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Enhance Your Rosary Prayers
With Meditations On The Rosary


Catholic Rosary Myteries


The meditations on the rosary that accompany each mystery are the soul of the Rosary. They are what give the Rosary it's life, purpose and power.

Simple table of Rosary mysteries and days they are prayed on
Day
Rosary Mystery
Sunday
Glorious
Monday
Joyful
Tuesday
Sorrowful
Wednesday
Glorious
Thursday
Luminous
Friday
Sorrowful
Saturday
Joyful
The Rosary isn't simply reciting prayers from memory. It is so much more. It is one of the most beneficial ways of praying for it unites both vocal and mental prayer.

Contemplating these mysteries in the life of Jesus and Mary will excite in you a deep love and reverence for God.

This relationship with God will sustain you throughout your life.

Here you will get a glimpse of the deep meaning behind each event recounted in the Rosary mysteries.

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Meditations on the rosary - Joyful Mysteries


1st Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation

  • Mary's humility is at the heart of the meditations on the Annunciation. Because Mary humbled herself God exalted her by choosing her to be the Mother of His Son. If you are to make progress in your spiritual life and your relationship with those you love, you must learn to imitate Mary's humility. More meditations on the rosary mystery - Annunciation...

    You can contribute meditations on the Rosary for this mystery by going here...

2nd Joyful Mystery - The Visitation
  • In this mystery Mary sets the example of neighborly love. Immediately after the angel told Mary she would be the Mother of Jesus, she went to help her cousin who was also expecting a baby. Mary's response to this great news was to disregard her own needs and share her joy with Elizabeth. You too must share your blessings and joys with those you love. You can start by sharing the Rosary with them. More rosary meditations on the Visitation...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

3rd Joyful Mystery - The Birth of Jesus
  • While Mary and Joseph were in Bethlehem, no one would give them a comfortable place to stay. Jesus had to be born in a stable. Would you have invited them into your home? Have you made room for them in your heart and room for Jesus in your life? The best way to start is by making room for the Rosary in your day. More meditations on the rosary mystery - The Nativity here...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

4th Joyful Mystery - The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
  • This mystery shows the importance of being faithful to your duties. Keep your religious obligations without delay, just as Mary and Joseph did when they took the baby Jesus to the temple to offer Him to God as was the Jewish law. Learn to embrace your duties and fulfill them faithfully. More rosary meditations on the Presentation...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

5th Joyful Mystery - Finding Jesus in the Temple
  • Jesus, Mary and Joseph went to Jerusalem in observance of a religious celebration. This mystery teaches your family to live, work and pray together. Praying a family Rosary every day is a sure way of accomplishing this goal. More meditations on the rosary mystery - Finding Jesus in the Temple here...

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Meditations on the rosary - Luminous Mysteries


1st Luminous Mystery - Baptism of Jesus

  • When Jesus was baptized He was instituting the sacrament of baptism. This sacrament washes away original sin from your soul and makes you a brother or sister of Jesus and a child of God. As a child of God you are an heir to heaven. To receive heaven as your reward you must make your life a reflection of Jesus' the way Mary did. To accomplish this you must study their lives. Do this by meditating on the events in their lives - pray the Rosary! More meditations on the Baptism of Jesus...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

2nd Luminous Mystery - Wedding at Cana
  • Mary was not only present at Jesus' first miracle at the wedding feast at Cana; He preformed it at her request. Let this be a lesson to you. Mary is the perfect advocate and mother to you because Jesus fulfills every one of Mary's requests. Bring all your worries and concerns to her and she will present them to Jesus her Son on your behalf. More meditations on the rosary mystery - Wedding at Cana here...

    You can contribute meditations on the Rosary for this mystery by going here...

3rd Luminous Mystery - Proclaiming the Kingdom
  • This mystery which sets Jesus up as King of not only your heart but also of the entire world, begs you to be courageous enough to be a true follower of Jesus in both your personal and public life. More rosary meditations on the Proclamation of the Kingdom...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

4th Luminous Mystery - Transfiguration
  • This mystery recalls Jesus being transfigured into a glorious state on Mount Tabor. It is a foreshadowing of the glory to come. Let it bring to your mind the glory that awaits you when you pass from this life. You must desire holiness, and you must learn to accept and make the necessary sacrifices to attain it. Remember, without the cross, there is no crown. More meditations on the rosary mystery - The Transfiguration here...

