The Twenty Mysteries of the RosaryHere is a quick rundown of all twenty Mysteries.
The Joyful Mysteries
- The Annunciation: The Archangel Gabriel visits with a young Mary to inform her that she will soon become the Virgin Mother to the Messiah.
- The Visitation: Mary makes a visit her much older cousin Elizabeth.
- The Nativity: The birth of Jesus Christ.
- The Presentation: Mary and Joseph present Jesus in the Temple 40 days after he is born.
- The Finding in the Temple: Mary and Joseph find a 12 year old Jesus discussing scripture with the elder Rabbis in the Temple.
The Luminous Mysteries (The Mysteries of Light)
- The Baptism of Jesus: John the Baptist baptizes Jesus, and the God proclaims that Jesus his beloved Son.
- The Wedding at Cana: Jesus performs his first public miracle by changing water into wine at Cana.
- The Proclamation of the Kingdom: Jesus went to Galilee and proclaimed the coming of the Kingdom of God, called to conversion, and forgave the sins of all who draw near to him.
- The Transfiguration: Jesus' divine nature glowed brilliantly through his humanity. His face shone like the sun and his clothes became white as light.
- The Institution of the Eucharist: Jesus' Last Supper, where he shares his very self with his disciples in the form of bread and wine. It is truly an expression of God's saving presence—God's Kingdom of love—among us in the form of a banquet.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
- The Agony in the Garden: Jesus sweats water and blood while praying the night before his passion.
- The Scourging at the Pillar: Pilate has Jesus whipped.
- The Crowning with Thorns: Roman soldiers crown Jesus' head with thorns.
- The Carrying of the Cross: Jesus meets His mother and falls three times on the way up Calvary.
- The Crucifixion: Jesus is nailed to the cross and dies before His mother and His apostle John.
The Glorious Mysteries
- The Resurrection: Jesus rises from the dead.
- The Ascension: Jesus leaves the Apostles and bodily "ascends" to heaven.
- The Descent of the Holy Spirit: The Apostles receive the Holy Spirit in tongues of fire in the upper room with Mary.
- The Assumption: Mary is taken bodily--assumed--into heaven by God at the end of her life here on earth.
- The Coronation: Mary is crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth.
Mysteries for Certain Weekdays
Since the Luminous Mysteries have recently been added, the typical schedule to praying during the week is as following:
Monday - Joyful
Tuesday - Sorrowful
Wednesday - Glorious
Thursday - Luminous
Friday - Sorrowful
Saturday - Joyful
Sunday - Glorious