This completes the common opening portion of the rosary. The prayers that follow are usually dedicated to one of sets of mysteries. The mysteries follow the general pattern of the life of Christ. Start with the hidden life of Christ in the Joyful Mysteries, the public ministry of Christ in the Mysteries of Light, the sufferings of Christ's passion in the Sorrowful Mysteries, and the triumph of Christ's Resurrection in the Glorious Mysteries. Select from below and proceed.
Often said on Monday and Saturday, the Joyful Mysteries include: The Annunciation, The Visitation, The Birth of Our Lord, The Presentation of Our Lord, and The Finding of Our Lord in the Temple.
Mysteries of Light
An optional set of mysteries added to the Rosary by Pope John Paul II on 16 October 2002. Often said on Thursday, the Mysteries of Light include: Christ's Baptism in the Jordan River, Christ's First Miracle at Cana, Christ Preaching, The Transfiguration, and Institution of the Eucharist at the Last Supper.
Often said on Wednesday and Sunday the Glorious Mysteries include: The Resurrection, The Ascension, The Coming of the Holy Spirit, The Assumption of our Blessed Mother into Heaven, and The Coronation of our Blessed Mother.
Often said on Tuesday and Friday the Sorrowful Mysteries include: The Agony in the Garden, The Scourging at the Pillar, The Crowning with Thorns, The Carrying of the Cross, and The Crucifixion and Death of Our Lord.
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