In Fatima, the message Our Lady gave to the three shepherd children was, "Say the Rosary every day to obtain peace for the world." Let us turn to Scripture as we meditate on the mysteries of the Rosary and pray for peace in the world and the conversion of hearts. Please join us in prayer and remember to pray the Rosary daily!
The Joyful Mysteries
First Joyful Mystery ~ The Annunciation
...the angel Gabriel was sent from God...to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus." ...and Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. May it be done to me according to your word."
Second Joyful Mystery ~ The Visitation
...[Mary] entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth...and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb..." And Mary said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; my spirit rejoices in God my savior. For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed. The Mighty One has done great things for me, and holy is his name..."
Third Joyful Mystery ~ The Birth of Jesus
And Joseph too went up...to the city of David that is called Bethlehem...to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child...and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
Fourth Joyful Mystery ~ Presentation of Jesus in Temple
...[Mary and Joseph] took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord...and to offer a sacrifice...Now there was a man in Jerusalem whose name was Simeon...It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he should not see death before he had seen the Messiah of the Lord...Simeon blessed [Mary and Joseph] and said to Mary his mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself a sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed."
Fifth Joyful Mystery ~ Finding The Child Jesus In Temple
...and when he was twelve years old, they went up [to Jerusalem] according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it...After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers...his mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father's house?"
The Luminous Mysteries
First Luminous Mystery ~ Baptism of Jesus
The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, "I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I...will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire." After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
Second Luminous Mystery ~ Wedding at Cana
His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you."...Jesus told them, "Fill the jars with water." So they filled them up to the brim. Then he told them, "Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter." So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine...the headwaiter called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now. Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him.
Third Luminous Mystery ~ Proclaiming the Kingdom
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel." As he passed by the Sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and his brother Andrew casting their nets into the sea; they were fishermen. Jesus said to them, "Come after me, and I will make you fishers of men." Then they left their nets and followed him.
Fourth Luminous Mystery ~ Transfiguration of jesus
...he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem...Then from the cloud came a voice that said, "This is my chosen Son; listen to him."
Fifth Luminous Mystery ~ The Institution of the Holy Eucharist
While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, "Take and eat; this is my body." Then he took a cup, gave thanks, and gave it to them, saying, "Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins. I tell you, from now on I shall not drink this fruit of the vine until the day when I drink it with you new in the kingdom of my Father." Then, after singing a hymn, they went out to the Mount of Olives.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
First Sorrowful Mystery ~ The Agony in the Garden
He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground. When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief. He said to them, "Why are you sleeping? Get up and pray that you may not undergo the test."
Second Sorrowful Mystery ~ The Scourging at the Pillar
[Pilate] said to them, "You brought this man to me and accused him of inciting the people to revolt. I have conducted my investigation in your presence and have not found this man guilty of the charges you have brought against him...Therefore I shall have him flogged and then release him." With loud shouts, however, [the crowd] persisted in calling for his crucifixion, and their voices prevailed...and he handed Jesus over to them to deal with as they wished."
Third Sorrowful Mystery ~ Crowning With Thorns
They clothed him in purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him. They began to salute him with, "Hail, King of the Jews!" and kept striking his head with a reed and spitting upon him. They knelt before him in homage. And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, dressed him in his own clothes, and led him out to crucify him."
Fourth Sorrowful Mystery ~ Carrying of the Cross
And as they led him away...they laid the cross on [Simon of Cyrene] to carry after Jesus...Women...bewailed and lamented him..."Weep not over me; but weep for yourselves, and for your children. For behold, the days shall come, when they will say: Blessed are the barren...Then shall they begin to say to the mountains: Fall upon us; ...Cover us. For if in the green wood they do these things, what shall be done in the dry?"
Fifth Sorrowful Mystery ~ The Crucifixion
Jesus uttered a loud cry and said, "Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit." After He said this, He expired.
The Glorious Mysteries
First Glorious Mystery ~ The Resurrection
And [Jesus] said to them, "Thus it is written that the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead on the third day and that repentance, for the forgiveness of sins, would be preached in his name to all the nations, beginning from Jerusalem."
Second Glorious Mystery ~ The Ascension
When they had gathered together they asked him, "Lord, are you at this time going to restore the kingdom to Israel?" He answered them, "It is not for you to know the times or seasons that the Father has established by his own authority. But you will receive power when the holy Spirit comes upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, throughout Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth." When he had said this, as they were looking on, he was lifted up, and a cloud took him from their sight. While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."
Third Glorious Mystery ~ Descent of the Holy Spirit
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the Spirit enabled them to proclaim.
Fourth Glorious Mystery ~ The Assumption
You are the glory of Jerusalem, the surpassing joy of Israel; you are the splendid boast of our people...God is pleased with what you have wrought. May you be blessed by the Lord Almighty forever and ever!
Fifth Glorious Mystery ~ The Coronation
A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.