Saturday, May 01, 2010

Montfort Method Four: Joyful Mysteries

I've inserted Douay Rheims Bible verses (mostly gleaned from the Summa Theologica and Summa Contra Gentiles of St. Thomas Aquinas) for better reflection on the Mysteries of our Redemption. Our Lady, Queen of the Most Holy Rosary and St. Louis de Montfort, pray for us poor sinners, now and at the hour of our death! Amen. Method Four from here.

†In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.


Faith in the presence of God.
Faith in the Gospel.
Mark 1:15: The time is accomplished and the Kingdom of God is at hand. Repent and believe the gospel.
Faith and obedience to the pope as Vicar of Jesus Christ.
Matthew 16:18-19: "And I say to you: That you are Peter; and upon this rock I will build My Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it. And I will give to you the keys of the Kingdom of Heaven. And whatsoever you shall bind upon earth, it shall be bound also in Heaven: and whatsoever you shall loose on earth, it shall be loosed also in Heaven."

Our Father: Unity of one, living and true God.
Deuteronomy 6:4-5: Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. You shall love the Lord your God with your whole heart, and with your whole soul, and with your whole strength.

Hail Mary: To honor the eternal Father Who conceives His Son in contemplating Himself.
Hail Mary: The eternal Word, equal to His Father and Who with Him produces the Holy Ghost by Their mutual love.
John 1:1-3: In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. The same was in the beginning with God. All things were made by Him: and without Him was made nothing that was made.
Hail Mary: The Holy Ghost Who proceeds from the Father and the Son by the way of love.
Revelation 22:1-2: And He showed me a river of water of life, clear as crystal, proceeding from the throne of God and of the Lamb. In the midst of the street thereof, and on both sides of the river, was the tree of life, bearing twelve fruits, yielding its fruits every month: the leaves of the tree for the healing of the nations.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Annunciation
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this first decade in honor of Thy Incarnation in Mary's womb, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, a profound humility. Amen.

Our Father: Immense charity of God.
1 John 4:8,16: He that loves not knows not God: for God is charity. ... And we have known and have believed the charity which God has to us. God is charity: and he that abides in charity abides in God, and God in him.

1. Hail Mary: To deplore the unhappy state of disobedient Adam; his just condemnation and that of all his descendants.
Romans 5:12-21: Wherefore as by one man sin entered into this world and by sin death: and so death passed upon all men, in whom all have sinned. For until the law sin was in the world: but sin was not imputed, when the law was not. But death reigned from Adam unto Moses, even over them also who have not sinned, after the similitude of the transgression of Adam, who is a figure of Him Who was to come. But not as the offense, so also the gift. For if by the offense of one, many died: much more the grace of God and the gift, by the grace of one man, Jesus Christ, has abounded unto many. And not as it was by one sin, so also is the gift. For judgment indeed was by one unto condemnation: but grace is of many offenses unto justification. For if by one man's offense death reigned through one; much more they who receive abundance of grace and of the gift and of justice shall reign in life through one, Jesus Christ. Therefore, as by the offense of one, unto all men to condemnation: so also by the justice of one, unto all men to justification of life. For as by the disobedience of one man, many were made sinners: so also by the obedience of one, many shall be made just. Now the law entered in that sin might abound. And where sin abounded, grace did more abound. That as sin has reigned to death: so also grace might reign by justice unto life everlasting, through Jesus Christ our Lord.
2. Hail Mary: To honor the desires of the patriarchs and prophets who pleaded for the coming of the Messiah.
Isaiah 9:6: For a Child is born to us, and a Son is given to us, and the government is upon His shoulder: and His Name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace.
Isaiah 54:5: For He that made you shall rule over you, the Lord of hosts is His Name: and your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel, shall be called the God of all the earth.
3. Hail Mary: To honor the desires and prayers of the Blessed Virgin Mary to bring forward the coming of the Messiah; and her marriage with Saint Joseph.
Matthew 1:18-19: Now the generation of Christ was in this wise. When as His Mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with Child, of the Holy Ghost. Whereupon Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing publicly to expose her, was minded to put her away privately.
4. Hail Mary: The love of the eternal Father in giving us His Son.
John 3:16: For God so loved the world, as to give His only begotten Son: that whosoever believes in Him may not perish, but may have life everlasting.
1 John 4:9-10: By this has the charity of God appeared towards us, because God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we may live by Him. In this is charity: not as though we had loved God, but because He has first loved us, and sent His Son to be a propitiation for our sins.
5. Hail Mary: The love of the Son Who gave Himself up for us.
Philippians 2:5-8: For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied Himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. He humbled Himself, becoming obedient unto death, even to the death of the Cross.
6. Hail Mary: The mission and the greeting of the angel Gabriel.
Luke 1:26-28: And in the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God into a city of Galilee, called Nazareth, to a virgin espoused to a man whose name was Joseph, of the house of David: and the virgin's name was Mary. And the angel being come in, said unto her: "Hail, full of grace, the Lord is with you: blessed are you among women."
7. Hail Mary: The maidenly fear of Mary.
Luke 1:29-37: Who having heard, was troubled at his saying and thought with herself what manner of salutation this should be. And the angel said to her: "Fear not, Mary, for you have found grace with God. Behold you shall conceive in your womb and shall bring forth a Son: and you shall call His Name Jesus. He shall be great and shall be called the Son of the Most High. And the Lord God shall give unto Him the throne of David His father: and He shall reign in the house of Jacob forever. And of His Kingdom there shall be no end." And Mary said to the angel: "How shall this be done, because I know not man?" And the angel answering, said to her: "The Holy Ghost shall come upon you and the power of the Most High shall overshadow you. And therefore also the Holy which shall be born of you shall be called the Son of God. And behold your cousin Elizabeth, she also has conceived a son in her old age: and this is the sixth month with her that is called barren. Because no word shall be impossible with God."
8. Hail Mary: The faith and consent of the Virgin Mary.
Luke 1:38: And Mary said: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord: be it done to me according to your word." And the angel departed from her.
9. Hail Mary: The creation of the soul and the formation of the body of Jesus in the womb of Mary by the Holy Ghost.
10. Hail Mary: The angels adoring the Word Incarnate in the womb of Mary.

