THE MYSTERIES OF THE ROSARY

THE FIVE JOYFUL MYSTERIES
(Monday's & Thursday's; Sunday's of Advent)

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

2. THE VISITATION: (Charity)
Mary goes to visit her cousin Elizabeth and is praised by her as "blessed among women". (Luke 1;39-56)

3. THE NATIVITY: (Poverty)
Mary gives birth to Jesus in the stable at Bethlem. (Luke 2:1-20)

4.THE PRESENTATION: (Obedience)
Mary and Joseph present Jesus to His heavenly father in the Temple of Jerusalem forty days after His birth. (Luke 2:22-39)

5.THE FINDING IN THE TEMPLE: (Piety)
Searching for three days, Mary and Joseph find the 12-year old Jesus sitting in the Temple discussing the law with the learned doctors. (Luke 2:42-52)


THE FIVE SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
(Tuesday's & Friday's; Sunday's of Lent)

1. THE AGONY IN THE GARDEN: (Contrition)
The thought of our sins and His coming suffering causes the Savior to sweat blood. (Luke: 22:39-44)

2. THE SCOURGING AT THE PILLAR: (Purity)
Jesus is stripped and beaten until His body is one mass of bloody wounds.
(Matt 27:26)

3.THE CROWNING WITH THORNS: (Courage)
Jesus's claim to kingship is ridiculed by putting a crown of thorns on His head.
(Matt 27:28-31)

4. THE CARRYING OF THE CROSS: (Patience)
Jesus shoulders His own cross and carries it to the place of crucifixion while Mary follows. (Luke 23: 26-32)

5. THE CRUCIFIXION: (Self-Denial)
Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies after three hours of agony witnessed by His Mother. (Matt 27: 33-50)


THE FIVE GLORIOUS MYSTERIES
(Sunday's [except Advent & Lent], Wednesday's & Saturday's)

1. THE RESURRECTION: (Faith)
Jesus rises from the dead on Easter Sunday. (Matt 28:1-20)

2. THE ASCENSION: (Hope)
He ascends into Heaven forty days after His resurrection to sit at the right hand of God the Father. (Luke 24:50-51)

3. THE DESCENT OF THE HOLY SPIRIT: (Love)
He sends the Holy Spirit in the form of fiery tongues on His Apostles.
(Acts 2:2-4)

4. THE ASSUMPTION: (Eternal Happiness)
Mary's soul returns to God and her glorified body is taken up into heaven and reunited with her soul.

5. THE CORONATION: (Devotion to Mary)
Mary is crowned as Queen of heaven and earth, Queen of angels and saints.



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