MEDITATE ON EACH OF THE MYSTERIES OF MARY’S HOLY ROSARY

source: morriscanal.com

THE FIVE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
(Mondays & Saturdays) 1) THE ANNUNCIATION: The angel Gabriel tells Mary that she will conceive a son. His name shall be called Jesus.(Luke 1:31-32)

2) THE VISITATION:

Mary visits and helps her elderly cousin Elizabeth who has conceived a son in her late years.(Luke 1:42 and 45)

3) THE NATIVITY:

Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem. Local shepherds greet the Savior. And three kings from the east follow His star to pay homage to Him.(Luke 2:6-7)

4) THE PRESENTATION:

Jesus is presented in the temple according to the law of Moses. Simeon took Jesus into his arms and praised God. (Luke 2:22)

5) THE FINDING OF THE CHILD JESUS IN THE TEMPLE:

Jesus is lost for three days. Mary and Joseph search sorrowfully until they find Him in the temple in the midst of the Elders.

THE FIVE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES
(Thursdays) 1) BAPTISM OF JESUS IN THE JORDAN:

Humbling Himself before John the baptist, Christ descends into the waters, the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares Him the beloved Son , while the Holy Spirit descends upon Him.(Matthew 3:17)

2) THE MIRACLE AT CANA:

At the request of Mary, Christ performs His first public miracle, at the wedding feast in Cana, when He changes water into wine.(John 2:1-12)

3) THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF THE KINGDOM:

Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls all to conversion, and promises forgives of sins to all who draw near to Him in humble trust.(Mark 1:15)

4) THE TRANSFIGURATION:

The glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ as the Father commands the astonished Apostles to “listen to Him”.(Luke 9:35)

5)JESUS INSTITUTES THE EUCHARIST:

Christ offers His body and blood as food under the signs of bread and wine, and testifies “to the end” His love for humanity, for whose salvation He will offer Himself in sacrifice.

THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(Tuesdays & Fridays) 1) THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN:

Jesus prostrates Himself, praying to the Father, and anguishes over all the sins of the world.(Matthew 26:36 and 39)

2) THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR:

Jesus is stripped of His garments, His hands are tied and He is beaten severely.
(Matthew 27:25-26)

3) THE CROWNING WITH THORNS:

A crown of thorns is driven into Jesus’ head as the soldiers mock Him.(Matthew 27:28-29)

4) JESUS CARRIES HIS CROSS:

The cross is Placed across the shoulders of Jesus. And He is made to carry it to Calvary.(John 19:17-18)

5)

THE CRUCIFIXION:

Jesus is nailed to the cross. Nails are driven through His hands and feet. His side is pierced with a spear.

THE FIVE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Sundays and Wednesdays)  1) THE RESURRECTION:

Jesus rises from the dead. An empty tomb  mystifies all until He presents Himself to His disciples.(Matthew 28:5-6)

2) THE ASCENSION:

After performing many miracles and being seen by many, Jesus ascends into Heaven while his disciples watch.(Luke 24:50-51)

3) THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT:

Parted tongues of fire descended on the disciples and all were filled with the Holy Spirit.(Acts 2:3-4)

4) THE ASSUMPTION:

Mary is assumed into Heaven, body and soul.(Judith 13:18)

5) THE CORONATION:

Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth by the Blessed Trinity.

ENCODE BY: BRO. NICHOLAI LUCENOS,CFD— OCTOBER 27, 2012

SOURCE: SIS. ARSENIA RASONABLE,CFD (DECEASED)

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