Category Archives: Joyful Mysteries

To meditate upon the Joyful Mysteries is to enter into the ultimate causes and the deepest meaning of Christian joy. It is to focus on the realism of the mystery of the Incarnation and on the obscure foreshadowing of the mystery of the saving Passion. Mary leads us to discover the secret of Christian joy, reminding us that Christianity is, first and foremost, evangelion, “good news”, which has as its heart and its whole content the person of Jesus Christ, the Word made flesh, the one Saviour of the world.

— Rosarium Virginis Mariae

The Annunciation

The First Joyful Mystery: The Annuciation
The First Joyful Mystery:  The Annunciation

The Archangel Gabriel announces to the Blessed Virgin that She has been chosen to be the Mother of the Messias, the Mother of God.  She responds: “Be it done unto me according to thy word.”

Grace of the Mystery: Conformity to the adorable Will of God.