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Contemplating the Mysteries of the Holy Rosary

Joyful Mysteries - 1st Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation - 2nd Joyful Mystery: The Visitation - 3rd Joyful Mystery: The birth of Jesus - 4th Joyful Mystery: The presentation - 5th Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the temple Luminous Mysteries - 1st Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus in [...]
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The Holy Rosary

Take the Holy Rosary, one of the most deeply rooted of Christian devotions. The Church encourages us to contemplate its mysteries. She wants to engrave upon our heart and our imagination, together with Mary's joy and sorrow and glory, the spellbinding example of Our Lord's [...]
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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. But on entering, they did not find the body of the Lord [...]
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1st Sorrowful Mystery: The agony in the garden

Then Jesus came with them to a country place called Gethsemani, and he said to his disciples, “Sit down here, while I go over yonder and pray.” And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and he began to be saddened [...]
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5th Glorious Mystery: The Coronation of the Virgin Mary

There is no danger of exaggerating. 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. Friends of God, 276 Thou art all fair and [...]
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4th Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of the Virgin Mary

Assumpta est Maria in coelum: gaudent angeli! —God has taken Mary —body and soul— to Heaven: and the Angels rejoice! So sings the Church. —And so, with that same outburst of joy, do we begin our contemplation in this decade of the Holy Rosary: The [...]
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3rd Glorious Mystery: Descent of the Holy Ghost

And when the days of Pentecost were drawing to a close, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven, as of a violent wind blowing, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. And there appeared [...]
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2nd Glorious Mystery: The Ascension

Now he led them out towards Bethany, and he lifted up his hands and blessed them. And it came to pass as he blessed them, that he parted from them and was carried up into heaven. And they worshipped him, and returned to Jerusalem with [...]
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5th Sorrowful Mystery: The crucifixion and death of Jesus

And bearing the cross for himself, he went forth to the place called the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha, where they crucified him, and with him two others, one on each side and Jesus in the center. And Pilate also wrote an inscription and had it [...]
Tags: Abandonment to God, Cross, Obedience, Holy Rosary, Unity
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4th Sorrowful Mystery: The carrying of the cross

And from then on Pilate was looking for a way to release him. But the Jews cried out, saying, “If thou release this man, thou art no friend of Caesar; for everyone who makes himself king sets himself against Caesar.” Pilate therefore, when he heard [...]
Tags: Cross, Holy Rosary, The Way of the Cross