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To put it another way, God’s ways are not our ways. Elizabeth called Mary blessed for two reasons, her motherhood and her faith. Simeon was content after one glimpse of Christ. We ask You to bless them and keep them safe and healthy. Lead all men and women who have committed the sin of abortion to repentance and back to your loving embrace. Mary set out almost immediately for the hill county of Judea where Elizabeth lived with her husband, Zechariah. He was an upright and devout man. Now in Jerusalem there was a man named Simeon. Meditating upon the mysteries of the Rosary and especially the Visitation, will direct your feet into the way of peace. In this mystery, ask Mary to give you a deep trust in the one who invites you to follow. Your bead-by-bead guide to praying the Rosary. But does it follow that it will be a visually stunning spectacle of cinematic proportions? 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. We bow our heads in silent adoration as we wait for Your Holy Spirit to fill us and teach us to speak and pray according to Your will.Praise – Jesus, we praise You! I had a house. Mary went in haste. 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. They are working, preparing for Elizabeth’s baby, quietly conversing, and praying. Joseph went with the men and I with the women. Ponder that argument.11. Who am I that the Mother of my Lord should come to me." Be it done unto me according to your word.”. display:none !important; 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. Do you always understand what Jesus tells you? Because he that is mighty, hath done great things to me; And his mercy is from generation unto generations. We lift up to You all parents who are desperately seeking missing children. I think Jesus’ humble birth contrasts nicely with another word usually associated with Christmas — “trappings.”  The dictionary defines that word as “outward decoration or dress; ornamental equipment.”  I see the trappings of Christmas all over in the amount of money spent on presents, decorations, clothes, and food. The most exquisite flowers sometimes take the longest to develop. Did you not know I should be about My Father's business." I questioned. What kinds of questions do you ask God? Can you think of some events in your life that turned out to be much more meaningful than you realized at first? Help us to ponder all Your words and actions in our hearts, to treasure them and make them part of our very being. Do you attend Mass on Sundays and Holy Days? In our lives too, God gives us spiritual friendships and soul-mates who help us grow closer to him. color: #ffffff !important; Simeon foretells pain for Christ – and his followers. He will come to Earth in some way that we will experience with our senses (see Him, hear Him, etc. REFLECTION We can only imagine how overwhelmed and scared Mary must have been when she learned she would welcome a child into a situation she never would have planned. This mystery stresses the theme of proper worship. A year into the war, he and his wife, who was pregnant, decided it was too dangerous to stay in Syria. He began in the humble position of one who listens and asks questions. 4th Joyful Mystery. This humble birth was no accident as it showed from the very beginning that Jesus’ ways were not the world’s ways. Yet this is what God has done: truly, literally, fully. Reflect on how Mary treasured all these things in her heart. But Mary was not subject to the Law, because of the special circumstances of Christ's Birth. background-position: 0 0; width:100%; When I heard him say "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you" I was very confused at this greeting and yet I was very humbled that an angel would call me full of grace: that I had gained favor from God: that I was called to bear His Son. While meditating on the mysteries, Catholics also pray for those fruits or virtues. Have you ever experienced the fear of losing a child, even for a short time? But it’s not only Christmas were we seem to put a premium on the trappings of life. margin-right: 0px !important; Meditate on this dialogue. I shouldn’t demand God give me the whole picture, either. But Mary models this for us. I had heard that Zechariah had become mute: he had doubted the Lord: he doubted that God could work a miracle in his life. 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, 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." The prophesy of the Messiah. We pray that we follow up with action what we learn through prayer. Instead, He showed us the living a humble and meek life was His way and the only path to His Heavenly kingdom. background-color: #dd9933 !important; He was created for God: He was created to obey His Father in all things. Please bring them home safely. margin:0px !important; Once the blessing comes, we understand that the only way to understand God’s plan was to live it. In this mystery, we recall how the angel Gabriel visited Our Lady. Third Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. We consecrate ourselves to Jesus through Mary, so that she can guide and care for us as her little children. Stay Connected. Mary enters into the house of Elizabeth and her husband Zachary. In this mystery, ask Mary to give you a deep trust in the one who invites you to follow. The Annunciation. } The holy Family made a pilgrimage to Jerusalem every year. We pray that we follow the signs to Jesus like the wise men and the shepherds at his birth. If He is who the Angel Gabriel and Elizabeth have proclaimed Him to be, why not have an incarnation that is more grand and splendorous? Mary does not hesitate, does not worry about her own situation; her cousin needs her. Then the angel said to her, "Do not be afraid, Mary, for you have found favor with God. And how does this happen to me, that the mother of my Lord should come to me? Mary emphasized God's work in her life and God's mercy in the lives of all people. Luke 2:46, 51. I will pray for you in your time of worship. Then Simeon turned to me and said "Blessed are you, woman: but behold this Child will be the fall and the rise of many in Israel, a sign to be opposed and your own heart will be pierced so that the hearts of many will be exposed. " Sometimes he links our lives together for a larger purpose that will reveal itself with time. I wish to come into your situation whatever it may be: to be present with you and to pray with you and for you. Each Mystery set contains five individual life events also referred to as individual mysteries, creating the rosary’s format. Like Mary, we should bring Christ into the homes of others. First Joyful Mystery: The Annunciation of Our Lord. “The first man was from earth, a man of the dust; the second man is from heaven” (Catechism, 504). Though they did not know what their future would bring, they welcomed the birth of their child lovingly. Mary was not one to cling to her child with overprotective love, as some mothers do. "Did you not know that I must be about my father's business?" The Lord is with you.”But she was greatly troubled at what was said and pondered what sort of greeting this might be. What does it really mean to magnify the Lord? So what does it mean to refer to the "days of her purification"? Reflect on Mary and Joseph's fear. Trust in the Lord. Yet even she, the selfless and obedient one, was promised that a sword of sorrow would pierce her heart on the day of separation. Why does Jesus listen and ask questions when he already knows all of the answers with perfect certainty? They now rely mostly on support from others to survive. Meditate on Mary's journey.2. What great things has God done for you? After they had completed its days, as they were returning, the boy Jesus remained behind in Jerusalem, but his parents did not know it. He was asked to humbly support her despite his own uncertainty and the possible scandal. Today’s rosary meditation is the Third Joyful Mystery — The Nativity. At first, I could not understand such a response: and yet I did. Think closely about this message regarding priorities in life.16. margin-left:0px !important; #tab_container_10927 .tab-content{ Before the Syrian civil war began, Hassan Zaroid (shown right) was a business owner in the city of Homs. 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. As a reward for Abraham's obedience, God made this promise to him... "I will bless thee, and I will multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven, and as the sand that is by the sea shore: thy seed shall possess the gates of their enemies. We pray that we make time to regularly receive the Sacrament of Reconciliation and resolve not to commit the same sins again. We pour out our hearts to You in worship, Jesus, our God, with the Father and the Holy Spirit.Praise – Jesus, You are amazing! How do you listen to God?7. ), 3. "Blessed art thou among women, and blessed is the fruit of thy womb." It says so right in the New Testament, "All generations shall call me blessed.". Therefore, the way we see, hear, or in any other way experience His existence when He comes, will be grand and splendorous. How does He answer?9. Do you believe what has been spoken to you by the Lord?7. We heard such horrible stories how cruelly they kill innocent people and rape women and young girls.”. We pray for expecting mothers, especially those with unplanned pregnancies (like Mary) and those who are scared of their future. #tab_container_10927 { She “mined” meaning from everything that happened and searched untiringly for God's message.22. She hopes that her daughter will someday become a teacher. She gave her consent that Jesus could be sacrificed and she too would suffer as Simeon prophesied. Also, use them as a springboard to create your own meditations on the Joyful Mysteries. Christ’s religious life was that of a Jew obedient to the law (Catechism, 31). #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a { How do these two translations bring out different aspects of Jesus' words?19. How wonderful is this poverty! This passage provides a strong argument against abortion as we see the presence and action of two unborn children. For us, it happens in the Church. Joseph and Mary “do not