The Joyful Mysteries

The First Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation
"Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a Son, and you shall call His name Jesus."

Luke 1: 30-31

The Second Joyful Mystery - The Visitation
(Fraternal Charity)
"Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And why is this granted to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"

Luke 1: 42-43

The Third Joyful Mystery - The Nativity
(Love of God)
Mary gave birth to her first-born Son and wrapped Him in swaddling clothes, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.

Luke 2: 7

The Fourth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation
(Spirit of Sacrifice)
"Behold, this child is set for the fall and rising of many in Israel, and for a sign that is spoken against (and a sword will pierce through your own soul also) that thoughts out of many hearts may be revealed."

Luke 2: 34-35

The Fifth Joyful Mystery - The Find in the Temple
Jesus 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 increased in wisdom and in stature, and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2: 51-52

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