May the grace of the mystery of the Annunciation come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Visitation
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this second decade in honor of the Visitation of Thy holy Mother to her cousin St. Elizabeth and the sanctification of St. John the Baptist, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, charity toward our neighbor. Amen.

Our Father: The most adorable majesty of God.

1. Hail Mary: To honor the joy in the heart of Mary at the Incarnation and the dwelling for nine months of the eternal Word in her womb.
2. Hail Mary: The sacrifice of Himself that Jesus Christ offered to His Father on coming into the world.
3. Hail Mary: The contentment of Jesus Christ in the humble and Virginal womb of Mary and that of Mary in the enjoyment of her God.
Exodus 40:31-32: He set up also the court round about the tabernacle and the altar, drawing the hanging in the entry thereof. After all things were perfected, the cloud covered the tabernacle of the testimony, and the glory of the Lord filled it.
Psalm 18:6: He has set His tabernacle in the sun: and He as a bridegroom coming out of His bridechamber, has rejoiced as a giant to run the way.
Psalm 45:5-6: The stream of the river makes the city of God joyful: the most High has sanctified His own tabernacle. God is in the midst thereof, it shall not be moved: God will help it in the morning early.
Wisdom 1:4: For wisdom will not enter into a malicious soul, nor dwell in a body subject to sins.
Isaiah 7:14: "Therefore the Lord Himself shall give you a sign. Behold a virgin shall conceive, and bear a Son and His Name shall be called Emmanuel."
Matthew 1:22-23: Now all this was done that it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: "Behold a virgin shall be with Child, and bring forth a Son, and they shall call His Name Emmanuel," which being interpreted is "God with us."
4. Hail Mary: The doubts of St. Joseph on discovering that Mary was with Child.
Matthew 1:20-21,24-25: But while he thought on these things, behold the Angel of the Lord appeared to him in his sleep, saying: "Joseph, son of David, fear not to take unto you Mary your wife, for that which is conceived in her is of the Holy Ghost. And she shall bring forth a Son, and you shall call His Name Jesus, for He shall save His people from their sins." ... And Joseph, rising up from sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him, and took unto him his wife. And he knew her not till she brought forth her first born Son, and he called His Name Jesus.
5. Hail Mary: The agreement between Jesus and Mary in her womb on the choice of the elect.
6. Hail Mary: The fervor of Mary when visiting her cousin.
Luke 1:39: And Mary rising up in those days, went into the hill country with haste into a city of Judah.
7. Hail Mary: The greeting of Mary and the sanctification of St. John Baptist and of his mother St. Elizabeth.
Luke 1:40-45: And she entered into the house of Zachary and saluted Elizabeth. And it came to pass that when Elizabeth heard the salutation of Mary, the infant leaped in her womb. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost. And she cried out with a loud voice and said: "Blessed are you among women and blessed is the fruit of your womb! And whence is this to me that the Mother of my Lord should come to me? For behold as soon as the voice of your salutation sounded in my ears, the infant in my womb leaped for joy! And blessed are you that have believed, because those things shall be accomplished that were spoken to you by the Lord!"
8. Hail Mary: Mary's thanksgiving to God expressed in her Magnificat.
Luke 1:46-55: And Mary said: "My soul does magnify the Lord. And my spirit has rejoiced in God my Savior. Because He has regarded the humility of His handmaid: for behold from henceforth all generations shall call me blessed. Because He that is mighty has done great things to me: and holy is His Name. And His mercy is from generation unto generations, to them that fear Him. He has showed might in His arm: He has scattered the proud in the conceit of their heart. He has put down the mighty from their seat and has exalted the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things: and the rich He has sent empty away. He has received Israel His servant, being mindful of his mercy. As He spoke to our fathers: to Abraham and to his seed for ever."
9. Hail Mary: Her charity and humility in the service of her cousin.
Luke 1:56: And Mary abode with her about three months. And she returned to her own house.
10. Hail Mary: The mutual dependence of Jesus and Mary and the dependence we should have upon them both.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