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5th Luminous Mystery - Institution of the Eucharist
  • At the Last Supper, Jesus instituted the Eucharist. When you receive Jesus in the Holy Eucharist a union between Him and you is created. This bond creates in you a holy life that is filled with peace because Jesus is the source of all holiness and the giver of all graces. More rosary meditations on the Institution of the Eucharist...

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Meditations on the rosary - Sorrowful Mysteries


1st Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in the Garden

  • Jesus experienced great agony and showed you the way to confront your own sufferings. You must imitate Jesus and turn to God in prayer at these times. When you pray remember to be open to God's will for you even as you ask Him to relieve your sufferings just as Jesus did at Gethsemane. More meditations on the rosary mystery - Agony in the Garden here...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

2nd Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar
  • The whips that scourged Jesus were caused by our sins. With Jesus' scourging in mind commit yourself to never again offend God by keeping your thoughts, words and deeds pure. More rosary meditations on the Scourging...

    You can contribute meditations on the Rosary for this mystery by going here...

3rd Sorrowful Mystery - Crowning with Thorns
  • When thinking of the terrible crown of thorns Jesus was forced to wear, keep in mind He wore this crown in expiation for the sins of thought. Keep your mind free from trouble. Do not worry endlessly or be anxious about anything. Keep your thoughts holy and fixed on Jesus and things that are not of this world. More meditations on the rosary mystery - Crowning with Thorns here...

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4th Sorrowful Mystery - Carrying of the Cross
  • Jesus' patience is the focus of His agonizing way of the cross. Jesus embraced His cross because it was the will of God and the purpose of His mission to redeem fallen man. You must follow Jesus' example by embracing the trials and sufferings of your daily life and uniting them to His sufferings. More rosary meditations on the Carrying of the Cross...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

5th Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion
  • The crucifixion is Jesus' ultimate act of redemption. This act of redemption was necessary because God being a just God desired that mankind make reparation for the disobedience of Adam and Eve. Only man could repair for his sin. For this reason, God became man in the Person of Jesus and suffered and died on the cross. Jesus did this for you. In return, you must strive to increase in all the virtues and persevere in faith. More meditations on the rosary mystery - The Crucifixion...

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Meditations on the rosary - Glorious Mysteries


1st Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection

  • Your faith in Jesus should be firmly founded in this mystery, Jesus' Resurrection. You must spread this faith by leading a holy life. Never let an opportunity pass when you can be an example of Jesus' love. More rosary meditations on the Resurrection...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

2nd Glorious Mystery - The Ascension
  • Jesus' Ascension brings hope to those here on earth. Jesus ascended into heaven before the Apostles very eyes. Jesus is in heaven now waiting to greet you. You will find peace as you learn to embrace your crosses and eagerly await the day you will be united with Jesus and His Mother Mary and with all the angels and the saints. More rosary meditations on the Ascension...

    You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...

3rd Glorious Mystery - The Descent of the Holy Spirit
  • The Descent of the Holy Spirit should incite in you a deep love of God. Jesus sent the third Person of the Blessed Trinity, the Holy Spirit to guide and protect the Church and to pour out His gifts upon its members. Become familiar with these gifts and learn to use them in your own life, for your good and for the good of all those you love. Don't let these marvelous gifts go to waste. Thank God for loving you so much. Not only did He become Man to die for your sins, He also send His Spirit to guide and protect you and His Church. More rosary meditations on the Descent of the Holy Spirit...

    You can contribute meditations on the Rosary for this mystery by going here...

4th Glorious Mystery - The Assumption
  • Jesus took Mary, body and soul up to Heaven where He had a place prepared for her. Mary had perfected all virtues and her life resembled the life of Jesus in all things. The more you practice the virtues the holier you will become and soon you too can make your life a reflection of Jesus'. More rosary meditations on the Assumption...

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5th Glorious Mystery - The Coronation
  • Because Mary shared in all Jesus' sufferings and because her life so perfectly resembled His, she was rewarded and crowned Queen of heaven and earth. She is a good Queen who wishes to distribute the many graces Jesus has given her upon her children if they just ask. More rosary meditations on the Coronation...

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Meditate On The Rosary Mysteries
And You WILL Become Much Closer
To Jesus And His Peaceful Messages

"Since I started mediating on the life of Jesus
through the rosary, I have found lasting peace in my life"


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The Rosary has many spiritual benefits in store for you if you devote yourself to reciting it daily.

If you have a vibrant spiritual life, your emotional well being will benefit and this will trickle down into all areas of your life.

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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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