Praying the Mysteries
Monday & Saturday: The Joyful Mysteries
The 1st Joyful Mystery The Annunciation
And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed art thou among women."
Fruit of the Mystery: Humility
The 2nd Joyful Mystery The Visitation
Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: "Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb."
Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbour
The 3rd Joyful Mystery The Birth of Jesus
She gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the place where travellers lodged.
Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty
The 4th Joyful Mystery The Presentation
When the day came to purify them according to the law of Moses, the couple brought Him up to Jerusalem so that He could be presented to the Lord, for it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every first-born male shall be consecrated to the Lord.”
Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience
The 5th Joyful Mystery Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple
On the third day they came upon Him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions.
Fruit of the Mystery: Joy in Finding Jesus
Tuesday & Friday: The Sorrowful Mysteries
The 1st Sorrowful Mystery The 1st Sorrowful Mystery
In His anguish He prayed with all the greater intensity, and His sweat became like drops of blood falling to the ground. Then He rose from prayer and came to His disciples, only to find them asleep, exhausted with grief.
Fruit of the Mystery: Sorrow for Sin
The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery The Scourging at the Pillar
Pilate’s next move was to take Jesus and have Him scourged.
Fruit of the Mystery: Purity
The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery Crowning with Thorns
They stripped off His clothes and wrapped Him in a scarlet military cloak. Weaving a crown out of thorns they fixed it on His head, and stuck a reed in His right hand …
Fruit of the Mystery: Courage
The 4th Sorrowful Mystery Carrying of the Cross
Carrying the cross by Himself, He went out to what is called the Place of the Skull
(in Hebrew, Golgotha) (John 19:17)
Fruit of the Mystery: Patience
The 5th Sorrowful Mystery The Crucifixion
Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, “Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit.” After He said this, He expired.
Fruit of the Mystery:Perseverance
Wednesday & Sunday:The Glorious Mysteries
The 1st Glorious Mystery The Resurrection
You need not be amazed! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, the one who was crucified. He has been raised up; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.
Fruit of the Mystery: Faith
The 2nd Glorious Mystery The Ascension
Then, after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into Heaven and took His seat at God’s right hand.
Fruit of the Mystery: Hope
The 3rd Glorious Mystery Descent of the Holy Spirit
All were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them.
Fruit of the Mystery:Love of God
The 4th Glorious Mystery The Assumption
You are the glory of Jerusalem … you are the splendid boast of our people … God is pleased with what you have wrought. May you be blessed by the Lord Almighty forever and ever.
Fruit of the Mystery: Grace of a Happy Death
The 5th Glorious Mystery The Coronation
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.
Fruit of the Mystery: Trust in Mary’s Intercession
Thursday:The Luminous Mysteries
The 1st Luminous Mystery Baptism of Jesus
And when Jesus was baptized, … the heavens were opened and He saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and alighting on Him, and lo, a voice from heaven, saying "this is My beloved Son,” with whom I am well pleased."
Fruit of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit
The 2nd Luminous Mystery Wedding at Cana
His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever He tells you." … Jesus said to them, "Fill the jars with water." And they filled them up to the brim.
Fruit of the Mystery: To Jesus through Mary
The 3rd Luminous Mystery Proclaiming the Kingdom
"And preach as you go, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without pay, give without pay."
Fruit of the Mystery: Repentance and Trust in God
The 4th Luminous Mystery Transfiguration
And as He was praying, the appearance of His countenance was altered and His raiment become dazzling white. And a voice came out of the cloud saying, "This is My Son, My chosen; listen to Him!"
(Luke 9:29, 35)
Fruit of the Mystery: Desire for Holiness
The 5th Luminous Mystery Institution of the Eucharist
And He took bread, and when He had given thanks He broke it and gave it to them, saying, "This is My body which is given for you." … And likewise the cup after supper, saying, "This cup which is poured out for you is the new covenant in My blood."
Fruit of the Mystery: Adoration