May the grace of the mystery of the Visitation come down into our souls. Amen.

The Nativity
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this third decade in honor of Thy Nativity in the stable of Bethlehem, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, detachment from the things of the world, contempt of riches and love of poverty. Amen.

Our Father: The infinite richness of God.
2 Corinthians 8:9: For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that being rich He became poor for your sakes: that through His poverty you might be rich.
1 Timothy 6:17-19: Charge the rich of this world not to be highminded nor to trust in the uncertainty of riches, but in the living God (Who gives us abundantly all things to enjoy) to do good, to be rich in good works, to give easily, to communicate to others, to lay up in store for themselves a good foundation against the time to come, that they may lay hold on the true life.

1. Hail Mary: To honor the contempt and the rebuffs which Mary and Joseph encountered at Bethlehem.
2. Hail Mary: The poverty of the Stable where God came into the world.
3. Hail Mary: The deep recollection of the exceeding love of Mary when she was about to give birth to her Child.
4. Hail Mary: The coming forth of the eternal Word from the womb of Mary without breaking the seal of her Virginity.
Songs 4:12: My sister, my spouse, is a garden enclosed, a garden enclosed, a fountain sealed up.
Ezekiel 44:2: And the Lord said to me: "This gate shall be shut, it shall not be opened, and no man shall pass through it: because the Lord the God of Israel has entered in by it, and it shall be shut." 
5. Hail Mary: The adoration and the singing of the angels when Jesus was born.
Luke 2:13-14: And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the Heavenly army, praising God and saying: "Glory to God in the highest: and on earth peace to men of good will."
6. Hail Mary: The ravishing beauty of her divine Child.
7. Hail Mary: The coming of the shepherds into the stable with their humble gifts.
Luke 2:8-12,16-20: And there were in the same country shepherds watching and keeping the night watches over their flock. And behold an angel of the Lord stood by them and the brightness of God shone round about them: and they feared with a great fear. And the angel said to them: "Fear not; for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy that shall be to all the people: For, this day is born to you a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord, in the city of David. And this shall be a sign unto you. You shall find the Infant wrapped in swaddling clothes and laid in a manger." ... And they came with haste: and they found Mary and Joseph, and the Infant lying in the manger. And seeing, they understood of the word that had been spoken to them concerning this Child. And all that heard wondered, and at those things that were told them by the shepherds. But Mary kept all these words, pondering them in her heart. And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.
8. Hail Mary: The circumcision of Jesus and His suffering accepted in love.
9. Hail Mary: The giving of the Name of Jesus and the nobility of this Name.
Luke 2:21: And after eight days were accomplished, that the Child should be circumcised, His Name was called Jesus, which was called by the angel before He was conceived in the womb.
John 16:22-24: "So also you now indeed have sorrow: but I will see you again and your heart shall rejoice. And your joy no man shall take from you. And in that day you shall not ask Me anything. Amen, amen, I say to you: if you ask the Father anything in My Name, He will give it you. Hitherto, you have not asked anything in My Name. Ask, and you shall receive; that your joy may be full."
Philippians 2:9-10: For which cause, God also has exalted Him and has given Him a Name which is above all names: That in the Name of Jesus every knee should bow, of those that are in Heaven, on earth, and under the earth.
10. Hail Mary: The adoration of the kings and the gifts they brought.
Matthew 2:1-12: When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Judah, in the days of King Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem, saying: "Where is He that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen His star in the East, and have come to adore Him." And King Herod, hearing this, was troubled, and all Jerusalem with him. And assembling together all the chief priests and the scribes of the people, he inquired of them where Christ should be born. But they said to him: "In Bethlehem of Judah. For so it is written by the prophet: 'And you, Bethlehem the land of Judah, are not the least among the princes of Judah: for out of you shall come forth the Captain that shall rule My people Israel.'" Then Herod, privately calling the wise men, learned diligently of them the time of the star which appeared to them; and sending them into Bethlehem, said: "Go and diligently inquire after the Child, and when you have found Him, bring me word again, that I also may come and adore Him." Who having heard the king, went their way. And behold, the star which they had seen in the East went before them, until it came and stood over where the Child was. And seeing the star they rejoiced with exceeding great joy. And entering into the house, they found the Child with Mary His Mother; and falling down they adored Him. And opening their treasures, they offered Him gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh. And having received an answer in sleep that they should not return to Herod, they went back another way into their country.

