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On October 7, the Catholic Church celebrates a memorial liturgy in honor of Mary as Our Lady of the Rosary. October has also been traditionally known as the month of the Rosary. The recitation of the Rosary is a devotion based on Sacred Scripture. In 1974, Pope Paul VI wrote about the Rosary:

The Rosary draws from the Gospel the presentation of the mysteries and its main formulas . As it moves from the angel's joyful greeting and the Virgin's pious assent, the Rosary takes its inspiration from the Gospel to suggest the attitude with which the faithful should recite it. In the harmonious succession of Hail Mary's, the Rosary puts before us once more a fundamental mystery of the Gospel--the incarnation of the Word, contemplated at the decisive moment of the Annunciation of Mary. The Rosary is thus a Gospel prayer, as pastors and scholars like to define it, more today perhaps than in the past. (Marialis Cultus 44)  

The Mary Page is pleased to present a meditation of the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious mysteries in image and text from two cloistered Dominican monasteries.  The artist and the author have creatively approached the Rosary devotion in our contemporary world.  Both have given us permission to publish their works on the Mary Page. (For more information, see below).  We invite you to take a quiet moment and ponder the images and texts.  Recently, Sr. Mary Grace Thul completed the illustrations of the new series of mysteries, the mysteries of light.  the accompanying texts are taken from John Paul II's letter on the Rosary.
 

The Joyful Mysteries
     

The Annunciation

The Visitation

      


The Birth of the Lord

The Presentation in the Temple

The Finding in the Temple

 

 

The Luminous Mysteries
     

The Baptism of the Lord in the Jordan

The Self-Revelation of the Lord
at the Wedding  Feast of Cana



The Lord Jesus Proclaims
the Coming of the Kingdom

The Transfiguration of Our Lord

The Institution of the Eucharist

 

 

The Sorrowful Mysteries
     

The Agony in the Garden


The Scourging



The Crowning with Thorns

The Carrying of the Cross

The Crucifixion 

 

 

The Glorious Mysteries
     

The Resurrection

The Ascension

The Descent of the
Holy Spirit upon the Apostles



The Assumption of
Our Lady into Heaven

The Coronation of Our Lady

 
 

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