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Quotations from Saint Josemaria

3rd Sorrowful Mystery: The crowning with thorns

—You and I..., haven't we crowned Him anew with thorns, and struck Him and spit on Him? Never more, Jesus, never more... And a firm and concrete resolution marks the end of these ten Hail Marys. Tags: Holy Rosary, The Way of the Cross

4th Sorrowful Mystery: The carrying of the cross

Love the Cross. When you really love it, your Cross will be...a Cross, without a Cross. And surely you, like Him, will find Mary on the way. Tags: Cross, Holy Rosary, The Way of the Cross

5th Sorrowful Mystery: The crucifixion and death of Jesus

You and I do not see Him writhe on being nailed: suffering all that can be suffered, He spreads His arms with the gesture of an Eternal Priest. Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Obedience, Holy Rosary, Unity

1st Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection

But on the first day of the week at early dawn, they came to the tomb, taking the spices that they had prepared, and they found the stone rolled back from the tomb. Tags: Faith, Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary

2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Our life on earth, which we love, is not definitive. “We do not have a permanent dwelling place here, but we seek that which is to come,” a changeless home, where we may live forever. Tags: Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary

3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Ghost

The Holy Spirit carries out in the world the works of God. He is, as we read in a liturgical hymn, the giver of grace, the light of our hearts, the soul's guest, our rest in work, our consolation in sorrow. Tags: Jesus Christ, Holy Rosary

4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

We are all her children, she is the Mother of all mankind. And now, the whole human race commemorates her ineffable assumption. Mary is welcomed to heaven: the Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. Greater than she no one but God. Tags: Holy Rosary, Our Lady

5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Virgin Mary

We can never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery; nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity. Tags: Heaven, Holy Rosary, Our Lady

The Annunciation

Don’t forget, my friend, that we are children. The Lady of the sweet name, Mary, is withdrawn in prayer. You, in that house, are whatever you want to be: a friend, a servant, an onlooker, a neighbor. Tags: Angels, Jesus Christ, Our Lady

The Birth of Our Lord

And in Bethlehem is born our God: Jesus Christ! – There is no room at the inn: He is born in a stable. – And His Mother wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger. Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Our Lady

In the House at Nazareth

And he went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man. Tags: Jesus Christ, Holy Family, St Joseph, Ordinary life, Our Lady

Temptations in the Desert

Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. And he fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was hungry Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Ascetical struggle

Calling the Apostles

In these days he went out into the hills to pray; and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when it was day, he called his disciples, and chose from them twelve Tags: Apostolate, defects, Vocation

Conversing with Everyone

All this Jesus said to the crowds in parables Tags: Apostolate

The Beatitudes

Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: Blessed are the poor in spirit Tags: Gospel, Jesus Christ, Supernatural outlook