5 Joyful Mysteries

The Joyful mysteries are taken mostly from St. Luke’s Gospel in the New testament. This reflects upon the joyful events of Jesus’ childhood.

By meditating on the Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary, we accompany Mary and Joseph as they learn that mary will bring the Son of God into the world, and we journey with them through Christ’s birth and into his childhood. These reflections on each of the Joyful Mysteries include a story of refugees today in the middle east , where the holy family was from. We reflect on the experience of the Holy Family through the stories of these refugees. Along with your personal intentions, please offer the Rosary for the safety of refugee families around the world , and for an end to the conflict and conditions that force people to flee their homes.

The five Joyful  Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Mondays , saturdays  and during  the season of advent, on sundays.

The Annunciation

Joyful 1 The Annunciation

“In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.” – Luke 1:26-27

Fruit of the Mystery : Humility 

The Visitation 

Joyful 2 The Visitation

“During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, ‘Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb.’” – Luke 1:39-42

Fruit of the mystery: Love of Neighbor

The Nativity

Joyful 3 The Nativity

“In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled. This was the first enrollment, when Quirinius was governor of Syria. So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town. And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.” – Luke 2:1-7

Fruit of the mystery: Poverty

The Presentation in the Temple

Joyful 4 The Presentation

“When eight days were completed for his circumcision, he was named Jesus, the name given him by the angel before he was conceived in the womb.

“When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord, just as it is written in the law of the Lord, ‘Every male that opens the womb shall be consecrated to the Lord,’ and to offer the sacrifice of ‘a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons,’ in accordance with the dictate in the law of the Lord.” – Luke 2:21-24

Fruit of the mystery: Purity of Heart and Body

The Finding in the Temple

Joyful 5 The Finding in the Temple

“Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.” – Luke 2:41-47

Fruit of the mystery: Devotion to Jesus  

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