May the grace of the mystery of the Nativity come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Purification
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fourth decade in honor of Thy Presentation in the Temple and the Purification of Mary, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through the intercession of Thy holy Mother, purity of body and soul. Amen.

Our Father: The eternal wisdom of God.
Psalm 103:24: How great are Your works, O Lord? You have made all things in wisdom: the earth is filled with Your riches.
Proverbs 3:19-20: The Lord by wisdom has founded the earth, has established the heavens by prudence. By His wisdom the depths have broken out, and the clouds grow thick with dew.
Sirach 15:19: For the wisdom of God is great, and He is strong in power, seeing all men without ceasing.

1. Hail Mary: Obedience of Jesus and Mary to the Law.
Matthew 5:17-18: "Do not think that I have come to destroy the law, or the prophets. I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For amen I say unto you, till Heaven and earth pass, one jot, or one tittle shall not pass of the law, till all be fulfilled."
2. Hail Mary: The sacrifice that Jesus made of His humanity to the Law.
3. Hail Mary: The sacrifice of her honor the Virgin Mary made to the Law.
4. Hail Mary: The joy and the songs of Simeon and Anne the prophetess.
Luke 2:25-35: And behold there was a man in Jerusalem named Simeon: and this man was just and devout, waiting for the consolation of Israel. And the Holy Ghost was in him. And he had received an answer from the Holy Ghost, that he should not see death before he had seen the Christ of the Lord. And he came by the Spirit into the temple. And when His parents brought in the Child Jesus, to do for Him according to the custom of the law, he also took Him into his arms and blessed God and said: "Now dismiss Your servant, O Lord, according to Your word in peace: Because my eyes have seen Your salvation, which You have prepared before the face of all peoples: A light to the revelation of the Gentiles and the glory of Your people Israel." And His father and Mother were wondering at those things which were spoken concerning Him. And Simeon blessed them and said to Mary His Mother: "Behold this Child is set for the fall and for the resurrection of many in Israel and for a sign which shall be contradicted. And your own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts thoughts may be revealed."
Luke 2:36-38: And there was one Anna, a prophetess, the daughter of Phanuel, of the tribe of Aser. She was far advanced in years and had lived with her husband seven years from her virginity. And she was a widow until fourscore and four years: who departed not from the temple, by fastings and prayers serving night and day. Now she, at the same hour, coming in, confessed to the Lord: and spoke of Him to all that looked for the redemption of Israel.
5. Hail Mary: The ransoming of Jesus by the offering of two turtle doves.
Luke 2:22-24: And after the days of her purification, according to the law of Moses, were accomplished, they carried Him to Jerusalem, to present Him to the Lord: As it is written in the law of the Lord: "Every male opening the womb shall be called holy to the Lord": And to offer a sacrifice, according as it is written in the law of the Lord, "a pair of turtledoves or two young pigeons."
6. Hail Mary: The massacre of the Holy Innocents by Herod the Cruel.
Matthew 2:16-18: Then Herod perceiving that he was deluded by the wise men, was exceeding angry: and sending killed all the menchildren that were in Bethlehem, and in all the borders thereof, from two years old and under, according to the time which he had diligently inquired of the wise men. Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying: "A voice in Rama was heard, lamentation and great mourning; Rachel bewailing her children, and would not be comforted, because they are not."
7. Hail Mary: The flight of Jesus to Egypt through St. Joseph’s obedience to the voice of the angel.
Matthew 2:13-15: And after they had departed, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph, saying: "Arise, and take the Child and His Mother, and fly into Egypt: and be there until I shall tell you. For it will come to pass that Herod will seek the Child to destroy Him." Who arose, and took the Child and His Mother by night, and retired into Egypt: and he was there until the death of Herod: That it might be fulfilled which the Lord spoke by the prophet, saying: "Out of Egypt have I called My Son."
8. Hail Mary: The mystery of His abode in Egypt.
9. Hail Mary: His return to Nazareth.
Matthew 2:19-23: But when Herod was dead, behold an angel of the Lord appeared in sleep to Joseph in Egypt, saying: "Arise, and take the Child and His Mother, and go into the land of Israel. For they are dead that sought the life of the Child." Who arose, and took the Child and His Mother, and came into the land of Israel. But hearing that Archelaus reigned in Judea in the room of Herod his father, he was afraid to go thither: and being warned in sleep retired into the quarters of Galilee. And coming he dwelt in a city called Nazareth: that it might be fulfilled which was said by the prophets: "That He shall be called a Nazarene."
10. Hail Mary: His growth in age and wisdom.
Luke 2:40,52: And the Child grew and waxed strong, full of wisdom: and the grace of God was in Him. ... And Jesus advanced in wisdom and age and grace with God and men.

