(Said on Mondays, Saturdays, Sundays of Advent, and Sundays from
Epiphany until Lent)
- 1. The Annunciation
- The Messenger of God Announces to Mary that she is to be the
Mother of God. Humility
Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for
you have found favour with God. Behold, you will
conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him
Jesus. 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."
- 2. The Visitation of
- Mary visits and helps her cousin Elizabeth. Love of
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."
- 3. The Nativity of
- Mary gives birth to Jesus in a stable in Bethlehem. Spirit of Poverty
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. For today, in the city of David a savior has been born
for you who is Messiah and Lord"
- 4. The Presentation
of the Child Jesus in the Temple
- Jesus is presented in the Temple. Obedience to God's Will
"Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to
your word, for my eyes have seen your salvation,
which you prepared in sight of all the peoples, a light for
revelation to the Gentiles, and glory for your people Israel."
- 5. The Finding of
Our Lord in the Temple
- Jesus is found in the Temple. Fidelity to Vocation, Joy
in finding Jesus
When his parents saw him, they were astonished, and his
mother said to him, "Son, why have you done this to us? Your
father and I have been looking for you with great anxiety." And
he said to them, "Why were you looking for me? Did you not know
that I must be in my Father's house?" But they did not
understand what he said to them. He went down with them and came
to Nazareth, and was obedient to them; and his mother kept all
these things in her heart. And Jesus advanced [in] wisdom and
age and favor before God and man.
(Said on Tuesdays,
Fridays, and daily from Ash Wednesday until Easter Sunday)
- 1. The Agony in
- Jesus undergoes his agony in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Spirit of Prayer, Sorrow for Sin
Then he said to them, "My soul is sorrowful even to death.
Remain here and keep watch with me." He advanced a little and
fell prostrate in prayer, saying, "My Father, if it is possible,
let this cup pass from me; yet, not as I will, but as you will."
- 2. The Scourging
at the Pillar
- Jesus is scourged at the pillar. Modesty and Purity
Then Pilate took Jesus and had him scourged.
- 3. The Crowning
- Jesus is crowned with thorns. Courage
The soldiers led him away inside the palace, that is, the
praetorium, and assembled the whole cohort. They clothed him in
purple and, weaving a crown of thorns, placed it on him.
- 4. The Carrying
of the Cross
- Jesus carries the cross to Calvary. Patience in Suffering
And carrying the cross himself he went out to what is
called the Place of the Skull, in Hebrew, Golgotha.
- 5. The
Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord on the Cross
- Jesus dies on the cross for our sins. Self-denial,
After this, aware that everything was now finished, in
order that the scripture might be fulfilled, 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.
(Said on Wednesdays, and
Sundays throughout the year)
- 1. The
Resurrection of Our Lord
- Jesus rises from the dead. Faith
He said to them, "Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of
Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here.
Behold, the place where they laid him. But go and tell his
disciples and Peter, 'He is going before you to Galilee; there
you will see him, as he told you.'"
- 2. The Ascension
of Our Lord
- Jesus ascends into heaven. Hope
While they were looking intently at the sky as he was
going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside
them. They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there
looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you
into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him
going into heaven."
- 3. The Descent of
the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles
- The Holy Spirit comes to the apostles and the Blessed
Mother. Wisdom, Love of God, Zeal, Fortitude
When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all
in one place together. And suddenly there came from the sky a
noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house
in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of
fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.
- 4. The Assumption
of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven
- The Mother of Jesus is taken into heaven. Eternal
Happiness, Grace of a Happy Death
- As an apple tree
among the trees of the woods,
so is my lover among men.
I delight to rest in his shadow,
and his fruit is sweet to my mouth.
He brings me into the banquet hall
and his emblem over me is love.
Strengthen me with raisin cakes,
refresh me with apples,
for I am faint with love.
His left hand is under my head
and his right arm embraces me.
- 5. The Coronation
of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth
- Mary is crowned queen of heaven and earth. Devotion to
Mary and Final Perseverance, Trust in Mary's Intercession
And Mary said, "My soul proclaims the greatness of the
my spirit rejoices in God my saviour.
For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness;
behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed."
(Said on Thursdays
throughout the year)
- 1. The Baptism in
- Jesus is baptized in the river Jordan by John the Baptist.
Openness to the Holy Spirit
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, with whom I am well pleased."
- 2. The
Self-Manifestation of Our Lord at the wedding of Cana
- Jesus changes water into wine and opens the hearts of the
disciples to faith. To Jesus through Mary
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."
Jesus did this as the beginning of his signs in Cana in Galilee
and so revealed his glory, and his disciples began to believe in
- 3. The Proclamation of the kingdom of God, with the call to conversionon
- Jesus preaches about the Kingdom of God and
calls for conversion. Repentance and Trust in God
After John had been arrested, Jesus came to Galilee
proclaiming the gospel of God: "This is the time of fulfillment.
The kingdom of God is at hand. Repent, and believe in the
- 4. The Transfiguration
Jesus is transfigured before the disciples. for
While he was praying his face changed in appearance and
his clothing became dazzling white.
5. The Institution
of the Eucharist
- Christ offers his body and blood as food under the signs of
bread and wine. Adoration
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."
I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of
Heaven and earth; and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, Our Lord, Who
was conceived by the Holy Ghost, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered
under Pontius Pilate, was crucified; died, and was buried. He
descended into Hell; the third day He arose again from the dead; He
ascended into Heaven, seated at the right hand of God, the Father
Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the
dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the holy Catholic Church, the
communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of
the body, and the life everlasting. Amen.
THE HAIL HOLY QUEEN
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our
sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children
of Eve; To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in
this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes
of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed
fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V: Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R: That we may be made worthy of the promises of
LET US PRAY: O God, by the life, death and
resurrection of Your only begotten Son, You purchased for us the
rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You that while meditation
on these mysteries of the Holy rosary, we may imitate what they
contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our