The Glorious Mysteries

Said on Wednesdays and Sundays

The Glorious Mysteries reveal the mediation of the great Virgin, still more abundant in fruitfulness. She rejoices in heart over the glory of her Son triumphant over death, and follows Him with a mother’s love in His Ascension to His eternal kingdom; but, though worthy of Heaven, she abides a while on earth, so that the infant Church may be directed and comforted by her “who penetrated, beyond all belief, into the deep secrets of Divine wisdom” (St. Bernard).

– Pope Leo XIII

1. The Resurrection
Jesus rises glorious and immortal, three days after His death.

“You need not be amazed! You are looking for Jesus of Nazareth, the one who was crucified. He has been raised up; He is not here. See the place where they laid Him.”
(Mark 16:6)

Fruit of the Mystery: Faith

2. The Ascension
Jesus ascends into Heaven forty days after His Resurrection.

“Then, after speaking to them, the Lord Jesus was taken up into Heaven and took His seat at God’s right hand.” (Mark 16:19)

Fruit of the Mystery: Hope

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit descends upon Mary and the Apostles.

“All were filled with the Holy Spirit. They began to express themselves in foreign tongues and make bold proclamation as the Spirit prompted them.” (Acts 2:4)

Fruit of the Mystery: Love

4. The Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary
The Blessed Mother is united with her Divine Son in Heaven.

“You are the glory of Jerusalem … you are the splendid boast of our people … God is pleased with what you have wrought. May you be blessed by the Lord Almighty forever and ever.” (Judith 15:9-10)

Fruit of the Mystery: Eternal Happiness

5. The Coronation of the Blessed Virgin Mary
Mary is gloriously crowned Queen of Heaven and earth.

“A great sign appeared in the sky, a woman clothed with the sun, with the moon under her feet, and on her head a crown of twelve stars.” (Revelation 12:1)

Fruit of the Mystery: Devotion to Mary