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The 5 Luminous Mysteries 

Prayed on Thursday

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The First Luminous Mystery : The Baptism of Jesus 
 

"Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" Jesus said to him in reply, "Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him. After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and) coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, 13 with whom I am well pleased."

" (Matthew, 3: 13-17)

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

The Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding at Cana 
 

"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. When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, "They have no wine." (And) Jesus said to her, "Woman, how does your concern affect me? My hour has not yet come." His mother said to the servers, "Do whatever he tells you." Now there were six stone water jars there for Jewish ceremonial washings, each holding twenty to thirty gallons. 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." So they took it. And when the headwaiter tasted the water that had become wine, without knowing where it came from (although the servers who had drawn the water knew), the headwaiter 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 2:1-10)

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

The Third Luminous Mystery: Proclaiming the Kingdom
 

"As you go, make this proclamation: 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.' Cure the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, drive out demons. Without cost you have received; without cost you are to give." (Matthew, 10:7-8)

 

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

The Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration

"About eight days after he said this, he took Peter, John, and James and went up the mountain to pray. While he was praying his face changed in appearance and his clothing became dazzling white. 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 9:28-31)

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

The Fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
 

"Then he took the bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, saying, "This is my body, which will be given for you; do this in memory of me." 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 22:19-20)

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 Luminous Mystery : Openness to the Holy Spirit 

2nd Luminous Mystery : To Jesus through Mary 

3rd Luminous Mystery : Repentance and Trust in God 

4th Luminous Mystery : Desire for Holiness 

5th Luminous Mystery : Adoration 

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