The Glorious Mysteries

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Apostles' Creed

Our Father

For the gift of faith from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

For the gift of hope from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

For the gift of love from the Holy Spirit

Hail Mary

Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The First Glorious Mystery: The Resurrection of Jesus

Meditation: As it says in 1 Cor. 15:20-27, “Christ has been raised from the dead…. For just as in Adam all die, so too in Christ shall all be given life.”Pray the “Our Father” slowly, listening to and meaning each word. Give special emphasis to “Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us.” We admit that because of our sinfulness, we inherit death from Adam and we need God’s forgiveness. But we enter into Christ’s resurrection and receive eternal life as we forgive others, for it is in giving that we receive. Did Mary forgive those who tortured and killed her Son? She held no grudges as she wept at the foot of the cross and then as she held the lifeless body of Jesus in her arms. Her soul proclaimed the resurrection glory of God as she made the decision to forgive.

Our Father

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Second Glorious Mystery: The Ascension of Jesus

Meditation: As it says in Rev. 12:1-10, "She gave birth to a son…. Her child was snatched up to God and His throne…. Now have salvation and power come … and the authority of Christ the Anointed One."

Even though Mary was the mother of Jesus and he respected her authority as a parent, she freely gave herself over to His authority from the moment she said "yes, let it be done to me as the Father wills" and Jesus was conceived by the power of the Holy spirit. How fully have we let Jesus be in authority over us? Let us ask the Blessed Mother to help us put aside our own will when it conflicts with His.

Our Father

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Third Glorious Mystery: The Descent of the Holy Spirit

Meditation: As it says in Luke 1:39-56, "Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit and cried out … ‘Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb. How does it happen that the mother of my Lord should come to me?’"

It is only through the Holy Spirit that we are able to become aware of Mary’s presence in our lives. She cares about us as much as our own mothers have and even more, because she was and is full of grace and full of love. She knows each of us by name. She is glad to be asked to pray for us. She wants to help. She is constantly working on our behalf behind the scenes of our everyday trials. To know this more clearly, we need to ask the Holy Spirit to reveal her to us.

Our Father

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Fourth Glorious Mystery: The Assumption of Mary into Heaven

Meditation: As it says in Rev. 12:1-10, "A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon beneath her feet."

Because Mary was full of grace, she overcame all temptations to sin. When she reached the end of her earthly life, her full level of holiness enabled her to immediately receive her glorified body, i.e., the restored unaffected-by-sin body like we shall all receive at the Second Coming of Christ. Because Mary did not succumb to death by sinning, her flesh never lost its eternal life, and thus she was "assumed" or transferred bodily to heaven. May her example of holiness assist us in our journey toward heaven. Let us ask her to share with us the grace that helped her to resist sin.

Our Father

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


The Fifth Glorious Mystery: The Crowning of Mary as Our Queen

Meditation: As it says in Psalm 45:10-16, "The queen stands at your right hand, arrayed in gold."

As our holy queen, Mary cares for us and intercedes for us to the King. She knows the King’s desires intimately, so when we need help in discerning Our Father’s plan, we can ask her to reveal it to us. When we stray from the Kingdom, she points the way home. We would do well to acknowledge her queenship and her motherly authority over us, obediently trusting her the way a child trusts its Mama.

Our Father

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Glory Be

Fatima Prayer


Hail Holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen

Hail, holy Queen! Mother of Mercy, our life, our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve. To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn, then O most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us, and after this our exile, show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.

O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
Pray for us, O holy Mother of God
that we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ!

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