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The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary...

The angel of the Lord declared unto Mary...As you pray each decade, reflect back on the scripture passage that describes what Christ went through for yours and my salvation and redemption. Remember, Our holy Mother always...

leads us to her Son!

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation : Luke 1:26-38

26 In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, 27 to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary.

28 And he came to her and said,Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you!29 But she was greatly troubled at the saying, and considered in her mind what sort of greeting this might be.

30 And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. 31 And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus. 32 He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High; and the Lord God will give to him the throne of his father David, 33 and he will reign over the house of Jacob for ever; and of his kingdom there will be no end.”

34 And Mary said to the angel, “How shall this be, since I have no relations with a man?”35 And the angel said to her, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; therefore the child to be born will be called holy, the Son of God.

36 And behold, your kinswoman Elizabeth in her old age has also conceived a son; and this is the sixth month with her who was called barren. 37 For with God nothing will be impossible.” 38 And Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” And the angel departed from her.

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How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

How is it that the Mother of my Lord should come to me?

The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation : Luke 1:39-56

In those days Mary arose and went with haste into the hill country, to a city of Judah, 40 and she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth.

41 And when Elizabeth heard the greeting of Mary, the babe leaped in her womb; and Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit 42 and she exclaimed with a loud cry, Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! 43 And why is this granted me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? 44 For behold, when the voice of your greeting came to my ears, the babe in my womb leaped for joy. 45 And blessed is she who believed that there would be a fulfillment of what was spoken to her from the Lord.”

46 And Mary said, “My soul magnifies the Lord, 47 and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, 48 for He has regarded the low estate of His handmaiden. For behold, henceforth all generations will call me blessed; 49 for He who is mighty has done great things for me, and Holy is His name.

50 And His mercy is on those who fear Him from generation to generation.

51He has shown strength with His arm, He has scattered the proud in the imagination of their hearts, 52 He has put down the mighty from their thrones, and exalted those of low degree; 53 He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich He has sent empty away.

54 He has helped His servant Israel, in remembrance of His mercy, 55 as He spoke to our fathers, to Abraham and to his posterity for ever.”

56 And Mary remained with her about three months, and returned to her home.

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Be not afraid, for behold I bring you news of great joy!

Be not afraid, for behold I bring you news of great joy!

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity (Birth of the Lord Jesus) : Luke 2:1-14

In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be enrolled. 2 This was the first enrollment, when Quirini-us was governor of Syria.

3 And all went to be enrolled, each to his own city. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the city of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, 5 to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.

6 And while they were there, the time came for her to be delivered. 7 And she gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn.

8 And in that region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Be not afraid; for behold, I bring you good news of a great joy which will come to all the people; 11 for to you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a babe wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.”

13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among men with whom he is pleased!”

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My eyes have seen the salvation which Thou has prepared...

My eyes have seen the salvation which Thou has prepared in the presence of all the peoples.

The Fourth Joyful Mystery: Presentation of the Babe in the Temple: Luke 2:22-40

And when the time came for their purification according to the law of Moses, they brought him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord 23 (as it is written in the law of the Lord, “Every male that opens the womb shall be called holy to the Lord” Exod 13: 2, 12) 24 and to offer a sacrifice according to what is said in the law of the Lord, “a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons.”

25 Now there was a man in Jerusalem, whose name was Simeon, and this man was righteous and devout, looking for the consolation of Israel, and the Holy Spirit was upon him. 26 And it had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Lord’s Christ.

27 And inspired by the Spirit he came into the temple; and when the parents brought in the child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, 28 [Simeon] took [Jesus] up in his arms and blessed God and said, 29 “Lord, now let thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word; 30 for mine eyes have seen thy salvation 31 which thou hast prepared in the presence of all peoples, 32 a light for revelation to the Gentiles, and for glory to thy people Israel.”

33 And His father and His mother marveled at what was said about Him; 34 and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His mother, “Behold, this Child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that will be contradicted 35 (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also), that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed.”

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In My Father's House...

Did you not know I must be in My Father's House?

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple : Luke 2:41-51

41 Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the feast of the Passover. 42 And when [Jesus] was twelve years old, they went up according to custom; 43 and when the feast was ended, as they were returning, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem. His parents did not know it, 44 but supposing Him to be in the company they went a day’s journey, and they sought Him among their kinsfolk and acquaintances; 45 and when they did not find Him, they returned to Jerusalem, seeking Him.

46 After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting among the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions; 47 and all who heard Him were amazed at His understanding and His answers.

48 And when they saw Him they were astonished; and His mother said to Him, “Son, why have you treated us so? Behold, your father and I have been looking for you anxiously.”

49 And He said to them, “How is it that you sought me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

50 And they did not understand the saying which He spoke to them. 51 And He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and His mother kept all these things in her heart.

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Other Mysteries of the Rosary

Luminous Mysteries : Thursday
Sorrowful Mysteries
: Tuesday and Friday

Glorious Mysteries : Wednesday and Sunday

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