The Mysteries of the Rosary

The Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation

        o Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.

The Visitation

        o Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.

The Nativity

        o Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.

The Presentation

        o Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple

        o Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.


The Mysteries of Light

The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan

        o God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.

The Wedding Feast at Cana

        o At Mary's request, Jesus performs his first miracle.

The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

        o Jesus calls all to conversion and service to the Kingdom.

The Transfiguration of Jesus

        o Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.

The Institution of the Eucharist

        o Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.


The Sorrowful Mysteries

The Agony in the Garden

        o Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.

The Scourging at the Pillar

        o Jesus is lashed with whips.

The Crowning With Thorns

        o Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.

The Carrying of the Cross

        o Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.

The Crucifixion

        o Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.


The Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection

        o God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.

The Ascension

        o Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.

The Coming of the Holy Spirit

        o The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life to the disciples.

The Assumption of Mary

        o At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.

The Coronation of Mary

        o Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.



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