How to Pray: a Prayer Guide
The Mysteries of the Holy Rosary
The Chaplet of Divine Mercy
St. Joseph Rosary
Chaplet St. Michael the Archangel
Rosary of The Holy Wounds
The Rosary of Liberation
Holy Spirit Chaplet
The Glorious Mysteries are the last mysteries of the Catholic Rosary. They correspond to the chaplet that is said on Wednesdays and on Sundays. After the Joyful Mysteries, the Luminous Mysteries and the Sorrowful Mysteries, they speak of Christ’s resurrection and the path He created between heaven and earth.
These last mysteries of the rosary speak of the glory of Christ and Mary. In order to enter these different mysteries, one must go beyond the Gospels, which for the most part stop just before :
Either by the Holy Scripture of the Acts of the Apostles or the Book of Revelation
Or with representations through paintings or stained glass especially for the last two that refer to Mary.
These mysteries of the rosary are usually said on Wednesdays and Sundays but because they give us hope and faith as christians, they can be prayed and meditated upon whenever we feel like, especially when we are discouraged and feeling down.
“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.” (Matthew 28: 5 - 6)
Before beginning to recite the Our Father which introduces the decade of Hail Marys, we can offer God these thoughts : “Lord Jesus I offer you this decade in honor of your triumphant resurrection, and I ask that through this mystery and the intercession of your Holy Mother, a living faith.”
The fruit of this mystery is faith and conversion of hearts. The resurrection is at the heart of the christian faith. What would be the message of Christ if He hadn’t vanquished death? We believe that He gave us Eternal life and that through Him we have been saved.
You can add this sentence, a “clausula” to each Hail Mary : “and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus the resurrected and vanquer of evil and death.”
You can end the decade with : “Blessings of the mystery of the Resurrection, descend into my soul and make me truly faithful.”
“ As he said this he was lifted up while they looked on, and a cloud took him from their sight. They were still staring into the sky as he went, when suddenly two men in white were standing beside them, and they said, 'Why are you Galileans standing here looking into the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will come back in the same way as you have seen him go to heaven.” (Acts of the Apostles 1: 9 - 11)
You can start the decade with this prayer: “Lord Jesus I offer you this decade in honor of your glorious ascension, and I ask that through this mystery and the intercession of your Holy Mother, a great desire for paradise and strong belief.”
The fruit of the mystery is hope and a desire for heaven. It is this hope combined with completely turning ourselves towards this objective that allows us to firmly move forward to Christ.
You can add this sentence to each Hail Mary : “and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus who ascended into heaven .”
You can end the decade with : “Blessings of the mystery of Jesus’ Ascension, descend into my soul and make me truly heavenly.”
“When Pentecost day came round, they had all met together, when suddenly there came from a sound heaven as of a violent wind which filled the entire house in which they were sitting; and there appeared to them tongues as of fire; these separated and came to rest on the head of each of them.4 They were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak different languages as the Spirit gave them power to express themselves.” (Acts of the Apostles 2: 2 - 4)
You can start the decade with this prayer: “Holy Spirit, I offer you this decade in honor of the mystery of Pentecost , and I ask that through this mystery and the intercession of your Holy Mother, the wisdom to know and practice the truth and help others to do the same.”
The fruit of the mystery is charity and apostolic zeal. From Pentecost on, the apostles left to announce the Good News to the world. Our faith is nothing if it isn’t turned towards others.
You can add this sentence to each Hail Mary : “and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus who sent the Holy Spirit upon the Apostles .”
You can end the decade with : “Blessings of the mystery of Pentecost, descend into my soul and make me truly wise according to God.”
“Lord Jesus I offer you this decade in honor of the Immaculate Conception and the Ascension in body and soul of your Holy Mother, and I ask that through these two mysteries and the intercession of your Holy Mother, a true devotion to her to live and die well.”
You can add this sentence to each Hail Mary : “and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus who rose you to heaven .”
You can end the decade with : “Blessings of the mystery of the Immaculate Conception and the Assumption of Mary, descend into my soul and make me truly devoted to Mary.”
“I offer you Lord Jesus, through these twenty mysteries of your life, your death and passion, your glory and merits of your Holy Mother, to convert sinners, to help those in agony, to deliver souls from purgatory, and to give us the grace to live and die well, and your glory to see You face to face and to love you for all eternity. Amen.”
The fruit of the mystery is perseverance and trust in Mary.
You can add this sentence to each Hail Mary : “and blessed is the fruit of thy womb, Jesus who crowned you Queen .”
“When the Paraclete comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who issues from the Father, he will be my witness.” (John 15 : 26)
With the Holy Spirit we can feel this bond everyday ! Become closer to the one who consoles sent by Jesus Christ and let yourself be guided by him by joining a community of prayer dedicated to the Holy Spirit :