|The Joyful Mysteries|
The Glorious Mysteries
The First Mystery: The Resurrection;Christ's glorious triumph when on the third day after
His death, He arose from the tomb for forty days appeared to His Blessed Mother
and to His disciples.
The Second Mystery: The Ascension;The Ascension of Jesus Christ forty days after His
glorious Resurrection, in the presence of Mary and His disciples.
The Third Mystery: The Descent of The Holy Spirit;The descent of the Holy Spirit upon
Mary and the Apostles, under the form of tongues of fire, in fulfillment of Christ's promise.
The Fourth Mystery: The Assumption; The glorious Assumption of Mary into
Heaven when she wasunited with her Divine Son.
The Fifth Mystery: The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary; The glorious
crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven by her DivineSon, to the great joy of all the Saints.
The Luminous Mysteries
Pope John Paul II offered another set of mysteries to accompany the traditional meditations
on the Joyful, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries in the life of Jesus and Mary.
These mysteries are intended to enrich the traditional prayer, not replace any part of it.
The First Mystery;Our Lords Baptism in the Jordan- We pray for the grace to be open
to the transforming power of God in our human hearts
The Second Mystery; Our Lords Self Manifestation at the Wedding of Cana-We ask for
the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary for all our needs.
The Third Mystery; Our Lord Proclaims the Kingdom of God and Calls usto Conversion
-We pray for a spirit of repentance and a deeper trust in
God's mercy as we seek His Kingdom in all our actions.
The Fourth Mystery; Our Lords Transfiguration -We pray for the grace to let the
transforming light of God's presence illuminate our vision.
The Fifth Mystery; Our Lords Institution of the Eucharist as the Sacramental Expression
of the Paschal Mystery- We pray for a deeper faith in the real Presence and the great
gift we receive in the Eucharist.
*Rediscover the Rosary in the light of Scripture, in harmony with the Liturgy, and in
the context of your daily lives. - Pope John Paul II, Rosarium Virginis Mariae