The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
The First Glorious Mystery
The Resurrection. Matthew 28.
After the Sabbath, as the first day of the week began to dawn, Mary of Magdala and the other Mary had gone down to look at the grave, when suddenly a great earthquake occurred. For an Angel of the Lord descended from the Sky and addressing the women, said “You need not be afraid I know that it is Jesus who was crucified for whom you are looking. He is not here; for he has risen, as he said he would.
Fruits of the Mystery: Strong Faith, Belief, Steadfast Love, Courage. Ability to see.
The Second Glorious Mystery.
The Ascension. John 14, John 20
“Do not touch me,” Jesus said; “for I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and tell them that I am ascending to my Father and their Father, my God and their God.” Mary of Magdala went and told the disciples that she had seen the Master, and that he had said this to her.
Fruits of the Mystery: Hope, Awareness, Faith
The Third Glorious Mystery
The Descent of the Holy Spirit. Acts 2
In the course of the festival of Pentecost they had all met together, when suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong wind rushing by; it filled the whole house in which they were sitting. Then there appeared tongues of what seemed to be flame, separating, so that one settled on each of them; and they were all filled with the holy Spirit, and began to speak with strange tongues as the Spirit prompted their utterances.
Fruits of the Mystery: Love of God and Spirit. Surrender, Amazement and Wonder. Acceptance of the Miraculous.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery
Mary is Taken Up to Heaven, Luke 1, Romans 6
The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town in Galilee called Nazareth, to a young woman there. Her name was Mary. Gabriel came into her presence and greeted her, saying: “What joy! You have been shown great favor—the Lord is with you.”
Consequently, through sharing his death in our baptism, we were buried with him; If we have become united with him in dying this death, surely, we are also united with him by his resurrection.
Fruits of the Mystery: Vision, Mary as OUR Mother. Love.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery
Mary is Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth,
Revelations 12, Sirach 24
Then a great portent was seen in the heavens—a woman whose robe was the sun, and who had the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. “In the highest heavens did I dwell, my throne on a pillar of cloud. I am the mother of pure love. I am the mother of knowledge. I am the mother of hope.”
Fruits of the Mystery: Wonder, Fidelity, Gratitude, Holiness.
Bible verses taken from: Taussig, Hal. A New New Testament: A Bible for the Twenty-first Century Combining Traditional and Newly Discovered Texts. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kindle Edition.