The First Glorious Mystery

The Resurrection of Our Lord

Jesus rises from the dead.

Lesson: Faith
6 He said to them, "Do not be amazed! You seek Jesus of Nazareth, the crucified. He has been raised; he is not here. Behold, the place where they laid him. 7 But go and tell his disciples and Peter, 'He is going before you to Galilee; there you will see him, as he told you.'"

- Mark 16:6-7


The Second Glorious Mystery

The Ascension of Our Lord

Jesus ascends into heaven.

Lesson: Hope

10 While they were looking intently at the sky as he was going, suddenly two men dressed in white garments stood beside them. 11 They said, "Men of Galilee, why are you standing there looking at the sky? This Jesus who has been taken up from you into heaven will return in the same way as you have seen him going into heaven."

- Acts 1:10-11


The Third Glorious Mystery

The Descent of the Holy Ghost upon the Apostles

The Holy Spirit comes to the apostles and the Blessed Mother.

Lesson: Wisdom, Love of God, Zeal, Fortitude

1 When the time for Pentecost was fulfilled, they were all in one place together. 2 And suddenly there came from the sky a noise like a strong driving wind, and it filled the entire house in which they were. 3 Then there appeared to them tongues as of fire, which parted and came to rest on each one of them.

- Acts 2:1-3


The Fourth Glorious Mystery

The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary into Heaven

The Mother of Jesus is taken into heaven.

Lesson: Eternal Happiness, Grace of a Happy Death

3 As an apple tree among the trees of the woods, so is my lover among men. I delight to rest in his shadow, and his fruit is sweet to my mouth. 4 He brings me into the banquet hall and his emblem over me is love. 5 Strengthen me with raisin cakes, refresh me with apples, for I am faint with love. 6 His left hand is under my head and his right arm embraces me.

- Song of Songs 2:3-6


The Fifth Glorious Mystery

The Coronation of Our Lady as Queen of Heaven and Earth

Mary is crowned queen of heaven and earth.

Lessons: Devotion to Mary and Final Perseverance, Trust in Mary's Intercession

46 And Mary said,"My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord; 47 my spirit rejoices in God my savior. 48 For he has looked upon his handmaid's lowliness; behold, from now on will all ages call me blessed."

- Luke 1:46-48