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth and is praised by her as “Blessed among women.: (Luke 1:39-56)

  3. The Nativity.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty, Detachment from the things of the world, Contempt of Riches, Love of the Poor

    Mary gives birth to Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem. (Luke 2:1-20)

  4. The Presentation of Jesus at the Temple.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Gift of Wisdom and Purity of mind and body (Obedience)

    Mary & Joseph present Jesus to His Heavenly Father in the Temple of Jerusalem 40 days after his birth. (Luke 2:22-39)

  5. The Finding of Jesus in the Temple.

    Fruit of the Mystery: True Conversion

    After searching for 3 days, Mary & Joseph find the 12 year old Jesus sitting in the Temple discussing the law with the learned doctors. (Luke 2:42-52)

 

Sorrowful Mysteries

  1. The Agony in the Garden.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Sorrow for Sin, Uniformity with the Will of God

    The thought of our sins and His coming suffering causes the agonizing Savior to sweat blood (hematidrosis)(Luke 22:39-44)

  2. The Scourging at the Pillar.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Mortification (Purity)

    Jesus is striped and unmercifully scourged until his body is one mass of bloody wounds (Matt. 27:26)

  3. The Crowning with Thorns.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Contempt of the World (Moral Courage)

    Jesus’s claim to kingship is ridiculed by putting a crown of thorns His head and a reed in His hand. (Matt. 27:28-31)

  4. The Carrying of the Cross.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Patience

    Jesus shoulders His own cross and carries it to the place of crucifixion while Mary follows Him sorrowing (Luke 23:26-32)

  5. The Crucifixion and Death of our Lord.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Perseverance in Faith, Grace for a Holy Death (Forgiveness)

    Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies after 3 hours of agony witnessed by His Mother. (Matt. 27:33-50)

 

Glorious Mysteries

  1. The Resurrection.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Faith

    Jesus rises from the Dead on Easter Sunday, glorious and immortal, as He has predicted. (Matt. 28:1-7)

  2. The Ascension.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Hope, Desire to Ascend to Heaven

    Jesus ascends into Heaven 40 days after His resurrection to sit at the right hand fo God the Father. (Luke 24:50-51)

  3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Love of God, Holy Wisdom to know the truth and share it with everyone, Divine Charity

    Jesus sends the Holy Spirit in the form of fiery tongues on His Apostles and disciples. (Acts 2:2-4)

  4. The Assumption of Mary.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Grace of a Happy Death and True Devotion to Mary

    Mary, having completed the course of her earthly life, is assumed body and soul into heavenly glory. (Corinthians 1:15)

  5. The Coronation of the Virgin.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Perseverance and an Increase in Virtue (Trust in Mary's Intercession)

    Mary is crowned as queen of heaven and earth, Queen of angels and saints. Song of Songs (4.8), Psalms (45.11–12), Revelation (12.1–7)

 

Luminous Mysteries

  1. The Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit, the Healer.

  2. The Wedding at Cana.

    Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus through Mary, Understanding of the ability to manifest-through faith.

    The transformation of water into wine is the first miracle attributed to Jesus. (John 2:1-11)

  3. Jesus' Proclamation of the Kingdom of God.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Trust in God (Call of Conversion to the Messiah)

    Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, and saying, The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe in the gospel. (Mark 1:14-18)

  4. The Transfiguration.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness.

    The Transfiguration is a pivotal moment, and the setting on the mountain is presented as the point where human nature meets God (Matthew 17:1–8, Mark 9:2–8, Luke 9:28–36)

  5. The Institution of the Eucharist.

    Fruit of the Mystery: Adoration.

    The Last Supper is the final meal that, in the Gospel accounts, Jesus shared with his Apostles in Jerusalem before his crucifixion. The Last Supper provides the scriptural basis for the Eucharist. (Mark 14:22–24, Matthew 26:26–28, 1 Corinthians 11:23–25, Luke 22:19–20)

 
 
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