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The Sorrowful Mysteries 

Prayed on Tuesday and Friday 

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The First Sorrowful Mystery : The Agony in the Garden
 

"After withdrawing about a stone's throw from them and kneeling, he prayed, saying, "Father, if you are willing, take this cup away from me; still, not my will but yours be done." (And to strengthen him an angel from heaven appeared to him.) He was in such agony and he prayed so fervently that his sweat became like drops of blood falling on the ground.) When he rose from prayer and returned to his disciples, he found them sleeping from grief." (Luke, 22: 41-45)

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

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pillar 
 

"Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged."

" (John 19:1)

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

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns
 

"And the soldiers wove a crown out of thorns and placed it on his head, and clothed him in a purple cloak, and they came to him and said, "Hail, King of the Jews!" And they struck him repeatedly." (John, 19:2-3)

 

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

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

"So they took Jesus, and carrying the cross himself he went out to what is called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha." (John 19:16-17)

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

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion 
 

"Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother and his mother's sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary of Magdala. When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple there whom he loved, he said to his mother, "Woman, behold, your son." Then he said to the disciple, "Behold, your mother." And from that hour the disciple took her into his home. After this, aware that everything was now finished, in order that the scripture might be fulfilled, 12 Jesus said, "I thirst." There was a vessel filled with common wine. So they put a sponge soaked in wine on a sprig of hyssop and put it up to his mouth. When Jesus had taken the wine, he said, "It is finished." And bowing his head, he handed over the spirit.

. (John 19:25-30)

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 Sorrowful Mystery : Sorrow for Sin 

2nd Sorrowful Mystery : Purity 

3rd Sorrowful Mystery : Courage

4th Sorrowful Mystery : Patience

5th Sorrowful Mystery : Perseverance 

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