“The Glorious Mysteries”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS
A time to celebrate, a time for all of us to scream and shout with JOY. Jesus has defeated death and He has opened the doors of all eternity up for all of us. Let us celebrate The Glorious Mysteries. All that suffering, all that bloodshed, all that pain, Alleluia!! Jesus has defeated death through the Will of the Father and His love for us. Praise and Glory and Honor to You Lord Jesus Christ –for loving all of us so much that you died for my (our) sins and in dying you were raised. I pray that everyone sees the magnificent glory and power in Jesus, and that they embrace Him with a full heart in the Rosary every single day.
The First Glorious Mystery is The Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus Christ has been risen! He has forever destroyed the power of death, death shall no longer have a hold us to this earth or its destructive ending. By this we shall join Jesus in all eternity in Heaven with the Father. Satan has been forever defeated. Death no longer has a hold on us. By this mystery our Faith should be solid, we shouldn’t fear sharing what we believe with others.
The Second Glorious Mystery is The Ascension of Jesus. Jesus has ascended to His Father's throne. We can now place our Hope and Trust in the promise that God has made to us for everlasting life. Jesus took on our human nature and He has brought our frail human bodies to God's throne. It is through this mystery that we have been raised with Jesus rather than simply returned to the earth without everlasting life.
The Third Glorious Mystery is The Descent of the Holy Spirit. We cannot save ourselves from within ourselves alone, Jesus knew this. So He gave us an advocate, a member of the blessed trinity to forever be with us. It is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we gain inspiration and instruction to live a life pleasing to God. Grounded in our Love for God, we allow the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us, always to Jesus.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery is The Assumption of Mary into Heaven. Our dear blessed Mother has taken the journey to be united with her Son. She was taken up to Heaven in body and soul. Mary gives us so much hope in the journey we are taking by following her Son. A Happy Death indeed for a much deserved servant of the Lord; may we also be ready at all times to be united with our loving Lord.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery is The Coronation of Mary as Queen of Heaven. The church has taught us that second to God is Mary. It is through her that the dignity of women is defended. It is through her womb that almighty God was created to become man; to live, breathe and die so that we might eternally live with Him. In order for her to give birth to Jesus, she had to be holy and pure. Her crown is a crown of glory. I pray that in your life and in your heart that you to develop a deep desire to love and praise Jesus through the rosary. To me the rosary is the most perfect prayer, so fully focused on Jesus that my love for Him deepens all the more. The more I pray the rosary, the more I Love Mary – The more I love Jesus.
Embrace the Rosary as your favorite prayer, it will change your life forever. Keep a Rosary with you at all times. Grab hold of it as often as you can and think of Jesus and our Lady constantly as you hold them.
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS