The Luminous Mysteries

The Luminous Mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary 

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The Mysteries of Light walk us through Jesus' public Ministry holding the hand of Mary, Our Blessed Mother. They remind us to follow Jesus the light of the world and take us from His Baptism in the Jordan through to the Institution of the Eucharist

The Transfiguration

The Transfiguration

Luke 9:29-35

Jesus takes them to the Mountain where His face shone like the sun - Jesus is seen in His full glory and we are told "this is My beloved Son." How beautiful to contemplate the face of Christ and long for Heaven. 

Spiritual fruit: A desire for holiness

Institution of the Holy Eucharist

The Institution of The Eucharist

Luke 22:19-20

Jesus institutes the Eucharist. He washes the feet of the apostles and says 'do this in memory of Me, this is My body'. We are all one in unity. 

Spiritual Fruit: Adoration


Scriptural Luminous Mysteries

The First Luminous Mystery 

 The Baptism in the Jordan 

 The baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River 

 Our Father

 John appeared in the desert, baptizing and preaching. "Turn away from your sins and be baptized," he told the people, "and God will forgive your sins." (Mark 1:4) 

 Hail Mary 

 Not long afterward Jesus came from Nazareth in the province of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. (Mark 1:9) 

 Hail Mary

 As soon as Jesus came up out of the water, he saw heaven opening and the Spirit coming down on him like a dove. (Mark 1:10) 

 Hail Mary 

 And a voice came from heaven, "You are my own dear Son. I am pleased with you." (Mark 1:11) 

 Hail Mary

 For God so loved the world so much that he gave his only Son, so that everyone who believes in him may not die but have eternal life. (John 3:16) 

 Hail Mary 

 Go throughout the whole world and preach the gospel to all people. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved. (Mark 16:14) 

 Hail Mary 

 Peter said to them, "Each one of you must turn away from your sins and be baptized in the name of Jesus Christ, so that your sins will be forgiven and you will receive God's gift, the Holy Spirit." (Acts 2:38) 

 Hail Mary 

 You were baptized into union with Christ, and now you are clothed, so to speak, with the life of Christ himself. (Galatians 3:27) 

 Hail Mary 

 Those whom God had already chosen he also set apart to become like his Son, so that the Son may be the first among many believers. (Romans 8:29) 

 Hail Mary And those he called, he put right with himself, and he shared his glory with them. (Romans 8:30)

 Hail Mary 

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. 


The Second Luminous Mystery 

 The Wedding Feast at Cana 

 The miracle at Cana's wedding feast 

 Our Father 

 The Word became a human being and, full of grace and truth, lived among us. We saw his glory... (John 1:14) 

 Hail Mary 

 There was a wedding in the town of Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. (John 2:1-2)

 Hail Mary 

 When the wine had given out, Jesus' mother said to him, "They are out of wine." "You must not tell me what to do," Jesus replied, "My time has not yet come." (John 2:3-4) 

 Hail Mary 

 Jesus' mother then told the servants, "Do whatever he tells you." (John 2:5) 

 Hail Mary 

 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill these jars with water." They filled them to the brim, and then he told them. "Now draw some water out and take it to the man in charge of the feast." They took him the water, which now had turned into wine, and he tasted it. He did not know where this wine had come from. (John 2:7-8) 

 Hail Mary 

 He called the bridegroom and said to him, "Everyone else serves the best wine first, and after the guests have drunk a lot, he serve the ordinary wine. But you have kept the best wine until now." (John 2:9-10)

 Hail Mary 

 Jesus performed this first miracle in Cana in Galilee; there he revealed his glory, and his disciples believe in him. (John 2:11)

 Hail Mary

 No longer will you be called "Forsaken," "The Deserted Wife." Or your land be called "The Deserted Wife." (Isaiah 62:4) 

 Hail Mary 

 Your new name will be "God is Pleased with Her." Your land will be called "Happily Married," Because the Lord is pleased with you. And will be like a husband to your land. (Isaiah 62:4) 

 Hail Mary

 Like a young man taking a virgin as his bride, He who formed you will marry you. As a groom is delighted with his bride, So your God will delight in you. (Isaiah 62:5)

 Hail Mary 

 Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. 

