As Christ made his way through the city, tradition has it that he briefly met his mother along the way. Her presence at his Passion had been prophesied by Simeon.
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The First Luminous Mystery of the Rosary is the Wedding at Cana. It's a meditation on Christ's first miracle, where he turned water into wine. He performed the sign at the Virgin's request during a wedding in Cana.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Finding in the Temple. It's a meditation on when the Virgin and St Joseph found the teenage Christ in the Temple, after he had gone missing.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Presentation. It's a meditation on the presentation of Christ in the temple, forty days after his birth.
The Third Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Nativity. It's a meditation on the birth of Christ in Bethlehem, following the angel's appearance to the shepherds.
The Second Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Visitation. It's a meditation on the Virgin Mary's visit to her relative, St Elizabeth, to share the news about her pregnancy.
The First Joyful Mystery of the Rosary is the Annunciation. It's a meditation on the visit of the angel Gabriel to the Virgin Mary, to share the news that she was pregnant with the Christ Child.
25th December “The Son of Man has come to seek out and to save what was lost.” (Luke 19:10) The birth of Jesus on Christmas Day brought many of the Old Testament prophecies about the Messiah to fulfilment. As the carol has it, the hopes and fears of all the years were met in Bethlehem … Continue reading Jesus Christ, Son of Man
24th December “Behold, you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, and you will name him Jesus. He will be great and will be called Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his ancestor David.” (Luke 1:31-32) As we reach Christmas Eve, we now turn to … Continue reading The Virgin Mary, the mother of the Messiah
‘The Visitation’ is the formal name for the visit of the Virgin Mary to her elderly relative, St Elizabeth. The episode is described only in St Luke’s gospel. It took place straight after the angel Gabriel told Mary that she was pregnant. Mary’s first thought on receiving this news was for her elderly relative Elizabeth, … Continue reading The Visitation (Luke 1:39-45)