The First Luminous Mystery
The Baptism in the Jordan
As Christ descends into the water, the innocent one who became ‘sin’ for our
sake, the heavens open wide and the voice of the Father declares him the beloved
Son, while the Spirit descends on him to invest him with the mission which he
is to carry out.
Let us pray
That each of us will take up the mission of Christ, particularly in the
protection of the unborn.
Jesus replied, “Let it be so now; it is proper for us to do this to fulfill all righteousness.” Then John consented.
As soon as Jesus was baptized, he went up out of the water. At that moment heaven was opened, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and lighting on Him. And a voice from heaven said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with Him I am well pleased. (Matt 3,13-17)
The Second Luminous Mystery
The Wedding Feast at Cana
The first of the signs, given at Cana, when Christ changes water into wine and
opens the hearts of the disciples to faith, thanks to the intervention of Mary, the
first among believers.
Let us pray
That we will always faithfully follow Mary’s words: “Do whatever
he tells you” and we will thus walk in Jesus’ path.
“Dear woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied, “My time has not yet come.”
His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons. Jesus said to the servants, “Fill the jars with water”; so they filled them to the brim. Then he told them, “Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet.” They did so, and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside and said, “Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now.”
This, the first of His miraculous signs, Jesus performed in Cana of Galilee. He thus revealed His glory, and His disciples put their faith in Him. (John 2,1-12)
The Third Luminous Mystery
The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The preaching of Jesus proclaims the coming of the Kingdom of God, calls to
conversion and forgives the sins of all who draw near to Him in humble trust:
the inauguration of that ministry of mercy which he continues to exercise until
the end of the world, particularly through the sacrament of reconciliation which
he has entrusted to His Church.
Let us pray
That the call to conversion by Jesus will be heard by all mothers
and fathers who have aborted any of their children or are
contemplating aborting their child. Also, we pray for the conversion
of the abortionists and their staffs.
May they repent of their wrongdoing and be
open to the merciful forgiveness of Jesus.
“The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God is near. Repent and believe the good news!” (Mk 1,15)
“Repent, for the kingdom of God is at hand.”
“My kingdom is not of this world.”
”Unless a man be born again of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of heaven.”
“Whoever does not accept the kingdom of God as a little child will not enter into it.”
”I have come to call sinners, not the just.”
”Love your enemies, pray for those who persecute you.”
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
”Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for justice, for they shall be satisfied.”
“Blessed are they who suffer persecution for justice’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
”You are Peter, and upon this rock I will build My church… I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven.”
The Fourth Luminous Mystery
On Mount Tabor, the glory of the Godhead shines forth from the face of Christ
as the Father commands the astonished apostles to ‘listen to him’ and to prepare
to experience with him the agony of the passion, so as to come with him to the
joy of the resurrection and a life transfigured by the Holy Spirit.
Let us pray
That we will listen to Jesus and allow His words to transform our
lives so that we too may ultimately enjoy the resurrection.
The Fifth Luminous Mystery
The Institution of the Eucharist
Christ offers His body and blood as food under the appearance of bread and
wine and testifies to the end his love for humanity, for whose salvation He will
offer himself in sacrifice.
Let us pray
That all the unborn children will be allowed to be born and to share
with all of God’s people the sacrificial banquet of the Lord.