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Pray The Rosary-A Marian Retreat

“With the Rosary, the Christian people sit at the school of Mary, are led to contemplate the beauty on the face of Christ, and to experience the depth of his love.” Saint Pope John Paul II

A Self Directed Retreat

By praying the Rosary, we gaze upon the life, ministry, passion, and resurrection of Jesus as Mary did, thus opening us up to receiving the mystery of the Trinitarian life. In praying the Rosary, we remember Christ, learn from him, unify with him, pray to him, and proclaim him with Mary.


1. Read the Mystery to Understand and construct the scene in your mind. (See)

2. Read the Mystery a second time to Imagine the scene. Hear what they say as they interact. (Listen)

3. Read the Mystery a third time to pay attention to what the persons are doing in the scene.(Consider)

The Mysteries

Moving through the life of Christ and Mary we begin in the Joyful, moving through the Luminous in Jesus' ministry, onto the Sorrowful of His passion and death, coming to meet Him in Glorious joyful resurrection and the crowing of His Blessed Mother Mary. It is here is enter into each Mystery with attending to all their joys and sorrows as we walk along with Mary as she points to the Way, the Truth and the Life.

Joyful Mysteries

The Annunciation Mystery: Luke 1:26-38

The Visitation Mystery:Luke 1:39-56

The Nativity: Luke 2:1-21

The Presentation in the Temple: Luke 2:22-40

The Finding in the Temple Mystery: Luke 2:41-52

Luminous Mysteries

Baptism of Jesus: Matt 3:13-17

Wedding of Cana: John 2:1-12

Proclaiming the Kingdom: Luke 4:16-21

Transfiguration: Luke 9:28-36

Institution of the Eucharist: Luke 22:7-39

Sorrowful Mysteries

Agony in the Garden: Matt 26:36-39

Scourging at the Pillar: John 19:1

Crowning with Thorns: Matt 27:27-29

Carrying of the Cross: John 19:17

The Crucifixion: Luke 23:44-46

Glorious Mysteries

The Resurrection: Luke 24:1-12

The Ascension: Acts1:6-12

Descent of the Holy Spirit: Acts 2:1-13

The Assumption: Luke: 1:46-48