understand” Jesus’ answer, and yet they accept it (Catechism, 534). Thank you Jesus for giving us so loving a Mother. A while later, Joseph came in, he saw me with the Child and he was also filled with wondrous joy. Mary obeyed two precepts of the Jewish law. I ran up to Him and said, "My Son, why did You do such a thing? Use the following story to help you set the scene... During the Angel Gabriel's appearance to Mary, he also tells her that her cousin Elizabeth is expecting a baby. }. Think about how prayer and study ought to be a dialogue with God.14. Help me to take my place among the Saints. Show your immensity of love for Him: be humble, be grateful for what you have, be it little or great, and whatever you do have, use it in a way that will give pleasure to my Son. With her thick black hair pulled into a long ponytail, a bright pink T-shirt and multicolored nail polish, Sakeena looks like your typical 11-year-old. Let us pray to the Mother of all the Living that every child be treasured and protected from the first moment of conception as an inestimable and wondrous gift of God.Our Father...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: inspire the hearts of all newly pregnant women with the joy of which you sang at the Annunciation... Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: deliver all parents from fear, and implant in their hearts a joyful hope... Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: pray that joy may embrace the lives of all expectant parents...Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: pray for grandparents, that the witness of their joy might be a source of strength to their expectant children... Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: be with all new parents, that the miracle of new life silently growing in the womb will awaken in them a commitment to cherish and protect their child... Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: pray that all might be inspired by the wonder of new life and embrace God's overwhelming gift...Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: watch over all new parents with your maternal care, from the first moments of new life...Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: rejoice with the mother who first feels the stirring of the child in her womb...Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: intercede for all parents who long to carry a child in their arms...Hail Mary, full of grace...Holy Mary, Mother of Joy: Bless adoptive parents and rejoice with them in the beauty of their child...Hail Mary, full of grace...Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit:as it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for ever. The practice of authentic Christian charity is the essence of Christianity. } How often do we think that we don't need all the regulations and rituals of the Church! May it be done to me according to your word." Like Elizabeth, we should be eager to recognize Christ in others. We pray that we show charity, not only financially, but also through exercising our talents. These questions must be brought to Mary, who suffered this sword in a terrible way, more than any mother, any father. Second Glorious Mystery - The AscensionYou go to sit at the right hand of the Father and to prepare a place for me. Hundreds of miles away from Rome, the seat of power in this world, the true king of kings was born. He has always been obedient to Mary and Joseph, and through them to God the Father, but now His obedience to God is even more direct. 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 amazes you the most?10. I am praying with you and for you. "Why do I have to go to Confession? In this mystery, ask Mary to help you see and touch this goodness of Jesus in your own life. At first I was afraid because it was the first time an angel had ever come to me. [http://www.how-to-pray-the-rosary-everyday.com/presentation-of-jesus-in-the-temple.html]. We have the duty to call Mary blessed. In the hidden years of Jesus we learn the importance of: Silence, family life, work and the ordinary events of daily life (Catechism, 533). The nature of Jesus’ birth sets the stage for how He lived His life and provides a foundation for His teachings. Mary offered her son just as other mothers did, but it was different with Mary. He was among a group of elders, rabbis, and He was reading the Law with them. Catechism of the Catholic Church: #531-534. The family fled their native Syria years ago. A servant rejected by His own people and yet raised by God. border: 1px solid #121212 !important; Never be afraid of God's will. padding: 15px 18px 15px 18px !important; border: 1px solid #ca8620 !important; 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." They attack its members and denounce its teachings. God's will always does contain suffering but God's will also brings peace. Second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the PillarThank you Lord Jesus for taking upon your body reparation to the Father for all my sins of the flesh. Here among the sights and sounds and stench of the stable, their souls are one in perfect happiness, because they are poor in spirit. We pray for guidance for those who are contemplating their life’s vocation. With those words—her fiat—the Virgin Mary placed her trust in God. [http://www.catholic365.com/article/8241/the-mysteries-of-the-rosary-the-third-joyful-mystery.html]. The First Joyful Mystery - The Annunciation, The First Joyful Mystery- THE ANNUNCIATION. Elizabeth is much older than Mary and was thought to be infertile because of her age and because she had no children. Help us to always seek Jesus your son, who is the Way, the Truth and the Life. 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. Are they pure?3. Elizabeth calls the unborn Jesus “Lord” (and John the Baptist witnesses to him) at the very beginning of Mary’s pregnancy. But there are two sides to this coin. “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). Mary is accepting to walk into a mystery. Do you see how God is working through them? } The Annunciation. [https://www.rosarymeds.com/rosary-meditation-the-third-joyful-mystery/]. Lord, remind me that God never gives me a challenge I cannot handle (especially with your intercession Mother Mary). We pray for new parents, that they educate their children to actively practice their faith. 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. Tradition tells us that Mary may have been only about 15 years old at the time. As I arrived at Zechariah's house, I greeted Elizabeth. text-align:center !important; As soon as I realized by Gabriel's message that Elizabeth, my cousin, who had been barren for a long time and who was yet now old, had nonetheless conceived, I was prompted by God's grace to go to help her in her need. God knows I'm sorry for my sins"; "Fasting and abstinence are manmade laws"; "If I miss Mass one Sunday, God will understand." Joseph’s offering was a poor man’s alternative to a lamb. background-color: #82531d !important; During those days Mary set out and traveled to the hill country in haste to a town … 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. The Bible says that he is the prophet of the highest and that he prepares his way. Judea was a very long way from Nazareth, and travel in those days was anything but easy. 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. “Now, Master, you can let your servant go in peace, just as you promised. } I asked the angel how this could happen? If Mary's humility was remarkable, how much more so that of Christ! @media (min-width: 769px) { background-image: none; You can follow this example by devout attendance at Mass where you offer Jesus to God. People reject His message of repentance and holiness. If you hold his hand in the darkness, he will give you strength, peace, and an intimate joy that nothing can take away. } When Elizabeth heard Mary's joyful greeting, she felt the baby leap in her womb and found herself filled with the Holy Spirit. We pray for the return of those who have wandered far from God’s grace. …Mary said, "Behold, I am the handmaid of the Lord. An innkeeper who could have been transformed by Christ – even his business might have prospered – refused. In the precocious wisdom of a 12-year-old boy, Jesus gives his parents and the teachers a glimpse of his true stature. "And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried him to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord" (Luke 2:22). 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. Gone were her dreams, expectations and plans. (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. Christ can be quiet, almost imperceptible. } We pray that we have faith, like St. Simeon, that God’s promises to us will always be fulfilled. } 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. Annunciation: For vocations to the priesthood and consecrated life. 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. #tab_container_10927 .wpsm_nav-tabs > li > a:before { How easy it would have been to say no, or at least to ask God to choose someone else! She shows us what true love of neighbor means: placing the needs of others above our own, devoting ourselves to our neighbor in his or her hour of need. I began to sing the hymn of praise that came from my heart. Ask her to help you trust that even if the path ahead is full of crosses, God will be walking with you. Fifth Joyful Mystery - Finding Jesus in the TempleMay I always possess a youthful zeal for the Father and a desire to be about His business. Priests For Life has some suggested pro-life Rosary intentions for each of the 20 Mysteries of the Holy Rosary. In humility, she knew that her entire life depended on God; how could she turn down even this most remarkable of requests? God has ordained specific ways for people to worship Him. Fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The CrucifixionJesus, help me to understand how great Your love for me is and forgive me the sins which pinned You to the Cross. 