Mysteries of the Rosary

Joyful Mystery

Mondays and Wednesdays


First Mystery – The Annunciation

The angel Gabriel appears to Mary and announces she is to bear a son, who will be named Jesus. Mary is perplexed as she is a virgin. Gabriel explains that the Holy Spirit and the Most High will overshadowed her. The child will be the Son of God.


Second Mystery – The Visitation

Mary who is pregnant  with Jesus travels to visit her cousin, Elizabeth, who ill soon give birth to John the Baptist. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit. Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and said “Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.”

Birth of Our Lord Jesus Christ

Third Mystery – The Birth of Jesus

Joseph traveled with Mary to Bethlehem to register according to the decree of Emperor Augustus. While there, she gave birth to Jesus, wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there is no room in the inn.

Presentation at the Temple

Fourth Mystery – The Presentation

When the days were completed for thei purification according the law of Moses, they took Him to the temple in jerusalem to present him to the Lord.

Finding at the Temple

Fifth Mystery – Finding the Child in the Temple

After three days, Mary and Joseph find Jesus in the sitting in temple in the midst of the teachers. As Jesus listens and asks question, all marvel at his wisdom. He asks Mary and Joseph, “Why were you searching for me? Did you not know that I must be in my Father’s house?”

Luminous Mystery


Baptism of Our Lord Jesus Christ

First Mystery – The Baptism of Jesus

After Jesus is baptized and is leaving the water. The heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove upon Him. A voice from heaven said, “This is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

Miracle in Cana

Second Mystery – The Wedding at Cana

They run out of wine at the wedding. Jesus tells the servants to fill the empty jars with water and take them to the head steward. The head steward tells the bridegroom that everyone serves the best wine first, but you have saved the best till last.

Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Third Mystery – Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of God

Jesus say to a paralytic, to rise and go home. He does in th sight of everyone. They were all astounded and glorified God.


Fourth Mystery – The Transfiguration

Jesus took Peter, James and John to a mountaintop. He was transfigured before them and was seen talking with Moses and Elijah. From above, a voice was heard “This is my Son, the Beloved; with whom I am well pleased. Listen to Him!”

Institution of the Euchrist

Fifth Mystery – Jesus Institutes the Eucharist

At the Last Supper, Jesus took bread, blessed it, broke it and gave it to His disciples. “Take and eat; this is My body.” Then He took the cup, and said, “Drink from it, all of you; for this is My Blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for the fogiveness of sins.

Sorrowful Mystery

Tuesdays and Fridays

Agony in the Garden

First Mystery – The Agony in the Garden

Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane. “Father, if you are willing, remove this cup from me; yet not my will but yours be done.”

Scourging at the Pillar

Second Mystery – The Scourging at the Pillar

Then Pilate took Jesus and had Him scourged. From the sole of the foot to the head. Wound and well… a gaping gash…

Crowning with Thorns

Third Mystery – The Crowning with Thorns

The soldiers wove a crown of thorns and put it on his head and a reed in his hand. They dressed Him in a purple robe. They kept coming up to him saying. “Hail, King of the Jews!” and striking Him on the face.

Carrying of the Cross

Fourth Mystery – The Carrying of the Cross

“… and carrying the croos Himself, He went out to what is called the Place of the skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.”


Fifth Mystery – The Crucifixion

“Jesus cried out in a loud voice, ‘Father, into Your hands I commend My spirit’; and when He had said this He breathed His last.”

Glorious Mystery

Wednesdays and Sundays


First Mystery – The Resurrection

“Do not be afraid! I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified. He is not here, for he has been raised just as He said. Come and see the place where He lay.”


Second Mystery – The Ascension

So then the Lord Jesus, after He had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.

Descent of the Holy Spirit

Third Mystery – The Descent of the Holy Spirit

The disciples were in one room when suddenly there came from heaven a sound like the rush of a violent wind, and it filled the house. Tongues of fire rest on each of them. All were filled with the Holy Spirit.


Fourth Mystery – The Assumption

“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her fee, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Upon her death, because Mary was immaculate she was assumed body and soul into heaven.


Fifth Mystery – The Coronation

“You are the glory of Jerusalem… you are the splendid boast of our people. With your own hand you have done all this… May you be blessed by the Lord Almighty forever and ever!”