The Joyful Mystery

 

     First Joyful Mystery – The Annunciation of Gabriel to Mary
     I Desire the Love of Humility
                The humility of the Blessed Virgin when the Angel Gabriel greeted her with  these words “Hail full of grace”.
                  Luke 1:26

  Second Joyful Mystery – The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
I Desire Charity toward My Neighbour
               Mary’s charity in visiting her cousin Elizabeth and remaining with her for three months before the birth of John the Baptist.
Luke 1:39

Third Joyful Mystery – The Birth of Jesus
I Desire the Love of God
The poverty, so lovingly accepted by Mary when she placed the Infant Jesus, our God and Redeemer, in a manger in the stable of Bethlehem.
Luke 2:1

Fourth Joyful Mystery – The Presentation of Jesus in the Temple
I Desire a Spirit of Sacrifice
                  Mary’s obedience to the law of God in presenting the Child Jesus in the Temple.
Luke 2:22

Fifth Joyful Mystery – Finding Jesus in the Temple
I desire Zeal For The Glory Of God
  The deep sorrow with which Mary sought the Child Jesus for three days,  and the joy with which she found Him in the midst of the Teachers of the Temple.
Luke 2:41