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. Out of Elizabeth's mouth came the confirmation of Gabriel's message: that I had conceived the Son of God and later all ages were to proclaim me as blessed as the Mother of their Lord; the Mother of God. Jesus left Jerusalem with Mary and Joseph, went back to Nazareth, and was obedient to them. Why does he allow a loving heart to be pierced with loss? The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God. She lives in a small apartment in Jordan with her husband, who is sick, and their 5 children. Fourth Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. Can an author of a book truly, literally, fully become a character in his or her own book? Doing so has made me more intentional about praying for others, and deepened my appreciation for the rosary as a tool of intercession. Was He ready to begin His mission immediately? Mary adopted the attitude of service and offered an immediate response to an order not explicitly given. How are you being called to counter the norms and standards of the world?13. Then the angel departed from her. Second Joyful Mysteries - Your Intentions. Though we may not see Jesus in this life in the way that Simeon did, his story reminds us that children can lead us to Christ. They checked with friends and relatives first. border: 1px solid #ca8620 !important; . Only adult males were required to go. behold thy father and I have sought thee sorrowing" (Luke 2:48). "When Jesus therefore had seen his mother and the disciple standing whom he loved, he saith to his mother: Woman, behold thy son. God promised Simeon that he would see the Savior before he died. [http://thecatholicscholar.blogspot.com/2011/09/rosary-meditations-fifth-joyful-mystery.html]. And when the angel had come to her, he said, "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with thee. Mary says Yes to God without knowing the whole picture – what will happen and how it all will end. } She acted with pure love. Monday - Joyful Tuesday - Sorrowful Wednesday - Glorious Thursday - Luminous Friday - Sorrowful Saturday - Joyful Sunday - Glorious. Anna, in the scene that follows this passage, “Talked about the child to all.” My encounters with Christ should lead to evangelization. She does not know what lies ahead on this new path, but she knows who is asking and she trusts in him. This was a very emotional moment for Elizabeth, a very moving experience. God was giving me a taste of what my Son would be doing during His earthly ministry. It was an orderly search. FRUIT OF THE SPIRIT: Purity of Mind and Body. The angel asks her if she would consent to be the mother of Jesus. The Visitation: That the family and friends of expectant parents might reach out and support them as they … Maybe Mary’s heart skipped a few beats. The angel said to them, "Do not be afraid; for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. A Transcendent Being who created the Universe from nothing, who created life itself, who created human beings in His image and likeness, has chosen to become that very image and likeness. This is the moment of the Incarnation: The Word becomes flesh. (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. It all seemed so wonderful that God would use me for His kingdom; for His glory. 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. And in some ways, she is. If you hold his hand in the darkness, he will give you strength, peace, and an intimate joy that nothing can take away. [https://www.regnumchristi.org/en/mini-meditations-joyful-mysteries/], Luke 1:28, 31, 38. How is the Holy Spirit moving and working in you? Please give them strength, courage, and perseverance, and please comfort them in their time of anxiety and sorrow.Petition – Jesus, help us to search for You and always find You. Mary then stays with Elizabeth for three months. 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." “The presentation of Jesus in the Temple shows him to be the firstborn son who belongs to the Lord” (Catechism, 529). How could they ever endure it if something had happened to Him? God wants me to sacrifice even in small things, too. Did you not k now that I’d be about my Father’s business?”. THE NATIVITY. Then the angel departed from her. The Holy Rosary - The Joyful Mysteries Monday and Saturday. God has humbled Himself to become man and the Mother of God gives birth in a stable. Why did she depart so quickly?6. Because my eyes have seen the salvation which you have prepared for all the nations to see. Mary said “Yes “in the name of all human nature (Catechism, No. Even as a tiny infant in Your mother's womb, Your presence sanctified John the Baptist, who was still in his mother's womb. Yet now—what had they done? Luke 1:26-38. What do you do when you don't understand?12. margin-bottom:30px; Let us pray for the strength to not put our earthly desires ahead of our Heavenly needs. Mary’s question is direct, simple and honest: “Why have you done this to us?” our prayers should be direct, simple and honest. While none of that is bad in itself, when we start to put the comforts of this world above the rewards of the next we move away from how Jesus lived His life and how He calls us to live ours. A boy not begin by teaching, just as other mothers did, but she knows who he the! 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