THE FIVE JOYFUL MYSTERIES

1. THE ANNUNCIATION

We offer thee, O Lord Jesus, this first decade in honor of Thy Incarnation in Mary's womb, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through her intercession, a profound humility. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Charity of God.

Immense.

Spacer Rosary 1. To deplore the unhappy state of the disobedient Adam; his own just condemnation as well as that of all his children.
2. To honor the desires of the patriarchs and prophets who longed for the Messias.
3. To honor the wishes and prayers of the Blessed Virgin for the speedy coming of the Messias and to honor her marriage with Saint Joseph.
4. To honor the charity of the Eternal Father Who gave up His Son.
5. To honor the love of the Son Who delivered Himself up for us.
6. To honor the mission and the salutation of the Angel Gabriel.
7. To honor the virginal fear of Mary.
8. To honor the faith and the consent of Mary.
9. To honor the creation of the Soul and the formation of the Body of Jesus Christ in the womb of Mary, by the operation of the Holy Ghost.
10. To honor the adoration by the angels of the Word Incarnate in the womb of Mary.

May the grace of the mystery of the Annunciation come down into our souls. Amen.

2. THE VISITATION

We offer thee, O Lord Jesus, this second decade in honor of the Visitation of Thy holy Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, charity towards our neighbor. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Majesty of God.

Adorable.

1. To honor the joy of the heart of Mary in the possession of Jesus.
2. To honor the sacrifice that Jesus Christ made of Himself to His Eternal Father by coming into the world.
3. To honor the mutual love of Jesus and Mary.
4. To honor the anxieties of Saint Joseph.
5. To honor the choice of the Elect, planned by Jesus and Mary.
6. To honor the fervor of Mary in her visit to her cousin St. Elizabeth.
7. To honor the salutation of Mary and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist and of his mother, St. Elizabeth.
8. To honor the gratitude of the Blessed Virgin toward God in the "Magnificat."
9. To honor her charity and humility in serving her cousin.
10. To honor the mutual dependence of Jesus and Mary and that which we should have one for another.

May the grace of the mystery of the Visitation come down into our souls. Amen.

3. THE NATIVITY

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this third decade in honor of Thy Nativity in the stable in Bethlehem, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, detachment from the things of the world, contempt of riches and love of poverty. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER:--Riches of God.

Infinite.

1. To honor Mary and Joseph in the contempt and repulses they suffered in Bethlehem.
2. To honor the poverty of the stable in which God was born.
3. To honor the deep contemplation and immense love of Mary.
4. To honor the virginal birth of Jesus.
5. To honor the adoration and the canticles of the Angels at the birth of Jesus Christ.
6. To honor the enchanting beauty of His divine infancy.
7. To honor the coming of the shepherds, bringing their gifts to the stable.
8. To honor the circumcision of Jesus.
9. To honor the imposition of the name of Jesus and its grandeur.
10. To honor the adoration of the Magi Kings and their presents.

May the grace of the mystery of the Nativity come down into our souls. Amen.

4. THE PRESENTATION IN THE TEMPLE

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honor of Thy Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, and we ask of Thee through this mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, great purity of body and soul. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER.--Wisdom of God.

Eternal.

1. To honor the obedience of Jesus and Mary to the law.
2. To honor the sacrifice that Jesus made of his humanity.
3. To honor the sacrifice that Mary made of her reputation.
4. To honor the joy and the canticles of Simeon and Anna, the prophetess.
5. To honor the ransoming of Jesus Christ through the offering of two turtle doves.
6. To honor the massacre of the Holy Innocents by the cruelty of Herod.
7. To honor the flight of Jesus Christ to Egypt, and the obedience of St. Joseph to the voice of the Angel.
8. To honor His mysterious stay in Egypt.
9. To honor His return to Nazareth.
10. To honor His growing in age and wisdom.

May the grace of the mystery of the Presentation in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.

5. THE FINDING OF OUR LORD IN THE TEMPLE

We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honor of Mary's finding Thee in the Temple, and we ask of Thee, through this mystery and through her intercession, the gift of true wisdom. Amen. Our Father, etc.

OUR FATHER.--Sanctity of God.

Incomprehensible.

1. To honor His hidden life, laborious and obedient in His home at Nazareth.
2. To honor His preaching and His being found in the Temple among the doctors.
3. To honor His Baptism by St. John the Baptist.
4. To honor His fast and temptation in the desert.
5. To honor His admirable preaching.
6. To honor His astonishing miracles.
7. To honor the choice of His twelve apostles and the powers He gives them.
8. To honor His marvelous transfiguration.
9. To honor the washing of the feet of the Apostles.
10. To honor the institution of the Eucharist.

May the grace of the mystery of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.


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