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The Joyful Mysteries
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1.- The time for the Incarnation is at hand.
2.- Of all women God prepared Mary from her conception to be the Mother of the Incarnate Word.
3.- The Angel Gabriel announces: "Hail, full of grace! The Lord is with thee."
4.- Mary wonders at this salutation.
5.- The Angel assures her: "Fear not . . . you shall conceive in your womb, and give birth to a Son."
6.- Mary is troubled for she has made a vow of virginity.
7.- The Angel answers that she will conceive by the power of the Holy Spirit, and her Son will be called the Son of God.
8.- The Incarnation awaits Mary's consent.
9.- Mary answers: "Behold the handmaid of the Lord. Be it done unto me according to your word."
10.- The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us.
Spiritual Fruit: Humility
1.- Mary's cousin Elizabeth conceived a son in her old age . . . for nothing is impossible with God.
2.- Charity prompts Mary to hasten to visit Elizabeth in the hour of her need.
3.- The journey to Elizabeth's home is about eighty miles requiring four or five days.
4.- Though long and arduous, the journey is joyous, for Mary bears with her the Incarnate Word.
5.- At Mary's salutation, John the Baptist is sanctified in his mother's womb.
6.- Elizabeth exclaims: "Blessed are you among women, and blessed is the fruit of your womb."
7.- "How have I deserved that the mother of my Lord should come to me?"
8.- "Blessed is she who believed that the Lord's words to her would be fulfilled."
9.- Mary replies: "My soul proclaims the greatness of the Lord, and my spirit finds joy in God my Savior."
10.- Mary serves her cousin in all humility for three months until the birth of John the Baptist.
Spiritual Fruit: Love of Neighbor
1.- Joseph and Mary go to Bethlehem to comply with the decree of Caesar Augustus.
2.- The hour for Mary to give birth is near, but there is no room in the inn.
3.- In the stillness of the night, the Savior is born in a cave, Mary remaining a Virgin.
4.- She wraps Him in swaddling clothes and lays Him in a manger.
5.- In unspeakable joy Mary gathers to her bosom the Flower of her virginity.
6.- Jesus enters the world in poverty to teach the lesson of detachment from earthly things.
7.- The angel announces to the shepherds: "Today there is born to you in the town of David a Savior, Who is Christ the Lord."
8.- The angelic chorus sing: "Glory to God in the highest, and peace to His people on earth."
9.- The shepherds come to the stable to pay homage to the Infant Jesus.
10.- The Magi come to adore the Holy Child and offer Him gifts.
Spiritual Fruit: Poverty of Spirit
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