May the grace of the mystery of the Purification come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple
We offer Thee, O Lord Jesus, this fifth decade in honor of Mary's finding Thee in the Temple, and we ask of Thee, through this Mystery and through her intercession, the gift of true wisdom. Amen.

Our Father: The incomprehensible holiness of God.
Job 34:10: Therefore, you men of understanding, hear me: far from God be wickedness, and iniquity from the Almighty.
Psalm 18:8-10: The law of the Lord is unspotted, converting souls: the testimony of the Lord is faithful, giving wisdom to little ones. The justices of the Lord are right, rejoicing hearts: the commandment of the Lord is lightsome, enlightening the eyes. The fear of the Lord is holy, enduring for ever and ever: the judgments of the Lord are true, justified in themselves.
Psalm 24:10: All the ways of the Lord are mercy and truth, to them that seek after His covenant and His testimonies.
Psalm 111:2-4: Great are the works of the Lord: sought out according to all His wills. His work is praise and magnificence: and His justice continues for ever and ever. He has made a remembrance of His wonderful works, being a merciful and gracious Lord.
Sirach 15:21-22: He has commanded no man to do wickedly, and He has given no man license to sin; for He desires not a multitude of faithless and unprofitable children.
Isaiah 6:1-3: In the year that King Ozias died, I saw the Lord sitting upon a throne high and elevated: and His train filled the temple. Upon it stood the seraphims: the one had six wings, and the other had six wings: with two they covered His face, and with two they covered His feet, and with two they flew. And they cried one to another, and said: "Holy, holy, holy, the Lord God of hosts, all the earth is full of His glory."
Luke 18:19: And Jesus said to him: "Why do you call Me good? None is good but God alone."
James 1:13: Let no man, when he is tempted, say that he is tempted by God. For God is not a tempter of evils: and He tempts no man.
1 John 1:5: And this is the declaration which we have heard from Him and declare unto you: That God is light and in Him there is no darkness.

