The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
1st Glorious Mystery
On Good Friday, Jesus’ body is placed in the tomb and His soul descends to the dead to announce the news of redemption. Fearing that the body may be taken, the chief priests place guards in front of the tomb. On Easter Sunday, the angel rolls back the stone of the tomb to reveal its emptiness, and the guards flee in astonishment and fear. Christ then appears to His disciples, risen from the dead in all His glory and splendor. This mystery teaches us that Christ Himself is the source of our future resurrection. Christ lives in the hearts of His faithful who await their fulfillment.
The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
2nd Glorious Mystery
Jesus reigned on Earth for forty days, confirming the authenticity of His resurrection from the dead. During this time, Christ employs His apostles with a mission of preaching the gospel to all the ends of the Earth. Jesus then, spreading his pierced hands over His people, ascends gloriously into Heaven. Although Christ’s visible presence left the Earth, He did not leave His people as orphans. Rather, expressed that He would be with them in Spirit until the end of time. This mystery teaches us of the unfailing hope we are to have in Christ and His promise. No longer is our home merely the here and now, rather, we have an eternal home that awaits us in Heaven with Christ.
The Descent of the Holy Ghost
3rd Glorious Mystery
On the day of Pentecost, the Apostles, along with the Blessed Mother gathered together in the upper room where the last supper had taken place just a short time ago. A mighty wind began to fill the house and the Holy Spirit descended upon them in the form of flames. Infused with the gifts of the Spirit, the Apostles began to speak in tongues and preach the gospel message with new found vigor and fearlessness. Christ’s Church is instituted at this time, and the Holy Sprit rests upon Her, never to leave. This mystery teaches us of the many gifts Christ grants us through His Holy Spirit. The most precious gift being the gift of His Church, with which we are brought together to share in the communion of the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
4th Glorious Mystery
The Blessed Mother Mary lives many years on Earth following Jesus’ ascension into Heaven, during which time, she provides comfort and support to the beloved apostles. When Mary’s Earthly mission came to completion, She was assumed body and soul into Heaven, since she was uncorrupted by sin. Mary’s assumption presents us with the beauty and dignity found in the perfect union of body and soul. Through this mystery we are given insight into the last judgment, when we will all be reunited eternally with our souls in Heaven.
Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
5th Glorious Mystery
Mary was certainly imbued with a unique holiness from the moment of her conception. As she comes before her Divine Son, she is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth, and their hearts overflow with joy from this Heavenly reunion. Mary serves as a powerful intercessor because she stood so close to Christ in His suffering. Through the mystery of the coronation, we are shown Mary as our merciful Queen and loving Mother, who will plead our cause until the very end.
Joyful Mystery of the Rosary
Monday & Saturday
- The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
- The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
- The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
- The Presentation of our Lord
- Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
Sorrowful Mystery of the Rosary
Tuesday & Friday
- The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
- The Scourging at the Pillar
- Jesus is Crowned with Thorns
- Jesus Carried the Cross
- The Crucifixion of our Lord
Luminous Mystery of the Rosary
- The Baptism in the Jordan
- The Wedding at Cana
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom
- The Transfiguration
- The Institution of the Eucharist