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Scriptural Rosary
The Nativity - Jesus Birth
Perfect Lesson In Humility

"Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will."
-Luke 2:14

Catholic Rosary Myteries The Nativity - birth of Jesus, is the joy of the first Christmas and is the focus of the third Joyful mystery of the rosary.

The word Nativity brings to mind a Virgin wrapping her Child in swaddling clothes and laying Him in a manger, shepherds and angels, three kings coming from the east and the words "no room in the inn."

The true account of the first Christmas, Jesus birth, is taken from the Gospels of St. Luke and St. Matthew...

Scriptural Meditation For
The Nativity - Jesus Birth
Luke 2:1-20

  • "And it came to pass, that in those days there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that the whole world should be enrolled. This enrolling was first made by Cyrinus, the governor of Syria. And all went to be enrolled, every one into his own city. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David, To be enrolled with Mary his espoused wife, who was with child.
  • And it came to pass, that when they were there, her days were accomplished, that she should be delivered. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn.
  • And there were in the same country shepherds watching, and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them, and the brightness of God shone round about them; and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them:
  • Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, that shall be to all the people: For, this day, is born to you a Saviour, who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the infant wrapped in swaddling clothes, and laid in a manger.
  • And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly army, praising God, and saying:
  • Glory to God in the highest; and on earth peace to men of good will.
  • And it came to pass, after the angels departed from them into heaven, the shepherds said one to another: Let us go over to Bethlehem, and let us see this word that is come to pass, which the Lord hath showed to us.
  • And they came with haste; and they found Mary and Joseph, and the infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this child. And all that heard, wondered; and at those things that were told them by the shepherds.
  • And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God, for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart." -Luke 2:1-20

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More Scriptural Meditation
For The Nativity - Jesus Birth
Matthew 2:1-16

  • "When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem. Saying,
  • Where is he that is born king of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to adore him.
  • And king Herod hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him: In Bethlehem of Juda. For so it is written by the prophet:
  • And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.
  • Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; And sending them into Bethlehem, said: Go and diligently inquire after the child, and when you have found him, bring me word again, that I also may come to adore him. Who having heard the king, went their way; and behold the star which they had seen in the east, went before them, until it came and stood over where the child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy.
  • And entering into the house, they found the child with Mary his mother, and falling down they adored him; and opening their treasures, they offered him gifts; gold, frankincense, and myrrh.
  • And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country. And after they were departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying:
  • Arise, and take the child and his mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell thee. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the child to destroy him.
  • Who arose, and took the child and his mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod: That it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: Out of Egypt have I called my son.
  • Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry; and sending killed all the men children that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men." -Matthew 2:1-16
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The Nativity - Jesus Birth
Is A Perfect Example Of
Detachment From The World

"...Amen I say to you, unless you be converted,
and become as little children, you shall not enter into
the kingdom of heaven"
-Matthew 18:3

Catholic Rosary Mysteries

The Nativity brings to mind the most humble place that Jesus birth took place...among the animals, to show that poverty and humility should be aspired.

To find peace and contentment in your life, detach yourself from material things and especially an unhealthy lust for money.

These Bible passages of The Nativity - Jesus birth were taken from the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.

If you are looking for a more modern language version of The Nativity - Jesus birth, our recommendation would be the St. Ignatius Press Bible.

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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.
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