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Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary
The Joyful Mysteries of the Rosary are used during meditation on Mondays and Saturdays. These rosary mysteries are also used for meditation on the Sundays during Advent and after Epiphany until Lent.

First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation to Mary
The Annunciation
Luke 1:28,31,38
The Angel Gabriel said to Mary:  "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you.  Blessed are you among women...You shall conceive and bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus...Mary answered, "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to your word."

Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation
Mary Meets With Elizabeth
Luke 1:42-44
Elizabeth was filed with the Holy Spirit and cried out in a loud voice: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb...The moment your greeting sounded in my ears, the babe in my womb leapt for joy."

Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity
The Birth of Jesus
Luke 2:6-7
And it came to pass while they were there, that the days for Mary to be delivered were fulfilled. And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him in swaddling clothing and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn."

Fourth Joyful Mystery: The Presentation
Presentation in the Temple
The Presentation
Luke 2:22,34,35
When the days of her purification were fulfilled they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord...Simeon blessed them and said to his Mother, "Behold, this child is destined for the fall and for the rise of many in Israel, and for a sign that shall be contradicted; and thy own soul a sword shall pierce."

Fifth Joyful Mystery: The Finding of the Child Jesus In the Temple
Jesus In the Temple
Jesus In the Temple
Luke 2:46,51
After three days they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions...And He returned with His parents to Nazareth, and was obedient to them.

Learn more about the Mysteries of the Rosary:
Joyful Mysteries Sorrowful Mysteries Glorious Mysteries Luminous Mysteries

Rosary Promise #1: "Whoever shall faithfully serve me by the recitation of the rosary, shall receive signal graces."  See also: 15 Promises of the Rosary...

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