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The Fifth Glorious Mystery
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The Coronation
Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. AD CAELI REGINAM encyclical of Pope Pius XII in 1954
The Fifth Joyful Mystery
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Finding Jesus In The Temple
Joseph and Mary seek and find Jesus teaching in the Temple as a youth. Luke 2:42-52
The Fifth Luminous Mystery
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The Institution of the Eucharist
Jesus tells his disciples to eat bread and drink wine that have become His Body and His Blood. John 13:1 -- proclaimed in an Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II Rosarium Virginis Mariae in 2002
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery
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The Crucifixion
Jesus is executed by being nailed to His cross and hanging on it until death. Matthew 27:33-50
The First Glorious Mystery
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The Resurrection
Jesus rises from the dead three days after His death. Matthew 28:1-20
The First Joyful Mystery
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The Annunciation
The appearance of the Angel Gabriel to Mary to tell her she would be the mother of the Son of God. Luke 1:26-38
The First Luminous Mystery
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The Baptism In The Jordan
Jesus is baptized by John The Baptist in The Jordan River. Matthew 3:17. -- proclaimed in an Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II Rosarium Virginis Mariae in 2002
The First Sorrowful Mystery
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The Agony In The Garden
Jesus prays in the Garden of Gethsemane reflecting on the sins of the world. Luke 22:39-44
The Fourth Glorious Mystery
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The Assumption
Mary is assumed into Heaven upon her death and united with her son Jesus. MUNIFICENTISSIMUS DEUS encyclical of Pope Pius XII in 1950
The Fourth Joyful Mystery
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The Presentation
Mary and Joseph present the infant Jesus in the Temple in Jerusalem. Luke 2:22-39
The Fourth Luminous Mystery
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The Transfiguration
The appearance of Jesus changes and his clothing becomes as white as snow. Luke 9:29 -- proclaimed in an Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II Rosarium Virginis Mariae in 2002
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery
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Jesus Carrying His Cross
Jesus is forced to carry a heavy cross to Calvary. Luke 23:26-32
The Second Glorious Mystery
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The Ascension
Jesus ascends into Heaven 40 days after His Resurrection. Luke 24:50-51
The Second Joyful Mystery
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The Visitation
Mary visits her cousin Elizabeth who says "Blessed art Thou among women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb!" Luke 1:39-56
The Second Luminous Mystery
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The Wedding At Cana
Jesus works a miracle by changing water into wine. John 2:1-12 -- proclaimed in an Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II Rosarium Virginis Mariae in 2002
The Second Sorrowful Mystery
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The Scourging Of Jesus
Jesus is scourged by whipping at the direction of Pontius Pilate. Matthew 27:26
The Third Glorious Mystery
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The Descent Of The Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and The Apostles. Acts 2:24
The Third Joyful Mystery
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The Nativity
The Virgin Mary gives birth to a son and names him Jesus. Luke 2:1-20
The Third Luminous Mystery
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The Proclamation Of The Kingdom Of God
Jesus calls man to repent because the Kingdom of God is at hand. Mark 1:15 -- proclaimed in an Apostolic Letter of Pope John Paul II Rosarium Virginis Mariae in 2002
The Third Sorrowful Mystery
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The Crowning With Thorns
A crown of thorns is placed upon the head of Jesus. Matthew 27:28-31


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Allan R. Matthes








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