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During May, we'll focus our attention in this weekly blog on the mysteries of the Rosary. Each week there will be a brief reflection on each mystery and where it can be found in Scripture. This week we'll dive into the Glorious mysteries.
The five Glorious mysteries of the rosary are the Resurrection of Our Lord, the Ascension of Our Lord, the Descent of the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, the Assumption of Our Lady, and the Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth. The Glorious mysteries are typically prayed on Wednesdays, and Sundays during Easter and Ordinary Time.
First Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection (Mt 28:1-8)
The fruit of this mystery is Faith.
In this mystery we reflect on Easter Sunday morning. Mary Magdalene and the other Mary go to the tomb of Christ but find the stone rolled away. After they receive the news of His resurrection, the women run back to the disciples who are told to go to Galilee. As we reflect on the Resurrection, let us ask for the gift of Faith to believe in Christ and His Church.
Second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension (Acts 1:8-11)
The fruit of this mystery is Hope.
In this mystery we reflect on Jesus being taken up into Heaven. After spending 40 days with His closest friends, Jesus promises the Advocate who will come and be with His people. The Apostles gazed at the sky as Jesus is taken up and are given the reminder that Christ will return as He promised. As we reflect on the Ascension, let us ask for the gift of hope as we await the Second Coming of Christ
Third Glorious Mystery - The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:1-6, 38-41)
The fruits of this mystery are the Gifts of the Holy Spirit.
In this mystery we reflect on the birthday of the Church. On Pentecost, the Apostles and Mary were gathered together in the upper room when there was a sudden wind. The Advocate came down in flames and the Apostles began to speak in tongues. As we reflect on the Descent of the Holy Spirit, let us ask for the grace to continue to live out our Confirmation.
Fourth Glorious Mystery - The Assumption (Revelation 12:1, 13-14)
The fruit of this mystery is Eternal Happiness.
In this mystery we reflect on Mary being taken, body and soul, into Heaven. Because Mary was uncorrupted by sin, she does not have to deal with the effects of Original Sin, namely death. Her assumption is a foreshadow of the reunification of our body and soul at the Last Judgement. As we reflect on the Assumption, let us ask for the grace to be like Mary who served as a perfect follower of her Son.
Fifth Glorious Mystery - The Coronation of Mary (Revelation 12:1-5)
The fruit of this mystery is Devotion to Mary.
In this mystery we reflect on Mary's Queenship. Like the previous mystery, we focus on when we will be in the Eternal Jerusalem. Because of Mary's yes to God's plan, she is given a place of honor in the Heavenly Kingdom. As we reflection on Mary's Queenship, let us ask for the grace of true devotion, so that, like Mary, we can come to enjoy Heaven.
The Rosary is a great prayer tool that can help us dive deeper into the Scripture and our relationship with God. Each week we will link to a video of the Rosary corresponding to the mystery touched on that week.
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