Thursday, January 19, 2012

THE ROSARY: The Fruit of Each Mystery


Joyful Mysteries                              Spirit of Holy Joy

1. Annunciation                                Humility
2. Visitation                                      Fraternal Charity
3. Nativity                                        Spirit of Poverty
4. Presentation                                 Obedience
5. Jesus with the Doctors                 Love of Jesus and of His Holy Services

Sorrowful Mysteries                       Spirit of Compassion and Contrition

1. Agony                                         Fervor in Prayer
2. Scourging                                   Penance
3. Crowning with Thorns               Moral Courage
4. Carriage of the Cross                 Patience
5. Crucifixion                                 Self-sacrifice for God and our Neighbor

Glorious Mysteries                          Spirit of Adoration and Faith

1. Resurrection                               Faith.
2. Ascension                                   Hope.
3. Descent of the Holy Ghost         Love and Zeal for Souls.
4. Assumption                                Filial devotion to Mary.
5. Coronation of B. V. M               Perseverance.


O GOD, Whose only -begotten Son hath purchased for us the rewards of eternal salvation through His life, death, and Resurrection, we beseech Thee grant to us, who are commemorating those mysteries in the holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the grace to hearken to the lessons they teach us and to obtain the blessings they promise. Through the same Christ Jesus our Lord. Amen.

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