Scriptural Joyful Mysteries
A really good way to understand the Scriptural Joyful Mysteries is to meditate upon them
using the Scriptures.
These joyous events are recorded in the Bible exactly as God wanted, for the
Bible is the written word of God.
Your knowledge of the Bible and the lives of Jesus and Mary will be broadened by
frequent meditation upon these events using the Bible versus noted below.
Accounts that include...
These Scriptural Joyful Mysteries are greatly enhanced in a scriptural Rosary which expands your
knowledge of the Bible and the life of Jesus when accompanied by the
Catholic Rosary prayers.
First Joyful Scriptural Rosary Mystery
"And when the angel had come to her,
He said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Blessed
Art thou among women."
The full Bible account of the Annunciation rosary and scriptural meditations
can be found in Luke 1:26-38
Further meditations on the rosary - The Annunciation can be found here...
Fruit of the Mystery: Humility
Second Joyful Scriptural Rosary Mystery
-Visitation of Mary-
"Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried
Out in a loud voice: "Blest are you among women
And blest is the fruit of your womb."
The full Bible account of The Visitation and scriptural meditations can be found in Luke 1:39-56
Further meditations on the rosary for the The Visitation can be found here...
Fruit of the Mystery: Love of Neighbor
Third Joyful Scriptural Rosary Mystery
"She gave birth to her first-born son and wrapped him in
Swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there
Was no room for them in the place where travelers lodged."
The Nativity - the birth of Jesus, is documented in St. Luke's and St. Matthew's Gospels Luke 2:1-20 and Matthew 2:1-16
Further meditations on the rosary - The Birth of Jesus can be found here...
Fruit of the Mystery: Poverty
Fourth Joyful Scriptural Rosary Mystery
-Presentation of Jesus-
"When the day came to purity them according to the law
Of Moses, the couple brought him up to Jerusalem so that
He could be presented to the Lord "Every first-born male shall
Be consecrated to the Lord."
The full Bible account of the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple and rosary scriptural meditations can be found in Luke 2:22-40
Further meditations on the rosary - Presentation of Jesus can be found here...
Fruit of the Mystery: Obedience to the law of God
Fifth Joyful Scriptural Rosary Mystery
"On the day they came upon him in the temple
Sitting in he midst of the teachers, listening to them and
Asking them questions."
The full account of Finding Jesus in the Temple is in Luke 2:41-52 and rosary scriptural meditations.
Further meditations on the rosary - Finding of Jesus in the temple can be found here...
Fruit of the Mystery: Joy in finding Jesus in your life
Scriptural Joyful Mysteries
Bring Joy To World
The Scriptural Joyful Mysteries recall events in the life of Jesus and Mary that
brought great joy to the whole world.
- Mary and all of heaven were overwhelmed with joy when the Holy
Spirit overshadowed her and she conceived Jesus, God made man.
- St. Elizabeth and the child she was carrying, St. John the Baptist were overjoyed
by the visit of Mary and Jesus Whom she was carrying.
- All of heaven and earth rejoiced on the first Christmas when Jesus was born.
- Simeon felt immense joy when he held the baby Jesus in the Temple, for Whose
coming he had long been praying.
- Mary and St. Joseph were overcome with joy when they found the child Jesus in the Temple
after he went missing.
Meditate upon these Scriptural Joyful Mysteries frequently...
...and your eyes will be opened to the great joys in
your own life you may be overlooking.
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