Fourth Luminous Mystery: The Transfiguration“Lord, we are ready to heed whatever you want to tell us. Speak to us: we are attentive to your voice (St. Josemaría, Holy Rosary – Appendix).”.
Third Luminous Mystery: Jesus Proclaims the Kingdom of GodTruth and justice, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. That is the kingdom of Christ: the divine activity which saves men... (St. Josemaría, Christ is Passing By, 180)..
Second Luminous Mystery: The Wedding Feast at Cana“At the beginning of his public life, at the marriage of Cana, when the Son of God works the first of his signs, awakening faith in the disciples (cf. John 2:11), it is Mary who intervenes and directs the servants towards her Son in these words: ‘Do whatever he tells you’ (John 2:5).” (ECCLESIA IN AMERICA; John Paul II, January 22, 1999).
First Luminous Mystery: The Baptism of Jesus in the JordanPope John Paul II stated in Rosarium Virginis Mariae (10) that “No one has ever devoted himself to the contemplation of the face of Christ as faithfully as Mary.” Here are some texts that can help us contemplate the first Mystery of Light as we near the end of this Year of the Rosary..
The Assumption of the Virgin MaryOn August 15, the Church celebrates the feast of the Assumption. “Think of Holy Mary, who is full of grace, Daughter of God the Father, Mother of God the Son, Spouse of God the Holy Spirit. Her Heart has room for all humanity and makes no distinction or discrimination. Every person is her son or her daughter” (St. Josemaría, Furrow, 801)..
The Coronation of the Virgin Mary“There is no danger of exaggerating. We can never hope to fathom this inexpressible mystery; nor will we ever be able to give sufficient thanks to our Mother for bringing us into such intimacy with the Blessed Trinity.” (St. Josemaría, Friends of God, 276)..
The Descent of the Holy SpiritOn Sunday, June 8 the Church celebrates the holy feast of Pentecost. Ask with me for a new Pentecost, which will once again set the world alight. (Furrow, 213).
The AscensionThe Rosary has always expressed this knowledge born of faith and invited the believer to pass beyond the darkness of the Passion in order to gaze upon Christ's glory in the Resurrection and Ascension. (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 23).
"Greater than you, none but God!""How people like to be reminded of their relationship with distinguished figures in literature, in politics, in the army, in the Church!... Sing to the Immaculate Virgin, reminding her: Hail Mary, daughter of God the Father: Hail Mary, Mother of God the Son: Hail Mary, Spouse of God the holy Spirit.... Greater than you, none but God!" (The Way, 496).
The ResurrectionThe contemplation of Christ's face cannot stop at the image of the Crucified One. He is the Risen One! (John Paul II, "Rosarium Virginis Mariae", 23 and, "Novo Millennio Ineunte", 28).