+ First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ

+ First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Christ

Begin with the Our Father.
Read each verse, then say the Hail Mary.
At the end, say the Glory Be.

Optionally, finish with the Fatima Prayer below.

1 John the Baptist appeared in the desert, proclaiming a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.

2 He said: “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is close at hand.”

3 People went out to him, and as they confessed their sins they were baptized by him in the Jordan River.

4 John’s clothing was made of camel’s hair, with a leather loincloth around his waist.

5 Then Jesus arrived from Galilee and came to John at the Jordan to be baptized.

6 John tried to dissuade him, saying, “Why do you come to me? I am the one who needs to be baptized by you.”

7 But Jesus replied, “For the present, let it be thus. It is proper for us to do this to fulfil all that righteousness demands.”

8 After Jesus had been baptized, as he came up from the water, suddenly the heavens were opened.

9 He beheld the Spirit of God descending like a dove and alighting on him.

10 And a voice came from heaven, saying, “This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”

The Fatima Prayer: O My Jesus, forgive us our sins, save us from the fires of Hell, lead all souls to Heaven, especially those in most need of your mercy.

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See the full image:

The Baptism of Christ / John Armstrong / St George’s, Hangleton / Oil painting

References: Mark 1:4,6; Matthew 3:1-17

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