The Holy Rosary: The Luminous Mysteries
The first Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus
Though without sin, Jesus humbles himself by having himself baptized in the river Jordan. The voice of the Father declares him to be his beloved son and the Holy Spirit invests him with his saving mission.
The second Luminous Mystery: The Miracle at Cana
Jesus performs his first miracle at Cana, turning water into wine on the intercession of his mother, the Blessed Virgin, the first among believers.
The third Luminous Mystery: The Proclamation of the Kingdom
The proclamation of the Kingdom of God is the call to conversion (Mark 1:15), announcing pardon for sins to all those who believe and trust in him. This ministry of mercy is the Sacrament of Reconciliation present in the Church till the end of time (John 20:22-23).
The fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration
The glory of the Father shines on the face of Christ with the command to listen to him, his beloved son during the transfiguration on Mount Tabor (Luke 9:28-35).
The fifth Luminous Mystery: The Institution of the Eucharist
On the day before he died, our Lord left to his Church the sacrament of his body and blood as our spiritual food, under the signs of bread and wine (Luke 22:14-20).
(If you say only five decades a day, it is customary to say the Luminous Mysteries on Thursday.)
Quick link to the other mysteries:
- The Joyful Mysteries
- The Luminous Mysteries
- The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Glorious Mysteries
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