Suggested Meditation on
the Glorious Mysteries
Commonly said on Wednesday and Saturday
The First Glorious Mystery
In this mystery we contemplate our Divine Redeemer rising through His own power
on the third day. His body is in a state of glory: His wounds are now tokens of
His triumph over death! Let us ask Our Lady of Fatima for a staunch hope in the
triumph of Her Immaculate Heart and a jubilant enthusiasm in the
anticipation of Her kingdom.
OUR LADY’S ELEVENTH PROMISE
You shall obtain all you ask of me
by the recitation of the Rosary.
The Second Glorious Mystery
In this mystery we contemplate the Just One withdrawing from His disciples
and ascending into Heaven forty days after His resurrection: it is the concluding
work of redemption. By this final elevation of Our Lord’s human nature into the
condition of Divine Glory, let us ask the Most Holy Virgin for the ultimate
exaltation of Holy Mother Church and Christian civilisation.
OUR LADY’S TWELTH PROMISE
All those who propagate the Holy Rosary
shall be aided by me in their necessities.
The Third Glorious Mystery
The Descent of the Holy Spirit
In this mystery we contemplate Our Lord fulfilling His words to the Apostles:
“I will ask the Father, and He shall give you another Paraclete,
that He may abide with you forever” (John 14:16). The Apostles, gathered around
Our Lady in the Cenacle, are now so filled with the Holy Spirit that they
seem drunk (Acts 2:13).
Let us ask the Spouse of the Holy Spirit to say but a word and thus
transform our weak, lukewarm and sinful souls.
OUR LADY’S THIRTEENTH PROMISE
I have obtained from my Divine Son that all the advocates of
the Rosary shall have for intercessors the entire celestial court
during their life and at the hour of their death.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery
In this mystery we contemplate the Virgin Mary being taken body and soul
into Heaven by God amidst the rejoicing of the Angels. Let us ask our celestial Mother
to fill us with faith and to make us pure and strong, so that we may fight worthily for
Her on earth and rejoice with Her in Heaven forever.
OUR LADY’S FOURTEENTH PROMISE
All who recite the Rosary are my sons,
and brothers of my Son, Jesus Christ.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery
In this mystery we contemplate the Daughter of God, the Mother of God,
the Spouse of God, addressed in the words of the Canticle of Canticles (Ch 4)
“Come: thou shalt be crowned,” and made empress and mistress of all creation.
Let us ask the Queen that, from the height of glory on which She was placed,
She will be for us a Mother of Mercy, raising us when we fall, loving us at every
moment, so that, like the angels, we may faithfully serve Her in all things.
OUR LADY’S FIFTEENTH PROMISE
Devotion to my Rosary
is a great sign of predestination.
Let us trust in Mary, Let us call to Her, let us love Her, let us confide in Her, because She gives Her all to us. We have a Mother in Heaven who is also a Queen; thus we need to turn to Her with full faith and hopefulness. If we ask for something while praying the Holy Rosary, it will be granted to us. Ask Her for the gift of prayer, a prayer of the heart, said only for love, a love for Her and Jesus. Let us also ask for a consistency of prayer, to always be joined to Her Heart, and therefore to the Heart of Jesus.