5 Luminous Mysteries

Luminous Mysteries can be considered as huge gift for us, these mysteries help us to get deeper understanding into the public life of Jesus. They fill the blanks between the childhood of Jesus and his suffering and death on the cross.

Therefore, they beautifully compliment the traditional catholic Rosary prayers of the St Dominic.

As you increase in this depth of Knowledge of the life of Jesus, you will also find greater peace withing your own life by meditating upon the Luminous mysteries of the rosary

The Five Luminous Mysteries are traditionally prayed on Thursdays:

The Baptism of Christ in the Jordan

Luminous 1 Baptism

“After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened [for him], and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove [and] coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, ‘This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.’” – Matthew 3:16-17

Fruit of the mystery:  Openness to holy spirit

The Wedding Feast at Cana

Luminous 2 Wedding at Cana

“On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Jesus and his disciples were also invited to the wedding. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, ‘They have no wine.’ [And] Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.’ His mother said to the servers, ‘Do whatever he tells you.’” – John 2:1-5

Fruit of the mystery: To Jesus through Mary

Jesus’ Proclamation of the Coming of the Kingdom of God

Luminous 4 Proclamation

“’This is the time of fulfillment. The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the gospel.’” – Mark 1:15  

Fruit of the mystery:  Conversion

The Transfiguration

Luminous 4 Transfiguration

“After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.” – Matthew 17:1-2

Fruit of the mystery: Desire for holiness

The Institution of the Eucharist

Luminous 5 Eucharist

“While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and giving it to his disciples said, ‘Take and eat; this is my body.’” – Matthew 26:26  

Fruit of the mystery: Adoration

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