In this episode of the Catholic Link podcast, Fr. Rob talks about how one can pray the Rosary better. The Rosary at its heart is a meditative prayer, focuses on the life of Jesus and Mary based in scripture. Fr. Rob suggests that all those who pray the Rosary should consider meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary while they pray. The mysteries are:
Mysteries of the Rosary
Monday & Saturday
1. The Annunciation of the Lord to Mary
– Mary chosen to be the mother of Jesus.
2. The Visitation of Mary to Elizabeth
– Elizabeth recognizes Mary as the mother of our Lord.
3. The Nativity of our Lord Jesus Christ
– Jesus is born and laid in a manger.
4. The Presentation of our Lord
– Jesus presented in the Temple of Jerusalem.
5. Finding Jesus in the Temple at age 12
– Jesus found discussing God’s laws in the temple.
Tuesday & Friday
1. The Agony of Jesus in the Garden
– Jesus prays when confronted with the sins of the world.
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
– Jesus whipped before His execution.
3. Jesus Crowned with Thorns
– Jesus mocked with a painful crown of thorns.
4. Jesus Carried the Cross
– Jesus carries the weight of our sins to His crucifixion.
5. The Crucifixion of our Lord
– Jesus Christ dies to save all mankind.
Wednesday & Sunday
1. The Resurrection of Jesus Christ
– Jesus rises triumphant over death.
2. The Ascension of Jesus to Heaven
– As Jesus ascends, He gives us a special task.
3. The Descent of the Holy Ghost
– At Pentecost the Church is born.
4. The Assumption of Mary into Heaven
– The Virgin Mary is gloriously assumed into heaven.
5. Mary is Crowned as Queen of Heaven and Earth
– Mary is honored above all creatures.
1. The Baptism in the Jordan
– God proclaims Jesus is His Son.
2. The Wedding at Cana
– Jesus performs a surprising miracle at a wedding.
3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom
– Jesus calls us to do something important.
4. The Transfiguration
– Jesus is gloriously transformed.
5. The Institution of the Eucharist
-Jesus shares His Body and Blood for our salvation.
Listen to the previous episode where Fr. Rob talks about the ministries of lector and acolyte as seen through Paul VI’s Motu Proprio, Ministeria Quaedam and Francis’ Spiritus Domini. These roles understood as minor orders. They led up to the major orders of sub-deacon, deacon, and priest. The other minor orders were porter, lector, exorcist, and acolyte. In 1972 Pope Paul VI reformed the minor orders and now they called ministries of lector and acolyte. The sub-deacon role no longer exists either. Today, the ministries of lector and acolyte are open to all the lay faithful as a means to assist in the liturgy and fulfill their baptismal call to be priests, prophets, and kings.
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