The nature of Jesus’ birth sets the stage for how He lived His life and provides a foundation for His teachings. [https://www.rosarycenter.org/homepage-2/rosary/how-to-pray-the-rosary/joyful-mysteries-without-distractions/], [https://www.usccb.org/prayer-and-worship/prayers-and-devotions/rosaries/a-rosary-for-life-the-joyful-mysteries]. Remember to take the time to pray diligently, with focus and a … Fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The CrucifixionJesus, help me to understand how great Your love for me is and forgive me the sins which pinned You to the Cross. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. The Lord is with you.” But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. We pray that we imitate Jesus’ obedience to God by obeying the precepts of the Catholic faith. Here are a few intentions I use for each mystery. The angel of the Lord appeared to them and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were struck with great fear. } We pray that we make an effort to attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The First Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation, The First Joyful Mystery- THE ANNUNCIATION. Doing so has made me more intentional about praying for others, and deepened my appreciation for the rosary as a tool of intercession. But does it follow that it will be a visually stunning spectacle of cinematic proportions? This emphasizes what we originally saw in the 1st Joyful Mystery: that Jesus, as a result of being an adopted son of Joseph, will be not only within the house of David, but also a Son of David (Luke 1: 26-33) and will carry with Him all the prophetic implications that come along with such a title. The angel asks her if she would consent to be the mother of Jesus. When Simeon saw the child Jesus, he immediately recognized he was God. border: 1px solid #693a04 !important; "And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22). You can always find him in the tabernacle. We pray for spiritual, physical, and emotional strength for pregnant women who carry a precious life like Mary and Elizabeth. Elizabeth is much older than Mary and was thought to be infertile because of her age and because she had no children. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a:after { Do you look for deeper meanings in the events of your life? Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. .wpsm_nav-tabs{ Once the blessing comes, we understand that the only way to understand God’s plan was to live it. Christ can be quiet, almost imperceptible. Pray that Christian families will be obedient to the Father. The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there is no room in the inn. In this case, we can see the error of this thought process if we take a step back and look at what is right in front of us. The Visitation. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger’. Mary was not one to cling to her child with overprotective love, as some mothers do. PRAY: We pray for all refugee children, especially those separated from their parents or who have died on their journeys to safety. background-position: 0 0; Because of the immensity of Love that the Lord had filled me with, I felt no pain at His birth. We pray for faith in God’s plan, wherever it leads us in life. Lead all men and women who have committed the sin of abortion to repentance and back to your loving embrace. May it be done to me according to your word." In addition, one may offer an intention for each of the mysteries. We cannot ignore her. We pray that we are humble enough to allow God to be born into our hearts. Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me." Luke 2:46, 51. Mary and Joseph offered a sacrifice, in accordance with the Law: "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons" (Luke 2:24), to redeem the Son of God, Who needed no redemption. They were also acknowledging that this child was not their own, and that his first bond of kinship was to his Heavenly Father. } It can be difficult for us to voluntarily go outside of ourselves and be present to the needs of our neighbors, especially given all we carry in our own lives. The humble recognize their giftedness and worth, which come from God. Pray for vocations to the priesthood. Pray to the Heavenly Father in this mystery for the gift of simplicity and for the woes of the poor and I will pray with you. Even though Mary was pregnant herself, she made the trip to spend time with her cousin and share Elizabeth’s joy. Here Jesus lets us catch a glimpse of the mystery of his total consecration to his mission: “I must be about my Father’s work” (Catechism, 534). As I was praying, there suddenly appeared an angel. Truly, as Mary responds to her cousin's greeting in the canticle we call the Magnificat, her soul does "magnify the Lord," not least through her love of neighbor. Mary and Joseph were presenting the Only Begotten Son to the Eternal Father, in a temple that was merely the shadow and copy of the real temple in heaven. Pray for religious vocations. "When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. Mary is humble but says the Magnificat (which begins in the passage given here). Both Mary and Abraham prove their faith and obedience to God. We pray that we have faith, like St. Simeon, that God’s promises to us will always be fulfilled. In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin. “The Magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the King of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel the … King of the nations” (Catechism, 528). We have the duty to call Mary blessed. Baby Jesus had no words to offer, only his presence. Mary shows the importance of setting a good example for others and the importance of having good intentions in all your affairs. They are working, preparing for Elizabeth’s baby, quietly conversing, and praying. Malak, a young Syrian woman who fled her home in Aleppo several years ago (shown right), is a modern-day example of someone who is present to and sharing joy with her neighbors, despite all she holds in her own heart. Do I take my family on special trips to holy places? In obedience to the Law of Moses, forty days after my Son was born, Joseph and I went to Jerusalem to present my Son before the Lord and to redeem Him with two turtle doves. What is your attitude toward serving other people?4. } color: #ffffff !important; We pray that we show charity, not only financially, but also through exercising our talents. The Mysteries of the Rosary center on the events of Christ’s life. “And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for Mary to be delivered were fulfilled. Under the Old Law, a woman remained impure for 40 days after the birth of a child. But there are two sides to this coin. REFLECTIONMary gave birth to Jesus not only without modern-day comforts, but without even the limited comforts of her own day. How fast do you respond to God's prompting in your heart to act with love?2. We pray that we have the patience for God’s plan to manifest itself. (Intention: Aged and Social Justice) What impulse of love made you hurry to visit … For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. margin:0px !important; 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. Ponder this.21. I was only pondering the message that the angel had given me. Khaled Basheer, the father, says, “We were also very frightened of an attack by [ISIS]. How does Jesus carry on a dialogue with You? 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. As Mary must have struggled with her own puzzlement at the angel's annunciation, her response melted into … Why did Jesus stay behind? Mary had to have known what others would think, how people would look at her; for most people pride would prevent them from accepting God's Will. Receive Updates. float:left !important; Meditate on this important role of Mary.12. God was asking a great amount of her. Fourth Luminous Mystery - The TransfigurationMay all people come to know Jesus, the Son of the Living God, and in knowing Him they will "listen to Him" as the Father commands. If Mary's humility was remarkable, how much more so that of Christ! Messengers of God, in daily circumstances and opportunities, come to me, too. Both of us thought that Jesus was with the other. When we entered the temple, there was a holy priest by the name of Simeon. Ponder what it means to lose Jesus and search for Him.10. We pray that we follow up with action what we learn through prayer. Can an author of a book truly, literally, fully become a character in his or her own book? border: 1px solid #ca8620 !important; Gabriel reveals this to Mary to show that "no word shall be impossible with God" -Luke 1:36. Reflect on Mary and Elizabeth's time together and their spiritual friendship. [http://www.how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com/presentation-of-jesus-in-the-temple.html]. Help me to take my place among the Saints. The Basheer family fled Syria just a few months ago when a bomb destroyed their home. Trust Him, trust Him my children. John Hardon, S.J., in his Modern Catholic Dictionary, "are expressions of the New Covenant, where happiness is assured already in this life, provided a person totally gives himself to the imitation of Christ." Think about Mary's trust in God.5. (Luke 1:39-45), The Third Joyful Mystery - The Nativity (Birth of Jesus), While they were there, the time came for her to have her child, and she gave birth to her firstborn son. Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity. Before the Syrian civil war began, Hassan Zaroid (shown right) was a business owner in the city of Homs. She acted with pure love. We pray for the motivation to go out and do God’s will as Mary did when she visited and helped Elizabeth. padding: 15px 18px 15px 18px !important; “The first man was from earth, a man of the dust; the second man is from heaven” (Catechism, 504). In humility, she knew that her entire life depended on God; how could she turn down even this most remarkable of requests? We must venerate her, for the Holy Spirit Who spoke through her says that all generations will call her blessed. Those are just the trappings of this world, the ornamental decorations, while how well you followed Jesus’ path is the real substance. There are many annunciation moments in our life, and sometimes we hesitate to say yes because we cannot foresee the future or control what will happen. Sometimes we hope for this in our own faith lives: that Christ will appear before us and we will have no doubt it’s him. Why were they surprised?16. padding:0px !important ; The First Joyful Mystery- The Annunciation. In the case of Jesus’ birth, His coming or arrival instills in us a ‘sensory’ expectation. But Jesus simply told they, “Why were you worried about me? He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. Think about how the Jerusalem Temple was the center of Jewish worship. Mary knew that Jesus would one day be offered to God as a true sacrifice. You may use them as they are written or adapt them as you wish. The Holy Spirit was very active, first on baby John, then on his mother, Elizabeth. @media (max-width: 768px) { Second Joyful Mystery - The Visitation. [https://www.fullycatholic.com/praying-rosary-fifth-joyful-mystery/]. REFLECTION We can only imagine how overwhelmed and scared Mary must have been when she learned she would welcome a child into a situation she never would have planned. During those months, Mary and Elizabeth don’t just sit around waiting. I shouldn’t demand God give me the whole picture, either. Thy Will … I should present Christ in the “temple of the Holy Spirit,” my body. Reflection: All of the joyful mysteries are somehow tinged with sorrow, but they are also touched with light and glory. Since Christians are the mystical body of Christ, Mary became our mother, too, at the Annunciation (Catechism, 973). See the face of my Son in those in need, those in want, and respond in love to Him. font-size:16px !important; As an adult, do I look after children placed in my care? She was only 13 or 14; betrothed, but not yet married; and God was asking her to become the Mother of His Son. God's will always does contain suffering but God's will also brings peace. Mary stayed with Elizabeth for three months before returning home to Nazareth.Points to Ponder1. } The prophetess Anna is an example for those advanced in years. We pray that we look towards our local parishes as a way of finding Jesus in “his father’s house.”. Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus. } We pray for the forgiveness and conversion of those in society who mock or persecute the faithful. When I heard him say "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" I was very confused at this greeting and yet I was very humbled that an angel would call me full of grace: that I had gained favor from God: that I was called to bear His Son. border-bottom: 0px solid #ddd; What does it really mean to magnify the Lord? Only adult males were required to go. -Mark 10:14. How do these two translations bring out different aspects of Jesus' words?19. He’s also the God of glory, angel choirs and supernovas. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ And we are amazed by Your teaching, by Your wisdom, and by the answers You give us when we pray to You. Help us to always seek Jesus your son, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. border: 1px solid #ca8620 !important; margin-bottom:30px; (Luke 2:49). behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing" (Luke 2:48). What do you do when you don't understand?12. If you want to be among those who share in the resurrection, you must obey His commandments. Ask her to help you trust that even if the path ahead is full of crosses, God will be walking with you. } @media (max-width: 768px) { I was so filled with God's Love that I had to share my Joy with Elizabeth and her house hold.My children, never doubt that God can work a miracle in your Life even if things seem humanly impossible: all things are possible with God. Simeon was talking about my destiny: a destiny that would be so intimate with my Son.My greatest pain, my children, is that people reject my Son: people reject His message of love and peace. We pray that we see Jesus in everyone, even our enemies. But Mary was not subject to the Law, because of the special circumstances of Christ's Birth. Ponder Mary's role and the fulfilled prophecy.17. Elizabeth called Mary blessed for two reasons, her motherhood and her faith. } Scripture: In the sixth m onth the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee named Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin’s name was Mary. Shepherds, not known for their piety, were the first to receive the good news. The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Then Simeon turned to me and said "Blessed are you, woman: but behold this Child will be the fall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign to be opposed and your own heart will be pierced so that the hearts of many will be exposed. " The Nativity provides us a clear picture on how Jesus calls us to live. Why does he allow a loving heart to be pierced with loss? } Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus. Take away from your life whatever is displeasing to God so that your worship at mass and your worshiping prayer will be acceptable to God the Father. God makes our redemption dependent on Mary’s free decision (Catechism, No. To put it another way, God’s ways are not our ways. And coming to her, he said, “Hail, favored one! Like Mary, despite all she carried herself, Malak brings love to others by being present to their needs. margin-bottom: -1px !important; The Annunciation: For parents facing an unexpected pregnancy, that they lovingly accept the precious life God has entrusted to their care. Think about Jesus' answer to Mary. Mary is accepting to walk into a mystery. Mary’s first Christian apostolate was doing household chores. There will be plenty of time to think of herself and her Child later; for now, Mary's thoughts lie only with her cousin, and with the child who will become the Forerunner of Christ. We thank You for showing us, Lord, that if we seek You, we will always find You, and when we do find You, we will be with You in Your Father's house and about Your Father's business.Intercession – Lord, we lift up to You all children who are separated from their parents and loved ones. It is suggested that you print these Prayer Intentions and keep … That’s love. Joyful Mysteries. