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Find Peace In Your Life
Through The Joyful Mysteries
Of The Catholic Rosary

"My Soul Hath Rejoiced In God My Savior"
-Luke 1:47

Sorrowful mysteries

The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke's Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus' childhood.

The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God became man and dwelt among us.

Jesus is the Incarnation - God made flesh...

"And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us,
(and we saw his glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten
of the Father,) full of grace and truth."
-John 1:14

When Adam and Eve sinned against God, the gates of heaven were closed. God promised to send a savior who would open the gates of heaven.

Jesus is the fulfillment of God's promise.

That is why the Incarnation is the most wonderful event in human history.

The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are so called because they recount all the Joys of the "Good News", namely Jesus.

To delve deeper into the young life of Jesus and for meditations on the rosary, the individual Joyful Mysteries have been conveniently listed for you below...

The Annunciation
The Angel Gabriel appears to Mary, a young Jewish girl. Gabriel greets Mary saying, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women." Luke 1:28 read more...

The Visitation
The Visitation
During the Angel Gabriel's appearance to Mary, he also tells her that her cousin Elizabeth is expecting a baby. Gabriel reveals this to Mary to show that "no word shall be impossible with God" Luke 1:36 read more...

The Birth of Jesus - Nativity
The Birth of Jesus
They go from place to place seeking a warm room where the baby can be born. Time after time the door is closed to them with the words "no room in the inn" echoing in their ears read more...

The Presentation
The presentation of Jesus in the temple is in fulfillment with the Jewish law. Every male child must be taken to the temple and an animal must be offered as a sacrifice read more...

Finding Jesus in the temple
Finding Jesus In The Temple
The Gospel of St. Luke tells of one particular trip when the twelve year old Jesus remains behind in Jerusalem. Mary and Joseph don't know this however. Mary thinks Jesus is with Joseph and Joseph thinks He is with Mary read more...

Luminous mysteries

Having a clearer picture of the scene and significance of the rosary mystery will greatly enhance your meditation.

Remember the means by which the Rosary prayer brings about such inner peace is the use of both mental and vocal prayer.

This is how your mind internalizes the events in the life of Jesus.

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Catholic Mysteries Of The Rosary

Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke's Gospel in the New Testament. They involve the joyful events of Jesus' childhood. The most joyful event in all of human history is the Incarnation or when God became man and dwelt among us read more...

Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
What a gift the the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary are. Meditating on these Mysteries of Light bring even deeper understanding of the public life of Jesus. They fill in the blanks between Jesus' childhood and His suffering and death on the cross. Therefore read more...

Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary remind you of how much Jesus loves you. He suffered and died for you. "Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends." -John 15:13. You are loved by Jesus read more...

Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
The Glorious Mysteries are the crown of Jesus' triumphs. How exhilarating to know that Jesus is God and that He rose from the dead, making you an heir to Heaven. Reminding yourself of these glorious events as you pray the Rosary prayer will keep your faith alive and strong read more...

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Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
-From the Litany of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

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