The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosaries
The First Luminous Mystery,
The Baptism of Jesus. Matthew 3.
Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan, to John, to be baptized by him.
After the baptism of Jesus, and just as he came up from the water, the skies Opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending, like a dove, and alighting on him, and from the heavens there came a voice which said: “This is my dearly loved son, in whom I delight.”
Fruits of the Mystery: Openness to the Holy Spirit, the Healer. Gratitude for the Gift of Faith. Awareness and acceptance of one’s call.
The Second Luminous Mystery
The Wedding at Cana., John 2
There was a wedding at Cana in Galilee, and Jesus’s mother was there. Jesus himself too, with his followers. When the wine ran short, his mother said to him: “They have no wine left.”
“Woman, what do you want with me?” answered Jesus. “My time has not come yet.” His mother said to the servants: “Do whatever he tells you.”
Jesus said to the servants: “Fill the water jars with water.” And when they had filled them to the brim, he added: “Now take some out, and carry it to the president of the feast.” The servant did so. The president of the feast tasted the water, which had now become wine, and he called the groom and said to him: “Everyone puts good wine out first, but you have kept back the good wine till now!”
This is the first sign of his mission, Jesus gave at Cana in Galilee, and by it revealed his glory; and his followers believed in him.
Spiritual Fruit: To Jesus through Mary. Fidelity. Obedience. Following our Call.
The Third Luminous Mystery
The Proclamation of the Kindom of God and the Call to Conversion. Matthew 5
On seeing the crowd of people, Jesus went up on the mountain; and, when he had taken his seat, his disciples came up to him; and he began to teach them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit,
Blessed are the mourners
Blessed are the gentle,
Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for justice,
Blessed are the merciful,
Blessed are the pure in heart,
Blessed are the peacemakers,
Blessed are those who have been persecuted in the cause of righteousness,
Spiritual Fruit: Christian Witness, Action and Conversion
The Fourth Luminous Mystery.
The Transfiguration. Matthew 17
Jesus took with him Peter and the brothers James and John and led them up a high mountain alone. There his appearance was transformed before their eyes; his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as light. All at once, Moses and Elijah appeared to them, talking with Jesus. While Peter was speaking to Jesus, a bright cloud enveloped them, and there was a voice from the cloud that said, “This is my dearly loved so, who brings me great joy, listen to him.”
Spiritual Fruit: Spiritual Courage, Believing. Trust.
The Fifth Luminous Mystery
The Institution of the Eucharist. Luke 22
Jesus reclined at dinner, and the ambassadors with him. On receiving a cup, after saying the thanksgiving, he said: “Take this and share it among you. For I tell you that I will not, after today, drink of the fruit of the vine, until the realm of God comes.” Then Jesus took some bread and after saying the thanksgiving, broke it and gave it to them, with the words: “This is my body. Do this in my memory.” He did the same with the cup after the supper and said; “This cup is the new covenant in my blood poured out for you.
Spiritual Fruit: Love of the Eucharist, Remembering and Celebrating community.
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.