The Joyful Mysteries–Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent/Epiphany-Lent

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THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

 

The Annunciation

Think about the first shining point of union between heaven and earth. John XXIII
(Our Father…)

In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth. And the earth was without form and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters, and God said, let there be light; and there was light. Genesis 1:1-3
(Hail Mary…)

God sent the angel Gabriel to a town in Galilee named Nazareth. Luke 1:26
(Hail Mary…)

Peace be with you! The Lord is with you. Luke 1:28
(Hail Mary…)

Mary, do not be afraid: you have won God’s favor. Luke 1:30
(Hail Mary…)

Listen! You are to conceive and bear a son, and you must name him Jesus. His reign will have no end. Luke 1:31,33
(Hail Mary…)

But how can this come about, since I am a virgin? Luke 1:34
(Hail Mary…)

There is nothing that God cannot do. Luke 1:37
(Hail Mary…)

I am the handmaid of the Lord, said Mary. Luke 1:38
(Hail Mary…)

I will pour out water upon the thirsty ground, and streams upon the dry land; I will pour out my spirit upon your offspring, and my blessing upon your descendants. Isaiah 44:3
(Hail Mary…)

Your love delights me, my sweetheart and bride. Your love is better than wine; your perfume more fragrant than any spice. The taste of honey is on your lips, my darling. Songs 4:10
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Visitation

Think about charity, the exercise of which is the most profound joy and supreme honor of our lives John XXIII
(Our Father…)

No one has ever seen God, but if we love one another, God lives in union with us, and His life is made perfect in us. 1 John 4:12 (Hail Mary…)
Blest are you among women and blest is the fruit of your womb. Luke 1:42
(Hail Mary…)

How happy are you to believe that the Lord’s message to you will come true. Luke 1:45
(Hail Mary…)

My being proclaims the greatness of the Lord. Luke 1:46
(Hail Mary…)

My spirit finds joy in God my savior. Luke 1:47
(Hail Mary…)

For He has looked upon his handmaid’s lowliness: all ages to come shall call me blessed. Luke 1:48
(Hail Mary…)

God who is mighty has done great things for me: holy is His name. Luke 1:49
(Hail Mary…)

Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel, because He has visited and ransomed His people. Luke 1:68
(Hail Mary…)

He has raised a horn of saving strength for us in the House of David, His servant. Luke 1:69
(Hail Mary…)

He made a solemn promise to our ancestor Abraham, and vowed that He would rescue us from our enemies, and allow us to serve Him without fear. Luke 1:73,74
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Nativity

Think about the eyes of the divine infant which gaze far away, almost as if He could see one by one all the peoples of the earth. John XXIII
(Our Father..)

And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed. Luke 2:1
(Hail Mary…)

And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, into the city of Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David. Luke 2:4
(Hail Mary…)

And so it was that, while they were there, the days were accomplished that she should be delivered. Luke 2:6
(Hail Mary…)
And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Luke 2:7
(Hail Mary…)

And there were in the same country shepherds abiding in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. Luke 2:8
(Hail Mary…)

And, lo, the angel of the Lord came upon them, and the glory of the Lord shone round about them and they were sore afraid. Fear Not, for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. Luke 2:9-10
(Hail Mary…)

For unto you is born this day in the city of David a savior, which is Christ the Lord. Luke 2:11
(Hail Mary…)

And this shall be a sign unto you; you shall find the babe wrapped in swaddling clothes, lying in a manger. Luke 2:12
(Hail Mary…)

Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this event which the Lord has made known to us. Luke 2:15
(Hail Mary…)

Mary treasured all these things and reflected on them in her heart. Luke 2:19
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Presentation

Jesus, carried in His mother’s arms, is offered to the priest, to whom he holds out his arms: it is the meeting, the contact of the two covenants. John XXIII
(Our Father…)

Before the world was created, the Word already existed; He was with God, and He was the same as God. John 1:1
(Hail Mary…)

And when the day came for them to be purified as laid down as the Law of Moses, they took Him up to Jerusalem to present Him to the Lord. Luke 2:22
(Hail Mary…)

Led by the Spirit, Simeon went into the temple: Now Lord, You have kept Your promise, and You may let Your servant go in peace. Luke 2:27-29
(Hail Mary…)

With my own eyes I have seen Your salvation which You have prepared in the presence of all peoples. Luke 2:30-31
(Hail Mary…)

A light to reveal Your will to the gentiles, and bring glory to Your people Israel. Luke 2:32
(Hail Mary…)

He will be a sign from God which many people will speak against and so reveal their secret thoughts. Luke 2:34
(Hail Mary…)

And sorrow, like a sharp sword, will break your own heart. Luke 2:35
(Hail Mary…)

The new covenant that I will make with the people of Israel will be this: I will put My law within them and write it on their hearts. Jeremiah 31:33
(Hail Mary…)

I will be their God and they will be My people. Jeremiah 31:33
(Hail Mary…)

I will forgive their sins and I will no longer remember their wrongs. I, the Lord, have spoken. Jeremiah 31:34
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Finding Of Christ In The Temple

Think about the task of human intelligence: to garner the wisdom of the ages, to hand down the good doctrine. John XXIII
(Our Father…)

On the third day they found Him in the temple, sitting with the Jewish teachers, listening to them and asking questions. Luke 2:46
(Hail Mary…)

I came to set the earth on fire and how I wish it were already kindled! Luke 12:49
(Hail Mary…)

Does our law allow healing on the Sabbath, or not? Luke 14:3
(Hail Mary…)

Can any of you live a bit longer by worrying about it? Luke 12:25
(Hail Mary…)

If you love only the people who love you, why should you receive a blessing? Luke 6:32
(Hail Mary…)

Would any of you who are fathers give your son a snake when he asks for a fish? Luke 11:11
(Hail Mary…)

What shall I compare the kingdom of God with? Luke 13:20
(Hail Mary…)

The wisdom from above is pure, first of all; it is also peaceful, gentle, and friendly. James 3:17
(Hail Mary…)

His mother said to Him: Son, why have You done this to us? You see that Your father and I have been searching for you in sorrow. Luke 2:48
(Hail Mary…)

He said to them: Why did you search for Me? Did you not know I had to be in My Father’s house? Luke 2:49
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

From The Holy Rosary with Scriptural Meditations.

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