“Rediscover the Rosary in the light of scripture, in harmony with the Liturgy, and in the context of your daily lives.” Pope John Paul II
When meditating the joyful mysteries of the rosary we may want to open the bible to the Gospel of Luke and glance at the mysteries that are presented to us from sacred scripture. Some phrases will inspire us as we meditate the mysteries. We reflect on Mary’s humility, the journey to Hebron to visit Saint Elizabeth, the birth of Jesus in the stable of Bethlehem, the marvelous attestations of Simeon and Anna in the temple, the searching for Jesus when he was lost and found after three days.
Saint Joseph, help us to meditate these mysteries and pray to be able to be docile instruments in the hands of the heavenly Father as you were obedient to God’s will. Help us to correspond to God’s precious call in our own lives. Amen.
The first Joyful Mystery the Annunciation of the Archangel Gabriel to the Blessed Virgin Mary that she is to be the Mother of God.
The second Joyful Mystery the Visitation of Mary to Saint Elizabeth.
The third Joyful Mystery the Birth of Jesus in Bethlehem.
The fourth Joyful Mystery the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
The fifth Joyful Mystery the Losing and Finding of Jesus in the Temple.
Let us remember that Saint Joseph played an important part in fulfilling God’s will throughout these mysteries. He is an example to us of silent obedience to the will of the Heavenly Father.
Meditating on Saint Joseph’s faithfulness to Our Lord Jesus and to the Blessed Mother in these sacred mysteries.
Saint Joseph, foster father of Jesus, we bless the Lord for your intimate communication with him during his infancy and youth at Bethlehem, in Egypt and at Nazareth. You loved Jesus with a father’s love and he loved you with the love of a son. True spouse of the Blessed Virgin Mary and foster father of Jesus, your faith made you adore in him the Incarnate Son of God, while he obeyed you, served you, listened to you. You held pleasant conversations with Jesus and Mary, shared work, great sufferings and most tender consolations. Obtain for us never to offend Jesus by sin. Pray for us that we may always receive the sacraments of Holy Eucharist and Reconciliation well, attain to a great intimacy with and a tender and strong love for Jesus and true devotion to Mary while on earth, and to look forward to the happiness of eternal glory forever in heaven with all the saints. Amen.