The Luminous Mysteries–Thursdays

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THE LUMINOUS MYSTERIES


The Baptism of the Lord


Our soul is prepared to receive the Holy Spirit of God, should we be willing to accept it. m de P
(Our Father…)

In those days John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea. Matthew 3:1
(Hail Mary…)

He said: “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert, “Make straight the way of the Lord,”‘ as Isaiah the prophet said.” John 1:23 
(Hail Mary…)

And this is what he proclaimed: “One mightier than I is coming after me.” Mark 1:7 
(Hail Mary…)

I have baptized you with water; he will baptize you with the holy Spirit.” Mark 1:8
(Hail Mary…)

The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.” John 1:29
(Hail Mary…)

After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. Matthew 3:16
(Hail Mary…)

And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Matthew 3:17
(Hail Mary…)

“Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the holy Spirit” Matthew 28:19
(Hail Mary…)

“I did not know him, but the one who sent me to baptize with water told me, ‘On whomever you see the Spirit come down and remain, he is the one who will baptize with the holy Spirit.’ Now I have seen and testified that he is the Son of God.” John 1:33 34
(Hail Mary…)

Filled with the holy Spirit, Jesus returned from the Jordan and was led by the Spirit into the desert for forty days, to be tempted by the devil. Luke 4:1-2 
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Wedding at Cana


Even if God does not intend to act, He Will if Mary intercedes. m de P
(Our Father…)

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. John 2:1-2
(Hail Mary…)

The pleasant vineyard, sing about it! I, the LORD, am its keeper, I water it every moment; lest anyone harm it, night and day I guard it. Isaiah 27:2-3
(Hail Mary…)

When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” John 2:3
(Hail Mary…)

Jesus said to her, “Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come.” John 2:4 
(Hail Mary…)

His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:5 
(Hail Mary…)

Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. John 2:6 
(Hail Mary…)

Jesus told them, “Fill the jars with water.” So they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Draw some out now and take it to the headwaiter.” John 2:7-8 
(Hail Mary…)

And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine…(he) called the bridegroom and said to him, “Everyone serves good wine first, and then when people have drunk freely, an inferior one; but you have kept the good wine until now.” John 2:9-10 
(Hail Mary…)

Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in him. John 2:11
(Hail Mary…)

“For this reason a man shall leave father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh.”  This is a great mystery, but I speak in reference to Christ and the church. Ephesians 5:31-32 
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Proclamation of the Kingdom


The Kingdom of God is reserved for the Family of Jesus – Those who do the Will of Our Father. m de P
(Our Father…)

From that time on, Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” Matthew 4:17
(Hail Mary…)

“The coming of the Kingdom of God cannot be observed, and no one will announce, ‘Look, here it is,’ or, ‘There it is.’ For behold, the Kingdom of God is among you.” Luke 17: 20-21
(Hail Mary…)

“Amen, amen, I say to you, no one can enter the kingdom of God without being born of water and Spirit.” John 3:5 
(Hail Mary…)

“Let the children come to me; do not prevent them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Amen, I say to you, whoever does not accept the kingdom of God like a child will not enter it.” Mark 10:14-15 
(Hail Mary…)

“Those who are healthy do not need a physician, but the sick do. I have not come to call the righteous to repentance but sinners.” Luke 5:31-32 
(Hail Mary…)

“But I say to you, love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your heavenly Father,” Matthew 5:44-45
(Hail Mary…)

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3
(Hail Mary…)

“Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be satisfied.” Matthew 5:6 
(Hail Mary…)

“Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:10 
(Hail Mary…)

“But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things will be given you besides.” Matthew 6:33 
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Transfiguration


Our transfiguration commences the moment we choose God over Mammon. m de P
(Our Father…)

Jesus took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. Luke 9:28
(Hail Mary…)

And he was transfigured before them; Matthew 17:2
(Hail Mary…)

His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light. Matthew 17:2 
(Hail Mary…)

He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer greatly and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests, and the scribes, and be killed, and rise after three days. Mark 8:31 
(Hail Mary…)

From now on I am telling you before it happens, so that when it happens you may believe that I AM.  John 13:19 
(Hail Mary…)

And behold, two men were conversing with him, Moses and Elijah, who appeared in glory and spoke of his exodus that he was going to accomplish in Jerusalem. Luke 9:30-31
(Hail Mary…)

While Peter was still speaking,  behold, a bright cloud cast a shadow over them, then from the cloud came a voice that said, “this is My beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to Him.”  
Matthew 17:5
(Hail Mary…)

“Do not think that I have come to abolish the law or the prophets. I have come not to abolish but to fulfill.” Matthew 5:17 
(Hail Mary…)

As they were coming down from the mountain, he charged them not to relate what they had seen to anyone, except when the Son of Man had risen from the dead. Mark 9:9 
(Hail Mary…)

For the Son of Man will come with his angels in his Father’s glory, and then he will repay everyone according to his conduct.
 Matthew 16:27
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

The Institution of the Eucharist



Nourished with His Body you will never go hungry. m de P
(Our Father…)

“I have eagerly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer,” Luke 22:15 
(Hail Mary…)

While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is my body.” Mark 14:22
(Hail Mary…)

And likewise the cup after they had eaten, saying, “This cup is the new covenant in my blood, which will be shed for you. Luke 22:20 
(Hail Mary…)

Do this in memory of me. Luke 22:19 
(Hail Mary…)

“The bread that I will give is my flesh for the life of the world.” John 6:51 
(Hail Mary…)

I have given you a model to follow, so that as I have done for you, you should also do. John 13:15
(Hail Mary…)

Whoever eats my flesh and drinks my blood remains in me and I in him. John 6:56 
(Hail Mary…)

As though it were holocausts of rams and bullocks, or thousands of fat lambs, So let our sacrifice be in your presence today as we follow you unreservedly; for those who trust in you cannot be put to shame. Daniel 3:40 
(Hail Mary…)

So let us confidently approach the throne of grace to receive mercy and to find grace for timely help. Hebrews 4:16 
(Hail Mary…)

By this is my Father glorified, that you bear much fruit and become my disciples. John 15:8 
(Hail Mary…)

(Glory Be…)

From The Holy Rosary with Scriptural Meditations.

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