The Luminous Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries were added to the prayers of the Rosary by St. John Paul II in 2002 and prayed on Thursdays.   These mysteries help us to reflect on the actions of Jesus during his 3 years or so of ministry.    We begin with the Baptism of Jesus in the Jordan and that …

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The Glorious Mysteries

In the Glorious Mysteries, we rejoice with Jesus and Mary and we begin with a reflection on the Resurrection of Jesus.  The grave could not hold Jesus and he rose after 3 days like He said He would.  He walked the earth in a glorious stage appearing first to Mary Magdalene and then to the …

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The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Sorrowful Mysteries enable us to journey with Jesus on the road to Calvary.    These mysteries are prayed on Tuesday and Friday, however, we can meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries also on the Sundays of Lent.  In this mystery,  we enter the Garden of Gethsemani with Jesus and the apostles and reflect on their …

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The Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries lead us to meditate on the beginning of the life of Jesus.   They are prayed on Monday and Saturday, however, we can meditate on the Joyful Mysteries on Sundays during Advent and Christmas, This mystery begins with the Annunciation by the angel Gabriel that Mary was chosen by God to be the …

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Mysteries of the Rosary

Each mystery of the Rosary contains 5 decades.   The mysteries bring to mind and enable one to reflect on incidents in the life of Jesus and the Blessed Mother.   The Joyful Mysteries lead us to meditate on the Annunciation, the Visitation, the Nativity, The Presentation, and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple.   …

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