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a { Elizabeth told me, "Blessed are you who have believed that the Lord's words would be fulfilled in you." And in some ways, she is. Jesus gave us Mary as our Mother. Think closely about this message regarding priorities in life.16. Third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowning with ThornsThank you Lord Jesus for making reparation to the Father for all my spiritual sins of pride, avarice, sloth and envy. So what does it mean to refer to the "days of her purification"? The Joyful mysteries show her importance. PRAY: We pray that even when our hearts are filled with our own joys and hardships, we will remember to reach out to and love our neighbors. God has ordained specific ways for people to worship Him. We thank You for the gift of the Holy Spirit. Reflect on the symbolism of Passover and how it was transformed by Jesus, Who is the new Lamb and the new Passover sacrifice.3. Simeon took the Child into his arms and said, "Now Lord You can release your servant according to Your word in peace, for my eyes have seen the salvation which You have raised for all peoples to see: a light of revelation to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel." It was an orderly search. Fruit: the gift of wisdom and for yes to the divine will. Seek guidance from the Holy Spirit to direct your heart as you pray. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li { When the days of her purification were fulfilled they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord…Simeon blessed them and said to his Mother, “Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce.”, Catechism of the Catholic Church: #527, 529. “Now, they are no longer screaming or shouting [in fear].”. In this mystery, ask Mary to give you a deep trust in the one who invites you to follow. Even as a tiny infant in Your mother's womb, Your presence sanctified John the Baptist, who was still in his mother's womb. Then the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. Why were Mary and Joseph astonished by Jesus' speech? Like Christ, we must be about the Father's business in our own lives—at every moment of every day. In the birth of every child we see the birth of Christ Jesus in the Bethlehem stable. Ponder how Jesus grew. And it was enough to attract a lot of attention. These are not optional, and they are meant for humankind's well-being. Judea was a very long way from Nazareth, and travel in those days was anything but easy. Yet even she, the selfless and obedient one, was promised that a sword of sorrow would pierce her heart on the day of separation. #tab_container_10927 .tab-content{ THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (Mondays and Saturdays) 1. "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn" (Luke 2:7). Fourth Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of the CrossI would be your disciple, Lord. I ran up to Him and said, "My Son, why did You do such a thing? She cried out, blessing Mary and the infant in Mary's womb. Mary has done so, and so has Joseph; and Christ, of course, is Christ. At the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Mary united her will to Jesus, therefore they offered the same sacrifice and she thereby partook in his redeeming role. She is all beautiful, all holy, all pure, the pearl of creation. I began to sing the hymn of praise that came from my heart. } The Bible says that he is the prophet of the highest and that he prepares his way. He went down with them and came to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all these things in her heart. We pray for strength for those who are scared about what God has planned for them. The angel never told Mary to go visit Elizabeth, but Mary went anyway. you shall conceive in your womb, and give birth to a Son.”. } Let us pray for the strength to not put our earthly desires ahead of our Heavenly needs. As I visited Elizabeth out of love, I wish to visit you out of love. And in doing so, she showed that a ritual concerned with the purification of the body was really a symbol of the purity of soul of the true believer. It appears to make sense at first, but anyone who has taken a class in logic knows that the conclusion that is derived here does not necessarily follow from the first two premises. They lived in a tent outside Aleppo after their home was bombed, but unlike many other refugee families, every member survived and they remain together. A light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel. The Lord is with you.”But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town … Are there times in your life when you are