When you meditate on each Rosary Mystery, the Rosary comes alive. Everyday Prayer Co has created Rosary Cards to help you pray. These are handy guides to help you remember each Rosary Mystery.
The Mysteries Of The Rosary
A fruitful way to pray the rosary is to meditate on important events in the lives of Jesus and Mary. Twenty of these moments are captured in what we call the mysteries of the rosary. These mysteries are grouped into four sets: joyful, luminous, sorrowful, and glorious. Each set of mysteries is prayed on specific days of the week.
As you meditate on these events, let the words of the prayers float by like a background rhythm. Focus less on the words and more on the mysteries. Get lost in the scene. Imagine yourself there. Each of the mysteries of the rosary can teach you a valuable lesson about life, love, and God’s dream for you. You can even use scripture to help bring you into the biblical scene.
Mystery of the Rosary Card
We’ve built them to be a helpful tool to learn to pray more often. They can be especially helpful to someone who is learning the Rosary for the first time, and make great instructional gifts.
Each one has a symbol on it representing a key mystery, and they have been custom designed.
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
(Prayed on Mondays and Saturdays)
- The Annunciation - Mary learns that she has been chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
- The Visitation - Mary visits Elizabeth, who tells her that she will always be remembered.
- The Nativity - Jesus is born in a stable in Bethlehem.
- The Presentation - Mary and Joseph take the infant Jesus to the Temple to present him to God.
- The Finding of Jesus in the Temple - Jesus is found in the Temple discussing his faith with the teachers.
More about the Joyful Mysteries.
The Sorrowful Mysteries of the Rosary
(Prayed on Tuesdays and Fridays)
- The Agony in the Garden - Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane on the night before he dies.
- The Scourging at the Pillar - Jesus is lashed with whips.)
- The Crowning With Thorns - Jesus is mocked and crowned with thorns.)
- The Carrying of the Cross - Jesus carries the cross that will be used to crucify him.
- The Crucifixion - Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies.)
More about the Sorrowful Mysteries.
The Glorious Mysteries of the Rosary
(Prayed on Wednesdays and Sundays)
- The Resurrection - God the Father raises Jesus from the dead.
- The Ascension - Jesus returns to his Father in heaven.
- The Coming of the Holy Spirit - The Holy Spirit comes to bring new life to the disciples.
- The Assumption of Mary - At the end of her life on earth, Mary is taken body and soul into heaven.
- The Coronation of Mary - Mary is crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth.
More about the Glorious Mysteries.
The Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary
(Prayed on Thursdays)
- The Baptism of Jesus in the River Jordan - God proclaims that Jesus is his beloved Son.
- The Wedding Feast at Cana - At Mary’s request, Jesus performs his first miracle.
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God - Jesus calls all to conversion and service to the Kingdom.
- The Transfiguration of Jesus - Jesus is revealed in glory to Peter, James, and John.
- The Institution of the Eucharist - Jesus offers his Body and Blood at the Last Supper.
Printable PDF - The Mysteries of the Rosary
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