1. Hail Mary: To honor His hidden, hard working and obedient life at Nazareth.
Luke 2:51: And He went down with them and came to Nazareth and was subject to them. And His Mother kept all these words in her heart.
Mark 6:3: "Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joseph, and Jude, and Simon? Are not also His sisters here with us?" And they were scandalized in regard of Him.
2. Hail Mary: His preaching and His being found in the temple among the doctors.
Luke 2:46-50: And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found Him in the temple, sitting in the midst of the doctors, hearing them and asking them questions. And all that heard Him were astonished at His wisdom and His answers. And seeing Him, they wondered. And His Mother said to Him: "Son, why have You done so to us? Behold Your father and I have sought You sorrowing." And He said to them: "How is it that you sought Me? Did you not know that I must be about My Father's business?" And they understood not the word that He spoke unto them.
3. Hail Mary: His fasting and His temptations in the desert.
Matthew 4:1-11: Then Jesus was led by the Spirit into the desert, to be tempted by the devil. And when He had fasted forty days and forty nights, afterwards He was hungry. And the tempter coming said to Him: "If You be the Son of God, command that these stones be made bread." Who answered and said: "It is written, 'Not in bread alone does man live, but in every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'" Then the devil took Him up into the holy city, and set Him upon the pinnacle of the temple, and said to Him: "If You be the Son of God, cast Yourself down, for it is written: 'That He has given His angels charge over You, and in their hands shall they bear You up, lest perhaps You dash Your foot against a stone.'" Jesus said to him: "It is written again: 'You shall not tempt the Lord your God.'" Again the devil took Him up into a very high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world, and the glory of them, and said to Him: "All these will I give You, if falling down You will adore me." Then Jesus said to him: "Begone, Satan: for it is written: 'The Lord your God shall you adore, and Him only shall you serve.'" Then the devil left Him; and behold angels came and ministered to Him.
4. Hail Mary: His baptism by St. John Baptist.
Matthew 3:13-17: Then comes Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him. But John stayed Him, saying: "I ought to be baptized by You, and You come to me?" And Jesus answering, said to him: "Allow it to be so now. For so it becomes us to fulfill all justice." Then he allowed Him. And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens were opened to Him: and He saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming upon Him. And behold a voice from Heaven saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased."
5. Hail Mary: His wonderful preaching.
Mark 6:1-2: And going out from thence, He went into His own country; and His disciples followed Him. And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue: and many hearing Him were in admiration at His doctrine, saying: "How came this man by all these things? And what wisdom is this that is given to Him, and such mighty works as are wrought by His hands?"
6. Hail Mary: His astounding miracles.
Matthew 8:23-27: And when He entered into the boat, His disciples followed Him: And behold a great tempest arose in the sea, so that the boat was covered with waves, but He was asleep. And they came to Him, and awaked Him, saying: "Lord, save us, we perish!" And Jesus says to them: "Why are you fearful, O you of little faith?" Then rising up, He commanded the winds, and the sea, and there came a great calm. But the men wondered, saying: "What manner of man is this, for the winds and the sea obey Him?"
Matthew 9:2-8: And behold they brought to Him one sick of the palsy lying in a bed. And Jesus, seeing their faith, said to the man sick of the palsy: "Be of good heart, son, your sins are forgiven you." And behold some of the scribes said within themselves: "He blasphemes." And Jesus seeing their thoughts, said: "Why do you think evil in your hearts? Whether is easier, to say, 'Your sins are forgiven you': or to say, 'Arise, and walk?' But that you may know that the Son of man has power on earth to forgive sins," (then said He to the man sick of the palsy), "Arise, take up your bed, and go into your house." And he arose, and went into his house. And the multitude seeing it, feared, and glorified God that gave such power to men.
Mark 1:32-34: And when it was evening, after sunset, they brought to Him all that were ill and that were possessed with devils. And all the city was gathered together at the door. And He healed many that were troubled with diverse diseases. And He cast out many devils: and He suffered them not to speak, because they knew Him.
Mark 9:24-29: And when Jesus saw the multitude running together, He threatened the unclean spirit, saying to him: "Deaf and dumb spirit, I command you, go out of him and enter not any more into him." And crying out and greatly tearing him, he went out of him. And he became as dead, so that many said: "He is dead." But Jesus taking him by the hand, lifted him up. And he arose. And when He had come into the house, His disciples secretly asked Him: "Why could not we cast him out?" And He said to them: "This kind can go out by nothing, but by prayer and fasting." And departing from thence, they passed through Galilee: and He would not that any man should know it.
John 11:43-49: When He had said these things, He cried with a loud voice: "Lazarus, come forth." And presently he that had been dead came forth, bound feet and hands with winding bands. And his face was bound about with a napkin. Jesus said to them: "Loose him and let him go." Many therefore of the Jews, who had come to Mary and Martha and had seen the things that Jesus did, believed in Him. But some of them went to the Pharisees and told them the things that Jesus had done. The chief priests, therefore, and the Pharisees gathered a council and said: "What do we, for this man does many miracles? If we let Him alone so, all will believe in Him; and the Romans will come, and take away our place and nation."
