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The”Luminous Mysteries” of Pope John Paul II

In 2002 Pope John Paul II introduced the 5 decades of the Mysteries of Light, recalling Jesus’ public life from birth till his death. We meditate on these Luminous Mysteries on Thursdays.

The 5 Luminous Mysteries are:

The Baptism of Jesus - Jesus was baptised by John in the River Jordan. After the baptism, the sky opened up and Jesus was emersed in light. Then a voice was heard from heaven saying, “This is my son, whom I love; With him I am well pleased.”

The Wedding of Cana - On the third day of the wedding of Cana in Galilee Jesus turned water into wine at the request of His Mother. This miracle convinced his disciples to follow him and revealed his glory.

The proclamation of the Kingdom of God - Jesus ministered in Galilee where he said, “The time has come. The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!”

The transfiguration of Jesus - Jesus took Peter, John and James up Mt. Tabor with him to pray. As they prayed, Jesus’ face changed and his robes emitted a bright light, and Moses and Elijah appeared. They spoke to Jesus of his coming departure. A cloud appeared and enveloped them all, then a voice said, “This is my son, whom I have chosen; Listen to him.”

The Last Supper and Holy Eucharist - Jesus offers bread he has just blessed to his disciples saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took the cup, gave thanks and offered it around saying, “this is my blood of the covenant, which is poured out for all for the forgiveness of sins.”

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Tuesdays and Fridays – The Sorrowful Mysteries

When praying the Rosary, you would meditate on the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesdays and Fridays.

The 5 Sorrowful Mysteries are:

The agony of Jesus in the garden - In the garden of Gethsemani, Jesus prayed to his father to be forgiven for his sins. The focus of your meditation for this decade is asking the Lord’s forgiveness.

Jesus is Scourged at the Pillar – the mortification of the flesh of Jesus Christ. Blood spilt for the sins of man.

Jesus is Crowned with Thorns - When soldiers mocked Jesus as the “king of Jews” and put upon his head a crown of thorns. This meditation should be to ask the gift of patience to accept life’s perils and humiliations. To understand how Jesus suffered for our sins.

The Carrying of the Cross - Pray for help in carrying your burden as Jesus carried his cross.

The Crucifixion and Death - Jesus spoke to his mother from the cross. Ruminate on The Virgin and trust in her as Jesus did.

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