The Mysterys of the Rosary

RosaryThe Mysteries of the Rosary, what we meditate on while we pray the rosary, consist of four groups, joyful, luminous, sorrowful and glorious. Each mystery group is meditated upon on certain days of the week.

The Joyful Mysteries

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  • The Annunciation: Humility
  • The Visitation: Love of neighbor
  • The Birth of Jesus: Poverty of spirit
  • The Presentation of Jesus: Purity of mind and spirit
  • The Finding of Jesus in the Temple: Obedience

The Sorrowful Mysteries

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  • The Agony in the Garden: God's will be done
  • The Scourging at the Pillar: Mortification of our senses
  • The Crowing with Thorns: Reign of Christ in our hearts
  • The Carrying of the Cross: Patience under crosses
  • The Crucifixion and Death of Jesus: That we may die to ourselves

The Glorious Mysteries

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  • The Resurrection: Faith
  • The Ascension: Christian hope
  • The Coming of the Holy Spirit: The gifts of the Holy Spirit
  • The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven: Devotion to Mary
  • The Coronation of our Blessed Mother: Eternal happiness

The Luminous Mysteries

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  • The Baptism in the Jordan: Gratitude for the gift of faith
  • The Wedding at Cana: Fidelity
  • The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Desire for holiness
  • The Transfiguration: Spiritual courage
  • The Institution of the Eucharist: Love of our Eucharist Lord