called to be a sign of contradiction? float:none !important; I asked the angel how this could happen? Fifth Glorious Mystery - The CoronationThe mother of the king is the queen to whom the people go for mediation. The practice of authentic Christian charity is the essence of Christianity. If you hold his hand in the darkness, he will give you strength, peace, and an intimate joy that nothing can take away. Intention: Priestly obedience of faith. How do you search for Jesus? Elizabeth calls the unborn Jesus “Lord” (and John the Baptist witnesses to him) at the very beginning of Mary’s pregnancy. For the Jewish people, God required certain feasts and sacrifices as well as travel to Jerusalem at various times during the year. Fourth Joyful Mystery - The PresentationFor the protection of marriage and the family, and for religious freedom so parents are able to raise their children to know God, to love Him, and to obey His commandments. We thank You for giving us an example of humility and obedience. Mary answers: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord. What did Jesus mean? This phrase again is used in the Catholic Rosary Prayers, the Hail Mary Prayer. . Help us to see the deep meanings in the events of our lives. } And then those wondrous words emerge from His lips, "Did you not know that I must be about my father's business?". After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. Then the angel departed from her. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Third Glorious Mystery - The Descent of The Holy SpiritFor the Confirmation Candidates of Our Lady of Fatima who are preparing to receive the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit next spring. In the end God will not judge us based on the cars we drive, the value of our stock portfolio, or what position we held at our jobs. Sign up receive future communication from the parish and the diocese. Reflect on the humble expressions of these two amazing women.10. Also, use them as a springboard to create your own meditations on the Joyful Mysteries. Mary went in haste. As some time past, the shepherds that were near the stable also came. How special he is. Hundreds of miles away from Rome, the seat of power in this world, the true king of kings was born. Mary emphasized God's work in her life and God's mercy in the lives of all people. Points to Ponder1. font-family: Open Sans !important; Guide them and guard them on their journeys.Petition – Lord, we beg You, make us lowly and humble before You. He casts down so He can lift up. We pray for those who do not practice their faith out of discouragement because they don’t think God hears them. Why did she depart so quickly?6. She may also have recalled the words of the prophetess when they presented Jesus in the temple. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. We consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary, so that she can guide and care for us as her little children. This went on for some time before they realized that is was not the case. The Angel Gabriel said to Mary:  “Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you. Yet this is what God has done: truly, literally, fully. I have always liked their prayer intentions and prayed with them, myself, standing outside abortion centers. Perhaps Mary also reflected on these questions, wondering at the sweetness and respect with which God introduces himself into our lives, as a fellow pilgrim who lives our lives with us, whose questions make us reflect and grow, who listens to us with kindness and interest, and who perhaps has obeyed us—answering our prayers, forgiving our sins in confession, coming into our hearts in holy Communion— far more than we have obeyed him. Thy Kingdom come. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs { Jesus looked at me with Love and yet with conviction and He said to me, "But why were you looking for Me? It is true that you should respect your elders. Mary was not making such a long journey to see if the sign the angel gave her was true. But he did not begin by teaching, just as he did not begin by commanding. How wonderful is this poverty! Visitation: That pregnant mothers will have a safe delivery. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a:before { The world usually either bitterly opposes Christ, like Herod, or is indifferent to him, like the innkeepers. The hour for Mary to give birth is near,… 488). The suggestions are as follows for the traditional Rosary mysteries only. Why not something bigger, something more becoming of a person of His stature and power?” The answer is that there is nothing bigger, nothing more becoming of a person of His stature and power then to do what none would think of, to do what no one and nothing else could possibly do of their own volition: to take on a nature below one’s own. Maybe Mary’s heart skipped a few beats. font-family: Open Sans !important; Yet the Annunciation is not only about the humility of the Virgin Mary. Mary said “Yes “in the name of all human nature (Catechism, No. Then they went back to Jerusalem and finally to the Temple. There was nothing of the self in Mary. Because he hath regarded the humility of his handmaid; for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. 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