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Joyful Mysteries

+ In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Oh ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for me, O loving Mother, the granting of my request (state your request). I will endeavor to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

On the crucifix pray: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 3, Glory Be

Announce the First Joyful Mystery

The First Joyful Mystery:  The Annunciation

Scripture:  In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent by God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary.  And coming to her and he said, “Hail, favored one! The Lord is with you.  Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God.  Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus.  He will be great, and will be called the Son of the Most High.  And behold, Elizabeth, your relative, has also conceived a son in her old age; and this is the sixth month for her who was called barren.  For nothing will be impossible for God.”  Mary said, “Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord; may it be done to me according to your word.” Then the angel departed from her. (Luke 1:26-28, 30-32, 36-38)

Meditation:  Blessed Mother, at the Annunciation, you gave your consent to receive the Holy Spirit as your Spouse, and to conceive the Christ child in your womb.  From all eternity, God designed that You would be the mother of His son, Jesus, and Our Mother.  We call on you, Our Lady of Lourdes, the Immaculate Conception, to pray for us.  Show us how to be humble so as to be filled with grace like you.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

The Second Joyful Mystery: The Visitation

Scripture:  When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the infant leaped in her womb, and Elizabeth, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out in a loud voice and said, “Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? For at the moment the sound of your greeting reached my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy. Blessed are you who believed that what was spoken to you by the Lord would be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:41-45)

Meditation:  Blessed Mother, you always come in haste to help those in need. You bring with you the One we need most—your son, Jesus, Our Lord. Please Magnify Him in our hearts, in our souls and in our lives. Remain with us in our homes, Blessed Mother, Our Lady of Lourdes, as you remained with your cousin Elizabeth.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be

The Third Joyful Mystery: The Nativity

Scripture:  In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that the whole world should be enrolled.  So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.   And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and family of David, to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child. While they were there, the time came for her to have her child. And she gave birth to her firstborn son.  She wrapped him in swaddling clothes, and laid him in a manger, because there was no place for them in the inn. (Luke 2:1, 3-7)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, in this beautiful mystery of the Incarnation, we see God’s tender love for us. He loves us so much He becomes one of us— to be near us; to live in our families. Teach us how to love him tenderly, as you do. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be

The Fourth Joyful Mystery:  The Presentation in the Temple

Scripture:  Simeon took him in his arms and blessed God, saying, “Now, Master, you may let your servant go in peace, according to your word; for my eyes have seen your salvation, which you have prepared in the presence of all peoples, a light for revelation to the Gentiles and glory of your people Israel.” The child’s father and mother were amazed at what was being said about him and Simeon blessed them and said to Mary, his mother, “Behold, This child is destined for the fall and rise of many in Israel, and to be a sign that will be contradicted (and you yourself, a  sword will pierce) so that the thoughts of many hearts may be revealed. (Luke 2: 28-35)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, in this Joyful Mystery we see a tinge of sorrow: the prophecy that your heart will be pierced with a sword. So, too, in this world our lives are filled with both joy and sorrow. Pray for us now, and at the hour of our death. So that we may one day experience the perfect joy that God has waiting for us in the other world.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be

The Fifth Joyful Mystery: Finding the Child Jesus in the Temple

Scripture:  Each year his parents went to Jerusalem for the feast of Passover, and when he was twelve years old, they went up according to festival custom. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it.  After three days they found him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And all who heard him were astounded at his understanding and his answers.  (Luke 2:41-43, 46-47)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, though you were conceived without sin, you were not spared sorrow and anxiety. Pray for us in our times of sorrow and anxiety. Help us to find Jesus and not be troubled even when we don’t see him. Teach us to pray, like you Mary, treasuring all the mysteries of God in our hearts.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be

+ Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let us pray. . . O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

+ Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee we come; before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.

+ In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

Luminous Mysteries

+ In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Oh ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for me, O loving Mother, the granting of my request (state your request). I will endeavor to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

On the crucifix pray: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 3, Glory Be

Announce the First Luminous Mystery

First Luminous Mystery, the Baptism of the Lord

Scripture: After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” (Matthew 3: 16-17)

Meditation: Lord, Jesus, at your baptism the voice of the Father is heard from heaven and the Spirit descended upon you in the form of a dove as you rose up from the water.  In this mystery, we see the Holy Trinity revealed:  One God, but an eternal communion of love in three persons.  At our baptism, the same Holy Spirit came to dwell within us so that we could become beloved children of God and share in this divine communion of love.  Help us to always remain in your love, like Our Lady, and so become the Saints you created us to be for all eternity.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Second Luminous Mystery, the Wedding Feast at Cana

Scripture:  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana in Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there…When the wine ran short, the mother of Jesus said to him, “They have no wine.” And Jesus said to her, ‘Woman, how does your concern affect me?  My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servers, “Do whatever He tells you.”  (John 2:1-5)

Meditation: Lord, Jesus, at the intercession of your Mother, you performed your first miracle at a wedding.  By turning water into wine—an abundance of wine—you gave us a symbol of your transforming power in our Sacramental marriages.  When our marriages, our families or our lives seem to “have no wine,” may we ask for the intercession of Mary, our mother, to help us. May we share in her faith that the same awesome God who performed the miracle at Cana is still performing miracles today and give us the grace to do whatever you tell us. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Third Luminous Mystery, the Proclamation of the Kingdom of God

Scripture: They came bringing to him a paralytic carried by four men. Unable to get near Jesus because of the crowd, they opened up the roof above him…When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Child, your sins are forgiven…But that you may know that the Son of Man has authority to forgive sins on earth”—he said to the paralytic, “I say to you rise, pick up your mat and go home.” (Mark 2: 3-5, 10-11)

Meditation: Lord Jesus, it is through the Faith of others that we come to know you.  You want us to share our faith with others and bring to you all those in need of healing and forgiveness. The curing of the paralytic and the miracles at Lourdes proclaim your Divine power and authority. Let these signs strengthen our faith in you. In your goodness, you want only to save us from our sins and heal us.  Open our hearts to receive the gifts you have chosen for us this day—the graces of which we are in most need. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Fourth Luminous Mystery, the Transfiguration

Scripture: After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John, his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.  And he was transfigured before them; his face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.  (Matthew 17:1- 3)

Meditation: Lord Jesus, you invited the apostles Peter, James and John to go up the mountain to pray with you.  There, “the veil” was lifted between heaven and earth and they were able to see you in your divinity.  In the grotto at Lourdes, Bernadette was privileged to see the Blessed Virgin in her heavenly beauty and light when she promised Bernadette the happiness of the “other world.”  This happiness of the “other world” begins here for us when we enter into the grotto of our hearts for our privileged encounter with you in prayer each day. May our time with you in prayer help us to see more clearly your divine presence in our lives, especially in the sick and the suffering. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Fifth Glorious Mystery, Institution of the Eucharist

Scripture: While they were eating, Jesus took bread, said the blessing, broke it and giving it to his disciples said, “Take and eat; this is my body.”  Then he took a cup, gave thanks and gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you, for this is my blood of the covenant, which will be shed on behalf of many for the forgiveness of sins.” (Matthew 26:26-29)

Meditation: Lord Jesus, with these words you changed bread and wine into your body and blood to be our nourishment for this pilgrimage journey here on earth. This gift cost you everything; you died on the cross for the forgiveness of our sins. Strengthen us so that we, too, can carry our crosses and offer our suffering to the Father for sinners. May we become who we consume and through our encounter with your true presence in the Eucharist may we carry your light and your love to all those in most need of your mercy. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

+ Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let us pray. . . O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

+ Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee we come; before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.

+ In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

Sorrowful Mysteries

+ In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Oh ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for me, O loving Mother, the granting of my request (state your request). I will endeavor to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

On the crucifix pray: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 3, Glory Be

Announce the First Sorrowful Mystery

The First Sorrowful Mystery:  The Agony in the Garden

Scripture: And he came out, and went, as was his custom, to the Mount of Olives; and the disciples followed him.  And when he came to the place he said to them, “Pray that you many not enter into temptation.” And he withdrew from them about a stone’s throw, and knelt down and prayed, “Father if you are willing, remove this chalice from me; nevertheless not my will, but yours, be done.”  And there appeared to him an angel from heaven, strengthening him.  And being in an agony he prayed more earnestly; and his sweat became like great drops of blood falling down upon the ground.  And when he rose from prayer, he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow, and he said to them, “Why do you sleep? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”  (Luke 22:39-46)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, in the Garden of Gethsemane, your son, Jesus, prayed to the Father, “Not my will but yours be done.”  It is almost an echo of your prayer at the annunciation when you told the angel Gabriel, “Let it be done to me according to thy word.”  In Lourdes, you graciously invited Bernadette to come to the grotto for fifteen days.  She, too, said “Yes” to a holy request.  Even though many obstacles and hardships arose, she lived in obedience and trust. Pray for me, Blessed Mother, that even in times of uncertainty, agony and abandonment that I can accept God’s Will.  May my “Yes” echo your complete trust in God.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

The Second Sorrowful Mystery: The Scourging at the Pilar

Scripture: Now at the feast he used to release for them one prisoner for whom they asked.  And among the rebels in prison, who had committed murder in the insurrection, there was a man called Barabbas…the chief priests stirred up the crowd to have him release for them Barabbas…Pilate said to them, “Then what shall I do with the man whom you call the King of the Jews?”  And they cried out again, “Crucify him.”  And Pilate said to them, “Why what evil has he done?  But they shouted all the more, “Crucify him.”  So Pilate, wishing to satisfy the crowd, released for them Barabbas, and having scourged Jesus, he delivered him to be crucified.”  (Mark 15:6-15)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, your son, Jesus, was falsely accused, unjustly sentenced and cruel beaten and scourged.  He suffered so much for love of me.  Yet, I can complain at the slightest injustice or discomfort.  In the Grotto, you told Bernadette, “Penance, penance, penance. Pray for sinners.” Help me to accept my daily penances as small scourges for love of Christ and for the conversion of sinners.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

The Third Sorrowful Mystery: The Crowning with Thorns

Scripture: Then Pilate took Jesus and scourged him.  And the soldiers plaited a crown of thorns, and put it on his head, and clothed him in a purple robe; they came up to him, saying, “Hail, King of the Jews!” and struck him with their hands.  (John 19:1-3)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, your Son is the Way, the Truth and the Life, yet he was mocked, taunted and painfully crowned with thorns.  The crown of righteousness and truth may feel like thorns in this world.  Bernadette, too, was mocked, taunted and mistreated as she witnessed to the Gospel and in obedience to your requests.  Help me, Blessed Mother, to live in truth and obedience even when it doesn’t feel good. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery: The Carrying of the Cross

Scripture: And when they had mocked him, they stripped him of the purple cloak, and put his own clothes on him.  And they led him out to crucify him. And they compelled a passer-by, Simon of Cyrene…to carry his cross.  And they brought him to the place called Golgotha (which means the place of the skull.” (Mark 15: 20-22)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, you followed and accompanied Jesus in His walk to Calvary.  Your presence, prayer and eyes of consolation helped strengthen Jesus as he carried his heavy cross.  Surely, through your prayer, Simon of Cyrene was chosen to help; Jesus did not have to carry his cross alone. In Lourdes, you asked Bernadette to tell the priests to have people come in procession.  Since then, we have come by the millions.  We come in procession; carrying our crosses with and for one another.  We see that we are not alone.  Under your tender, motherly gaze, we are strengthened, comforted and consoled.  You make our way of the cross the way of consolation. Joining together and offering our suffering with Jesus’ suffering, we experience some of the “happiness of the other world” here and now.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery: The Crucifixion  

Scripture: Standing by the cross of Jesus were his mother, and his mother’s sister, Mary the wife of Clopas, and Mary Magdalene.  When Jesus saw his mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing near, he said to his mother, “Woman, behold, your son!”  Then he said to the disciple, “Behold, your mother!”  And from that hour the disciple took her to his own home. After this Jesus, knowing that all was now finished, said (to fulfill the Scripture), “I thirst.”  A bowl full of vinegar stood there; so they put a sponge full of the vinegar on hyssop and held it to his mouth.  When Jesus had received the vinegar, he said, “It is finished”; and he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. (John 19: 25-30)

Meditation: Lord Jesus, in your darkest hour, you gave us your Blessed Mother so that in our times of anguish and pain we could turn to her, as you did.  On the cross, you gave us everything—you died for us.   You transformed the moment of our death into the moment in which we will enter eternal life, if we remain in you. Bernadette had a great desire to go to heaven, which is why she had a great desire for the Eucharist.  By uniting her life with yours, Jesus, and receiving you in Holy Communion, she made each moment of her life an offering for sinners.  Help us, to live a Eucharistic life, like Bernadette.  Help us to die to ourselves and so truly live. 

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

+ Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let us pray. . . O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

+ Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee we come; before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.

+ In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen. 

Glorious Mysteries

+ In the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.

Oh ever Immaculate Virgin, Mother of Mercy, Health of the Sick, Refuge of Sinners, Comfortess of the Afflicted, you know my wants, my troubles, my sufferings. Look upon me with mercy. When you appeared in the grotto of Lourdes to Saint Bernadette, you made it a privileged sanctuary where you dispense your favors, and where many sufferers have obtained the cure of their infirmities, both spiritual and corporal. I come, therefore, with unbounded confidence to implore your maternal intercession. Obtain for me, O loving Mother, the granting of my request (state your request). I will endeavor to imitate your virtues so that I may one day share your company and bless you in eternity. Amen.

