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Glorious Mysteries

Apostles’ Creed
I believe in God, the Father almighty, Creator of heaven and earth. I believe in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord. He was conceived by the power of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried. He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again. He ascended into heaven, and is seated at the right hand of the Father.

He will come again to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.

Pray the Our Father

On the next three beads pray the Hail Mary.
For the gift of Faith from the Holy Spirit
For the gift of Hope from Jesus Christ
For the gift of Love from God the Father

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

Text Mystery Meditation Bead

Entering the tomb, they saw a young man and they were amazed. And he said to them, ‘Do not be amazed; you seek Jesus of Nazareth, who was crucified. He has risen, he is not here.’ Mk 16:5-6
The Resurrection
As it says in 1 Cor. 15:20-27, "Christ has been raised from the dead.... For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be given life." Pray the "Our Father" slowly, listening to and meaning each word. Give special emphasis to "Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us." We admit that because of our sinfulness, we inherit death from Adam and we need God's forgiveness. But we enter into Christ's resurrection and receive eternal life as we forgive others, for it is in giving that we receive. Did Mary forgive those who tortured and killed her Son? She held no grudges as she wept at the foot of the cross and then as she held the lifeless body of Jesus in her arms. Her soul proclaimed the resurrection glory of God as she made the decision to forgive.

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sat down at the right hand of God. Mk 16:19

The Ascension
As it says in Rev. 12:1-10, "She gave birth to a son.... Her child was snatched up to God and His throne.... Now have salvation and power come ... and the authority of Christ the Anointed One." Even though Mary was the mother of Jesus and he respected her authority as a parent, she freely gave herself over to His authority from the moment she said "yes, let it be done to me as the Father wills" and Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy spirit. How fully have we let Jesus be in authority over us? Let us ask the Blessed Mother to help us put aside our own will when it conflicts with His.

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

There appeared to them tongues as of fire, distributed and resting on each one of them. Acts 2:3

The Descent of the Holy Spirit
As it says in Luke 1:39-56, "Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out ... 'Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. How does it happen that the mother of my Lord should come to me?'" It is only through the Holy Spirit that we are able to become aware of Mary's presence in our lives. She cares about us as much as our own mothers have and even more, because she was and is full of grace and full of love. She knows each of us by name. She is glad to be asked to pray for us. She wants to help. She is constantly working on our behalf behind the scenes of our everyday trials. To know this more clearly, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal her to us.

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

My beloved me: ‘Arise, my love, my dove, my fair one, and come away for behold the winter is past, the rain is over and gone.’ Song 2:10-11

The Assumption
"A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet." Because Mary was full of grace, she overcame all temptations to sin. When she reached the end of her earthly life, her full level of holiness enabled her to immediately receive her glorified body, i.e., the restored unaffected-by-sin body like we shall all receive at the Second Coming of Christ. Because Mary did not succumb to death by sinning, her flesh never lost its eternal life, and thus she was "assumed" or transferred bodily to heaven. May her example of holiness assist us in our journey toward heaven. Let us ask her to share with us the grace that helped her to resist sin.

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer, Announce the next Mystery and Pray the Our Father.

A great sign appeared in heaven, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars. Rev 12:1

The Crowning of Mary
"The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold." As our holy queen, Mary cares for us and intercedes for us to the King. She knows the King's desires intimately, so when we need help in discerning our Father's plan, we can ask her to reveal it to us. When we stray from the Kingdom, she points the way home. We would do well to acknowledge her queenship and her motherly authority over us, obediently trusting her the way a child trusts its Mama.

Pray the Glory Be, Fatima Prayer.

Pray the Hail Holy Queen and Closing Prayer.

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us; and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary. Pray for us, O holy Mother of God that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!

Closing Prayer
Let us pray. O God, whose only begotten Son, by His life, death, and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life, grant, we beseech Thee, that meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ Our Lord. Amen

May the divine assistance remain always with you.

May the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen.