MYSTERIES AND FRUITS

The rosary is a mini-Gospel
that provides us the opportunity to
prayerfully reflect on the
life of Christ through each
of the Mysteries.
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JOYFUL MYSTERIES
 
FIRST DECADE      The Annunciation (Luke 1:28)    
The fruit of this mystery is HUMILITY.
SECOND DECADE   The Visitation (Luke 1:41-42)
The fruit of this mystery is LOVE OF NEIGHBOR.
THIRD DECADE      The Birth of Jesus (Luke 2:7)
The fruit of this mystery is POVERTY.
FOURTH DECADE    The Presentation (Luke 2:22-23)
The fruit of this mystery is OBEDIENCE.
FIFTH DECADE        Finding of the child Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:46)
The fruit of this mystery is JOY IN FINDING JESUS.

SORROWFUL MYSTERIES

FIRST DECADE        The Agony in the Garden (Luke 22:44-45)
The fruit of this mystery is SORROW FOR SIN.
SECOND DECADE    The Scourging at the Pillar (John 19:1)
The fruit of this mystery is PURITY.
THIRD DECADE       Crowning with Thorns (Matthew 27:28-29)
The fruit of this mystery is COURAGE.
FOURTH DECADE    Carrying of the Cross (John 19:17)
The fruit of this mystery is PATIENCE.
FIFTH DECADE        The Crucifixion (Luke 23:46)
The fruit of this mystery is PERSEVERANCE.

GLORIOUS MYSTERIES

FIRST DECADE        The Resurrection (Mark 16:6)
The fruit of this mystery is FAITH.
SECOND DECADE    The Ascension (Mark 16:19)
The fruit of this mystery is HOPE.
THIRD DECADE       Descent of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:4)
The fruit of this mystery is LOVE OF GOD.
FOURTH DECADE     The Assumption (Judith 15:9-10)
The fruit of this mystery is GRACE OF A HAPPY DEATH.
FIFTH DECADE        The Coronation (Revelation 12:1)
The fruit of this mystery is TRUST IN MARY’S INTERCESSION.

LUMINOUS MYSTERIES

FIRST DECADE      Baptism of Jesus (Matthew 3:16-17)
The fruit of this mystery is OPENNESS TO THE HOLY SPIRIT.
SECOND DECADE   Wedding at Cana (John 2:5-7)
The fruit of this mystery is TO JESUS THROUGH MARY.
THIRD DECADE      Proclaiming the Kingdom (Matthew 10:7-8)
The fruit of this mystery is REPENTANCE AND TRUST IN GOD.
FOURTH DECADE    Transfiguration (Luke 9:29, 35)
The fruit of this mystery is DESIRE FOR HOLINESS.
FIFTH DECADE        Institution of the Eucharist (Luke 22:19-20)
The fruit of this mystery is ADORATION.

As a general rule, depending on the liturgical season, the Joyful Mysteries are said on Monday and Saturday; the Sorrowful Mysteries on Tuesday and Friday; the Glorious Mysteries on Wednesday and Sunday; and the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday.