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.”, Catechism of the Catholic Church: #527, 529. .wpsm_nav-tabs{ For many souls go to Hell because there is no one to pray for them.” Together let us answer Our Lady's call to prayer and conversion. We pray that we are humble enough to allow God to be born into our hearts. How can you magnify the Lord?8. We pray for the wanting to serve others rather than be served. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a .fa{ padding: 15px 18px 15px 18px !important; We must venerate her, for the Holy Spirit Who spoke through her says that all generations will call her blessed. You can always find him in the tabernacle. In this mystery, we recall how the angel Gabriel visited Our Lady. PRAY: We ask the intercession of the Holy Family as we pray especially for all refugees who are raising their families on the road without basic needs and the comforts they once had. She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger’. Simeon is not anxious about death, rather he looks forward to it because he hopes for heaven. Then they went back to Jerusalem and finally to the Temple. But Jesus simply told they, “Why were you worried about me? Khaled Basheer, the father, says, “We were also very frightened of an attack by [ISIS]. As I was praying, there suddenly appeared an angel. In His divine nature, He did not change, but in His human nature, He did. border: 1px solid #121212 !important; Mary was not a passive bystander in Salvation History. We pray for forgiveness for the times we haven’t seen Jesus in our brothers and sisters. We pray that we show charity, not only financially, but also through exercising our talents. Pray to the Heavenly Father: pray that He will give you the grace through my prayers to accept His will in all things. How often do we think that we don't need all the regulations and rituals of the Church! We pray that we follow up with action what we learn through prayer. Trust in the Lord. Mary says Yes to God without knowing the whole picture – what will happen and how it all will end. The fruit most commonly associated with the mystery of the Nativity is poverty of spirit, the first of the eight Beatitudes. padding:20px; The Eucharist gives me many glimpses. God was asking a great amount of her. } } } We first see that Jesus was born in Jerusalem, the City of David, with a restatement from chapter 1 of Joseph’s lineage. Imagine how Mary’s heart shone with a love spanning the tender, protective love of a mother holding her baby in her arms and the profound adoration of a soul adoring her Creator and Lord in the flesh. [http://www.catholic365.com/article/8241/the-mysteries-of-the-rosary-the-third-joyful-mystery.html]. He will come to Earth in some way that we will experience with our senses (see Him, hear Him, etc. How does Jesus carry on a dialogue with You? When we entered the temple, there was a holy priest by the name of Simeon. } "Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven" (Matthew 5:3). They had been hearing explosions and gunfire nearly every day. We went and we were filled with joy to worship God with His people. There are answers to these questions that are revealed to us, such as Solomon also having been wrapped in swaddling clothes (Wisdom 7: 4-6), making Solomon a type of Jesus while solidifying the identification of Jesus as a son of David. color: #ffffff !important; How blessed we would be if we, like they, could unite our lives so fully to Christ that we could see the fallen world around us in the light of Heaven! Elizabeth told me, "Blessed are you who have believed that the Lord's words would be fulfilled in you." Reflect on the humble expressions of these two amazing women.10. Jesus looked at me with Love and yet with conviction and He said to me, "But why were you looking for Me? She does not know what lies ahead on this new path, but she knows who is asking and she trusts in him. Allow our souls to magnify You. She is all beautiful, all holy, all pure, the pearl of creation. God became an embryo – I shouldn’t refuse opportunities that would be good even if I think them “beneath me.”, [https://www.crs.org/get-involved/learn/resource-center/joyful-mysteries-rosary], SCRIPTURE The angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth, to a virgin betrothed to a man named Joseph, of the house of David, and the virgin’s name was Mary. "Behold the handmaid of the Lord; be it done to me according to thy word" (Luke 1:38). We are almost forced to ask: why so simplistic? Priests For Life has some suggested pro-life Rosary intentions for each of the 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. display:none !important; } } Below is a set of scripture-based mysteries to assist those who pray to focus their prayer of the Rosary for the intentions of Vocations in the Dicoese of Brooklyn. God knows I'm sorry for my sins"; "Fasting and abstinence are manmade laws"; "If I miss Mass one Sunday, God will understand." In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin. If she had been so motivated, she would have gone before saying yes. Simeon took the Child into his arms and said, "Now Lord You can release your servant according to Your word in peace, for my eyes have seen the salvation which You have raised for all peoples to see: a light of revelation to the nations and the glory of Your people Israel." Reflect on that love.4. Joyful Mysteries . Visitation: That pregnant mothers will have a safe delivery. Elizabeth's prophecy, and yes, it was a prophecy (one that explains what God was doing in the world), was offered with a loud cry. Fifth Glorious Mystery - The CoronationThe mother of the king is the queen to whom the people go for mediation. Jesus gave us Mary as our Mother. Sometimes we hope for this in our own faith lives: that Christ will appear before us and we will have no doubt it’s him. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ How do these two translations bring out different aspects of Jesus' words?19. And this will be a sign for you: you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and lying in a manger." Please bring them home safely. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ We pray that we make time to regularly receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and resolve not to commit the same sins again. People reject His message of repentance and holiness. Yet this is what God has done: truly, literally, fully. “The Magi’s coming to Jerusalem in order to pay homage to the King of the Jews shows that they seek in Israel the … King of the nations” (Catechism, 528). He was born surrounded by peasant shepherds, not a royal court. He will give me wisdom if I spend time with him in the tabernacle. (Gal 2:20) Each Mystery of the Rosary contains an evolutionary challenge as the events of our life and the lives of Jesus and Mary unfold through this spiritual practice. The Creator of the Universe and the Savior of the World spends His first night in that world lying in a feed trough, surrounded by animals, and their food, and their waste. Is there a metaphor here for people's journey to God?11. In the precocious wisdom of a 12-year-old boy, Jesus gives his parents and the teachers a glimpse of his true stature. Especially help me to say “yes” to following Your will in the situation I’m currently in, of __________. Do you treasure even small things because God is directing them and speaking to you through them? Notice that it is Biblical to refer to Mary as Blessed. God even used the oppression of the Roman government to bring about your salvation: because in this time of oppression, my Son, your Savior, was born. On this night, Heaven and earth have met in a stable, but also in the souls of the Holy Family. This was a day of fulfillment and joy—one of many along a path also rich in crosses. } Do you understand the importance of formal, ritualized worship? How much time do you spend rejoicing in the Lord?9. After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. color: #ffffff !important; We pray that we are open to God’s message even when it comes in unlikely ways. “But then I lost everything.”. Never be afraid of God's will. They’ve been there ever since. Also, use them as a springboard to create your own meditations on the Joyful Mysteries. margin:0px !important; #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav{ Think about how the Jerusalem Temple was the center of Jewish worship. How special he is. Like Mary, who took Jesus in her arms to present Him to God, it is now the moment for us to entrust our lives, our families and our friends to Jesus through Mary. What does this tell us about the Holy Family?2. We have the duty to call Mary blessed. Ponder Mary's role and the fulfilled prophecy.17. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High, and the Lord God will give him the throne of David his father, and he will rule over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” But Mary said to the angel, “How can this be, since I have no relations with a man?” And the angel said to her in reply, “The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. What is true devotion to Mary?13. This mystery in particular demonstrates her role as co-redemptrix. To begin to understand the joy that Mary and Joseph felt on finding Jesus in the Temple, we must first imagine their distress when they realized He was not with them. We pray that we look towards our local parishes as a way of finding Jesus in “his father’s house.”. This image below is a prayer map of the Rosary and uses The Joyful Mystery Set. -Mark 10:14. margin-right:5px !important; Because of the immensity of Love that the Lord had filled me with, I felt no pain at His birth. Mary’s first Christian apostolate was doing household chores. border-radius: 0px 0px 0 0 !important; She “mined” meaning from everything that happened and searched untiringly for God's message.22. special prayer intentions for our country We offer this Rosary for the conversion and peace in our country; that all may live according to the teachings of our Catholic Church, so that families may recover the values of the Catholic faith and for the sanctification and needs of our beloved priests. Second Joyful Mystery - The VisitationJesus, Mary and Joseph protect all pre-born children from 3 to 6 months of age from abortion. The angel asks her if she would consent to be the mother of Jesus. . 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, Judea was a very long way from Nazareth, and travel in those days was anything but easy. And then those wondrous words emerge from His lips, "Did you not know that I must be about my father's business?". For the Jewish people, God required certain feasts and sacrifices as well as travel to Jerusalem at various times during the year. (Luke 1:26-33, 38)As an angel proclaimed the conception of Christ in Mary's virginal womb, so do mothers and fathers learn every day of the conception of their child. Therefore, the way we see, hear, or in any other way experience His existence when He comes, will be grand and splendorous. [https://www.rosarymeds.com/rosary-meditation-the-third-joyful-mystery/]. In obedience to the Law of Moses, forty days after my Son was born, Joseph and I went to Jerusalem to present my Son before the Lord and to redeem Him with two turtle doves. 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. Mary adopted the attitude of service and offered an immediate response to an order not explicitly given. This emphasizes what we originally saw in the 1st Joyful Mystery: that Jesus, as a result of being an adopted son of Joseph, will be not only within the house of David, but also a Son of David (Luke 1: 26-33) and will carry with Him all the prophetic implications that come along with such a title. margin-top: 0px; Malak, a young Syrian woman who fled her home in Aleppo several years ago (shown right), is a modern-day example of someone who is present to and sharing joy with her neighbors, despite all she holds in her own heart. 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.”, Catechism of the Catholic Church: #437, 535-536. Thank You for keeping the promise You made centuries ago and coming to live among us as a Man to save us and open the gates of Heaven for us.Intercessions – Lord, we lift up to You all mothers-to-be and their babies. I was praying that soon the Messiah would come to take away all hatred: to take away all sins from my people. "Why do I have to go to Confession? After the days of Passover were done, Joseph and I went back to Nazareth in the caravan of family members and friends that we came in. Reflect on how Mary treasured all these things in her heart. Her husband, Joseph, was also in a difficult spot. In this mystery, ask Mary to help you and your spiritual friends listen carefully for God’s voice in your lives, so that you can walk with him and with each other. How do you honor Mary? So they fled to Jordan with just the clothes on their backs. Thinking that he was in the caravan, they journeyed for a day and looked for him among their relatives and acquaintances, but not finding him, they returned to Jerusalem to look for him. THE JOYFUL MYSTERIES (Mondays and Saturdays) 1. And it was enough to attract a lot of attention. Surely she helps her cousin who was late in pregnancy. Thank you Jesus for giving us so loving a Mother. God's activity is often unexpected, indeed, the opposite of human norms and standards. We pray for guidance for those who are contemplating their life’s vocation. 200 intentions to keep your rosary prayers focused. She was in her sixth month: I went from Nazareth to Judea. God makes our redemption dependent on Mary’s free decision (Catechism, No. "Most blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. Lead all men and women who have committed the sin of abortion to repentance and back to your loving embrace. Mary is accepting to walk into a mystery. } As the body of our Lord is growing in her own womb, Mary spends three months caring for Elizabeth, leaving only shortly before the birth of Saint John the Baptist. When we think of that holy night, we tend either to idealize it—to imagine it as neat and tidy as the Nativity scenes on our mantels on Christmas Eve—or we think of the physical poverty that Jesus and Mary and Joseph endured. Luke 1:26-38. Mary answers: “Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Mary and Joseph offered a sacrifice, in accordance with the Law: "a pair of turtledoves, or two young pigeons" (Luke 2:24), to redeem the Son of God, Who needed no redemption. We pray that God guides parents everywhere to lead their children closer to God's grace through prayer, education, and as a living example of living the faith. Christ’s religious life was that of a Jew obedient to the law (Catechism, 31). What was offered us was a stable not too far from where the shepherds were guarding their flock. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li{ It had been revealed to him by the Holy Spirit that he would not see death until he had set eyes on the Christ of the Lord. background-color: #dd9933 !important; If you hold his hand in the darkness, he will give you strength, peace, and an intimate joy that nothing can take away. Keep in mind also that the fruit of this mystery is love of neighbor. She played a very profound and active role. In addition, one may offer an intention for each of the mysteries. There was nothing of the self in Mary. Jesus is the King of Kings and Mary you are the great Queen, pray for us now, especially for this special favor for which I now ask…, Our Lady of Fatima Parish, 1985 Miller St, Lakewood, CO 80215. Trust in God’s promises sustained Simeon. Once the blessing comes, we understand that the only way to understand God’s plan was to live it. For us he’s a short drive away, in the tabernacle. Try to place yourself "into" the scene of the particular mystery as you pray, imagining the sights, smells, sounds, and emotions that Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and other participants experienced during the actual events. border:0px solid #ddd; The Basheer family fled Syria just a few months ago when a bomb destroyed their home. But it seems like the heart of such questions stems from a far bigger issue: whenever we, human beings, expect more from God than what we receive or perceive, it is usually based on faults we have in our own expectations. } My heart was torn in two: the sufferings predicted by Simeon were already starting. You also can find Jesus through the arms of Mary. To put it another way, God’s ways are not our ways. Guide them and guard them on their journeys.Petition – Lord, we beg You, make us lowly and humble before You. When Simeon tells Mary that her heart shall be pierced by a sword, the meaning is clear. THE JOYFUL Mysteries of the Holy Rosary allow us to meditate on the early life of Jesus Christ.Let us remember that the Holy Rosary is Mary’s testimony of Jesus: her experiences of His life, His ministry, and the Gospel.. We pray for strength for those who are undertaking the difficult path of redemption from their sins. He was fully Man as well as fully God. A light to enlighten the pagans and the glory of your people Israel. In the Temple, Jesus was carrying on a dialogue with the teachers. The humble recognize their giftedness and worth, which come from God. He wants to use me in the same way. We pray for the return of those who have wandered far from God’s grace. Scripture ReferencesLuke 1:39-56; 1 Samuel 2:1-10; Genesis 18:1-15The Story in BriefThe archangel Gabriel had told Mary that her relative, Elizabeth, was expecting a baby. Then the angel departed from her. Mary and Elizabeth both showed a great deal of humility. And the angel came in unto her, and said: "Hail, thou that art highly favoured, the Lord is with thee: blessed art thou among women". Reflection: One of the wonders of God’s plan is that he chooses to associate souls, one to another, so that they help each other on their journey. As some time past, the shepherds that were near the stable also came. Mary shows the importance of setting a good example for others and the importance of having good intentions in all your affairs. Ponder this.21. #tab_container_10927 .tab-content{ Remember to take the time to pray diligently, with focus and a … Reflect on Mary and Joseph's search for Jesus. THE VISITATION. They now rely mostly on support from others to survive. padding:0px !important ; But Mary was not subject to the Law, because of the special circumstances of Christ's Birth. It is true that you should respect your elders. We pray for those who have a broken family life, that they look to the Holy Family for guidance. Trust Him, trust Him my children. We pray that we see Jesus in everyone, even our enemies. They attack its members and denounce its teachings. background-repeat: repeat-x; “At first the children would sit by themselves, alone, in a corner,” Malak says. REFLECTIONMary gave birth to Jesus not only without modern-day comforts, but without even the limited comforts of her own day. Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you shall name him Jesus. Mary set out almost immediately for the hill county of Judea where Elizabeth lived with her husband, Zechariah. -John 19:26-27. We looked for a place but there was no room in the inn: the town was so full. I was praying for the Liberation of my people. The angel assured me, "The Holy Spirit will come upon you: the shadow of the Most High will enwrap you and the child to be born of you will be called Son of God." Application Questions1. PRAY: We pray that even when our hearts are filled with our own joys and hardships, we will remember to reach out to and love our neighbors. Joseph and I came to Bethlehem because there was a decree that all should go to their ancestral town to be registered. At that instance, I remembered the prophesy of Isaiah. Mary had to have known what others would think, how people would look at her; for most people pride would prevent them from accepting God's Will. I want to share with you one of my favorite prayers: the pro-life Rosary, courtesy of Priests For Life. The Wise Men read the books, learned where to find Christ, and traveled for days to meet him. Even though she must raise her family in poor conditions and away from home, Ashaa says they are still better off away from the danger they faced in Syria. From a young age, her parents had dedicated her to the service of the Lord; now, this humble servant would devote her entire life to the Son of God. What is your attitude towards her? Do you see how God is working through them? She lives in a small apartment in Jordan with her husband, who is sick, and their 5 children. Both of us thought that Jesus was with the other. I need only pay attention. float: left; They must know all too well the feelings Mary and Joseph experienced when they couldn’t find their son for 3 days. Pray for vocations to the priesthood. Gabriel reveals this to Mary to show that "no word shall be impossible with God" -Luke 1:36. It can be difficult for us to voluntarily go outside of ourselves and be present to the needs of our neighbors, especially given all we carry in our own lives. Let us meditate and pray this mystery of the rosary that we can embrace Jesus’ ways as manifested in the Nativity. We pray that we are advocates for all life at all stages. Their obedience to the Law was not lessened by their purity of soul but made all the greater. How did you respond?3. How fast do you respond to God's prompting in your heart to act with love?2. font-family: Open Sans !important; Khaled, his wife and 3 children (2 are shown in the photo at right) survived. Second Glorious Mystery - The AscensionYou go to sit at the right hand of the Father and to prepare a place for me. Mary risked a lot because she had faith in God’s goodness. Joseph and Mary “do not understand” Jesus’ answer, and yet they accept it (Catechism, 534). Many are traumatized by the violence they’ve witnessed. But for more than 4 years, Sakeena, her parents and 8 brothers and sisters have lived in a makeshift shelter made of a few wood beams and an assortment of tarps in Lebanon’s remote Bekaa Valley. } In the sixth month the angel Gabriel was sent from God unto a city of Galilee, named Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David; and the virgin's name was Mary. The Lord of the Universe has become one of His own creatures, a man like us in everything but sin, but even more humble than the best of us, because the Author of Life, in the very moment of His Annunciation, became "obedient unto death, even to the death of the cross" (Philippians 2:8). Mary is humble but says the Magnificat (which begins in the passage given here). So we decided to go back to Jerusalem to look for Him. Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; And his mercy is from generation unto generations. } “Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised. She gave birth outside in a barn. First Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection"Blessed are they who have not seen and yet believe.” Lord, I believe, help my unbelief. We pray that we have faith, like St. Simeon, that God’s promises to us will always be fulfilled. text-align:center !important; Mary enters into the house of Elizabeth and her husband Zachary. She was a bit hurt and had been very anxious.17. Monday - Joyful Tuesday - Sorrowful Wednesday - Glorious Thursday - Luminous Friday - Sorrowful Saturday - Joyful Sunday - Glorious. Mary has just received life-changing news, news that no other woman will ever receive: She is to be the Mother of God. First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of Our Lord. Do you look for deeper meanings in the events of your life? I began to sing the hymn of praise that came from my heart. I had a house. This truth, so illuminating because it puts into perspective everything that Jesus has come to do, yet so mysterious because we cannot comprehend its possibility and depth, is beyond anything we could ever have thought to experience. Eternal Father, your humble servant Mary presented Jesus to you in the Temple.Through Jesus and Mary, may the Church be animated by a pure faith, strong hope and ardent love. The Holy Rosary - The Joyful Mysteries Monday and Saturday. Expectant parents around the world today, especially those forced to flee their homes, deal with similar unknowns. “I wash our clothes with my bare hands because we don’t have a washing machine,” Ashaa laments, remembering her previous life. He was an upright and devout man. The words "for the fall" meant that Jesus came to make reparation for the sins of the entire human race. At first, I could not understand such a response: and yet I did. Might we not learn from their example? What do you do when you don't understand?12. What did Jesus mean? Third Luminous Mystery - Proclamation of the KingdomGive power to the words of priests so that hardened hearts may be brought to repentance and return to you, Lord. Indeed, our sensory expectation ends up only distracting us from what is more grand and splendorous then any spectacle we could possibly imagine, let alone experience: that the Messiah has, in fact, arrived, he is an actual person here among us, and that this person among us is God Himself. …Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. [https://www.fullycatholic.com/praying-rosary-fifth-joyful-mystery/]. Look up 1 Samuel 2:1-10 and Genesis 18:1-15 and discover the parallels between Mary and Hannah and Elizabeth and Sarah.Application Questions1. text-decoration: none !important; Consider Mary's gentle rebuke. Here among the sights and sounds and stench of the stable, their souls are one in perfect happiness, because they are poor in spirit. God promised Simeon that he would see the Savior before he died. Help us to ponder all Your words and actions in our hearts, to treasure them and make them part of our very being. Help us to see the deep meanings in the events of our lives. 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. We lift up to You all parents who are desperately seeking missing children. Think closely about this message regarding priorities in life.16. Do you believe what has been spoken to you by the Lord?7. When evening came, Joseph and I came together and we did not find Jesus neither among our relatives nor among our friends. During Our Lady's fourth apparition in Fatima, she told the children, "Pray, pray very much and make sacrifices for sinners. Mary said “Yes “in the name of all human nature (Catechism, No. Can you imagine how anxious they both were? They had their baby in a manger because, like many refugees in the Middle East today, they were on the road and had to make do with what they could find. He was among a group of elders, rabbis, and He was reading the Law with them. Why does Jesus listen and ask questions when he already knows all of the answers with perfect certainty? I asked the angel how this could happen? margin-right: 0px !important; My children, ask the Heavenly Father that He will make you holy in all things. [https://www.cathedralofmary.org/faith-formation/resources/pray-the-rosary-online/the-joyful-mysteries]. -Luke 2:37. Third Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. The nature of Jesus’ birth sets the stage for how He lived His life and provides a foundation for His teachings. #tab_container_10927 { Reflect on the symbolism of Passover and how it was transformed by Jesus, Who is the new Lamb and the new Passover sacrifice.3. How are you responding?5. Why not something bigger, something more becoming of a person of His stature and power? margin-bottom:30px; At the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple, Mary united her will to Jesus, therefore they offered the same sacrifice and she thereby partook in his redeeming role. Was His motivation something else entirely or a combination of many things?9. She replies: “I am the servant of the Lord. "And she brought forth her firstborn son, and wrapped him up in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger; because there was no room for them in the inn" (Luke 2:7). Jesus left Jerusalem with Mary and Joseph, went back to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. Since Christians are the mystical body of Christ, Mary became our mother, too, at the Annunciation (Catechism, 973). The Bible says that he is the prophet of the highest and that he prepares his way. The Joyful mysteries show her importance. "And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? Are there times in your life when you are called to be a sign of contradiction? margin-left:0px !important; Why does he allow a loving heart to be pierced with loss? They even went beyond the letter of the Law because the whole family traveled to Jerusalem to observe the feast of Passover. 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