On the crucifix pray: I believe in God, the Father Almighty, Creator of Heaven and earth, and in Jesus Christ, His only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died and was buried; He descended into hell; on the third day He rose again from the dead; He ascended into Heaven, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father Almighty; from thence He shall come to judge the living and the dead. I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Holy Catholic Church, the communion of saints, the forgiveness of sins, the resurrection of the body, and life everlasting. Amen.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 3, Glory Be

Announce the First Glorious Mystery

First Glorious Mystery, the Resurrection

Scripture: “After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary came to see the tomb.  And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, approached, rolled back the stone, and sat upon it.  His appearance was like lightning and his clothing was white as snow. Then the angel said to the women in reply,’ Do not be afraid!  I know that you are seeking Jesus the crucified.  He is not here, for He has been raised just as He said.  Come and see the place where He lay’…”  (Matthew 28:1-3,5-6)

Meditation: Lord, you have shown us that suffering and death do not have the final answer LOVE does.  Yet we sometimes forget that before the resurrection, you had to die on the cross. Help us to listen to your word, when you tell us, if any want to become my follower, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  Our Lady told Bernadette Penance, Penance, Penance, pray for sinners.  Lord, help us to accept our cross, united with your sacrifice, to the Father, for the conversion of sinners and so enter into your resurrection.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Second Glorious Mystery, the Ascension

Scripture: “So then the Lord Jesus, after He spoke to them, was taken up into heaven and took His seat at the right hand of God.  But THEY went forth and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the Word through accompanying signs.”  (Mark 16:19-20)

Meditation: Lord, Your Ascension reminds us that our earthly journey has a destination and we are not alone.  You became flesh for us, to lead us to the father. . . . . .United with all the saints in heaven, we pray that our participation with Your sacrifice and offering in the heavenly liturgy, will draw all people to God our father.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Third Glorious Mystery, the Descent of the Holy Spirit

Scripture:  When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together.  And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind and it filled the entire house in which they were. Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.  And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in different tongues, as the spirit enabled them to proclaim.  (Acts 2:1—4)

Meditation:  Blessed Mother, you prayed with the Apostles in the upper room, at Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit appeared to them as tongues of fire.  Pray for us too, that we may be filled with the fire of God’s love.  Without the light and love of God, the world is dark and cold.  Be with us, as you were with the apostles. Help us to be bold like them in our faith, so as to carry the light of Christ to all those in need.  May each of us carry the light of your son, to others.  

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Fourth Glorious Mystery, the Assumption

Scripture:  Behold, from now on all ages will call me blessed.  The Mighty One has done great things for me.  (Luke 1:48-49)

Meditation:  Through the assumption of Our Blessed Mother into heaven, you showed us the dignity and value of our human bodies. Thank you for showing the Fathers merciful love for us in revealing to us our ultimate destiny. Give us the grace to treat our bodies, and the bodies of those most vulnerable with the dignity that you gave us.  Please fortify us physically and spiritually on our pilgrimage journey here on earth, so that we might have the grace to one day join you and Our Blessed Mother, both body and soul in the happiness of the other world, that Our Lady promised to Bernadette.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

Fifth Glorious Mystery, the Coronation

Scripture:  A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.  (Revelation 12:1)

Meditation: Blessed Mother, It was in your profound humility, that God did great things for you, and made you most blessed among all women.  Queen of Heaven and earth, you chose to appear to the humble girl, Bernadette in order to make known the gospel message of Lourdes.  Pray for us our dear Mother and Queen.  Teach us to be humble like you and Bernadette, so as to merit the crown of glory that your son Jesus, our King won for us on the cross.

+ Our Father, Hail Mary x 10 while meditating on the Mystery, Glory Be 

+ Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina)

Hail, holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness, and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary.

Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God. That we may be made worthy of the promise of Christ.

Let us pray. . . O God, whose only-begotten Son, by His life, death and resurrection, has purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech Thee, that, by meditating upon these mysteries of the Most Holy Rosary of the Blessed Virgin Mary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise, through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.

Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us.

Our Lady of Lourdes, pray for us.

Saint Bernadette, pray for us.

+ Memorare

Remember, O most gracious Virgin Mary that never was it known that anyone who fled to thy protection, implored thy help, or sought thy intercession was left unaided. Inspired with this confidence, we fly unto thee, O Virgin of virgins, our Mother. To thee we come; before thee we stand, sinful and sorrowful. O Mother of the Word Incarnate, despise not our petitions, but in thy mercy, hear and answer us. Amen.

+ In the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, Amen.