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The 5 Joyful Mysteries 

Prayed on Monday & Saturday 

The First Joyful Mystery : The Annunciation 
 

"In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth,

to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin's name was Mary. And coming to her, he said, "Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you."" (Luke, 1: 26-28)

Before saying the decade (the 10 Hail Marys of the Mystery), you can briefly meditate on this reading from the Gospel.

The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation 
 

"During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town of Judah, where she entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary's greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?" (Luke 1:39-43)

Before saying the decade (the 10 Hail Marys of the Mystery), you can briefly meditate on this reading from the Gospel.

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Birth of Jesus 
 

"While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn." (Luke, 2:6-7)
 

Before saying the decade (the 10 Hail Marys of the Mystery), you can briefly meditate on this reading from the Gospel.
 

The Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation

"When the days were completed for their purification according to the law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22)

Before saying the decade (the 10 Hail Marys of the Mystery), you can briefly meditate on this reading from the Gospel.

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
 

After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions, and all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers. (Luke 2:43-47)

Before saying the decade (the 10 Hail Marys of the Mystery), you can briefly meditate on this reading from the Gospel.

Each mystery of the rosary produces a spiritual Fruit, a grace from God to help us attain virtue and goodness. 

1st Joyful Mystery : Humility

 
2nd Joyful Mystery : Love of Neighbour

 
3rd Sorrowful Mystery : Poverty

4th Sorrowful Mystery : Obedience

5th Sorrowful Mystery : Joy in Finding Jesus 

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