Author Archives: John McKenna

The Fifth Joyful Mystery

The Finding of Jesus in the Temple. Lk 2:41-50 Every year the parents of Jesus went to Jerusalem for the Feast of the Passover, as was customary. And when Jesus was twelve years old, he went up with them, according … Continue reading

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The Fourth Joyful Mystery

The Presentation of Our Lord. Lk 2:22-38 When the day came for the purification according to the law of Moses, they brought the baby up to Jerusalem, to present him to the Lord, as it is written in the law … Continue reading

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The Third Joyful Mystery

The Birth of Jesus Lk 2:1-20 At that time the emperor issued a decree for a census of the whole empire to be taken. This first census was taken when Quirinus was governor of Syria. Everyone had to be registered … Continue reading

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The Second Joyful Mystery

The Visitation Lk 1:40-42 Mary then set out for a town in the hill country of Judah. She entered the house of Zechariah and greeted Elizabeth. When Elizabeth heard Mary’s greeting, the baby leapt in her womb. Elizabeth was filled … Continue reading

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The First Joyful Mystery

The Annunciation of Our Lord Lk 1:26-38 In the sixth month, the angel Gabriel was sent from God to a town of Galilee called Nazareth. He was sent to a young virgin, who was betrothed to a man named Joseph, … Continue reading

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