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Rosary Meditations
From Junior Shepherds of Christ Associate Meetings


JOYFUL MYSTERIES
FEBRUARY 29, 1996

The Annunciation

  1. Let us pray with all our hearts to our heavenly Father and thank Him for the gift of His Son.
  2. God the Father so loved this world that He sent His only begotten Son that we may be saved and be with Him forever in heaven.
  3. The Angel Gabriel came to Mary and asked Mary to be the Mother of God.
  4. Mary is the highest human person. The Father chose her from all women to be the Mother of His Son.
  5. It is in studying the life of Mary that we will know how God wants us to act.
  6. She was conceived without sin.
  7. We all have original sin because of the mother of all the living, Eve.
  8. Mary was conceived without sin. She is a spotless virgin. She is so pure.
  9. The Holy Spirit descended upon Mary. She was filled with the Holy Spirit and the Word became flesh.
  10. The little body of the God-made-man was formed in the womb of Mary.

The Visitation

  1. Think that God, the Almighty God, so loved this world that He came in a womb of a human person, the Virgin Mary.
  2. The Angel Gabriel told Mary that her cousin Elizabeth had conceived a child in her old age.
  3. Mary, carrying the Child Jesus, made haste to visit her cousin Elizabeth.
  4. When Mary arrived at Elizabeth's house, Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Spirit, and she said, "'Why should I be honoured with a visit from the mother of my Lord?'" (Lk. 1:43)
  5. Elizabeth said that the child within her womb leapt for joy at the presence of Jesus in Mary's womb.
  6. Do we cherish the great gift that we are given today, that Jesus lives in the Holy Eucharist?
  7. Jesus is as present as He was in the womb of Mary.
  8. Mary, filled with the Holy Spirit, cried out the Magnificat.
    Song: My Soul Rejoices
  9. If we would see Mary carrying the Child Jesus, we would be in awe. Jesus is in the tabernacle this very moment, the same presence as He was in Mary's womb.
  10. Jesus wants us to know how much He loves us, that He remains with us in the Holy Eucharist.

A special meditation before the Glory Be:

He wants us to tell Him how much we love Him.

The Birth of Our Lord

  1. Mary loves us and wants us to call on her. Mary is with us at every moment.
  2. She listens to all of our prayers and wants to lead us to the love of her Son.
  3. The Child Jesus was born in a little stable in Bethlehem.
  4. Mary is our Mother. She cares for us today.
  5. Jesus gave us His Mother that we would go to her and that she would help us toward our goal, which is life in heaven.
  6. Mary took such good care of Jesus. She loved Him. She loves Him with such tender love. The love she has for Jesus she gives to us.
  7. When we love each other, we are loving Jesus.
  8. The devil wants us to remain sorrowful inside. Mary, our Mother, walks by our sides and helps us to live in peace and joy.
  9. There are so many forces in this world today that are against God.
  10. We should meditate on the little helpless body of Jesus. We should think of how much He loves us that He came to this earth and He took on a human body.

The Presentation in the Temple

  1. Joseph and Mary took the Child Jesus to the Temple.
  2. When they arrived the old man, Simeon, greeted them. He told Joseph and Mary of the sufferings of Jesus and Mary to come.
  3. Mary kept all these things tucked in her heart.
  4. Let us think about the love between the Child Jesus and His beloved Mother.
  5. Simeon told Mary, "and a sword will pierce your soul too-so that the secret thoughts of many may be laid bare." (Lk. 2:35)
  6. Mary walks by our sides where ever we go; we must remember that. We must remember how much she loves us.
  7. Let us carry our crosses with such love, for it is in the cross that we are given a greater sharing in His life.
  8. We see the love between the Hearts of Jesus and Mary. The Child Jesus was carried within her womb. Now she holds Him tenderly within her arms.
  9. Whenever we think of Mary and Jesus, we should ask the Holy Spirit to help us to know more and more about God.
  10. We should ask for help in praying the rosary with all our hearts.

Jesus Is Found in the Temple

  1. Think of Mary and Joseph and what it was like for them when they realized that the Child Jesus had been left behind.
  2. They returned to find Jesus. Their hearts were filled with sorrow.
  3. Mary is our Mother. God is our Father. Think of how many children today are lost. They do not know their heavenly Father and Mother.
  4. We were created to know, love, and serve God.
  5. Jesus wants us to have a love affair with Him.
  6. How many children are lost today? They do not even know that they are lost.
  7. We should pray for all of our brothers and sisters in the human family everyday.
  8. Think of how it would be to live without God.
  9. Many of Mary's children today are living without God and they are living in darkness.
  10. Jesus and Mary live within us. When we interact with others, the light within us shines to the rest of the world.

A special meditation before the Glory Be:

It is important that we pray by ourselves everyday.


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