John 20:30-31: Many other signs also did Jesus in the sight of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these are written, that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God: and that believing, you may have life in His Name.
John 21:25: But there are also many other things which Jesus did which, if they were written every one, the world itself, I think, would not be able to contain the books that should be written.
7. Hail Mary: The choice of the twelve Apostles and the powers He gave them.
Matthew 10:1: And having called His twelve disciples together, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of diseases, and all manner of infirmities.
Luke 6:13: And when day had come, He called unto Him His disciples: and He chose twelve of them (whom also He named apostles): Simon, whom He surnamed Peter, and Andrew his brother, James and John, Philip and Bartholomew, Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alpheus, and Simon who is called Zelotes, and Jude the brother of James, and Judas Iscariot, who was the traitor.
Acts 1:23-26: And they appointed two, Joseph, called Barsabas, who was surnamed Justus, and Matthias. And praying, they said: "You, Lord, Who know the heart of all men, show whether of these two you have chosen, to take the place of this ministry and apostleship, from which Judas has by transgression fallen, that he might go to his own place." And they gave them lot, and the lot fell upon Matthias, and he was numbered with the eleven Apostles.
8. Hail Mary: His marvelous Transfiguration.
Matthew 17:1-9: And after six days Jesus takes unto Him Peter and James, and John his brother, and brings them up into a high mountain apart: And He was transfigured before them. And His face did shine as the sun: and His garments became white as snow. And behold there appeared to them Moses and Elijah talking with Him. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: "Lord, it is good for us to be here: if You will, let us make here three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." And as he was yet speaking, behold a bright cloud overshadowed them. And lo a voice out of the cloud, saying: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased: hear Him!" And the disciples hearing fell upon their face, and were very much afraid. And Jesus came and touched them: and said to them: "Arise, and fear not." And they lifting up their eyes, saw no one, but only Jesus. And as they came down from the mountain, Jesus charged them, saying: "Tell the vision to no man, till the Son of man be risen from the dead."
Mark 9:1-8: And after six days, Jesus takes with Him Peter and James and John, and leads them up into an high mountain apart by themselves, and was transfigured before them. And His garments became shining and exceeding white as snow, so as no fuller upon earth can make white. And there appeared to them Elijah with Moses: and they were talking with Jesus. And Peter answering, said to Jesus: "Rabbi, it is good for us to be here. And let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses, and one for Elijah." For he knew not what he said: for they were struck with fear. And there was a cloud overshadowing them. And a voice came out of the cloud, saying: "This is My most beloved Son. Hear Him!" And immediately looking about, they saw no man any more, but Jesus only with them. And as they came down from the mountain, He charged them not to tell any man what things they had seen, till the Son of man shall be risen again from the dead.
Luke 9:28-36: And it came to pass, about eight days after these words, that He took Peter and James and John and went up into a mountain to pray. And whilst He prayed, the shape of His countenance was altered and His raiment became white and glittering. And behold two men were talking with Him. And they were Moses and Elijah, appearing in majesty. And they spoke of His decease that He should accomplish in Jerusalem. But Peter and they that were with him were heavy with sleep. And waking, they saw His glory and the two men that stood with Him. And it came to pass that, as they were departing from Him, Peter says to Jesus: "Master, it is good for us to be here: and let us make three tabernacles, one for You, and one for Moses; and one for Elijah," not knowing what he said. And as he spoke these things, there came a cloud and overshadowed them. And they were afraid when they entered into the cloud. And a voice came out of the cloud; saying: "This is My beloved Son. Hear Him!" And whilst the voice was uttered Jesus was found alone. And they held their peace and told no man in those days any of these things which they had seen.
John 1:14: And the Word was made flesh and dwelt among us (and we saw His glory, the glory as it were of the only begotten of the Father), full of grace and truth.
2 Peter 1:16-18: For we have not by following artificial fables made known to you the power and presence of our Lord Jesus Christ: but we were eyewitnesses of His greatness. For He received from God the Father honor and glory, this voice coming down to Him from the excellent glory: "This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased. Hear Him!" And this voice, we heard brought from Heaven, when we were with Him in the holy mount.
9. Hail Mary: The washing of the feet of the Apostles.
10. Hail Mary: The institution of the Holy Eucharist.

May the grace of the mystery of the Finding of Our Lord in the Temple come down into our souls. Amen.

Glory be...
O my Jesus...

Hail, Holy Queen...
O God ...

†In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. Amen.

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