The Third Luminous Mystery 

 The Proclamation of the Kingdom of God 

 Jesus preaches the Good News

 Our Father 

 Jesus went all over Galilee, teaching in the synagogues, preaching the Good News about the Kingdom, and healing people who had all kinds of disease and sickness. (Mark 4:23) 

 Hail Mary 

 Then Jesus went home. Again such a large crowd gathered that Jesus and his disciples had no time to eat. (Luke 3:29) 

 Hail Mary 

 When Jesus got out of the boat, he saw this large crowd, and his heart was filled with pity for them, because they were like sheep without a shepherd. So he began to teach them many things. (Mark 6:34) 

 Hail Mary 

 Then Jesus called the crowd and his disciples to him. "If any of you want to come with me," he told them, "you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me." (Mark 8:34) 

 Hail Mary 

 Some people brought their babies to Jesus for him to place his hands on them. The disciples saw them and scolded them for doing so, but Jesus called the children to him and said, "let the children come to me and do not stop them, because the Kingdom of God belongs to such as these." (Luke 18:15-16)

 Hail Mary

 "I am the light of the world," he said. "Whoever follows me will have the light of life and will never walk in darkness." (John 8:12) 

 Hail Mary 

 "I am the good shepherd, who is willing to die for the sheep." (John 10:11)

 Hail Mary

 "I am the resurrection and the life. Those who believe in me will live, even though they die; and those who live and believe in me will never die." (John 11:25) 

 Hail Mary

 "I am among you as one who serves." (Luke 22:27) 

 Hail Mary

 "This, then, is what I command you: love one another." (John 15:17) 

 Hail Mary 

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. 

Jesus leads his friends up the mountain

The Fourth Luminous Mystery 

 The Transfiguration 

 Jesus leads his friends up the mountain 

 Our Father 

 Jesus took Peter, John , and James with him and went up a hill to pray. While he was praying, his face changed in appearance, and his clothes became dazzling white. (Luke 9:28-29) 

 Hail Mary

 Suddenly two men were there talking with him. They were Moses and Elijah, who appeared in heavenly glory and talked with Jesus about the way in which he would soon fulfill God's purpose by dying in Jerusalem. (Luke 9:30-31) 

 Hail Mary 

 Peter and his companions were sound asleep, but they woke up and saw Jesus' glory and the two men who were standing with him. (Luke 9:32)

 Hail Mary

 As the men were leaving Jesus, Peter said to him, "Master, how good it is that we are here. We will make three tents, one for you, one for Moses, and one for Elijah." (Luke 9:33) 

 Hail Mary

 While he was still speaking, a cloud appeared and covered them with its shadow; and the disciples were afraid as the cloud came over them. (Luke 9:34) 

 Hail Mary

 A voice said from the cloud, "This is my Son, whom I have chosen -- listen to him!" (Luke 9:35) 

 Hail Mary 

 When the voice stopped, there was Jesus all alone. The disciples kept quiet about all this and told no one at the time anything they had seen. (Luke 9:36) 

 Hail Mary

 See how much the Father has loved us! His love is so great that we are called God's children --and so, in fact, we are. (1 John 3:1) 

 Hail Mary 

 We are God's children now, but it is not yet clear what we shall become. (1 John 3:2) 

 Hail Mary 

 But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he really is. (1 John 3:2) 

 Hail Mary

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen. 

Instituation of the Eucharist

The Fifth Luminous Mystery 

 The Institution of the Eucharist 

 The Institution of the Holy Eucharist 

 Our Father 

 When it was evening, Jesus and the twelve disciples sat down to eat. During the meal Jesus said, "I tell you, one of you will betray me." (Matthew 26:20-21)

 Hail Mary 

 The disciples were very upset and began to ask him, one after the other, "Surely, Lord, you don't mean me?" (Matthew 26:22) 

 Hail Mary 

 Judas, the traitor, spoke up. "Surely, Teacher, you don't mean me?" he asked. Jesus answered, "So you say." (Matthew 26:25) 

 Hail Mary 

 While they were eating, Jesus took a piece of bread, gave a prayer of thanks, broke it, and gave it to his disciples. "Take and eat it," he said, "this is my body." (Matthew 26:26)

 Hail Mary 

 Then he took a cup, gave thanks to God, and gave it to them. "Drink it, all of you," he said; "this is my blood, which seals God's covenant, my blood poured out for many for the forgiveness of sins." (Matthew 26:27) 

 Hail Mary

 "I am the bread of life," Jesus told them. "Those who come to me will never be hungry; those who believe in me will never be thirsty." (John 6:35) 

 Hail Mary 

 "Those who eat my flesh and drink my blood have eternal life, and I will raise them to life on the last day." (John 6: 54) 

 Hail Mary 

 "There are many rooms in my Father's house, and I am going to prepare a place for you. I will come back and take you to myself, so that you will be where I am." (John 14:3) 

 Hail Mary 

 "Peace is what I leave with you; it is my own peace that I give you. Do not be worried and upset; do not be afraid." (John 14:27)

 Hail Mary 

 "My commandment is this: love one another, just as I love you. The greatest love you can have for your friends is to give your life for them." (John 15:12-13)

 Hail Mary

 Glory be to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit. As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be forever. Amen.